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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Crochet Snowman Granny Squares Blanket

By: Erangi Udeshika from crochetforyoublog.com
Crochet Snowman Granny Squares Blanket
Crochet Snowman Granny Squares Blanket

"A couple of years ago I made the Snowman Granny Square. And updated the pattern this year (2016) with my newest blanket pattern I made using these squares together. These smiling snowy faces can stay looking at each other in this Christmas all the time! Attaching these Snowman Granny Squares together, you can make any size blanket or afghan. It means this is a free size pattern. And also Snowman Granny Square Blanket can be worked with your favorite yarn weight. I used sport weight and made 20 squares. These all squares I joined with Join As You Go (JAYGo) method."

Intermediate

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge20 dc x 7.5 rows = 4” with 4mm crochet hook.

Finished SizeFinished size of one granny square: 4.5″ x 4.5″

Materials List

  • Materials (for one square)
    sport weight yarn (16 WPI)
  • Blue color (13 yards)
  • White color (17 yards)
  • Small amount of black and orange color
  • 4 mm crochet hook

Instructions

Link to the pattern >> http://www.crochetforyoublog.com/2014/12/crochet-snowman-granny-square-and-blanket-pattern/

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What a cute and creative idea to crochet an afghan with snowman faces! It is so perfect looking for the winter! Thanks for sharing this project!

If I start it now I may just get it done in time for Christmas. I get side tracked easily. Some times I wish I were an octopus so I could work on eight projects at a time. But thus is easy and can fond on the go too. So I am giving it a try.

I agree this is so very cute, with 2 new great nieces I am going to have fun for this next Christmas

This is so cute. On my list for next year.

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