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MrsRandom78 Tue 02-Apr-13 08:45:04

Can anyone recommend a good simple video tutorial for making a granny square? Also looking for recommendations for nice soft cotton (not wool but not sure I'm describing that right!) to crochet a blanket for a friends baby. Thanks!

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 02-Apr-13 09:42:03

I like the Purl Bee instructions for a granny square.

Granny Square

It isn't a video tutorial but it does have lots of clear photos. It is written in American terminology so when it talks about a dc it means a uk treble.

As for yarn, Sirdar Baby Bamboo is a good choice for blankets.

MrsRandom78 Tue 02-Apr-13 22:33:36

Ooh, I like that yarn - thanks! Need to keep looking for a video tutorial though - too stupid to work it out from photos!

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 02-Apr-13 23:13:47

Take a look at the Crochet Geek videos on YouTube. From memory I think they are in US terms though.

SoupDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 08:09:15

Sidar Baby Bamboo! Definitely smile It is utterly gorgeous with a lovely feel, drape and weight to the finished blanket. It is my Yarn of Choice for baby blankets smile

SoupDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 08:11:08

Look at the Attic24 blog. On the left hand sidebar is a list of her patterns & tutorials. they are usually very good with lots of pictures.

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