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October 16, 2008

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Lisa Brown

hi Lucy, what a wonderful blog, so gorgeous looking at your pictures and wonderful creations

my one wish is to be able to crochet, I have no classes near me or anyone I know who can show me how, I did learn myself to knit and cross stitch, but don't know were to start with crochet, do I buy a magazine or book? I am also left handed and when I see tutorials I find them difficult to follow cause they're usually done by right handers. I would love to do the granny squares or ripple type stitching but are these the wrong patterns to start off with?
Also if you could be kind enough to tell me what hook and crochet wool to purchase for my 1st try, (I am in the UK) I am usually home bound a lot and feel crochet would be a great way to keep my mind off the pain days, and something I could do even whilst lying on top of my bed recuperating

Any help would be so appreciated I know you are a busy Mum, but if you get a spare moment I would so love to hear from you x

Mariawellmert@hotmail.com

What a smart way of changing colours and yarn in a Granny Sq. I am one of those who always ends up with lots of short ends that have to be sown in the end which of course is tedious and boring :)

I have just discovered your blog, but trust me from now on I will be going through all of it! What source of inspiration.

I am also "hooked" (pardon the pun) to crocheting but have mainly made shawls. Right now my project is a baby-blanket that is crocheted in zig-zags.

Sometimes I put my finished things on my blog so if you have a few minutes to spare you're welcome :)

Martha loo

Love your granny square blankets. Especially the small ones and larger ones together. Have been looking and looking for your granny square instructions. Do you have one written up? Tks

Rachel D.

Thank you very much Lucy for that tip. I've crocheted more than 30 years ago and for the last month, I've rediscovered a pleasure I've missed for so long.
Granny squares are just fun to make: choosing the different colour combinations and yours are just... per-fect ! Thank you for brightening my days as it's always a pleasure to pay you a visit.
I'll be back soon. Hello from Belgium.

Erica K

Having things that make you happy in your home is so important, isn't it? I wish I could say that I loved my entire home...

I'm in the middle of a big granny square blanket, but I don't really like it all that much anymore. I've promised myself I'd finish it all the same though. *sigh*

Salainen siili

hello!
i love to granny-squaring. i come from finlad and 16 old. i have 70 granny-squaring and i need do only 130 more.
in finnish the granny-squaring is isoäidin neliö.
I like u page...
sorry my bad english...

Kylie

Hi, lovely, lovely work! Just thought I would share something that my Grandma taught me - when you are doing quite a few rounds on a granny square it can lose its square shape. She told me to spin the square around so you are working on the back of the work. Do 1 or 2 rounds and then turn it back around and work on the right side. This helps to keep it square.

AnnaPaula

Thank you for your kind and usefull tips..
have a god day and your blog will be soon in my favourites links!!
With friendship
AnnaPaula

Naomi Vela

Hi, I don't want to poke my nose in and seem rude, but can I pass a tip onto you about granny square making? I hope so....when you complete each round, do the 3 ch to start the next round, then turn the square to face the opposite way. I do half of that corner now (I complete the corner when I get back there and join the row to it), then go back over the way you went on the last row, completing the round as you would normally. Now you do exactly the same thing...ch 3 and turn your work over and go back the way you just came...basically you go clock wise one row and anti clockwise the next row....the reason I say to do this, is my dear old mum taught me to do this many years ago and it stops your crochet pulling one way....it shows up big time when you're doing multi coloured/stripey squares. If you need further clarification, please contact me and I'll try and help all I can. Hopefully I've explained it ok here. Hugs Naomi. Adelaide, Sth Australia

jeane

luce, do u have any tutorial on granny square? i doesnt seem able to get to the first round after the foundation chain slip stich together. how many dc i suppose to make for the first round? the link u provided doesnt show detailed tutorial as u do.

ooh how i wish u can have tutorial on your granny square, i simply adore ur granny square, not to mention the others. by the way, i have tried out your flowers and leaves crochet. it turns out very beautifully, and i thought hey, we can use this at the wedding next time. many many thanks to u :)

have a nice day.

jeane

i love all your crochet work, the hex, the square, the flowers, the bags etc.., and its very kind for you to show us the tutorial. definetely it helps alot. thank you so muchhhhhhhhh.

wish you merry christmas and happy new year 2009.

Molly

You just changed my life with this, "weaving them in as you go" business! I never really got that before and have spent HOURS losing ends. You're amazing!

jane

My god woman are there no end to your talents?!! Not only do you look amazing, have wonderful hair, are a great photographer, an amazing housewife and mother...Not to mention No.1 blogger, But you now reveal to us all your beautiful textile pictures. Can you slow down please? you're putting some of out here to shame!!
Honestly though Lucy ,there stunning! really brightened up my day.
Jane. x

driftwood

fantastic pictures - just love all the bright colours! just off to check out those tutorials!

mandy

lovely granny squares, I've been busy making some too,
go grannies! LOL
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cathleen

Another post full of total eye candy. Thanks for brightening up my evening after a long, long, dreary, rainy day here at my house.

Cynthia

That is going to be a beautiful granny square afghan when it's done. I just love to crochet and now I'm teaching myself to knit. I think the yarn budget might have to be increased :)

Lace hearts

Hi - Emma directed me here, because I did a rubbish post about this today, prompted by how many peeps want to learn to crochet and I felt sad that people find it hard. Your pics are so much better. I'll direct everybody to you instead! I know what you mean about catching a glimpse of something and feeling really warm about it - I love your crocheted scarf.

alchamillamolly

WOW what a talented lady I love your pictures - they should be on the pages of Country Living can you not do some more - I know you have a young family but I think you could make a fortune with these. They are gorgeous justthink how much wool one of these beauties would buy you!!

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Hi Lucy

Sorry to have led you up the garden path. Thought I would do a giveaway and was really happy to find CK bag in Tesco - then read your blog where you have the whole lot - probably will be a crap giveaway - everyone has one now! Nevermind! Brilliant tutorial on the crocheting in the ends - thanks you very much. Back to the good feeling. Just feel optimistic - really necessary at the moment I think - would like to banish the doom and gloom from everyone's heavy hearts and make everyone confident again!

Love Emma x

Andrea

You are soooo helpful to the rest of us out here trying to get help from every angle to assist us with our attempt in crocheting!! Thank you, Thank you!! x

lisa

I am getting ready to crochet right now. I'm so inspired by you yet not crocheting because I'm still sitting here being inspired! Ok. Off I go. Thank you. Oh and thank you for the bit about weaving the ends in. I'm definitely going to try that.

Cláudia

Beatiful Lucy!!
Bye!

weedwacker

You have a beautiful blog, and I really enjoy it.
I love making the granny square blanket. They are easy and beautiful. I made mine out of leftover sock yarn. There's a photo of it here:

http://weedwackerknits.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html

Happy fall!

Pink feather paradise

I can't wait to see the floral fabric paintings, and I sat up to 1am this morning reading a pattern over and over trying to make a slightly complicated granny square, it involved picot stitches and trebles and doubles, I will have to blog how I got on... love the knit and natter idea in a coffee shop, Joanne books a hall but it lacks the cosy atmosphere...and cost money to hire!
Cheers Alex

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