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RE: Need help with my Weasley Blanket


Hi Everyone,
I have so many projects going at one time I think I am losing my mind YIKES!!!! So, I need some help getting one of them done.  I am currently participating in Ofenjen's Project of Doom over at HP Paper piecing and I am loving it :0) so that is my main project. On my down time from that project I really have to get moving on my Weasley blanket.  This blanket is the one in the later movies that is made up of all knitted squares.  I have 99 squares done and ready to be put together and that is the problem.  I want a nice flat seam.  All of my blocks are different colors. I have striped, solid and diagonal blocks.  I just can't decide on the method to use so, I need help, suggestions, advice and inspiration to get me going on this project again.  I know that if any group could help me it would be this one. I really want to cross one project off my list.
Linda

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hermione_jean
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
I've been looking at the options to join my crocheted blocks & came across a few sites that show different methods. I think the first one is the one that gave me the greatest help. I think I'm gonna use the single crochet method to join mine together. Hope these help. :)

http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares.htm

http://yscmama.typepad.com/little_purl/2007/04/joining_squares.html

http://www.eloomanation.com/assembly.php

http://crochetoholic.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-connect-squares-knit-and-crochet.html

http://www.knitting.co.nz/site/page_affix/toaffix_learntoknit13/


Edited at 2011-02-10 05:10 am (UTC)
woozelmom
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I checked out all of the sites you listed. It is amazing how many methods there are to joining things. My blocks are all done in garter stitch. I think at this point, unless anyone has more suggestions for me, I will probably try the mattress stitch. I really don't want my joining stitches to show. Although, I did see a picture of the actual blanket that was on display at the Harry Potter exhibit. As far as I can see, on some of the blocks you can see large joining stitches. They were actually in a contrasting color so that they would show. It looked like a whip stitch. I guess the over all look they were going for was something definitely homemade by Mrs. Weasley. I keep procrastinating this project and I really really want to get it done. I worked so hard on the squares.
ofenjen
Feb. 11th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
There are a lot of good options, and I think hermione_jean touched on all of them. I usually crochet my blocks together because it's fast, but if you want it to be really flat, I'd go for a whip stitch or similar. :)
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