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junebean
« on: February 13, 2006 03:36:06 PM »

Hello talented crochet-ers!

My mom just bought her dream house on the ocean and I am just so happy for her and want to make a very special gift.  I'm envisioning crocheting her a beautiful afghan for her bed in her new house - alternating simple squares with something kind of elaborate (something that maybe reminds you of the ocean?)  This may be crazy and too specific but I thought if someone had any ideas, I could find you here.  So pretty please, if anyone has any patterns to send my way, I would really appreciate it.  THANKS!
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006 11:53:51 PM »

There are a couple of books out there that have patterns for multiple squares... I bought one at hobby lobby for around $15... it was called 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans : Crochet Squares to Mix and Match by Jan Eaton.  It's also available on Amazon.com, as well as a few other books like it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006 11:58:12 PM »

You could always try http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory.php.  They've got links to 6, 7, 8, and 12 inch squares.  There's some really pretty ones posted.

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2006 03:15:43 AM »

I have that crochet block book.  Lots of fun stuff to try.  You really know how bad you are at gauge working on blocks from this book.  I've been making dishcloths out of the test blocks I've made.  Out of four completed blocks so far, none are the same size!  LOL  Guess I have some practicing to do!

Try Googling "granny squares" or "Warm Up America".  I can't remember the Canadian equivalent.  Lots of blocks out there.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2006 06:47:26 AM »

I didn't realize how messy my crochet bookmarks had gotten until I went looking for this link to give you ... yikes. I've got to do something about that.

Anyway, there's a cool site called Digital Granny's Virtual Afghan and it has all these granny square patterns.  They are even searchable by size, if you already know what size square you want:

http://www.digitalgranny.com/va/

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2006 07:31:16 AM »

This site also has some very nice squares in different sizes:

http://www.geocities.com/cdjsimon/crochet.html

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