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#1 sakurasaku

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 11:57 PM

This was my very first crochet project, which I finally completed recently (it's a little warped, so don't laugh..). My friend was pregnant and I wanted to make her something special, so I took up crocheting just to make her gift, and the rest is history, as they say.

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http://www.crochetki...ns/perbaby.html

I used Caron SS for the main color, which was a mistake because I couldn't find a true "off-white" color in the same yarn to go with it (Caron SS's off-white is too yellow and does not go with this faded rose color). I searched and searched, and ended up having to use a different brand for the letters and the border, and of course, the gauge was different. :angry I couldn't just use a smaller hook, because all the letters are in sc and it was too tight with this other brand! I had heck of a time trying to make it work. I guess it was a bit too ambitious a project for my very first crocheted item, but I learned a lot.

I used a cluster stitch for the edging, which worked quite well.

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 01:03 AM

wow your first project, I am impressed , you did a great job. I have been crocheting for awhile but I don't think i could do that, well done your friend will be well chuffed
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 03:53 AM

So Beautiful! Your color choices sound correct to me. I agree that the Caron off-white is too yellow for the mauve you used. Sorry you ended up having such a hard time. I've had similar problems in the past! Your blanket doesn't look warped at all!:hug

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 05:00 AM

That's so neat!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 06:26 AM

It came out great! Your friend will love it. :clap

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 07:02 AM

That came out great! Boy my first project was a Granny Square, you did a pattern and changed colors. Wow!!
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 07:27 AM

Sweet blanket!

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 07:32 AM

Great job!


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Posted 13 April 2006 - 07:45 AM

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I think you did a great job and the colors you choose are gorgeous together. I love the name Chloe. Its one of my favorites. (go figure...see sig below for details.:D)

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#10 sakurasaku

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:03 AM

wow your first project, I am impressed , you did a great job. I have been crocheting for awhile but I don't think i could do that, well done your friend will be well chuffed


Thanks! I'm sure you could do it, too.:cheer

And thank you, everyone, for the encouraging words; it is so nice to have acknowledgement from people who are a lot more experienced than I and know how much work this is.

It did take me a VERY long time to finish it, there was much frogging (more than I would like to admit), and I had to do the center panel twice to make it fit. Toward the end, I was so sick and tired of the project that I could only do a couple of rows at a time. :lol

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:15 AM

Beautiful, and what a neat baby-warming gift. How thoughtful.

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:43 AM

Very impressive! Its very pretty. Im still shocked this was your first project. You did an awesome job!

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 12:21 PM

What a special afghan!! Did you know it was going to be a girl? Did you make it then just add then name once you found out?

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 12:46 PM

That is WAY impressive for your first project, and would be impressive even if you were very experienced. About how big did it come out to be? It's hard to tell with nothing else to compare it to.

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 02:45 PM

That is so pretty! It is now on my to do list.

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 02:55 PM

:cheer you did a great job!
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Posted 13 April 2006 - 03:28 PM

Absolutely incredible that this is your first project! I designed the thing and I've made it about 45 times, but even I get frustrated working on the center portion. You did a fantastic job! Wow!

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 03:46 PM

It looks amazing! Great work. I never would have guessed you were a beginner from looking at the blanket.

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 04:26 PM

Very pretty! :cheer
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Posted 26 April 2006 - 04:18 PM

Very very nice job!
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