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« on: October 30, 2006 09:00:33 AM »

does anyone know a way to make granny squares? some of the patterns i've seeen are kind of confusing. one basic question I have , is how do i know, by reading the pattern, if i make more than one stitch into the same spot? like a pattern will say to double crochet 3, but looking at pictures or granny squares, it seems like i should make all those three stitches in the same little hole. does that make sense? HELP ME MAKE A GRANNY SQAURE PLEASE!
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006 02:31:05 PM »

Hey there.  Whenever you're working a Granny Square you will do three double crochets into the same stitch.  If you're just starting your round and you've chained three, that will count as one double crochet so you will only need to work two more into the same spot.  Of course, there are many different motifs out there and each one is different, but with most of your traditional Granny Sqaures you are going to double crochet three in each spot, chain two and then continue to work three dc's into same spot every stitch, separated by two chain stitches, in the round except for the corners.  When you get to the corners you will work three dc's, chain one and work three more dc's in the same spot so you end up with 6 dc's and one chain stitch to shape the square corners.  Hopefully that makes sense.  I'm terrible at giving crochet directions in writing.   Undecided

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006 06:59:05 AM »

There is a picture tutorial of how to make a granny square at Crochet Cabana.  It might help you.
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006 08:15:24 PM »

thanks for the info!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006 02:00:39 AM »

i find instructions in S&B: Happy Hooker very helpful, i just made my first granny square:D

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