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« on: July 02, 2019 11:35:40 AM »

This blanket was started in 2017 & then set aside until I started working on it again earlier this year. I'm so happy it's finally done!



Pattern: Carpenter Wheel in C2C (Ravelry link, though it appears to have been taken down while it's rewritten)
Yarn: 4,543 yards of Red Heart Super Saver in Grey Heather, White, Gold, Soft Navy, & Hunter Green
Hook: I (5.5 mm)

I did enjoy working on it - It was fun to adapt the pattern to suit my plans. Smiley

This was my initial plan:


My colors were selected based on sports teams: Michigan (blue/gold) vs Michigan State (green/white). It's a gift for a cousin - she & her husband support different teams. Grin

I used this C2C (corner to corner) tutorial: https://makeanddocrew.com/how-to-corner-to-corner-crochet-c2c-for-beginners/
And this C2C join as you go tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kareF-B7JYk

My blocks are 12 x 12 squares instead of the 11 x 11 the original pattern required (join as you go requires even number of squares so that square directions are correct).

Where I stopped in 2017:


Then when I picked it up again this year, I kept getting confused about where to switch colors, so I drew out my square layout on graph paper:


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019 12:06:02 PM »

This is such a clever and fun idea with marvelous implementation and execution!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019 01:36:18 PM »

This is really very beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019 04:38:34 PM »

Beautifully done!
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019 10:16:57 AM »

Wow, gorgeous blanket.  The colours are fabulous.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019 04:05:30 PM »

You are awesome. First just for finishing this beast, second, for making it, it's terrific. Great idea, beautifully stitched. I know how hard it is to part with something you've worked so hard on, and for so long. But I also know how much you sometimes never, ever want to see a craft again after working so hard for so long on it and I imagine that might be how you're feeling after all this time Cheesy. Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019 10:17:22 AM »

What an accomplishment! Love that pattern. Very pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019 08:04:52 AM »

Thank you all! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019 10:21:04 PM »

I'm impressed! I haven't tried C2C yet, but I love how you can graph it out to make almost any image. It's pretty neat how you were able to rework the original pattern, too.

Thanks for the tutorial link... I might give it a try eventually!
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