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« on: March 20, 2009 12:59:50 AM »

Yes, it was done before Christmas. Barely, but I made it.

It was for my boyfriend, J, but I think I've stolen it from him a number of times already...

It's a simple square, I believe. I was trying or a rectangle; I'm not sure what went wrong.

Chillin' on the loveseat...

The colors, a bit better...

For size reference, I'm five foot tall.

So he really liked it. I was so glad. It's the biggest thing I've ever made, but it's too small for him. I've been thinking of just adding to the top and bottom. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 10:20:19 AM »

wow! its massive! how long did it take u? if u aren't happy with the size i'm sure u could add to it like u said.. and then do a border row once it reaches the desired size.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009 02:17:47 PM »

Since the rest of the colors go in squares, I would suggest adding all the way around instead of just at the top and bottom.  So far it looks great!
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 10:23:18 PM »

Thanks, guys.
Well, like I said it's basically a square instead of a rectangle like I wanted it to be, so it's about 5.5ft tall and wide.

And if I kept on adding just around it would get bigger all around. I could do that for a while, but eventually I'd need it to get rectangular instead of staying a square, because it's not very comfy to him to lounge around on the couch and have his feet uncovered but his sides are fine... You dig?

It took forever, it felt like. I work in a call center and I only crochet'd there because it was a gift, of course, and we live together. I'd say 3 - 4 months it took me. Way too long, ahahaa...

Anyway, thanks for the replies, guys =]
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009 05:37:00 PM »

You did a wonderful job on your afghan, I think it would look ok if you added some rows to the top and bottom or just one end. You must have alot of patience to have to go around and around to get your square that BIG.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009 05:39:37 PM »

Hah. yeah, well...
I work a call center for Directv technical support, so patience comes with the job, but we used to be able to do things like crochet and do puzzles there, so I had roundabouts 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to work on it.

Still took forever, though =)
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009 08:25:34 PM »

Nice work! Good colors for a guy's afghan. I have an idea for adding some length... maybe you could make some smaller matching squares to attach to one (or both) ends, something like this:

Then you can keep the square theme AND make it as long as you need. Smiley
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