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    Default Will this work?

    I am very new to crocheting.
    I want to make a throw as a gift.
    I've seen patterns where you make several large blocks (12x12") and sew them together.
    I think this sounds like a great idea, because I can do it in small increments and not have a lap full of yarn.
    But I want to make a single color throw.
    I was thinking about making all the blocks using double crochet and then alternating the direction when I sew them together to create a "basket weave" effect.

    What do you think?
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    I am not a crocheter but my mother does and she has made a throw out of many blocks that you sew together. I am sure your idea will work out fine. Good Luck

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    Yes it sure will but watch that your blocks are the same size. You can also make long stripes, and leave a fringe, to be completed when you are finished. This will build practice in maintaining the same size stitch. I am mentioning this because I still have trouble with that.
    Good luck!

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    I was thinking about making all the blocks using double crochet and then alternating the direction when I sew them together to create a "basket weave" effect.
    This will look great. I just recently saw an afghan done this way, except it was knitted in garter stitch. (Sorry, no link - I can't find the site again...grrr). Alternating the direction of the squares just made each square pop. It was done in three shades of gray.

    Please post pics when you're done!

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    It will work... just make sure you have a 'puffy' and a 'flat' to alternate.

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    i have made these befor ebut i did about 18" square granny squares designs and then crocheted them together . -

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    Lady_V,
    That's a beautiful pattern.
    But I'm VERY NEW to crocheting (I just learned about a month ago)
    I need to stick with really simple stitches for now.
    But I'm printing out the pattern for later.

    Momto5RN,
    Unfortunately, my granny squares need a lot more practice.

    Things to aspire to.....

    Meanwhile, I've decided to just make one large throw.
    I'm afraid my blocks wouldn't be the same size and therefore, wouldn't fit together well.
    Jean

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjcalderon View Post
    Lady_V,
    That's a beautiful pattern.
    But I'm VERY NEW to crocheting (I just learned about a month ago)
    I need to stick with really simple stitches for now.
    But I'm printing out the pattern for later.
    Glad you liked the pattern, but I was referring more to the WAY the pattern is one puffy square, one flat square... if you are doing 6 rows of 5 you will need (p= puffy f=flat) the finished blanket will be a smidge over 60"x72" once you have sewed it together and added an edging

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