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  • 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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Sheila OMarah

Hi Lucy. I have just started a blanket using my leftover yarns. I’m doing your solid granny square. Will the join as you go instructions work the same for this square. Many thanks for all your hard work I love all your designs.

Mei Lei Lee

Hi Lucy,

I started with your flower garden granny squares 4 years ago and i am happy to say I have made 120 of them now, each one different ( I have used 5 colours for my 4 round squares) I am not joining them with this technique, which I love. Is there a way of joining them one at a time like this without cutting the yarn ( I am using 1 colour)



Hello! Thank you so much for your blog. I am in the midst of making a patchwork granny square blanket and following your pattern from this page:

As there are no chains along the sides, can I still use this method?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

michelle hamilton

love your tutorial but have a quick question. when you join the green square to the teal blue square it looks like you then joined to the red square. do yo not join to the lavender/purple square first or just skip that one?


Thank you so very much for this tutorial!
Did you notice that you solved a mystery generations of nerds and brightheads couldn' t conquer? This is the squaring of the circle. sensation!
Will they ever notice that it has been done?
Congratulation. Well done!

Samira Trad

Thank you so much i am glad to do some blanket like this ,and the same colour. God bless you.

Rosemary Wilson

Oh my goodness I have just read your tutorial on join as you go and even though I am new to crochet, am going to try it. Have just completed your mandala pattern with the puff stitches, you make the instructions so clear that it was easy, now am ready to make a dream catcher from it. Thank you for your wonderful patterns anl love your color choices. Rosemary New Zealand



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Rowena Corlett

Hi Lucy I have been crocheting for 2 years now but never felt brave enough to attempt this jayg method. I am ready to try now! I usually don't chain 1 between my clusters so I want to ask do I need to with this method or can I do the joining slip stitch into the gap without having a ch 1 space. Really appreciate your help. I will go over and 'buy you a coffee 'as I haven't bought you one recently! Rowena x

Charlotte Westbury

Anyone know the dimensions of the completed square?

Also, do y'all wait to block the squares at the very end, or block them as you go? I'm new to blocking, & heard the squares won't stay flat after blocking until they are joined....????



What does it look like on the reverse, as the joining slip stitches on mine look a bit uneven, especially where I'm joining onto two squares.

Sherrie Tarpley

I am trying to join as I go but have two sizes of squares... 4 round and 8 round squares. Any tips?

Judy Grivas

I want to thank you for sharing your joining method. I'm enjoying using it as I make my many colorful squares made up of scraps. I'm just sorry I waited so long to learn it!

Patricia Howe

Yeah, you from the Sunny Southern United States!!!! This is terrific ... Love your Blog, want to live there!!!!!!
Pat from Flowery Branch, Ga


Can you please tell me the starting first rows of you square before you join them as it's different than the normal granny sandra


Hello! AWESOME tutorial & I'm going to 'Donate' b/c I really think all of these tutorials are SO amazingly inspiring & of great practical help, Thank you! Crazy QUESTION-What kind of camera do you use? I can never get my colors to photograph correctly :( I have a Canon Elph Digital & use 'Vivid' setting - but have to jump thru CRAZY hoops to try & be faithful to my actual colors. Any help greatly appreciated! -Lisa

Elisabeth Strachan

Hi Lucy, don't know if you've figured this out already but I've devised a way of joining blocks if you want to do it all in the same colour without breaking the yarn. Here is my project with notes if its of any help:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lizzypink/sunburst-granny-square-blanket-tutorial-2

Janette Meehan

Thankyou Lucy, can't wait to try using join as you go. Janette from Australia.

Lillian Husband

Is it possible to make the square larger before you do the joining row?


What a fabulous way to join granny squares thanks for sharing X

Mary Pugh

Thanks! I think I've got that. 😀 Mary. 🌸


Hi Lucy, can I join my granny squares (circles at present) , using 1 color throughout? Would I still need to break off yarn and begin on the next round ? if yes, how do I get the yarn across to the next circle? I am stuck at this point
Please help thanks


Hi Lucy, love your site! Question, On my granny square in the corners I separated the three by three chains so when I join 1 square to the next square would I do anything different than stated in your tutorial? Like chain 1, ss into next granny corner and ch 1 again?


I love ur work <3 thx for sharing


luv it 3

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