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bip
06-24-2007, 03:15 PM
Disco throw is not the official name, it is actually "Shaded Rug" from Woman's Day Granny Squares from the 1970s. My grandma gave me the magazine and though I am a knitter, I fell in love with it and was compelled to learn to crochet. I call it Disco Throw because the picture in the original mag looks like the floor from Saturday Night Fever.

I finished the 169 squares back in Dec/Jan when I had two weeks off of work. At that point, I was so burnt out on crochet, I couldn't bear the thought of putting them together. Once I finally sat down to do it several weeks later, I couldn't really understand the instructions.

Finally, middle of last week I MADE myself do it. The assembly instructions worked just fine, I have no idea why I had so much trouble before.

This is probably my last crochet project EVER, but I am absolutely in love with the FO. The picture really doesn't do justice to the colors :(

I used mostly Caron Simply Soft though a few colors are Red Heart Soft.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_CrochetDiscoThrow1.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/CrochetDiscoThrow1.jpg)

Detail of middle

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_CrochetDiscoThrow4.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/CrochetDiscoThrow4.jpg)

Detail of corner

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_CrochetDiscoThrow2.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/CrochetDiscoThrow2.jpg)

jberry16
06-24-2007, 03:27 PM
that's georgous!

ArtLady1981
06-24-2007, 10:53 PM
Disco throw is not the official name, it is actually "Shaded Rug" from Woman's Day Granny Squares from the 1970s. My grandma gave me the magazine and though I am a knitter, I fell in love with it and was compelled to learn to crochet. I call it Disco Throw because the picture in the original mag looks like the floor from Saturday Night Fever.

I finished the 169 squares back in Dec/Jan when I had two weeks off of work. At that point, I was so burnt out on crochet, I couldn't bear the thought of putting them together. Once I finally sat down to do it several weeks later, I couldn't really understand the instructions.

Finally, middle of last week I MADE myself do it. The assembly instructions worked just fine, I have no idea why I had so much trouble before.

This is probably my last crochet project EVER, but I am absolutely in love with the FO. The picture really doesn't do justice to the colors :(

I used mostly Caron Simply Soft though a few colors are Red Heart Soft.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_CrochetDiscoThrow1.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/CrochetDiscoThrow1.jpg)

Detail of middle

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_CrochetDiscoThrow4.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/CrochetDiscoThrow4.jpg)

Detail of corner

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_CrochetDiscoThrow2.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/CrochetDiscoThrow2.jpg)


Hi BIP! That is an outstanding afghan! It is really really beautiful. The colors are so well-placed! It is by the best crochet afghan I've seen! KUDOS to you!!!:thumbsup:

nonny2t
06-25-2007, 07:34 AM
It is truly beautiful! Great job!

LeslieRR
06-25-2007, 08:07 AM
That's beautiful! And it must feel really great to have a UFO done!

DeAnzaJig
06-25-2007, 08:27 AM
Your afghan is amazing! The colors look great and I think the name Disco Throw suites it very well. :rofling:

auburnchick
06-25-2007, 08:52 AM
Wow! Way to stick with the project too!

rorygilmore
06-25-2007, 09:50 AM
WOW :heart:. SO beautiful. I love the colors!

Teeka
06-25-2007, 10:12 AM
Well done!

mwedzi
06-25-2007, 10:41 AM
That is soo pretty!

redheadrachel
06-25-2007, 11:52 AM
As I've been a crocheter for years, and it was my first venture into the crafting world, I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for the granny square. This throw is beautiful, and there's definitely nothing "granny" about it! The colors are beautiful together and it looks very well made. Excellent job :D

CurlyBrunette
06-25-2007, 12:43 PM
Wow, thats gorgous and I am itching to crochet something but cant decide. I am seriously going to consider going something like your blanket.

Kaydee
06-25-2007, 04:22 PM
Wow, very nice!!

Itsabtme
06-25-2007, 06:33 PM
Bip...That is BEAUTIFUL...I am in awe...I'm new at this and I can't imagine having the patience to finish something that large...I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever finish this practice scarf!

I LOVE it!!

;)jeanette

Mariblue
06-25-2007, 10:02 PM
That is so pretty! Very well done! :cheering:

AussieYank
06-26-2007, 07:06 AM
Brilliant! Love the colors!