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« on: March 22, 2013 12:09:30 PM »

It took me about two to three months of solid work, but I finally completed my giant crocheted blanket! It's part of my effort to redecorate my room, going for more classic black and white themes.

The blanket is approximately 7'x7', and has sixteen alternating black and white stripes. Each stripe has seventeen rows of SC, and each row took 10 minutes to complete from beginning to end.



I lost some progress on this about halfway through, as my first six rows were pulled too tight, resulting in narrower stripes and an uneven edge. I had to undo several weeks worth of work, but I'm glad I did. The end result was just a bit too narrow for my bed (which is somewhere between a full and a twin - it's one of those oddly-shaped Ikea futons) so I had to add a few extra inches of border on each side.



It took six pounds of yarn to complete this, and ended up being a much more expensive undertaking than I predicted, but I would totally do this again.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013 05:24:23 PM »

You are such a trooper to hang in there until you finished!  And it was totally worth it.  It looks great.  And you can accessorize with colors if you ever get tired of black and white.  Very strategic.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013 12:05:22 AM »

That was a major undertaking. Black and white is a lovely combination but I would have found it awfully dull to work through. Well done on persevering.  The final effect was well worth the effort.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013 09:00:12 AM »

Thanks to both of you!

This project ended up being a good excuse to marathon a lot of TV shows.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013 12:40:40 PM »

This is brilliant, it looks very classy!  And well done you, that is quite an achievement!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013 07:30:06 PM »

I would go crazy trying to get the stripes even, but it looks like you got it perfect!
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013 08:24:06 PM »

that is awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013 05:10:33 AM »

good for you!!  I just completed a blanket and it was no where near as big as this and I nearly threw my needles down and screamed by the end of it!   Lovely work, and I do like the border around it. Great finishing touch!
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013 07:00:24 AM »

I think it looks smashing in your room.  I love the curtains on either side of your bed too.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013 02:59:13 PM »

Vertyshka, that blanket looks great. I like that you gathered and shared your data about the work, the stripes, rows and time per row, and problems you encountered. That is exactly the sort of thing that would help me decide on a project.
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