A Joining Decision

During the summer I have been working on the bedspread I am making since I picked up the hook once again.

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Working on a row of granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

When I had 50 granny squares stacked in my bag, I decided I needed to join them. Laying them out so I could have an idea in my head what they would look like, I searched the internet for ways in which I could use to join them.

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Laying out the granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I knew that I did not want to sew them together. In the past I have crocheted the squares together and I knew I wanted to do the same. After much browsing on YouTube, I decided to use the double crochet stitch to join them.

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Joining granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I liked the look of the ridge that is formed when joining and decided that I would use it for the right side of my bedspread.

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Joined granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

After joining the first two rows, I decided to create my rows of eight squares – and then join the rows together.

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Rows waiting to be joined. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

With the joining of the rows, the blanket started to grow and get heavy. I would sit with my feet up and cover my legs on the few cool days we had.

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Relaxing while joining squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Once I had joined all the squares, I saw that I had reached the halfway mark of my project.

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Halfway to a bedspread. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Fifty squares had been made and joined but I had quite a few more to make.

What project are you currently working on?

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61 thoughts on “A Joining Decision

  1. Colline, what gorgeous handiwork! It’s beautiful! 🙂 Our current projects involve pre-Fall cleaning and coordinating kids’ schedules, although I hope to sew again soon! Thank you for sharing your project!

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  2. WOW! So beautiful dear Colline, I loved it. In here, I can’t make big projects because of the hot summer days… and also the house and garden almost take my time. When I go back home, to Istanbul, I hope I can make again. Thanks and Love, nia

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  3. Not far to go then if you need 80 and finished off 50 already. You have a very neat and beautiful blanket in the making. I also love they way you joined them together. Are you planning a second one? You have two daughters each one must have one too!

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  4. What a lovely blanket you are making!
    Many moons ago, I made one just like it from wool that had been “damaged” in a warehouse flood in the 1970s! I still have it and use it, but the wool is now starting to disintegrate and there are frequent holes that need mending! Lol

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  5. I am totally in love with this bedspread of yours Colline. I just love the colours! Great shots of the process! I love it! 😀

    I guess you can call my Dandelion shots my current project. 😆
    ♥ Hugs ♥

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      1. I am so glad you think so Colline and if it wasn’t so expensive to do, I am sure hubby would have all the walls covered with them. hahahahaha. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment hon. You are so sweet. 😀

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  6. And doesn’t it look beautiful for all that effort! I used to crochet and I know that it grows quite fast compared with knitting. Very satisfying. 🙂
    Current project, Colline? You have to be joking 🙂 It’s trying to catch up on the blogs (and failing).

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        1. Goodness me Jo, so sorry for my error! (Blushing in embarrassment). Don’t know what happened 🙂
          Your are right, the watery shots of the dandelion were fantastic.

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  7. That breadspread already looks terrific. You have spent your summer holiday creating and relaxing. My current projects (apart from the work related ones) are improving my Italian, reading a few books , and experimenting with my cacti photography 😀

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  8. Ana is an avid knitter and cant crochet, I showed her your work and she was impressed.
    Beautifully done and the bedspread is great, I like the colour you have chosen.
    Cheers
    Emu

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