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Topic: "scrap" afghan, *edited for a backside pic (first post)  (Read 29306 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2005 12:59:15 PM »

It took me about 6 months, off and on.  each square took about 15 minutes.  what i loved about this project was that i could carry it everywhere and work on it anywhere i wanted. i'd take little balls of yarn to my friend's apt, and even to work, and they never minded that i was working on it.   i started it after my ex and i broke up, and it was about me trying to deal with it.  very theraputic. my friend told me that i never managed to finish projects, and i thought this would be a good one to make her eat her words.

i hate hate hate weaving in ends too, so i asked around some more experienced crocheters and they told me that i can crochet my ends as i go along.  i don't think it's as secure as weaving in ends, but hey, i'm lazy.  Roll Eyes and i didn't sew it together either -- i hate doing that too -- so i singlie crocheted and slip stitched it together.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2005 04:22:17 PM »

Wow. I commend you for your persistance (and colour bravery)!
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2005 06:28:11 PM »



i hate hate hate weaving in ends too, so i asked around some more experienced crocheters and they told me that i can crochet my ends as i go along.  i don't think it's as secure as weaving in ends, but hey, i'm lazy.  Roll Eyes and i didn't sew it together either -- i hate doing that too -- so i singlie crocheted and slip stitched it together.

First of all, your afghan is AMAZING. It inspires me to make one of my own, but I'll just use square granny squares because I'm not that experienced at all. Also, what do you mean by weaving/crocheting in the ends? Are the ends you're talking about the ends from where you changed colors?
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myrLegacy
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2005 10:20:58 PM »

The traditional/more common way to weave in ends -- you know, the little tails that you have left over when you change colors/yarns that dangle -- by taking like a yarn needle and kind of weaving it through what you've already crocheted so that it doesn't show.  i've heard from some people that you don't want to leave just a big knot in the end of your crocheting, so if you leave a little tail -- long enough that you can use a needle to work it into your piece so it doesn't show -- you can tuck that back into the work so it looks like just one piece of fabric without knot lumps.  What I do when i change colors is as i'm building a new row of crocheting on top of my last row, i take the little end, and i hold it flat against the last row i did and pretend that it's part of the last row so it just gets trapped between rows.  When I join granny squares, I hold them right sides facing together, with the ends at the edge of the pieces and then i single crochet through both granny squares at the same time.  It's something that I learned in a crochet class.  BUT i'm not sure how well this method works because i haven't really put my afghan through too much wear and tear yet.

i hope that makes sense  Grin ...  (if it doesn't, pm me and i'll take some snapshots while i'm doing it and post it)
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2005 09:31:51 AM »

That is beautiful!  I've been trying to make one similair to this for a while, I just lack the persistance to make all of the pieces.  Really excellent job though
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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2005 01:46:21 PM »

Oh! I get what you're saying now. My mom actually tried to teach me how to do that once but I didn't get it when she explained it to me. Thank you for telling me!
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2005 02:08:03 PM »

I would totally buy something like that off of you cause I dont have the skills or patience to make one myself lets discuss it sometime if you are interested or able!
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2005 04:12:26 PM »

You've definitely inspired me--I always have a hard time finishing projects, but I think since it's broken up into smaller parts I might be able to do it!  It's a beautiful afghans, I love the colors.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2005 04:49:56 PM »

Sorry if this is a stupid question (I'm newish to crochet)....how did you make each piece??  I would love to make something like this (it looks a lot like a quilt I'm working one) but as I'm new to this I don't know where to turn.  Could you give me a link to a pattern or maybe a few tips to point me in the right direction??
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2005 09:19:13 PM »

it's a basic 6 sided granny square that my crochet teacher taught us.
if you have any questions about the abbreviations, let me know

ch 5, join w slip stitch to form ring.

rnd 1 (rs): ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in ring, ch 1, (2 dc in ring, ch 1) 5 times; join w sl st to first dc: 6 ch-1 sps.

rnd 2 (rs): ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1) twice in each ch-1 sp around; join with sl st to first dc: 12 ch-1 sps.

rnd 3 (rs): ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, * (2 dc, ch 1) twice in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from *; join w sl st to first dc: 18 ch-1 sps.

rnd 4 (rs): ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice, * (2 dc, ch 1) twice in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice; rep from * around. join w sl st to first dc, finish off.

change colors between rounds whenever you feel like.
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