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Topic: granny square throw from leftover yarn  (Read 2295 times)
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« on: February 11, 2012 05:56:08 AM »

I'm finally getting around to posting what I'm calling my Thesis blanket. I started absentmindedly making granny squares out of scrap yarn for stress relief while finishing up writing my thesis and preparing for my defense last semester. I must have been really stressed because a month and a half later, not only did I have an accepted thesis, but I had a new throw for the living room as well!

It's 80 squares total, arranged 8x10. Each square was supposed to be 6 inches but I ended up crocheting a little lose so they are more like 6.5 inches. So the throw isn't quite twin bed sized, but is still pretty large.

I made the inner four rounds of the squares first, then arranged them and joined everything with the dark brown yarn on the last row using the join as you go method. Attic24 has a good tutorial for the joining as you go method here: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012 06:02:33 AM »

It looks great - the colors are so warm and lovely. God job on thesis + blanket.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012 07:46:21 AM »

I agree, the colors are fantastic!

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012 01:35:20 PM »

Looks great,love the colours

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012 01:54:20 AM »

I love it, I love the colours you used too!

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012 04:43:00 AM »

Hahaha I like all the comments about the colors I used because I was just using up scrap yarn! The only yarn I had to buy was the brown yarn for the borders...I guess I just choose awesome colors for other projects and hoard like crazy :-)
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