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Instructions1. Start with the basic granny squares (instructions for this can be found at the link included).
2. Build up your own design and colour pattern.
3. Lay out the squares on top of the bed to be covered and continue making squares until you have enough for the top of the bed.
4. Either stitch or crochet the squares together and weave in all loose yarn ends.
5. Use mostly ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Classic, Traditional
Worsted yarn in several colours (a total of 20x100g skeins) 5mm crochet hook, large blunt needle for weaving in yarn ends.
What was your inspiration?
The colours in the original pattern were pink, white and green. I loved the idea of making something in pretty colours for my daughter, something she would enjoy using now and in the future.
What are you most proud of?
I was only a beginner crocheter at the time but was determined to complete this ambitious piece. The fact that I worked out by myself the design and colour pattern with the yarns I had in hand gives me great satisfaction. The design and colour combination of granny squares in this spread are original, and not copied from somewhere.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you can make a crochet granny square then you can make this bedspread. The project is mostly a repetition of this motif, in different sizes. Start with some basic 5"x5" or 6"x6" squares and see how you like to arrange them. Then move onto making larger squares, and lay them out on the bed you intend it for. Move them around until you like your design. You will end up with a unique item that will become an heirloom piece.