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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet Vs Knit on: January 19, 2009 11:30:23 AM
I am pretty new to both. I have been crocheting longer then knitting but that doesn't really say too much. For me crochet is easier but I am sure it is because I know it better. Knitting seems to take forever (or I am just not good at it yet) I can make a scarf that I crochet in a day and knitting I still haven't finished my first one.

I wouldn't take anything I say too seriously because I am still pretty new but these are just my thoughts.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I am new and need help on: November 02, 2008 04:08:28 AM
I know this might be a little late, but I usually just use embroidery thread or sewing thread and a suitable needle. It seems to give me a stronger hold.
Maybe that information will help someone someday. Wink
Nope. You are still on time. LOL  I had to go back and redo a whole bunch of squares. When I started making them they were way to loose. I don't know why I thought I was doing a good job. The squares are suppose to be 3 inch and they were 2 times the size of my head. LOL

Thank you for your tip. I will look into that for sure.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I am new and need help on: October 29, 2008 08:37:20 AM
Oh,unikatissima! You have been so helpful to me. It is nice to be able to find help from people like yourself. You gave me so much info to look over.

I am not as stressed out now because I never weaved the ends of my squares in. Now I have to go back and do that for the billion squares I made. Smiley I will have plenty of time to figure all this out.

The book where I got the pattern, has a diagram already in it. So I don't have to worry about where to place the colors at. It is one less thing I have to worry about. Wink

The joining part that you added seems like it will really help me out. I really do appreciate all the effort you have put into helping me understand all of this.

ETA means Edited To Add. I forgot to thank everybody and so I edited my post.

I am not sure what you were talking about with the blog? I don't have one of those and haven't made anything. LOL This blanket will be the first thing.

I think I might have figured it out with the joining tips you gave. Thank you so much!!!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I am new and need help on: October 28, 2008 08:43:11 AM
I always prefer to join while working, therefore I only know such techniques.

One possibility I know is the "Flat Braid" Square Joining Method. You'd have to crochet a round of chains around every square and join them one by one.

I also found a tutorial on how to join Crazy Daisies with a Granny Square Edging. You could use this technique by simply adding another row around every square and also joining them one by one.

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I don't think I want the yarn joining the squares to be seen.
Whichever method you use, you can simply use the 5 colours that are already in your squares.

Have fun!

I wish I would have joined them as I went but I think it would have been hard. I am going to look at your links and see if it helps me but maybe I could show you the picture of the blanket I am making. I got one of those cheap books at walmart or whatever but the directions for joining aren't very clear.

here is a link to the cover of the book.
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/bevfabriccrafts_2021_519927236

When I look at this, I don't see the yarn joining the square. How would I use all 5 colors to join? I may never finish this darn thing!!!

Oh and just a little bit of info about the blanket. There are so many squares and I only did like 5 of them right!!! There was one stitch that kept confusing me but I let it go because the final product looked like the cover. Yesterday after asking this question, I went and looked for answers. I was totally messing up the whole square! This blanket will not be perfect but it has been one heck of a learning experience!

ETA- thank you guys for taking the time to help me out!!! Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I am new and need help on: October 27, 2008 08:45:32 AM
Hi!  I'm fairly new to crochet, too, and am joining together granny squares for a lap afghan for a friend.  I'm using single crochet through the back loop (holding the right sides together) to join - I like the look it gives on the right side when done.

Here is the instructions for that - along with other types of joining:

http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares5.htm

Thank you! I will take a look at that. Did you use a different type of yarn? I don't think I want the yarn joining the squares to be seen. (If possible) I went and got the yarn needle yesterday but the pattern doesn't talk about the yarn to use for joining.

I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. Smiley
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I am new and need help on: October 27, 2008 05:50:00 AM
Hello! I have been lurking around for the last few weeks and now I have a question. So I am teaching myself to crochet. It has been hard and frustrating. I am working on my first granny square patch blanket thing. I was flying a lot and needed something to keep me busy. Anyway I finally figured out how to make the square. I was so excited and have almost finished all the squares needed. Well now I am freaking out. I have no clue what to do next. I have to join all the squares together and I do not understand the instructions to do it. I went to a book store the other day to find something that could help me but I didn't have any luck.

This blanket has 5 different color squares in it. I am not sure what color I should use to join them or what kind of yarn is needed...or how to do it.

Can anybody point me towards a book that gives very clear instructions on how to join the squares together?

Thank you so much! Smiley
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