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xyphir
« on: February 01, 2013 03:11:30 PM »

Hi all,
I am working really hard to finish off my current projects so I can start on my next one. I want to make my brown blanket. It's been made and pulled apart a couple of times, but this time I WILL FINISH IT.
However, I want to have a nice pattern and now that I am a little better at crochet, I am going to make it into a lacy motif blanket. My problem, though, is that I want to use the four colors I have, and have a 'random' type pattern with the four colors. I can't figure out how to do the maths to find out the variables for color choices, and also having a cream border for each motif.

Does anyone know of a motif/granny blanket online with four colors that are variable ie not the same for every square?



So far I've worked out all the possible variables (I think) for the four rounds in the middle: THe ones with an X are the ones I probalby wouldn't do as it would mean two rounds of C (cream) and I don't want that (I think...?!?)
I guess it's just figuring out the joining patterns now for the 18 variables?

ABCD
ABDC x
ADBC x
ADCB
ACBD
ACDB

DABC x
DACB
DBAC x
DBCA
DCAB
DCBA

BADC x
BACD
BDAC x
BDCA
BCAD
BCDA

CABD
CADB
CBAD
CBDA
CDAB
CDBA


Or am I going about this all wrong? Lol
Any help most appreciated.
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chpetunia
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013 01:26:30 PM »

I enjoy granny squares, too.
I have done the pen and paper method, like you have, to find the possible color combinations.
I especially like granny square projects now that I have found a great joining process:
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html


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