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07-31-2007, 05:55 AM
I'm teaching myself to crochet and am using the tutorial at Crafty Daisies. In Lesson #2 (http://craftydaisies.com/2007/05/29/learn-to-crochet-lesson-2/), I learned how to crochet in the round. I'm having trouble with reading one of the patterns. In the Basic Granny Square pattern (http://www.crochetpatty.com/patterns/squares/basic7.html), I'm not sure about the total number of times I do the pattern in the round. :shrug:

4 dc in lp, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 4 times ; join B in initial st

Am I suppose to do 4 dc in lp, 2 ch 4 times total or 5 times total?

This is different from knitting where I have a number of stitches on the needles and can count the increases and decreases.

07-31-2007, 09:28 AM

Check this out! It's explained so well and there are pictures! Woo hoo!
(the answer to your ? is 4x because you are making the four corners).

Hope this link helps!

07-31-2007, 10:35 AM
Thank you very much Larudden!!!!:woohoo:I'm going to follow the tutorial on the link you posted and make that grany square then try other other pattern again.

08-01-2007, 02:25 PM
I learned how to do a basic square on youtube. If you go there and search for tjw1963, thats her username. She has so many crochet videos. She has one of making a granny square. This one does not have the Ch.1 spaces... it is continuous DC's. Check it out! I like it better than the traditional granny. http://youtube.com/watch?v=gJCd_-V2D5k