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Topic: My FIRST GRANNY SQUARE! YEEEHAW!  (Read 799 times)
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« on: June 03, 2009 08:58:59 PM »

Alright, I know this probably doesn't count as an FO to anyone else, but I've be crocheting for nearly a year, and for some reason granny squares scared the hell out of me.  I'm more of a free-form, wing-it, seat-of-your-pants type of crafter, you know?

But anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet, a bug up my butt, what have you, to learn to crochet a granny square.  And thanks to the youtube videos by crochet-mania I did it!  (Mostly.)

It's not perfect, and the yarn is ugly as sin, but it's a 5 round traditional granny square.  I'm not happy with the final corner, but gimme a break, y'all!  It's my first one!

I might have to frame the damn thing!


(Is it terrible that I can't tell you if that's the front or the back? LMAO!)

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009 04:21:16 AM »

way to go!  Cheesy  I've been working on a granny square blanket for almost 2 years ... and I only pick it up when I have no other projects to work on. Needless to say, I've had to re-learn granny squares about 10-15 times. Some of them are different than others, but I finally bookmarked the tut I used for most of them.

Happy hooking!  You're well on your way!

« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009 07:46:14 AM »

Looks good!
Crocheted squares often form a 'cup' shape on the front side. If there is a side that the edges seem to curl on (like if you rest it on a table only the middle is touching) then that is the front.
It looks like it is backside up there.
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009 10:14:47 AM »

Congratulations!!! Good job!! Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009 11:01:00 AM »

I think it looks great! Granny squares make great coasters! Oh and it looks like the back to me. =)

« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009 11:31:47 AM »

That's great! I still have not managed to make a Granny Square. I'm more of a scarf/blanket person.

« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009 12:24:17 PM »

Very pretty and looks like the back to me.
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