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#1 Donna

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:39 PM

Welcome to the 63 Squares Crochet-Along!

We are crocheting the afghan from the booklet 63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make an Heirloom Afghan (Leisure Arts #555). It is widely available in Walmart, craft stores, online stores, and on eBay.

To join, you must fill out the Join Form. If any of your information ever changes, please fill out the Update Form. This is an ongoing crochet-along; I intend to keep it open as long as there is interest.

When you finish your afghan, please send me a photo for the gallery if you are able.

The button. If you would like a button for your blog or web site, please use this one. If you use it, link it to this page:

http://yarntomato.com/63squares/

[img]http://yarntomato.com/63squares/63squares.gif[/img]

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Hi, everybody!

When I posted in my blog about doing the 63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make an Heirloom Afghan, some of you guys said you might want to do it, too. So. . . I am now hoping to get a crochet along going. I've made an info page for it at yarntomato.com/63squares.

I will tempt you with a pretty button:
[img]http://www.yarntomato.com/63squares/63squares.gif[/img]



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Posted 23 March 2004 - 11:04 PM

I want to I want to! I just can't find my darn book! I'll look around more. Wah!!! <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/mad.gif" />

And it is a pretty button, too! <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif" />

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 04:14 AM

You are EVIL!!!!! tempting me with buttons!
Must attempt this project....
already far too busy and have one throw in progress already!

I suppose I could make it one square at a time on the tram. But someone has offered to give me a lift t work, Oh WHAT to do!!!

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:04 AM

Sign me up!

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:34 AM

I want to I want to! I just can't find my darn book!

I lose things all the time! Drives me nuts! >:

You are EVIL!!!!! tempting me with buttons!

Bwa ha ha! Resistance is futile! :) Seriously, though, you don't have to start right now. I am a super-slow crocheter, so I expect to be working on this a while. I spend a lot of time frogging ('cause I'm a Virgo).

Sign me up! --Vera

Great! :D

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 10:46 AM

Vera mentioned to me that this would be a good stash-buster project. Great idea, Vera! :)

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:18 AM

My task for the day - find the book!! <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif" />

If you can't find the book - buy the book!! <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif" />

Wish me luck!

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:51 PM

I bought the book. Less than $4 at Wal-mart. They have a couple listed on eBay for about the same prices, but they may go up. My sweetie saw the cover and said, "Oh, that looks familiar!" I know, I know, it's around here somewhere. <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif" />

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 05:12 AM

I've never participated in a crochetalong, but it sounds like fun. Count me in.

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 10:13 AM

Great, antarachik! Welcome to the crochet along! :)

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 12:15 PM

Hi, everybody! I've listed everyone who's crocheting along on the 63 Squares page as well as on my blog.

So far, I've got:
me
Julie
Vera
Vicki
antarachik

Please let me know if I've missed anyone!

antarachik, let me know if you have a blog or web site so I can link to it. :)

Tiff, I saw on Julie's blog that you were going to get the book. Let me know if you want to be on the list now. :)

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 04:05 PM

Hi, yarntomato. I don't have a website or a blog, but thanks for thinking of me.

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:49 PM

ok, I'm in :)

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:54 PM

Yippeee!

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 02:24 AM

I searched ebay today for a copy of the 63 squares book since I need to wait about a week to finish up some projects and was about to outbid someone for it, when I noticed that it was morici (sp?) from here, so I placed a bid on a different copy. :)

I'm thinking greens for my version for my mom-in-law... wool ease probably, I love the feel of it.

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 10:55 AM

aww thanks tiff -- yes that is me .... if you had wanted to outbid me that's perfectly alright. ebay is ebay. and may the best woman win! ;)

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 11:01 AM

I don't have a website or a blog, but thanks for thinking of me.

You're welcome, antarachik! Very glad to have you in the crochet along, website or no! :)

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 11:07 AM

Goodie, Tiff, glad you're in! :)

Tiff and everybody -- don't forget to search eBay stores -- I've gotten a lot of crochet leaflets there and it's nice to be able to just buy it and not have to bid. :rollin You have to search stores separately because those results aren't included in the regluar auction search.

Oh, and also -- Julie got hers at Walmart, Vera got hers at Michaels, and I got mine at Hancock Fabrics.

wool ease probably, I love the feel of it.

I love Wool-Ease, too!

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 12:15 PM

There were tons of colors of Wool Ease I never knew existed until we went Joann's. I'm sorry, I'm rambling here. My Michaels carries maybe seven colors. I didn't know how many more there are! I love Wool Ease too, I made some lovely scarves out of it.

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Posted 28 March 2004 - 12:20 PM

check it out -- www.lionbrand.com

what i find fascinating is how different chains are.

yesterday -- during my travels -- i went to joanns, ac moore, and walmart. the closest michaels wasn't on my route -- so i'll have to investigate some other time.

walmart had nothing -- other than redheart. now i don't have anything against redheart but i've kind of outgrown it let's say. joanns -- it had some stuff -- but in limited colors -- on the other hand it had gigantic skeins of bernat cotton. which is good to know. ac moore on the other hand, won the yarn competition for the day. they've really worked hard to up the quality and the quantity of their yarns. the last time i went to michaels, they didn't even have yarn. bast*rds.

ooh the piggie -- thanks pam!!! :pig :pig :pig