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    So this is the first time I have attempted a granny square. I think it's turned out ok. I hated doing it to begin with - getting to start it in the centre was really difficult, I made my chain stitches bigger than I normally would just so I could see them properly when I joined it into a circle. To begin with I was making a circle because I didn't understand the instrucitons, but I got the hang of it eventually.2013-11-07 07.21.18.jpg


    So now I have 6 squares. Only 2 more to do. One will probably be another granny square and the other on my tutors cushion is another square of trebles, but she did say we could do something else if we wanted to so I might attempt triple trebles or something. I think I might do one more dark blue and one more light blue square to complete the cushion.

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    Last edited by indri; 07-11-2013, 11:20 AM.
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    Well done Indri! Crochet is nice and fun to do.
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    • #3
      Looking good, I think I'm going to have to find a crochet class near me - so far I've only mastered double crochet via the internet (and mastered is perhaps an over statement!)
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      • #4
        I hated doing it to begin with - getting to start it in the centre was really difficult,
        If you're having trouble with starting off, have a Google for a method called "magic loop" to start off shapes like squares and circles. I discovered it a few years ago and I think it's wonderful. It makes life so much easier.

        Linda
        Last edited by craftdancer; 07-11-2013, 09:41 PM.

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        • #5
          Ok, I'll have to investigate this magic circle then! The first granny square I attempted was round rather than square and round is not what I was meant to be achieving!
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          • #6
            Now I'm home I've had chance to Google, and there are lots of hits such as this one

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

            It's variously called "magic loop", "magic circle" and "magic ring".

            I'm sure you will easily find some instructions you can follow.

            Linda

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            • #7
              Thank you. I'll have a go at that when I get some time!
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              • #8
                looking good well done!
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                • #9
                  I've started my second granny square, but still haven't got around to looking at the magic loop. I will one day though!
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                  • #10
                    I just might have to take up crochet again. Thanks for the info.
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