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« on: September 09, 2010 09:56:07 AM »

I learned how to crochet for the sole purpose of making a granny square afghan- I've always wanted one. Well, I learned a lot about crocheting, and a lot about my patience. But I am really pleased with the end result:



There are 120 squares. I used six colors and not a single square repeats. (I had to make a chart to make this happen.) The colors are yellow, pea green, aquamarine, lavender, purple and gray.



I couldn't find any directions for exactly what kind of border to make, so I made it pretty simple:



I think this helps make it a little more masculine, since I share my bedroom with my live-in boyfriend Smiley

It incorporates a lot of colors already in play in the room.



In short, I love it! Now that it's done I might try something easy for my next project.

Thanks in advance for being forgiving.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010 09:59:27 AM »

Looks great! Love the border!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010 10:05:54 AM »

I think homemade blankets are great!  I made a HUGE one for my husband-back when he was still my boyfriend-for our second Xmas together.  He used it on his bed before we were married, and when we married, we used it on our bed.  It keeps us really warm, and crochet seems to have a bit of "give", so the blanket stretches enough that it is always big enough to cover us!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010 10:10:16 AM »

this blanket is beautiful! i love the pic of how it matches everything in your very stylish room. I'm very jealous because i have started many granny blankets, but only finished ones for babies. Congrats!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010 10:19:06 AM »

I love this!  It is so cool.  I just signed up for a crochet for beginners class in order to learn to make granny squares.  I fail at learning to crochet when my mom tries to teach me Wink  Congratulations on this huge and gorgeous project!

Rock on!
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010 10:29:23 AM »

I love this! My favorite thing to crochet is Granny Squares-you should check out some of the 200 square books. Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010 10:41:01 AM »

this blanket is beautiful! i love the pic of how it matches everything in your very stylish room. I'm very jealous because i have started many granny blankets, but only finished ones for babies. Congrats!

lol, thanks, but you're only seeing the *clean* part of the room! Baby blankets are worthy of praise, too. I am too selfish to make things for other people.

I love this!  It is so cool.  I just signed up for a crochet for beginners class in order to learn to make granny squares.  I fail at learning to crochet when my mom tries to teach me Wink  Congratulations on this huge and gorgeous project!

Rock on!

You will do great. They are pretty easy, but get a bit monotonous. Luckily I was able to watch a lot of tv while working on this.

Thank you all so much! It is so gratifying to be supported by fellow craftsters because, honestly, this project took a LOT out of me... it was a bit more than I bargained for in terms of work, but I am glad I did it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010 10:55:37 AM »

i adore this! great job! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010 11:26:12 AM »

This is gorgeous! I just learned to knit, only to find out that every afghan pattern I love is done with crochet! guess I'll be learning something new in a few months lol! great job
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010 12:34:44 PM »

this is fab!

Love the colors!  Wink
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