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« on: May 20, 2014 08:29:44 AM »

Recently I taught a class at my crochet guild on the continuous join-as-you-go technique I used for my Craftster Anniversary Challenge entry a while back.

During the class, we took four squares and joined them together.  This gave us, essentially, a bigger square.  I wanted to offer the class things they could do with their class samples.  I explained how they could continue on to make a bigger blanket, but I also suggested that you could take these bigger squares and use the technique again to join them all together.

I decided to try that last one, and this was the result.



Well, the middle part is the result.  I cut the yarn and wove the ends in after doing three rounds of edging, but after laying it out, I thought it might be too small.

I counted the groups of dc stitches around the outside and found there was 29 of them.  I don't know why I keep running into prime numbers... they're becoming a real pain in the butt. :-P

I decided that if I added one more round, I'd have 30, which meant I could do three-round squares around the edge.  Since I had that extra round to do anyway, and I wanted the project to portable, I did the three-round square ring separately, joining them as I went.  Then I joined that ring of squares to the main blanket while adding that extra round I needed.  Then I did four more rounds of edging.

I'm going to send this blanket off to Neighbour To Neighbour's layette program.



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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014 10:29:05 AM »

I love the sunset colors...and your joining technique!  it turned out a nice size and lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014 11:25:09 AM »

Thanks, alwaysinmyroom!

I wasn't too sure about the colours while I was making it, but I've come to discover in my years of crafting, there's always SOMEone who will like it.  It has allowed me to be more adventurous with my colour choices.  I ended up liking this one in the end, too!
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014 01:49:29 PM »

Very pretty, and lovely autumnal colours.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014 01:52:39 PM »

Very pretty, and lovely autumnal colours.

Thank you!  I didn't intend it to be autumn-y, but I've been on such an orange kick lately, I guess it was inevitable!
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Love the Autumn colors.  Beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014 02:46:56 AM »

Love the Autumn colors.  Beautiful!

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