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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Settlers of Catan'ghan on: April 16, 2013 10:04:04 AM
One of my friends is a HUGE Settlers of Catan geek so for his birthday I made him an Afghan that looks like the base game's board. He really loves it and was very surprised when I gave it to him yesterday, what with it being two months late.

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Nyan Cat Rug/Blanket on: October 24, 2012 07:07:02 AM
Love it! Know I know what sort of blanket to make for myself!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Rebel Alliance Citadel Afghan on: October 09, 2012 10:07:05 AM
After finishing the Death Star Afghan, I worked on a few other things before finally tackling this. One of my friends is a *huge* fan of both Star Wars and Mass Effect, so I combined the fandoms just for her.

The afghan is 17 squares wide and 28 squares long and about 50" x 75" after joining and the border. Each granny square is two rows big (the Death Star's were three) and they were about 2.5" wide. I used the continuous join method to throw it all together. I was smart this time and worked in all of the ends from the color changes as I was going rather than leaving it all for the end. The border is just two rows all the way around of the granny square stitch, which made the blanket edge a bit wavy.

To make the design, I first decided how many squares wide I wanted the blanket to be. Then I overlaid a grid on top of the design on photoshop the appropriate size and started filling in squares until I got the look I wanted. I've found that more complex designs require more squares, which is a lot more work and makes the afghan quite a bit bigger.

I unfortunately didn't take any in-progress pictures as I was both focusing on getting it done and trying to keep what I was doing from the recipient. All of the secrecy and work was more than worth it to see the look on her face when she opened it up last night and finally realized what it was.

Thanks for looking!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Oogie Boogie Ami on: September 25, 2012 11:22:21 AM
He's so awesome! I love the little spider at the end of his head.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny Square Totoro Blanket aka A Really Bad Idea on: September 23, 2012 03:36:32 PM
I love it! It's so cute. Good job on sticking with it and getting it that far! I'm elbow's deep in yarn for my second pixilated granny square blanket and if it wasn't for a birthday (coming up soon) I'd never get it done!
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: I can't believe I finished this bullet bill! on: August 29, 2012 08:17:26 PM
He is so awesome! I know I wouldn't be able to resist throwing him at someone. Well done!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Chibi Captain America Rug on: August 19, 2012 01:31:26 PM
That is so cool. I may have to puzzle out a Superman Chibi for a friend for next year.

What sort of squares did you use for it?
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chu Chu from Legend of Zelda! on: August 11, 2012 06:32:06 AM
Oh my goodness, that is adorable! I need one or three of those! I love the eyes.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Bob-omb Amigurumi on: August 11, 2012 06:30:00 AM
Aww, he's so cute!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you work from the skein or a ball? on: August 11, 2012 06:27:48 AM
I usually pull from the middle of the skein. I'm too impatient to sit and wind it up by hand; I want to get started on whatever project I'm working on. When it gets to the limp noodle stage, if it isn't attatched to a project, sometimes I'll sit and wind it up into a ball.
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