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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2009 07:37:44 PM »

hmmm. There may be something wrong with me - I'm using an I hook and so far they've turned out just about right (or a tad too big - I had to substitute a sc round for a dc round in one square). I think. Now I'm doubting myself. And my tape measure.

I'm using the 200 block book and I found in the back where it says for worsted weight use an I-J (5-6mm) hook size (page 124). And then on the next page it said that a 5mm Inox hook made a 7.75 inch block. So I used a 5.5, an I.

I hate to admit this, but I've never blocked anything before. What's the best way to block acrylic yarn? Or do you?
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2009 08:27:25 PM »



Here are my four squares from Sunspotted. Yay!!  Grin



This square is my favorite of the four.  The grey and green really go well together

Thanks again Sunspotted!  Cool

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2009 11:16:35 PM »

Wow, those are gorgeous. I wouldn't of thought of putting gray and green together, but it really works well!
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2009 04:47:32 AM »

fab squares. I love green. This year I'm mainly going to use greens and purples in the 2009 Afghan CAL.
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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2009 10:34:38 AM »

All the squares look great so far! I love the green ones Smiley

Here are my lovely squares from zombiecazz which I received yesterday:



I looked for them in the 200 squares book (yes, I got it for christmas)  -I think they are 161, 76, 74, and 9  - am I right? It's amazing how they look so different in other colour schemes. They're very pretty - Thank you very much zombiecazz Cheesy
Only 2 of mine are from the book, you can guess which ones when they arrive. I have them all ready to post on Monday Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2009 02:24:21 PM »

Lovely!

It's so fun looking at all the colors and patterns! More, more....
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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2009 03:02:18 PM »

I made all my squares from the 200 block book and I used a k hook and Vannas Choice yarn, they all came out 3/4 of an inch bigger than 8" ( I measured them everytime I looked at them like a paranoid mad woman Grin) I used a K because I crochet extremely tight, so it worked for me....
I hate to admit this, but I've never blocked anything before. What's the best way to block acrylic yarn? Or do you?

I threw mine in the washer and dryer and it made my squares block up pretty nicely, even the lacy one blocked up better after a quick wash and dry... and it took off the extra 3/4 of an inch. Or you can do it the mundane way and mist/pin them
Here is a site with a nice picture tute on blocking: http://www.crochetme.com/blog/crochetme/how-to-spray-block-crochet-or-knit-squares  Hope that helps  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2009 08:09:08 PM »

I agree with RazorBladeSmile, washing and drying them does a pretty great job for blocking. Here's the proof!



Thanks so much RazorBladeSmile! I love them! They remind me of autumn!
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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2009 12:34:05 AM »

I looked for them in the 200 squares book (yes, I got it for christmas)  -I think they are 161, 76, 74, and 9  - am I right?

Absolutely correct.
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« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2009 06:56:59 AM »

My partner received last week but is having computer issues so I'll post the pictures.  I sent 11, being a SAHM I tend to fly through the squares while the kids are at school.





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