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    Question Question for you crocheters out there

    Ladies, I'm all ready to start typing up the tutorial on granny squares using this pattern found online http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/01gran...nysquare.shtml

    My question is, do you need me to break down the pattern first in plain english so you can understand it?

     

     

    PS. Sara, I finished your square, you picked a dilly for your first one!

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    I'm almost done with that granny square. I just can't crochet at night. I'm too tired to read. I picked it up again a few ago and did fine. I just need to finish it off. (last round) woohoo

    I don't need the pattern broken down, BUT there are times I wish they spelled patterns all out instead of using ** to repeat. I especially can't stand when there are like three different *, **, in a pattern and they are right next to one another. grrrr. I'm too new to catch on before making the mistake and undoing.

    That pattern doesn't look too difficult to read. JMO, but someone else may feel differently.

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    So you don't need help with the Velvet and Lace Square http://hometown.aol.com/lffunt/velvet.htm ????

    How can you stand having so many ends to weave in on one little square? That is my major complaint about doing granny square in different colors. I don't like weaving in the ends and sewing them all together.

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    That velvet & lace square is so pretty. I would hate the changing & weaving but the effect is just so nice. I can understand it.
    Thanks for all the help you give with sewing and crocheting and stuff Dee!!!!




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    I'm all set with that one I think, BUT let me know which option you used to finish off. I still need to do that. I need to just not even try to crochet at night, if it's something I'm not familar with.
    I really like that square. Mine certainly isn't as dainty looking as hers. Did she use thread and yarn? Her picture looks so delicate.

    I agree, I don't like weaving in all the ends either. I haven't done it yet.

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    Dee, I don't need the pattern broken down either. I'm with Sara though on the *, **, ** and repeat.

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    Here is mine completed.

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    What did I do wrong? lol Yours looks just like hers and mine looks like some alien spacecraft. rofl

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    It's right in the beginning Sara, on round 3. She didn't explain it very well and I just did what I thought it should be.

    Mine looks like hers mainly because of the color contrast in the 2 yarns.

    Round 3 with the cream:

    Round 3: Join color A with a sc in the center dc of any 3dc group; ** *working in front of the next ch 1 sp, yo and insert hook in the dc of round 1 directly below the same ch 1 sp, complete V st in this dc;* (sc, ch 1, sc) in the center dc of the next 3dc group on round 2** Repeat from ** to ** 6 times. Repeat from * to * once; sc in the same st as the first sc, ch 1, join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off color A.
    Here is a pic with the sc in the center dc of any 3 dc group,

    yarn over and insert hook around the dc of round 1 directly below the same ch 1 sp.

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    This is the dc completed

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    Here is the V stitch completed.

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    Here is what round 3 should look like when you are done.

     

    Basically you are crocheting on top of your other (dark) color to give it a stained glass look.

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    I think I get it. I inserted my hook in a different place. I may try this again. I am stubborn. lol (and a glutton for punishment)

    Thank you so much!

    I always seem to find patterns that aren't quite right. That coupled with me being not quite right is not a good combo. rofl

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    No it wasn't you at all, she didn't explain it right or it was a typo is all.

    I found a typo in the basic granny square pattern too!

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    One other thing Sara that she doesn't tell you. When you start each new round with another color, I jumped over a couple of groups of stitches to the left. This is so all my knots weren't in one place on the square. If you don't do this, it will distort the square.

    In other words stagger where you join your next rounds, don't put them on top of each other.

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