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My First Granny Square

granny square This may sound really silly, but I am so excited and pleased with myself. I’ve wanted to learn how to crochet for quite a while now, but every time I would try, I would get really frustrated. I am a very visual learner, and a lefty, and for some reason I just couldn’t figure it out. Other people who crochet didn’t really know how to help me flip everything around and so for a while I tried to crochet right-handed. That was not happening, so I just gave up. Lucy and Jane both have blogs that I just adore, and all of their crochet was making me have serious envy issues. I finally decided to give it another go, and guess what, I think I cracked it. I sat down for a couple of hours with a couple of crochet books, and Lucy’s tutorials, and came out with this one perfect (ok, well not perfect) granny square. It took a fair bit of concentration and plenty of ripping it out and starting over again, but I finally got it. I used Paton’s classic wool, which is so nice to use. The pinkish yarn (called Currant) is not quite as orange as in the picture, I just couldn’t get a great picture. Anyway, I can see how this crochet business could be very addictive. I think once I get the hang of these granny squares and am not relying so heavily on the pattern, they will be super easy to whip out. I have lots of plans in my head, but first I think I shall make a blanket for myself. Then again, maybe I’ll come up with something else. Thank you Jane and Lucy for the inspiration to give it another go, and thanks Lucy for the fantastic tutorials.

crochet • Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 • 18 Comments »