I am getting closer and closer to square

United States
October 3, 2008 7:29am CST
Ok I just watched youtube last night to learn how to do granny squares....the results? I have one "square" that is clearly a circle turning into a hat. Second one is more of a granny rectangle...thats close to a square right??? I can see where I am going wrong so I am going to just keep trying and maybe today i will succeed and be a square lol. Do you know how to do granny squares? Have you checked out youtube for learning to crochet? Oh and a big thank you for the mylotter who mentioned youtube in another discusson about crocheting.
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@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I hate granny squares. I've never been able to master going round and round when I crochet, and I just don't find it enjoyable to try. I'd much rather do the back and forth and have made plenty of afghans and baby blankets and such (as you know from following some of my discussions). Having said that, I've decided that I do want to make some squares to put together (also a topic of a recent discussion). I don't make them round and round like a granny, I do just a smaller version of the back and forth until it makes a square. I've made several squares so far out of two colors and I'm joining them with black, and so far I'm very pleased with how it's turning out. Will start a discussion when I have enough done to take a picture of. Keep at it, I'm sure you'll do fine (although why anyone would want to torture themselves with it is beyond me, LOL).
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• United States
3 Oct 08
granny square crochet - my first square that didn't turn into a circle.
Now see I can't do the zig zags you do so well. I need to learn how to do those. I am still learning to crochet I think it is an on going process lol. here is my first square. I like youtube I was able to do a square in 4 attempts. Still need to perfect the beginnings of the square but not bad for a first.
@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Great job! I've got one row of my squares stitched together and only two for the next row, but I'll still probably take a picture to post later.
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• United States
11 Oct 08
Oh my, Ldyjarhead! Granny squares are the best! And, they're so much fun to do. I find them so much easier than going from one side to the other. I've made dozens of projects with just the granny square. It takes just minutes per square. And, you can even do them while watching TV, without looking. It's a nice way to spend the afternoon. Best of luck with your squares.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I love making these...I'd love the link if you have time to send it. I tried making these before and liked it but lost the instructions. I'm glad your having fun with it. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• United States
3 Oct 08
Hi! I like them too. I think my second one will look better. I posted the link on the third response. Have fun with it.
@cher913 (25861)
• Canada
3 Oct 08
hi, this is something that i would like to learn to do, can you post the link that you learned this from? i would be interested in learning this feat also (this and knitting - but not til after christmas).
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• United States
3 Oct 08
here is one but there are many different ones showing all the different stitches and different projects to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJCd_-V2D5k
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
3 Oct 08
My granny taught me to crochet before I was even old enough to go to grade school, and I always enjoyed doing it. Relax, and you will succeed. Personally, I would not use uTube for reference for that sort of thing, because books work better for me, but I have printed out ideas from pages on the internet. Here is a wonderful tutorial on filet crochet which is very different from the sort of thing granny taught me (she was more into the 3-dimensional stuff like starched swans), but I got interested after seeing home furnishings a neighbor made for her home: http://www.smartcrochet.com/tutorial.shtml Here is an example of a rather simple pattern one could use in filet crochet: http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_045.htm Here is a nice page on swans: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=85320
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I would say that the best site to learn is coatsandclark.com I am not sure of the direct link but another member referred it to be, and if you'd like to search, it can be found on one of my diacussions. I would put a direct link but I don't want to cause this discussion to be deleted for such a silly reason as trying to help you find a good site. I am just now learning, I can't keep my work flat, and am on the verge of giving up on it totally. However, the site I mentioned, Coatsandclark, is a great site with helpful, informative and somewhat humorous videos.
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