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Old 05-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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I stink...
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.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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What goes wrong? Do you know?
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You'll get it! It is just like knitting you have to have patience and practice.
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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*
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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.
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http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Knit...-square-afghan

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Knit...ket-for-friend

http://www.ravelry.community/project...e-baby-blanket

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Knit...kellington-hat


All mine.
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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!
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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/6591134...shop_home_feat

The pattern use to be free.

I use the same stitch for wash cloths.
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That's pretty. They're charging for that pattern? Ridiculous!

http://scottys-place.blogspot.com/20...n-pattern.html
http://www.crochettoday.com/tags/diagonal-box-stitch
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...tch-square-6x6
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http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Knit...e-baby-blanket

Oopsie.
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