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N0obKnitter
05-02-2013, 09:57 PM
At crochet. :-/

I've been trying to get past a basic granny square for over a year. Every time I try to hook a single crochet etc blanket, it goes wrong, wrong....wrong.

:eyes:

GrumpyGramma
05-02-2013, 10:58 PM
What goes wrong? Do you know?

HeathersHobbies
05-03-2013, 03:39 AM
You'll get it! It is just like knitting you have to have patience and practice. :thumbsup:

N0obKnitter
05-03-2013, 09:28 AM
It looks...ugly. it starts to curl and the edges look weird. :-(

I can chain, single crochet, make a shell...I have a couple of books with amazing, beautiful squares etc I want to make but... I'm not that advanced. *sigh*

GrumpyGramma
05-03-2013, 11:06 AM
I've not crocheted for a couple years now but as I recall there does tend to be a curl to the fabric. Neater ends to rows and nicer edges comes with practice and guess what! You can add a border and hide it! I almost always added a border even if it was just sc to even things out and make it look better.

N0obKnitter
05-03-2013, 07:56 PM
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnitCrochetWin/ugly-granny-square-afghan

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnitCrochetWin/baby-blanket-for-friend

http://www.ravelry.community/projects/KnitCrochetWin/giant-granny-square-baby-blanket

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnitCrochetWin/jack-o-skellington-hat


All mine.

GrumpyGramma
05-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Your third link didn't work. The other three are nice.
I never liked putting squares together so I never actually made a granny square afghan. You're ahead of me there!

HeathersHobbies
05-03-2013, 08:35 PM
You made those? They look great if you did :)
I have been crocheting for 30 years now and I still hate putting together squares. I use the diagonal stitch for blankets.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/65911340/pattern-diagonal-box-stitch-afghan?ref=shop_home_feat

The pattern use to be free.

I use the same stitch for wash cloths.

GrumpyGramma
05-03-2013, 08:42 PM
That's pretty. They're charging for that pattern? Ridiculous!

http://scottys-place.blogspot.com/2009/03/diagonal-box-stitch-afghan-pattern.html
http://www.crochettoday.com/tags/diagonal-box-stitch
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-diagonal-box-stitch-square-6x6

N0obKnitter
05-03-2013, 09:30 PM
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnitCrochetWin/giant-granny-square-baby-blanket

Oopsie.

N0obKnitter
05-03-2013, 09:34 PM
I'm intensely interested in Tunisian crochet! I saved a pattern for a potholder:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-afghan-stitch-potholders

GrumpyGramma
05-03-2013, 10:37 PM
Then you can try this Entrelac Crochet Blanket Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FfniPE4FOI). You can do it with an ordinary crochet hook. I did.

The bag here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108065) was done in Tunisian.

catlvr
05-04-2013, 08:25 AM
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KnitCrochetWin/giant-granny-square-baby-blanket

Oopsie.

Try crochetcabana.com She has great tutorials.

MGM
05-04-2013, 09:26 AM
Here are links to some video and picture tutorials on different types of granny squares and how to join them. I hope they help you!

MGM

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/02/learn-to-crochet-traditional-granny.html

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/02/learn-to-crochet-one-color-traditional.html

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/03/learn-to-crochet-solid-granny-square.html

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/03/learn-to-crochet-changing-colors-on.html

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/how-to-join-block-using-single-crochet.html

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/how-to-join-blocks-finished-pictures.html

fatoldladyinpjs
05-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Try a Granny stripe. This is done back and forth rather than in the round.

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/granny-stripe.html

I didn't know much about crocheting either until I started doing Youtube video projects. My favorite teachers are Bethintx1, bobwilson123, hectanooga1, thecrochetgeek, and mikeyssmail (The Crochet Crowd). Just put their screen names in the search box and their projects will come up.

N0obKnitter
05-06-2013, 11:57 PM
Learning how to do this pattern on yolandasotolopez's YouTube channel

GrumpyGramma
05-07-2013, 12:21 AM
Very nice and you're doing very well! :thumbsup:

N0obKnitter
05-07-2013, 06:07 AM
I decided to test drive my new Denise hooks. Love 'em!

nchofame
07-17-2013, 05:19 AM
Hang in there - in about a year from now you'll be amazed at what you'll be able to do. Keep trying, don't let that stupid hook defeat you! lol

sandylee222
08-01-2013, 03:34 AM
Agree with HeathersHobbies, need patience and practice.