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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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Jennifer L Numainville

Thank you for this. I am also planning to follow your tutorial on the edging but is there one for the step in between? I think I get it, clusters of 3dc around with two in the corners and probably a sc between each. But I was looking for it and couldn't find it. Can you point me in the right direction if it's available?

Auntie Squares

Thank you for this excellent tutorial! I've just joined up my first granny square project using your instructions - without a hitch :D The front lies beautifully flat and the back is very smooth and tidy.


Lucy, I have just started crocheting and a friend pointed me to your blog. I am becoming obsessed with crocheting but I am more obsessed with your blog! I want to thank you for the inspiration you provide but also for the wonderful tutorials that are guiding me towards competency. I am crocheting my first granny square blanket together, following your instructions and finding it easy peasy! Your blog is such a ray of sunshine. Grateful thanks, Rachel.

Jo in Sydney, Australia

This is an amazing tutorial - thank you! I have learnt how to crochet to finish a blanket my mother started before Alzheimer's meant she couldn't finish it, so it has meant a lot to me.

I have one question. When I joined all the horizontal rows, the blanket looks great. It lies flat and seems like all is perfect, but when I join the vertical rows it starts to buckle. The joins seem straight, but the body of the square seems to bunch up. Am I making the stitches too tight?


There's a good method on Red Heart. I'm trying it and think it's a tad quicker than this one which I've also used.


Excellent tutorial Lucy, thank you.
I'm almost ready to start joining my 80 square blanket, but didn't know how to go about it, and your advice has been brilliant.
I'll let you know how it comes together.

Frances Melanson

This is so very helpful!!!! A million and one thanks got this!!! I have made one blanket with squares before and it is coming apart now because I did the whip stitch and apparently I did it wrong! I now am working on a baby blanket and have to join 35 squares this has saved my life!!


Hello Lucy
For some reason my squares are not looking the same.I am trying to hook a lot as I am making a double size blanket. I hope to have it slip stitched together by next winter.
Help me please Lucy.


Hello Lucy
Call me stupid but why is some crochet together and look normal then I attach another one and notice it looks upside down or crazy in any case.
How do I hold them together so they all look alike instead of one looking good and the next having the stitches show on the opposite side.

dima nika

Thank you so much! Good working!

Mary Parsley

I am attempting to learn crochet. I have tried many times but I always go back to knitting because it is easy for me. You have made this sound so easy I think I can do it. I tried to print out instructions but I could not make it print. You are a very easy to follow. Mary

Elizabeth Curtin

I wish you would write a book. Crochet books are stodgy and have boring colors.

Tammy b

Thank you! I wasn't going to try a granny square blanket because I didn't want to sew them together....but this is just the ticket for me to give them a whirl!

Angela Anderson

Thank you very much for your guide to attaching granny squares - very clear and easy to follow.

Tammy Richardson

Lucy, you are such a bright spark of inspiration!! I adore the way you decorate, the colors & patterns you choose, and the way you display them!! I have been crafting for years and crochet is one of my favorites! Thank you so very much for your detailed tutorials and your blog which brightens my day!!

Please continue to spoil us with your creativity & generous teaching! If you ever make it to the states, please consider visiting Las Vegas!! I would love to meet you and show you my city of lights!

Tammy Richardson
Charmingly Green, Inc


Wow! Finally! I crocheted a bunch of hexagon granny squares. They are beautiful! However, no matter which tutorial I followed, I couldn't figure out how to join them without a huge ridge in the middle.

I did finally figure out that if I crocheted a solid color border all around that at least if I joined them you wouldn't be able to see the difference between the blocks, but I still couldn't figure out how.

Until I found this site.

Thank you so much!

I bookmarked your site so I can donate when I get some money.

Marie L. Tibbetts

Dear Lucy your a life saver, I went through so many different ways of wording what I wanted and it just did not come out right. Then ooooh believe me so heart felt, when I say the words Attic24. I knew it was you. It is 10:39pm herein the USA, state of Maine which is on the East side, smiling. One says we are across the pond. I chuckled when I first heard that expression. I saw how you were joining granny squares together, and right off I knew that is what I wanted to do. I am so pleased I found your site again. I have you saved in my favorites now, smiling here laughing with myself.
Getting near my bed time. My name is Marie, I am 69, and have done different crafts over my life time. I love to still learn more new stitches and ways of doing other things, love getting things together to have a small garden this coming spring hopefully. I am on Pinterest if anyone would like to look me up. Bless your heart Lucy, you have set my mind at ease. Thank you ,, Nite now, take care. Nite all.


Lunch have to do the weekly shopping huizen onder water at lunch, so something from Harris Teeter. Dit blog is gemaakt om vakantie huizen te bespreken, om sites te zien die over vakantie huizen gaan en om nieuws te verspreiden dat mensen hebben over vakantiehuizen.


Thank you, great explanations, great photos. As a member of the hearing impaired community, I really appreciate pictorial tutorials over YouTube. YouTube just frustrates me, as the closed caption never works and its rare to get a real link to the written pattern, recipe or formula. BTW, love your ripple afghan, that is my next project right after I crochet my granny square afghan together, now that I know the proper way. thank again!

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With more pictures always the best for learner like me, thank u so much for this post.

Laura walters

Is there a tutorial on the basic granny square that anyobody could direct me to please?


I found a bag of 50 grannies at Goodwill. No doubt somebody chose to donate them, rather than join them. They were the most wonderful shade of pink, with a moss green and white. I have been adding another round of white. Now I will uae white to join. Your instructions came just in time!

lucia helena

lindo e muito obrigada .Adorei seu blog.Vou visitá-lo sempre.
Lúcia Helena


This is still helping people in 2013 :) Thank you so much for your contribution to my best friend's 30th birthday present! My blanket (the first thing I ever crocheted, taught entirely by bloggers and youtubers!) is looking so much better now.

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