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« on: October 02, 2010 10:39:50 AM »

So I'm trying to make a giant granny square blanket. And I realized its not getting as big as fast as I think it should. I realized I am only doing five shells in one round then four in the next. And all the giant granny square blankets I've seen have a WHOLE lot more than that. But I don't know how to do it! Help Please!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010 05:51:01 AM »

I'm not sure I understand the problem you're having, exactly...

When you make a granny square, you should have more shells (groups of 3 dc stitches) in a round than you did in the previous round.  The first will have 4 (one per side), the second will have 8 (two per side), the third will have 12 (3 per side), and so on.

The trick to making a really big granny square is to just keep adding rounds, and doing your 4 increases (or corners) in the same place each time.

The problem with making one big granny square, and this is true for any pattern worked in the round, is that the bigger you go, the longer a round will take to do.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010 06:34:30 AM »

like fantasmico says also, patience, my giant granny square blanket i started age 8 and finished age 20, admittedly my crochet-ing was raaaaaaather sporadic but still, patience is a virtue
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010 06:35:19 AM »

Heh... Wait until it gets big enough to take a half skein of yarn to get around the whole thing. THEN it feels like you're not getting anywhere!  Grin

It looks good so far. You're not doing anything wrong, except not having any patience with it. The last time I did one, it felt the same way, and took over a month to finish up. But it grew into a queen sized bed cover at some point during all of that. Just keep plodding along and you'll be fine.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010 09:20:12 AM »

I'm not sure I understand the problem you're having, exactly...

When you make a granny square, you should have more shells (groups of 3 dc stitches) in a round than you did in the previous round.  The first will have 4 (one per side), the second will have 8 (two per side), the third will have 12 (3 per side), and so on.

The trick to making a really big granny square is to just keep adding rounds, and doing your 4 increases (or corners) in the same place each time.

The problem with making one big granny square, and this is true for any pattern worked in the round, is that the bigger you go, the longer a round will take to do.

Ok I see what I was doing I was counting my corners. it is working right. I feel like a total moron now. Thanks!
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