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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010 11:04:25 AM »

Any suggestions on REALLY soft yarn that I can make a granny square out of with a big sized hook so I can pick some up while I'm there?
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010 11:11:59 AM »

Hmm... well, the thing with granny squares is, the bigger the yarn, the bigger the holes.  If that's not a problem, then...

I don't have any specific suggestions, but if you can't find a thick yarn suitable for what you want to do, you could always double-strand.  I think an M hook could handle two strands of worsted weight yarn held together.  I used one with two strands of Bernat Satin and it worked well.

To crochet with multiple strands, you basically just treat them as if they were one strand and continue as normal.  It might be a bit tricky to do at first, though. 

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010 11:12:39 AM »

If you want to use that hook you can double up with a worsted weight yarn. Caron simply soft is pretty soft & cheap
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2010 02:07:45 PM »

yeah, I really like Caron Simply Soft as well as the "I Love this Yarn" brand (though it can seem a bit waxy). Both of these yarns are a worsted weight and very soft to the touch and on the cheaper side of things. Definitely would suggest a hook from size h-j for single strand use, though. I've also found that the smaller hooks make for a much tighter and easier-to-see-the-pattern granny square. The larger hooks are more for bulky, multiple strands, and what I would call "other yarn" such as t-shirt yarn or plarn.
The yarn you have posted up looks really really pretty, but kinda looks too color-busy for a granny square pattern, unless you wanted to feature the colors more than the pattern itself... I could definitely see that yarn as a beautiful scarf, hat, or pair of mittens ^_^
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2010 10:55:00 PM »

Chenille is not the best for a stiff granny square. You can use it & I would use a smaller hook if you do. But, your squares will always be kinda floppy. It's a great yarn for a basic dc scarf though, drapes pretty good.

That's what I was going to say.  Looks like a good scarf yarn.  Usually the strip yarn is good for a scarf.  Or if you're so bold, you could try socks.
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