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Old 09-05-2007, 11:28 PM   #11
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Getting the squares done is so fun. Putting them all together...not so much so. But, it's always worth it in the end.

I've been working on a crochet afghan with tons of squares. You know, the one from the Roseanne show. It's lots of fun 'cause I put it away for awhile and then I get right back into it. It's nice to know that it's not just sitting on the needles.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:32 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
How about crochet them together
I was going to say that too. It is not difficult to learn and would go much quicker once you get the hang of it.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:40 PM   #13
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Anna,

That is what I did for our son. I started knitting squares, I have some sewn togather. BUt it's only 1/4 of the way done. I just put it aside when I got bored with it. :-) Now I want to start in on it agaion when he tells me what color he wants. ( He's moving, so I need to see what color his new sofa will be.)
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:30 PM   #14
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That will look really nice when it's all put together! I'd crochet them together too. Much quicker to do, and easy to learn if you don't know how.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:55 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Hi Anna! I really like your color and pattern choices!
This will be a work of art!

Now that you mention it...I wish I had knit the vertical squares into "columns" all together, then all's I woulda have had to seam are the "columns"!

I made this for my granddaughter, and my oh my, seaming all those squares! Phew. But what I did was: seamed all the vertical squares into columns...then seamed all the columns.

Your idea (alas, too late for me) is great!

Artlady, I remember your blanket! I liked how you interspersed variegated yarn in with the solids, and I loved the strong colors. Mine is much more muted.

And you think knitting it in columns is my idea??? I got it from KH!!!

By the way, do you have any WIP photos of Borghild?
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:59 AM   #16
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Re: discussion of crocheting them together

Thanks, everyone, for suggesting that I crochet them together. I was wondering about that. I know how to crochet a border, but not how to join stuff together. What is the name of that technique in crochet? I'll look it up.

And if I decide to do that, what color should I use? Black? Navy blue?


Jackie M., they are 8x8 inches, but need to be blocked. All but the burgundy and dark green are 100% wool so I hope I can get them the same size. The cabled ones really pulled in a lot, but at the time I didn't know they would.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:48 AM   #17
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I decided a while ago to make a bunch of dishcloths and sew them together to make a blanket. I have yet to do it but a lot of people on here suggested that i make them all in strips instead to avoid seeming. When i finally do get around to doing it i will certainly do it that way. Your blanket is beautiful. If you are looking for more ideas for squares then go to www.knittingpatterncentral.com and go to the dishcloths section. There are some manly ones that your husband may like . Like a Harley Davidson cloth. Check it out!
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