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« on: January 17, 2009 06:59:29 PM »

Here's a blanket I worked on as a friend's wedding gift. 

It's a queen size afghan (about 90" by 90") made up of 64 squares of the Pinwheel Square from Dayna's Crochet

The blanket is done in Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue and White. After weaving the ends in, I used a dot of fabric glue (Fabric-tac and Aleene's Fabric Fusion) to secure.  The final product is washable.

The squares are supposed to be 12" in the pattern.  I used fairly tight tension and a G hook; combined with the natural thinness of Simply Soft, the squares ended up being about 10".  I added a dc border to increase the size to about 11.25". 

I joined the squares with slip stitches done on the underside.  The border of the entire afghan is comprised of a few rows sc in the same colors.  The corners of each square are three ch sts.

I started the afghan in December 2007 and just finished!  But that includes long breaks from working on it, including one that was about five months.  I am so glad to be done and to be able to give it to my friend and his wife! 

Thanks for looking!

Laid out on a sofa

Close-up of squares

Close-up of stitches

Close-up of square borders

Close-up of joining stitches on underside (on the left, you can see where I wove in a white end)

Close-up of afghan border

« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009 07:01:52 PM »


Crocheting is like prostitution.  First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.  Maybe that is why they call us Hookers?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009 07:38:31 PM »

Holy lots of work batman! Great job! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009 07:45:38 PM »

That's a beautiful afghan.  Great job!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009 12:06:18 AM »

That's very pretty! You did a great job! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009 10:51:51 AM »

awww its lovely! what alot of work! it looks so well done too and nicely put together!  Grin Grin

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