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Topic: My first granny square blanket. And it turned out so colorful and pretty!  (Read 3799 times)
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syrlig
« on: May 28, 2012 08:52:19 AM »

Im so happy, I've finished my first granny square blanket! I've spent two damn years working on and off on this thing. Well, mostly off.



I had the idea to make this to get rid of all of the scrap yarn Ive collected in a basket. Now, two years and 160 squares later, you cant even tell Ive used any of it, the basket is still so damn full. Oh well.



It is a bit wonky, and I tried blocking it, but it didnt really help. Wonkyness gives it charm and personality, right?



Ive already started the next one. I hope to finish the next on in less than two years Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012 08:57:30 AM »

Congrats on finishing!  It looks great ^_^

What joining method did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012 09:05:28 AM »

Those colours look beautiful together. I'm glad you stuck with it after two long years, congrats!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012 09:26:24 AM »

love the variety of colors!  its not wonky, its lovely Smiley  great job sticking to a huge project!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012 09:27:26 AM »

It's gorgeous!

I need to learn to crochet so I can do the same although I haven't accumulated too much scrap yarn yet.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012 09:32:38 AM »

Your afghan is lovely!  Congratulations on finishing such a large project!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012 09:44:51 AM »

Thanks everybody. It feels amazing to be finished Cheesy

What joining method did you use?

I single crochet through both loops on the right side of the pieces to get the ridges Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012 09:55:32 AM »

Oh it's just fab! I'm shuttering to think of weaving in all those ends though  Grin Good luck on finishing the next one in under 2 years  Cheesy!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012 11:26:59 AM »

Gorgeous and so colorful! I love how you used the white for the border/joins. You mentioned blocking--I've done a few blankets now and I always use acrylic yarns because they're inexpensive. Blocking acrylic can't really be done in the same way as other fibers. But I've found that putting my blankets in the washer and then in a nice hot dryer make them come out all fluffy and so much softer and sort of "blocked." You might give it a try Smiley
Awesome work!
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012 11:55:29 AM »

Gorgeous and so colorful! I love how you used the white for the border/joins. You mentioned blocking--I've done a few blankets now and I always use acrylic yarns because they're inexpensive. Blocking acrylic can't really be done in the same way as other fibers. But I've found that putting my blankets in the washer and then in a nice hot dryer make them come out all fluffy and so much softer and sort of "blocked." You might give it a try Smiley
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Im a knitter so I just automaticly assumes that blocking helps. I used wool yarn, so I figured it should have worked? But crochet is thicker than knit so it might not be the same Smiley Ill give the dryer a shot - a flyffy blankets is always desirable Cheesy
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