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« on: October 11, 2013 06:37:46 PM »

I decided that I wanted to learn to crochet, and had my aunt give me one quick lesson. The result of which is that I sort of know how to make a granny square. Go me I guess? Anyway, I decided to make an afghan and came to the conclusion that I would just make one giant rainbow coloured granny square.

My stitches (is that the right word?) started off nice and tight, but have been gradually getting looser as I go along. I don't think that the size of the orange stitches is too far off from the red, but the yellow looks much looser. Is it as bad as I think?

And are giant afghan (like throw blanket size) granny squares really a thing? Or am I just attempting something crazy because I don't know any better??? 

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013 06:40:58 PM »

I don't think it looks bad at all. Did you maybe use different yarns? That could account for the different tensions. Also, the longer you work the better you get and you will find your groove and tension that you're comfortable with so it may change just because of that. But it doesn't look bad at all. And ya, if you do a search you will find a ton of giant granny square afghans. Great job!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013 06:59:34 PM »

Thanks! I think I needed a bit of confidence to go on...

I hadn't thought about different yarn. I've been working really long hours lately and haven't had any time to go shopping, so when I needed a new color I gave my mother one of the papers off my first two balls of yarn and asked her to go by it for me. She came back with the yellow ball of yarn, and said that it was the only one that was the colour I wanted but it had no paper wrapping on it. The girl at the store thought it was the same brand, but she could have been wrong.

I think I'm going to just keep going. I'm too lazy to start over. Cheesy

I'll have to look up some other giant granny squares now!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013 07:47:07 PM »

I think it looks grand! And agree with mama24boyz. You will develop a rhythm to things. And granny squares are supposed to be a bit "wonky" and warped. That is the idea for using up a variety of threads. You seem to be doing wonderful. Keep up the good work!


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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013 06:19:43 AM »

I agree with the previous comments.
You'll get your own tension the more you crochet.
Big Granny Square blankets are beautiful and retro. I working on one at the moment that it using up odds and ends of yarn, so each row looks a bit different.
Yours is looking fab.

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014 01:55:59 AM »

It looks like the yellow is a thinner yarn.I think that's the only problem, but it really looks great for a first timer. and granny square blankets are ALWAYS in style Smiley DOn't give up!

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