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right I have done one granny square and a hat...

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cheesecheeseplease Fri 01-Feb-13 17:37:50

thanks ladies, I ha e started a tester for the granny stripe as a baby blanket for a friend. 3 stripes in and its a piece of cake! just having to remember which row I'm on for the turns that pattern was lovely

MercedesKing Fri 01-Feb-13 09:42:29

I am learning it too, sorry that It is my first time to hear about Lucy pack as a foreigner, but, I learned it from these conversations a lot. It really worth a try! smile

MsInterpret Thu 31-Jan-13 22:54:39

I am doing a granny stripe ATM - its my first big project after learning and a couple of little things. Just following attic24 instructs at first but in the swing now.

Finding it great - much easier than ripple, which I tried before and just couldn't get the stitches to match up but I think doing the stripe I've cracked crocheting into the chain a bit more! A tip I followed was to use a hook one size bigger for your chain, definitely helped me see the stitches more easily.

Good luck!

NotADragonOfSoup Thu 31-Jan-13 13:30:37

I think a granny stripe is a piece of cake - it's just the same stitch over and over.

peachypips Thu 31-Jan-13 12:34:56

Never posted on A and C before but noticed ur post! I run a women's craft group called Crafty Birds, and whilst we normally bring our own things to work on this week we decided to all learn crochet together. My goodness the swearing and cursing! I ended up with a lump of tangled matted wool. IT'S SO HARD!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 31-Jan-13 12:30:49

It might be tricky! I find rows much harder than rounds, although I'm getting better. What puts me off the ripple is counting the chain and getting the right number of stitches in the first row.

I've just made my first blanket of granny squares and I am so pleased with it, it's lovely. I did lots of different squares for the middle so have learnt lots of new techniques and had several rows of the same but different coloured squares round the outside iyswim.

Tbh I found joining reAlly easy, just double crocheted them together. Doing the border was great, you could see it all coming together and it was so satisfying.
I am now planning to do the dses hexagonal blankets from attic24 and then probably one for our tent too.

I will learn how to join as I go with the hexagons. My face looks a bit like confused this when I look at the pictures on attic24's website at the moment but I'm sure I'll get it once I get started.

Just waiting on more wool nobody tell DH though

KelleStar Thu 31-Jan-13 09:01:07

Joining is no problem... Look at Lucy's blog for the joining as you go technique... Makes life so much easier. I am midway through an epic hexagon blanket and it means that I don't have to finish all the blocks and then join, I do them as I go and it's easy to see what I have done.

cheesecheeseplease Thu 31-Jan-13 08:48:01

thankyou chipping, tour right that is lovely not sure about joining squares thoblush sh thinks I'm certifiable for wanting to spend 30 quid on wool! thanks

ChippingInLovesMN Thu 31-Jan-13 01:42:24


Link would be handy I guess grin

Oh and yes, I think you're certifiable attempting a granny stripe blanket so soon!

ChippingInLovesMN Thu 31-Jan-13 01:41:13

This is lovely with the Lucy pack too smile

cheesecheeseplease Thu 31-Jan-13 01:21:59

now I'm going to get the Lucy pack and do the granny stripe blanketshock too much for my third project? and where do you reccomend I buy the yarn? grin grin grin

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