My Adventures in Designing a Granny Square Coat

This is my granny square coat.

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I found a photo array of a granny square coat through a friend on Facebook and since the original was written without directions and in another language I decided I would just tackle it all on my own, adjusting as I go.
I started with 44 squares.

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Once I had the majority of my granny squares done I felt the need for a break from squares so I worked on the sleeves and the large square for the back.
The sleeves are a 12 round granny square with shaping at the top for the shoulders and granny stripes down to the wrist.
The back is a 14 round square.

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Once I had the sleeves done and the back square completed I could lay out the small squares with the large square for the back and sides.

 

 

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Then it was time for the sewing (truly it was slip stitching) to commence.

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Once the sewing together of squares was complete and I had the sleeves all set & sewn in it was time to work on the edging.
I chose to do granny stripes around the bottom edge first, then I worked granny stripes from the front left bottom corner up & around the collar back down to the right bottom front corner. After 6 granny stripes were worked in multiple colors I used the red to do one full round of edging; start at the front bottom left corner, around the bottom, up the right front, around the collar and back down the left front to join it to the start.
Then I did one final round of half double crochet in each stitch all the way around the edging just to give it a finished edge.

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Unfortunately as you can see in the photo below when you are doing a lot of color changes in granny squares (and sewing in ends as you go) there can be a few errant ends that un-crochet.
Since finishing the coat I have spent more than a fair amount of time sewing ends & double checking joins.

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I plan on taking more photos of the finished coat but since washing & drying I have found a few things I want to improve so I will get those taken care of and then I will re-shoot.

 

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