The Infamous Granny Square

It’s official! I love Granny Squares – they are amazing building blocks and can be used individually as face cloths, pot holders and coasters or sewn together to make beautiful bags, blankets, scarfs, headbands and clothes.

As the Granny Square is worked in circles / rounds from the centre out, you can make them as big or small as you like. The one I’m going to take you through is quite traditional and has 3 rounds.

They are a great crochet first make and I’ve put together this step by step Granny Square Guide to get you started. Ready? Continue reading

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Crochet Stitch Summary Chart

Hopefully my step by step guide to crochet stitches has helped you in your happy hooking journey!

I’ve summarise these stitch techniques into a chart to help as a quick reminder.

Anyone for crochet? The Slip Stitch

The Slip Stitch is the shortest crochet stitch and is used to join in new yarn, turn chain stitches into foundation rings and for moving ‘invisibly’ across your piece of work to get your yarn to where you want it.

It’s pretty similar to the chain stitch so you should have it mastered in no time! Continue reading

Back to Basics: The Slip Knot

Whether it be knitting or crochet you need to start with a slip knot to get the yarn onto your needle. To create one of these …..

1. Cross the yarn coming from the ball over the yarn end (tail) to form a circle. Continue reading