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stephany719
« on: March 22, 2014 02:12:25 PM »


I have a box of my Grandma's old granny squares (including her signature flower ones), and decided to piece some of them together into a full afghan. Only the center heart square is mine, and the rest were my Grandma's that I enlarged and crocheted together. I added a purple and white border, with a row of hearts.


The original squares, or varying sizes.



Using yarn of the closest color match I could find, I worked a few extra rows on each square until they were all the same size.

Afghan completed!

I used this awesome tutorial/method for a seamless joining of the squares:
http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk/2009/06/granny-square-joining-tutorial.html


A close up of the heart edging. I made all the individual hearts (132!) and crocheted them on. I'll probably never do that again, as it was a lot of work.

I got the idea from this site, but didn't follow their method:
http://www.rainbowknits.co.uk/free-pattern-line-of-hearts-crochet-edging/



Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014 02:41:41 PM »

What a special project.  I know you will treasure it forever.  It looks wonderful!
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    « Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014 09:47:52 PM »

    What a treasure! I adore this project - what a lovely way to remember your grandmother.
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    That is so lovely!
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    « Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014 03:32:19 PM »

    What a wonderful thing to do with those squares!  It looks beautiful.
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