My crochet experience started with miles and miles of chain stitch ropes and being taught the basic stitches - single crochet, double crochet and treble (triple) stitch. My first true sense of achievement was when I created my first granny square. I think I was about12 years of age and I remember being addicted. I couldn't put that hook and wool down. I've made numerous squares in a variety of ways since then. Not only are they pretty but the colour combinations, sizes and shapes are endless. So many possibilities = FUN!
My favourite tutorials:
- Purl Bee - great step by step pictures and descriptions. (You all know how much I love Purl Bee)
- Handmadeology has a terrific list of granny square tutorials
- I REALLY like the square in this tutorial by Linda Permann. The 'plus' sign in the middle makes for a cute granny square.
- This pattern from Yarning is simple and pretty but ever so slightly different than the others
- If you are feeling ambitious, there is Craftyminx's A Granny A Day
- Carina's Craft Blog has a nice tutorial as well
- If you are comfortable with the basic crochet stitches this tutorial on Wisecraft is a simple granny square that starts with a circle centre
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to email me or to leave a comment.
Once you have mastered the square, the question is - what to do with all the squares?
I'll be back with that post tomorrow.