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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x



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I love your blog. It'a a wonderful and colorful way of seeing another part of the world we live in. would you do a tutorial on color? you have a wonderful instinct. Maybe you could give advice where you find information and how you decide your color patterns. thank you.


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Thank you for this! I'm trying to make a poncho for my little girl and your tutorials really help!!


This makes it easy to do a project with granny squares. Thanks for sharing and you have a wonderful sense of color coordination.

Karin @ madebyk

So glad you posted this! I used it for some squares on a scarf I just finished. I can just imagine what a time saver it would be on a blanket or pillow... where you're joining more than the 9 squares that I did.

Dorothy Craik

Have done G.S in contin.rds
but find it hard to keep them square. Research everywhere for answers. So I'm going back to doing the squares and like the easiest of joining as you do. It's very explicit and easily understood. Thanks.


I´m so happy and thrilled with my first "join-as-I-go"!!! I tried it yesterday, with my current work, following this post in front of the computer. And it´s working!! So, so happy!!!
Thanks again, Lucy! You´re the best teacher ever!

karen w

wow - that was wonderful!
Thank you!

Alicia P.

Fantastic tutorial -- you are so good at explaining it all!!! Thank you!

Rachel Howdle

I just stumbled across your blog at the weekend and already I have made the wrist warmers with bobble edging and a couple of teeny tiny flowers too, and I love the little circle/squares on here, something I now just have to make when I get some more wool in.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenny  Melville

Hi Lucy, Thank you for all the wonderful incentive. Your colours bring so much life into your work. I am inspired and have made 6 Birdies already, everyone loves them! I love your blog and visit nearly every day, just to look! All the best for Christmas 2009 from Jenny in Australia.

sayda sanchez bonett

Hola Lucy !!!
Escribo desde Colombia, gracias por el Tutorial de Summer Garden Granny Sguare.
Su blog es encantador!!!
Un abrazo,

Lunar M

Your squares are so beautiful! would you give me the pattern for one square so that I may start my own beautiful afghan.


Thank you for share with us your colourful Big world!This is joy and happiness.

Vicky MItchell

Wow, I'm so glad I found your website.

I'm new to crochet and have so far made around 9 granny squares from patterns I've found on the net. I had no idea how to put them together though so thought they'd end up sitting around forever. But there seems to be everything I need to know here.

I also LOVE your colours and feel quite inspired to move away from the boring pastel shades I've been using (I'm making baby blanket). I'm also glad I discovered the join as you go before I progressed too far. It's quite soul destroying amassing a pile of squares and not being able to see how they'll look together and knowing that its a boing job to do at the end.



hello! I only learned to make a granny square today, tell me, are you only joining at the edge of each shell cluster?

martha blom

Did you use the technique of joining as you go to complete the afghan you are pictured with?


Thank you so much. I am trying this for the first time and it's hugely helpful. Searching for how to join as you go is what brought me to your blog in the first place. I am so glad I did!
Thank you again.


I discovered Attic24 by chance a couple of evenings ago. I think I've died and gone to heaven! It's nice to know other people love the things I do, none of my family or friends really get the pleasure of a basket full of brightly coloured yarns. Your wonderful creations and patterns have inspired me to start creating again - thanks so much. X


I LOVE the way you write! You are so easily understood, yet your style is so friendly and easygoing. Thank you!


Thank you lucy! i am so grateful for your kindness and for taking the time (alot of work these tutorials, i know!) to teach us. I am going to bed with my crochet bag tonight, and this tutorial and going to join my granny squares! how exciting!


wonderful idea and very clear explanations : thanks a lot!


hello lovely lady, could you recommend the right kit to start out with for making a cushion cover like this? x


Many thanks! These instructions are clear and the photos are so helpful.


I absolutely LOVE this blanket. I found your blog at the perfect time because my daughter, Emily, has requested a Granny Square College blanket!!! Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial.

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