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11  "Solid stripes" squares afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by BoxOfRocks on: June 04, 2007 11:37:43 PM
Heres an afghan I completed a few weeks ago.  It was my gift to my maid of honor (I got married a few weeks ago).

Its based on a modified granny square, the same thats being used in the 12 Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong (the October square, the Solid Stripe).

I used a J hook instead of a G as directed and the squares ended up being 14.  I added a dc border in each stitch in white.  The yarn for both the borders and the squares was Caron Simply Soft in Raspberry and White.

Here are some more pictures of them being blocked and a close up of the detail.  Theyre laid upon a towel on my carpet and I used straight pins to place the red squares into shape. 

The afghan is made up of 20 squares (five rows of four squares).  I added the white dc border to each square later, then connected the squares using sc with the ridge on top.  Finally, I finished the afghan with a few more rows of an sc border in the same colors.

And now, the long history of this project.  In a fit of craziness, I originally thought that I could do five of these in six months, one for each bridesmaid, while also planning my wedding.

Wiser heads than I on this board told me that I shouldnt try to do this, and I took the suggestion of one of the posters who said only to focus on the maid of honor.

I tried another pattern at first, but it didnt work out.

So I ended up unwinding it and using the squares.

Thanks for reading!
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12  Floral cross-stitch in Needlework: Completed Projects by BoxOfRocks on: February 09, 2007 07:56:43 PM
Here's a floral cross-stitch I did a few years ago and had framed.  It was the most complicated one I've ever worked on and it satisfied my cross-stitch urge for a good long while.  Wink  I usually hang out on the crochet boards here, but I enjoy seeing all the cool projects on this board.  


Mid-range photo of left portion

Close up of flowers

Close up of bowl
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