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NostalgiaDeathmatch
« on: September 24, 2010 07:46:11 PM »

So, I actually finished this a week or two ago, but I didn't get around to posting pictures until just now. Cheesy

I wanted to teach myself how to crochet, and what better way than jumping straight into a giant project? xD

The first granny square I made for this took an hour. The next took half an hour. 140 squares later, I got it down to 6-12 minutes a square. I am officially a granny square pro.

I hated a couple of the original colors of the blanket as seen in The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller, like that ugly mint green. Not that I hate mint green, but if you've actually seen a color bar, you know that all the colors are NEON. So, I tried to stay true to that. I looked up a different picture online and copied that instead.

Here is the finished project! About five feet long, three feet wide. Ish. Sooo warm and cooooozy. Mostly Red Heart, a couple Simply Vera's for the dark dark blue and the dark purple.


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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010 07:55:40 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010 07:56:54 PM »

Chain of events:

Saw thumbnail: "What the...?"

Loaded page: "HAHAHAHAHAHA! Omg, look at this! *giggle giggle*"

I love it Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010 08:01:33 PM »

Heheheh, thanks guys. xD

I just noticed that the white is stretched out funny. It's bothering me. xD
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010 08:05:10 PM »

love it!! so jealous of anyone who can make granny squares...and now you have an awesome blanket! so jealous!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010 08:10:51 PM »

It's easy! I didn't want to waste time learning to crochet by making something like a scarf. I'm too impatient. So I was like, OKAY GRANNY SQUARES, LET'S GO! *epic fight music*
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010 06:56:54 AM »

haha! Awesome!  Love it!
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010 10:10:32 AM »

OMG!!! I LOOOVVVEE THIS!!! I love that you used the tv color bar..coolest thing EVAR!!
I am working my way up to a project like this...I started crochet-ing because I saw the granny square blanket on Nanny McPhee and wanted my own..but granny squares are kicking my ass..one day, I too shall win!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010 10:54:23 AM »

What a great idea!

I like projects with humor in them :-)
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2010 05:58:48 AM »

Love it!  Laughing out loud and showing hubby across the room.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010 06:10:46 PM »

sorry im late on this thread but this blanket is awesome! i jumped right into a big project my first time too but it was a 12" doll. i dont think i have enough patience to make something giant like this lol
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011 07:42:43 PM »

I love it! I feel like the best projects are the ones with humor in them (which this TOTALLY has) I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016 10:05:50 AM »

I cannot believe I have not seen this before! You did a great job!
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