my first granny

learning to crochet

One of my 2010 goals is to learn to crochet. Inspired by some creative and colourful crocheted pillows and a soon-to-be afghan I’ve seen recently, I decided to finally take a stab at making a granny square. With the help of this step-by-step tutorial, I made my first granny!

So far, I’ve gone through Pip’s lessons 1-8. After making up a couple more squares, I’ll take lesson 9 and 10 to learn how to sew in the ends and join the squares together. But right now, it’s slow going. The hardest thing I’m struggling with right now is mastering the hold on the yarn so the tension is right and the yarn doesn’t get too loose. I think once I figure that out, the whole process would be a lot smoother.

I can’t say I can actually crochet yet since I only know how to make this simple granny. I’ve looked at a few crochet patterns and they are gibberish to me. I can’t seem to make sense of the instructions or the abbreviations. So for now, I’ll stick to making this simple granny and hopefully join them together to make a nice pillow or blanket  — if I’m ambitious enough! Wish me luck!

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4 thoughts on “my first granny

  1. I think you did very well for your first granny. I have to warn you, they are very addictive. I now have four different granny projects underway. I love making them. It’s putting them together that’s a drag. Now that you’re doing crochet, I have to start knitting (thanks for linking my site). And for the record, I think crochet instructions are very difficult to read. I like visuals — if I can figure it out from a picture, I’m good to go.

  2. Wow–that is a great first start! My first granny was very wonky…LOL!… I like to dip into crochet, but knitting comes more naturally. I would love to become better at the craft of crochet. Maybe I should get going with some grannies again. Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

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