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Topic: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP!  (Read 1663 times)
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« on: June 22, 2005 07:28:26 PM »

Well, you know how you make Granny squares in three steps, when I finish off each time I tie the two little end threads together but the Granny squares still come unraveled. I hope ya'll understand what I'm trying to say, Please try to help me anything is better then nothing Grin Thanks Grin Cheesy Smiley Smiley Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005 12:37:48 AM »

maybe you are trimming the ends too close to the knot?  you can work your stitches over the yarn ends from the knot below for a little ways and then weave them in when you finish the square.   You should have at least an inch left past the knot to weave in.

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005 01:10:11 AM »

I spent 4 1/2 months working on my granny square afghan; I wove in all the ends as well as I could (first granny square project, third crocheted project).

Then my cat slept on it, and after I washed it two of my centers unravelled. I'm sad, and I know your pain. Hopefully you can figure out what's going on and avoid my problem.

« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005 05:10:45 AM »

That happened to me too...  Undecided I was making a blanket for my Godbrother and the very first square messed up in the middle so I had to take the squares apart just to fill it in with an extra square I had.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2005 07:55:16 AM »

Rather than tying knots (that always come undone!), try this yarn-change technique:


Then, leave ends long and crochet right over them. It's a much more secure way to go and with some practice, should work for granny squares.

Good luck!
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