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New to Woolly hugs - crochet inspiration needed, please

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Grockle Sat 19-Oct-13 20:07:24


My lovely wool arrived today & I was all excited but I'm now feeling overwhelmed! I've spent ages on Ravelry & Pinterest but could do with a simple pattern to follow to get me started - using a 4mm hook. Unless someone can tell me roughly how many to chain to get me started. I've tried several times but my brain is addled & I'm disappointed that I've not yet got a pile of beautiful squares that I've made.



Try looking on YouTube for crochet tutorials - that's how I learned to crochet a basic granny square - and from there, I went back to the written granny square pattern! and knowing how to do it meant I could work back from that to understand following the pattern.

Once I did that, I found it was much easier to follow other patterns.

AnyaKnowIt Sat 19-Oct-13 22:21:33

Is it a granny square blanket that you want?

Can you crochet or just started learning?

AnyaKnowIt Sat 19-Oct-13 22:23:23

I learnt from this

Grockle Sun 20-Oct-13 01:26:19

I can crochet (but in American), I just can't work out how to make a 6" square using a 4mm hook blush

if I measure a 6" chain then by the time I've done a couple more rows, it changes & is longer than I expected (without me making mistakes!)

Dunno why I'm being so dopey, it should be straightforward. In my defence, I am ill & brain seems to be on strike.

Granny squares are ok, I think but nothing too holey.

Thank you for the links.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 20-Oct-13 09:09:13

Rather than doing rows, try Catherine Hirst's tutorial for doing a granny square see here I heart her, she taught me, and I found going round MUCH easier, it made sense, still can't manage a square of rows of crochet that doesn't have a frilly edge.

If you did squares in different colours in that zingy wool of yours it would be really effective when all attached.

AnyaKnowIt Sun 20-Oct-13 10:28:28

Are your stitches getting wider as you work up? Working in the round is far easier

Grockle Sun 20-Oct-13 18:21:38

Pistey... best link ever! Thank you.

My crocheting is fine, my stitches are ok, it's just the actual square making thing that I got stuck on. Don't know why. Like I said, my brain is not working atm. All sorted now though smile

KnottyLocks Fri 25-Oct-13 12:31:26

Crack on , my lovely smile

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