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Thread: Crochet, granny square afghan

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    Crochet, granny square afghan

    Wellllll, you know when you have something in your head but it doesn't turn out what you think you wanted?? Granddaughter mentions an afghan she saw in a TV show (don't remember which). Hey!! I crochet. "Darling what colors did you pick for your living room?" "grey and black" "oh dear" "what accent colors, red, yellow, blue, green?" "red" OKkkkkkkk I can do that Black, grey, red and a little white, easy-peasy. Finished the squares last night and started laying it out. Oh Dear my head hurts. I keep ending up with diagonal stripes. I need help, I would prefer if the squares had a more random look, I have yarn to make more/different squares if needed. Help!!
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    I like it but you could try chevrons or 9 patch. I saw a hint on Pinterest for no knot yarn joins. I tried it and it works and I think it's on YouTube too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I like it but you could try chevrons or 9 patch. I saw a hint on Pinterest for no knot yarn joins. I tried it and it works and I think it's on YouTube too.
    thanks for mentioning this. here's the you tube video...looks pretty simple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXBdlRMjO40 .
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    I quite like the diagonal appearance of the afghan.

    How kind of you to make this for your granddaughter.
    I am sure she will treasure it, no matter what layout you end up with.

    Instead of all the handsewing, I would crochet them together.
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    Changed it up a bit, what do you think?? A Go or a No?? LOL
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    Will probably do a border like this??
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    ​I like both layouts, but I think the 2nd is my preferred. LOL
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    I like the solids interspersed with the multicolored blocks, as in your first layout. To me it looks more balanced and cohesive. And I LOVE that border!
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    There's something about an on-point setting in both quilts and afghans that just seems to make them better!
    So for me, yes, I'd go for on-point.

    Comparing the two layouts, I do like the solids mixed into the body of the quilt, better than on the outside of the 2nd layout. Perhaps put them in, creating layers ..... rings around a group of multi-coloured blocks. Not sure if I am explaining it right.

    Your final border idea will be perfect, whether in multi-colours, or perhaps stick with her grey and black main colours, to help frame up the inner beauty!

    A great quilt!
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    I like the second layout the best.
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    Thanks everyone, going with the on-point layout with the additional borders, one white, grey, red and then black on the outside. Even though I hate working with black!! LOL
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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