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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2011 05:03:46 PM »

That looks great! I've gotta try it one day.
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2011 07:56:42 PM »

love it  Smiley nice job
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2011 05:57:11 AM »

@craftylittlemonkey, the holes in the Granny squares make the fabric softer and better to drape, that works well for a blanket. They should hold their shape quite well though, the edges themselves are quite stiff.

That's not what I meant, I meant adding more granny squares so the entire blanket is a square or rectangle. The design seems to get lost unless the blanket is laying totally flat. They look great but the irregular shape of all of them seems a bit awkward to me. I guess I'm just a practically minded kind of girl, plus I'd want to use an afghan on a bed to display it but also to keep warm. They're interesting as art pieces though Smiley.

Hm, that's an interesting question. When it's not laid out flat, but draped over someone, is the pattern then more visible when it's filled out to be a rectangle? I can picture things like the leg folding away... but also, I wonder if the pattern will always be kind of scrunched up whether there's filler squares or not.
That's something the users of the afghans could probably answer. Is it practical in the non-rectangular shape, is it usable, is there a problem with dangling pokemon feet or stuff like that? Is it still recognizable when scrunched up?
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2011 06:19:33 AM »

Absolutely amazing!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2011 06:58:28 PM »

I think the irregular shape could make parts curl under and get lost but maybe no more than if it were a square. I do like functionality very much, often equal to or even greater than form, but that's a personal thing. I'd want to put this on a bed or couch and use it as a blanket, you know? It's very good. So good in fact that I don't dare show it to my little man, he'd want pokemon and would in NO WAY understand it taking me as long as it would to complete, lol. I'd be crochetting non-stop for ages!
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2011 04:31:26 PM »

wow, that's amazing!  i've been wanting to make a pokemon afghan for some time now, but i know i'll never finish it. you're my hero!!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2011 04:50:55 PM »

This. Is. Awesome!
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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2011 08:16:34 PM »

So amazing!!!!!!!
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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2011 10:19:57 PM »

Awesome!! I want one! I might have to try sewing me one! Unfortunately, most of my favorite pokemon are not blanket shaped lol!
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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2011 06:58:42 PM »

I just started a Pidgey blanket for my boyfriend a little bit ago and it is SOOO much more complicated than Mario sprites.  It only gets worse when you look at evolved forms too!
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