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KimberlyPye
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2005 07:38:02 PM »

I wrote out a pattern for a simple traditional granny square in response to a question at Stitch Guide.  If you'd like to see it, here's a link:

http://www2.stitchguide.com/cgi-bin/sgbb/webbbs/webbbs_config.pl?read=3899



Annalou, you're a freakin' genious.  I've been looking for a granny square pattern all night.  My mom tried to teach me how to make them a long time ago, but we both gave up.  And tonight I couldn't figure out any of the patterns.  I figured I was too dumb.  But I just used your pattern and WOOOOO!!!  I can make granny squares now!!

Your pattern was so easy to follow, I don't think I even need to look at it the second time!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

~Kimberly:-)
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2005 06:31:37 PM »

You're most welcome.  Guess all those years of writing up detailed lab reports that others had to be able to follow rubbed off.
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2005 06:48:39 PM »

I learned granny squares from Martha.  I think this pattern is pretty easy to follow, too - y'know, just as another option

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel172176&contentGroup=MSL&site=living

i recommend starting in just one color, and then graduating to multiple ends & colors later.  not too much too soon.
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2005 07:33:31 AM »

Annalou, you rock! I too can make granny squares now . . . and they are even square! Double bonus!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2006 01:31:54 PM »

I'm hoping that one of you who liked my version might have a copy of the instructions.  The site that I originally posted it to was merged into something else, and the post disappeared.  Please PM me if you have a copy.

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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2006 05:10:10 PM »

darn I came too late annalou b/c I wanted to check out ur site but it was gone. Well I also learned how to make a granny square on this dvd I checked out of the library called The Art of Knitting & Crochet 2 and it showed me how and now I am so happy b/c I can finally make a granny square.
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2006 05:47:37 PM »

Granny squares are one of my favorite things to make!  I learned to make a traditional granny and that's all I made for many years but then, I found the internet! and found that there are literally hundreds of different patterns.  I love doing searches for new and interesting patterns and trying them.  Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't but you just keep trying.
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2006 09:12:32 PM »

Dang it!  Too late also.  Anyone have the instructions?  I was just going to try to do a granny square too. *grumble*
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2006 06:34:48 PM »

I'll keep looking to see if I saved a copy of my instructions somewhere . . .

In the meanwhile, take a look at:
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/ltc-granny_square.htm

Update:  Here's the info for all who wanted it:
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Here's the granny square pattern as my grandma taught me:

A. ch 6, sl st in beginning ch to form ring. ch 3, turn.

B. 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, ch 2, join with sl st to top of turning ch. ch 3, turn.

C. 3 dc in ch-2 space, ch 2, 4 dc in same space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, join with sl st to top of turning ch. ch 3, turn.

D. 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, join with sl st to top of turning ch.

You can finish off here, or continue on using the repeating pattern of putting 4 dc in a ch-1 space and putting (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in the ch-2 spaces at the corners. By continuing row after row, you could make an afghan that is one huge granny square!
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2006 08:15:46 AM »

Hi craft kitten! I am making that same granny square shawl from Lion Brand. I am almost finished. It was a pain to get going on it, because I had never made a granny square previously either. I just love the colors in it and I had to have it!
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