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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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Frances schluter

Thanks for the instructions that were easy to understand and easy to see in the pictures :-)!I enjoy your website. Frances


This is beautiful Lucy! Do you happen to have a pattern for these granny squares?


I do accept as true with all of the concepts you've offered in your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for starters. Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

Goodmorning Beautyful

Beautiful, i love it.


Me encantan sus tutoriales, la felicito por sus trabajos.

Mis atentos saludos


This is brilliant - I am a total beginner and I can follow this very easily. I love the simplicity and clean look of the join. Thanks so much for posting this!


Hi Lucy, thanks so much for showing us how to do this. I am trying it now with my granny square scarf, so far so good. Hope you don;t mind me posting a link (credit) to your site, as I thought it helpful for others to know.

Have fun


Hi lucy
this looks great ,in fact your site is excellent so inspiring and cosy!
i just wondered if i'm understanding right from the above tutorial than when you use the join as you go method you only join at the spaces after you've joined the 2 squares at the corner ..so i mean you don't join the side clusters together only a stitch at the spaces.
if this is the case does that leave a gap between the squares at the side clusters and does that look a bit funny in a finished blanket?
i hope you understand my question and i'm sorry if i've miss understood your tutorial.
thank you


you can just use a yarn needle after completing the granny squares. It's looks lopsided.


Hi Lucy I do mine slightly different I put the first chain loop (off the hook)under the next block..just seems neater some how..
I have done this with my hexagon African flower
pattern,and the granny squares..love your site
I live near Bolton Lancs,,

marina buys

thank you so much it is a great idee no problem at all understanding is just a beginner

The House of Jones

Oh my goodness Lucy, I am actually doing it!! Thank you, thank you :) My first ever join as you go!
Jones x

Jennifer R.

I am trying this for the first time. Thank you sooooo much. I can't believe how fast my blanket is coming together. I have soo many granny squares around in bags, but I had never joined them because I wasn't sure how. That won't happen again. Again, thank you. :-) Love you blog, by the way.

Meludy Beasley

You are so amazing!! I wish I could be that good at crochet! However, you do inspire me to try harder! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful patterns with us!


Hi Lucy,
Many years ago I ran across the directions for putting the squares together as you do, and have put the Granny Squares together that way which I think is so much faster.
I've gotten acquainted with a lady making Granny Squares and wanting to learn how to put them together. I no longer have my directions, so was very happy to find your link. I'll be refering her to it.
Thanks so much and happy Crafting.


This is an awesome method! It sure beats whip stitching all those squares after they are all done! Thank you so much!


i really need it for i have made 23 squares but i was disappointed how to join them together so i made one and joined it to the square that i had before so i am working on a giant blanket . love u

Beth Florey

Hi, Lucy.

I'm Beth from Minnesota.

I love making granny squares, but do not like to sew them together, so I am interested in your method.

I have a question: on the 3 triple crochets between chain stitches, are those also attached to the next square, or are the squares only attached at the chain stitches between the groupings?

Thank you very much.


Hi Lucy,
thank you very much, How well explained.You have achieved what my grandmother didn't. I'm able to crochet.

Mie Christensen



Started using the join-as-you-go on my most recent afghan. I am enjoying this method of joining squares; however, I need to experiment with my tension. I seem to be be joining it too tightly, so the squares are not laying completely flat. Did you experience this problem? or have any advice?

Thanks--I really enjoy your blog.


Fabulous tute thanks! I've been wanting to learn this technique for ages, it took me a little minute because I needed to picture it all in reverse - leftie. Got it, thank you Lucy. xx


Thanks for this excellent tutorial!


This is (as always) pure genius! Not sure how I missed it before, definitely will be trying it out :)

Roma Parry

Hi Many many thanks for all your hard work, I've been tempted to learn to crochet for years. All yours posts now have me on my way, and now I can join squares on the go!!! so that's a Ta Da moment for me

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