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Title: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP!
Post by: odds Life 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 ;D Thanks ;D :D :) :) :D ;D


Title: Re: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP!
Post by: mikan 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.


Title: Re: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP!
Post by: monstergirl 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.

peace
monstergirl


Title: Re: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP!
Post by: LilMissPink on June 23, 2005 05:10:45 AM
That happened to me too...  :-\ 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.

~ Tatyana ~


Title: Re: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP!
Post by: modkatie on June 24, 2005 07:55:16 AM
Rather than tying knots (that always come undone!), try this yarn-change technique:

http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/crochet/stitch_pages/cro_color_change.html

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!