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xyphir
« on: October 27, 2013 03:06:43 PM »

Hi,
Am at the joining stage - FINALLY - but don't know which pattern to go with. Which layout do you like the best?

Layout 1:


Layout 2: (sorry, was standing on a stool on tip-toes to get the whole blanket in)


Layout 3:


Layout 4:


Layout 5:


Layout 6:


I think I like 5 and 6 the best, I like the messy order to layout 5, and I like the way that Layout 6 looks like the colors twist down.
Isn't it amazing how many different looks you can get by rotating squares?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013 04:53:59 PM »

Holy smokes, too many choices! I think 5 is my fave.
I don't do much crochet, but would love a tute for this pattern. Please, pretty please??? I can do granny squares, but how do you start off and just do things around the corner? Would that be like just a half of square around the middle? Where do you tie off to? As in, know where to stop for each round? These are really neat! I love your color variations. And you are right, there are many ways to mix them up. Kinda' like a jug saw puzzle. Unusual design. I really like it!

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013 06:50:02 PM »

I personally like layout one.  I adore the colors and pattern you used!  So unusual!  I would love to see a pattern for this too, if you could.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013 07:47:09 PM »

Aaaw, Thanks, guys! I loved making it. Even if I got a bit annoyed because I can't count when it came to making the flowers in the middle! Lol.

I started off by making a 3D flower, completely made it up. I'll try to draw the pattern (I use visual crochet) But it was something similar to the babushka rose pattern, only I did an extra 'petal base' round (can't think of how else to describe it) and ended up with that as my base for the black around the flower.
This blanket is for my friend, so she wanted black. I found the black a bit overwhelming, I liked it on white better.
I made the flowers on size 5 hook, and then the first round (of black) went all the way around with a size 4 hook.

I wanted a rainbow, but wanted to change the colors a little bit because I was sick of making 'uniform' blankets and have always wanted to make a 'random color' blanket, but I"m too much of a planner! Lol.
I started withe the purple for the first square and went around only two sides. You start with a bride/shell and end with the bride/shell. Then you chain three and go into the next space and work 'backwards' having turned the work. At the last space, do the bride/shell and then one more triple/double into the last stitch. Then you change colors.
HIGHLY RECCOMEND doing the tails as you go! Lol. It only takes a second or two on each row, and then you go over the tops of them anyway, but I now am about to join and have no tails to sew in or anything.

I did this one factory style, I made the 36 flowers, then went round all 36 in the black. My blanket is 6x6 and each rainbow has 6 colors. I first did the purple - but only on 6 motifs. Then I did the blue - on the 6 motifs, and on the purple ones. Then I did the green - on the 6 motifs, and the 12 blue ones. All the way to the end of the rainbow. You'll end up with squares of differing numbers of rounds, so then you work back down through the rainbow. That's the fun bit because it goes really fast.

I'm going to join the squares with black (as per friends' request) and am trying to figure out what to do for the border. I could do another round of rainbow, or I could do a few rounds of the verigated wool I used for the flowers. I'll figure that bit out once everything is joined. Watch this space! Lol

Here is the rose I based the flower pattern on:



Here is the same square, but with a white border.


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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013 03:35:57 AM »

Thank you for sharing with us how you did it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013 10:39:40 AM »

WOW! I don't know which I like better, it's like choosing your favorite child!  I love all the layouts but if I had to put them in order I would do:
(favorite to least favorite)
3,5,6,4,2,1
Good luck deciding!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013 10:41:36 AM »

So many choices  Shocked my favorites are 3, 5 and 6.

3 is so organized and almost reminds me of large flower blooms. 5 I love b/c it is so random, fun and messy. 6 also looks more random but in a cool flowing sort or way, like the colors fall/flow from one to the next

 I am a beginner crocheter and would also love the pattern/tutorial for this...

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013 10:58:13 AM »

I like #3 because chaos hurts my head.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013 10:59:26 AM »

I love 4!  Makes me think of a Peacock on display!
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013 11:10:56 AM »

I like 5 best.

If it was me I'd be tempted to stick them all in a bag and just pull them out, putting them in they way they were pulled out, but then I like a bit of total chaos in amongst the almost total chaos around me Smiley

For the border I would play around with black and the variegated yarn - both yarns would bring it all together I think, or try the 3 primaries and black, depending on how many rounds you want to do/how much yarn you have left.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013 01:22:22 PM »

I love #3. Love the colors.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013 01:31:06 PM »

I would also say #3 I like best.
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013 03:53:33 AM »

I like #6 and then #4

Lovely work BTW!
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013 03:15:11 AM »

I was drawn to 4 then 6. 4 is my favorite.
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013 11:58:30 AM »

Wow I really like 3. Very colorful I like that. Whoever you are making this for is going to love it.
Who doesn't like bright colors.
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013 12:13:38 PM »

I like number 4 the best. I love the colours you used to make this.
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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013 02:41:59 PM »

I really like 4. It reminds of feathers.
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2013 01:54:04 PM »

I like 3 the best but great squares!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2013 02:29:03 PM »

So exciting! Mystery layout (as in, I"ll post once I get them all joined! Lol) Have about 12 squares left to join! Woot!
It's been interesting running this on my FB page and on my crafster account because the difference between those-who-crochet and those-who-do'nt-craft is really interesting in terms of what appeals to looks.

12 squares then I"ll post another pic!
And then probably another question round for the border! Lol. I do'nt think I have enough green left to do what I want on the border Sad May have to post around the local boards to see if anyone has some of the green for me to get in my city! Am regretting using it to make another blanket previously... but the green was so pretty! Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2013 03:17:26 PM »

I like 6 the best. I think 3 would only work if they were half circles and then they would make a full one when put together. I love rainbow with white so pretty.
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014 08:17:42 PM »

Hi Everyone
Sorry it took so long to reply, but it took FOREVER to finish. The border ended up being  about 75g per round! But I am sure you will agree it looks gorgeous. My friend is so happy with it. And it looks FANTASTIC in her room.
I went with layout 6 in the end because I liked the effectof the "S" pattern gradually changing color. But because the blanket is square, you could also have it so that there were rows of color.
Joined it in strips. Did row 1, 3, 5 and joined with the evens rows. Then did the border.
Photos were taken in a bed store. All the stores round where I live have got used to me coming in with random blankets to put on their beds. Lol









Border I made up with some brides and a join. Came out looking like a pinkingedge which i was going for.
So happy with the whole project. It looks so cool
Thank you all for your help and opinions in choosing the layout.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014 11:29:16 PM »

That blanket is just plain gorgeous. Love the border and the black contrast. I'm still in love with the color pattern. Great work. (lol. love the story about the bed store...great idea BTW.)
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014 11:44:41 PM »

Lol. I just noticed that the close up I took on an angle is actually upside down! Lol. The circle is actually a 3D flower! Lol
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