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« on: December 28, 2011 01:00:54 PM »


I made this Luigi blanket for my nephew for Christmas:



It took more than two and a half months to complete. Weaving in the ends took longer than the actual crocheting part! Would you believe that there were a whopping 1040 ends to weave in on this blanket? 1040. Crazy.

It is made up of one-round granny squares, joined using this join-as-you-go method (because if I had to make all of the squares first and then join them all together afterwards, this blanket would never have been made!).

The real challenge here wasnt the many, many ends to weave in. It was actually the lack of real estate to actually do the weaving. One of the benefits of using that joining method is that any square can be removed without disturbing the surrounding squares, which would be ruined by traveling the ends from one square to another. So, each end had to be woven in with only 12 stitches to work with. 1040 times.

But you know what?

He was over the moon about it!

Totally worth it. ^_^

Here are some progress pics:








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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011 01:12:34 PM »

Oh wow, that is completely awesome!  You definitely put a lot of love into it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011 01:35:32 PM »

It will be a treasured gift!

I am sure that the join as you go was quite helpful in completing this...it turned out wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011 01:38:59 PM »

It's fantastic!  I know he loved it, who wouldn't??
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011 02:29:26 PM »

<3 So awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011 03:13:17 PM »

You're an incredible crafter. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011 05:11:23 PM »

Love it! What stitch did you use to edge it?
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011 05:17:35 PM »

I did two rounds of DC, one in each DC, one in each corner hole, and I think five in the actual corners
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011 08:27:29 AM »

It was soooo worth the effort, mio! It really turned out great. Perfect color selections.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011 11:05:57 AM »

this blanket is awesome. my son would love this i just don't have the patience to make it. Wink
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