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    Crocheted Afghan

    Good day all,

    I've got some 12" granny squares that I want to make into a coverlet for the upcoming granny. There was no rhyme or reason of the squares (see selection below).


    Due to the poor photo quality I'll tell you the colors of the squares from top to bottom:

    green, yellow, multi, yellow, orange, gold, yellow (with a heart in center)

    yellow (with red heart), yellow or gold; can't remember, gold, multi, orange, green, yellow

    The tan, brown multi one will be dead center since it's the only one with that colour scheme. Can't decide on a color for joining them all besides white. I have no imagination. That's why I am consulting pros like you dolls and guys.

    Whatcha think I should use?

    Thanks.

    Lyric
    Last edited by lyric; March 18, 2014, 10:21 AM.
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    hard to say from the pics, but from description I might try a variegated browns. I think white would be too bright. I think browns would go with most of the colors.
    Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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      #3
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      Thanks Doloris. Guess I thought of white because I'm giving it to my newborn (well come June) granddaughter. Brown definitely goes with the center square.

      Center Granny Square.jpg
      brown, taupe, turquoise, light blue, and looks like a coral and one other light color toward the center. Boy do I need a different type of digicam. The one I had, though my photo skills were sub par, the camera was such the bomb diggity that it didn't matter. My photos came out stunning, grrrr.

      I'm embarrassed to say I hate brown, LOL. Geez, my skin is brown. But, that's different . . . somehow.

      Cheers,

      Lyric
      Last edited by lyric; March 18, 2014, 10:25 AM.
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        can you lay it out with blocks side by side how you might sew it together so we can look at them beside each other and take a pic.
        Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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          #5
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          Originally posted by Doloris View Post
          can you lay it out with blocks side by side how you might sew it together so we can look at them beside each other and take a pic.
          Most def. Will probably get to doing that another day though for now I am out and about. Thanks.
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            #6
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            A lay out of your blocks would definately help choose the right color for your sashing. Maybe also try to get a better light on your picture. Would be really bad choosing the wrong color for such hard work.
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              #7
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              Black is used a lot for granny squares but since it's for a newborn maybe cream. Lay the blocks out on different colors of fabric to see which one you like.

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                #8
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                I think I like the brown idea as well - p.s. it is a beautiful color. Maybe a lighter brown - you will have to audition some colors.

                But, also think of a medium gray which might give a softer look. Kinda like your greens too. With multi-colors, you could choose almost any one of them. But, again, auditioning a couple next to them will help a lot.

                I am a big time crocheter and have made more afghans than I can count at this point. I love your squares. I am going to look forward to seeing your beautiful finished product.
                Karen
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                  #9
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                  Good ideas! You know, I need a biiig creative room for laying out of crochet work and quilt tops.
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                    Originally posted by lyric View Post
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                    I'm embarrassed to say I hate brown, LOL. Geez, my skin is brown. But, that's different . . . somehow.

                    Cheers,

                    Lyric
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                      #11
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                      You could also go with beige, tan, or taupe. I think any neutral in a warm color would work.
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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by MartinaG View Post
                        You could also go with beige, tan, or taupe. I think any neutral in a warm color would work.
                        Cool beans. Thanks. Er ahhh, aren't they the same color?? Bwwahhh haaaa.
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                          #13
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                          I would use a rust, olive or dark mustard.

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