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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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Thanks so much! I just made 72 squares that I am getting ready to join. I've always used whip stitches before, but I'm going to try the single crochet method...it looks a lot more secure.

Tracey Vaughn

Thank you for your help. My mom made a few hundred granny squares and she recently died. I was going through her stuff and found them. I wanted to do something with them but every time I tried to connect them I wasn't doing something right. Now I do. Again thank you her afghan will live on and I will pass it on to my daughter when she gets married.

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this is very best way to use your vacant time. You could earn money from this and expand your creativity.


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I decided that I would make a few for Christmas gifts but have not made one since my Mema passed away. So needless to say I could not ask her for a refresher course. Again, Thank you!

Carry on Creating

Thanks so much for this post! I recently learnt how to crochet and am working on a granny square blanket and I'm so glad I found this post about how to join them - it's so easy, neat and simple! Love the rest of your bog too! Keep posting :-D x


Hi! Great tutorial! Thanks for posting this, I admire your commitment to photographing each step, super helpful! I linked to it on my blog, I hope you don't mind. I have a few basic crochet patterns on there (but it's not a crochet blog) and thought this tutorial would help people as it's really helpful and clear.



Thank you! This is the only tutorial that I understood. Like you I also prefer crochet than stitch. Every step is well explained, and has clear pictures.

Meg - Philippines


How do I do this if my pattern has ch3's in the corners?

Pauline Gallette

Very nice!! I think I have always gone through both loops and yours is very nicely done.


Thankyou!!! I have been looking for a way to do this for ages :-) YOU ARE MY HERO!! xx

greer curry

Great directions! Im joining pentagons, and this made a stress free learning curve for me!


I love the pictures ,and then step by step details thank you.


Thank you so much for all this information and beautiful photos and descriptions. I have only recently discovered crochet and am loving it. Your blog has inspired me. I have been reading for so long that I am now getting texts from my daughter asking me where I am....oops Claire

Maria O.

I love this blog! I am now making a bunch of squares for a blanket for my friend and I have never made a granny square blanket since I was petrified to attempt attaching them. This was a huge help, but what do you do with those ends that are sticking out??


Just have finished and veeeery happy!

Thank you so much for sharing your joining with us!

Anja from germany

Jan Harry

Hi Lucy,
Only just come across your blog and I think it is wonderful. So many fantastic pictures and easy to follow tutorials. I am relatively new to crochet and as yet don't do colour too well but after looking at all your beautiful designs I really must get my head round it! Please can you tell me roughy how much yarn you need for that brilliant cushion - I really love that one but will start with the little birdie decoration!! Many thanks Jan in Wales

Gr Gran Young/

I am a new crocheter, I crocheted 2 blocks(not granny sq. but 7" sc squares.) The pattern indicates 7 of each 7 colors for a size of 42/49 finished. Diagonal pattern when completed. I do not want to stitch together with that needle. What would you suggest? I am about to decide not to do this, I would like a neat way to connect. I want to make something my 9 year old gr grandson can have from me...how to attach in a beautiful manner??????? gr gran young on FB or acy_cay07@yahoo.com...help, help..before I go any further..


Hello Lucy,

I made granny squares (your summerflower patern) with a lot of different colors on the end row. Can i use only one color to make the joining or do i have to use different colors. (with a lot of
tail ends) Thank you for publishing all your patterns and tutorials !

Kathy in Florida

Thank you so much for doing this. My mother started work on granny squares for baby afghans for my future grandchildren. Unfortunately, she passed away after only having completed 8 squares. I'm taking the squares and continuing her work. I'm expecting my first grandchild, and have been working hard to get the first afghan finished and was needing to learn how to connect the squares. Your photos and explanations are making this easy for me.
Again..a million thanks!


Thanks for advice!! I am joining a lot of grannies soon, so this is very helpful!

L.K. Weaver

Thanks, Lucy, for preparing this and making it available to the rest of us. And, no, you definitely DID NOT have too many pictures ~~ just enough. I had seen this done using the slip stitch with a needle. But I think I like it more doing it in crochet. Again, thanks for posting it.





thank you for your instructions and tutorials and your pictures are very clear and beautiful. May I be informed if you are a photographer by nature.


Thank u so much for such wonderful photo tutorial of joining granny squares. I could understand very easily than many other video tutorials. I have tried this technique and had came out very well.
Your blog is amazing, I just love ur color combinations and they all look very awesome and had ignited some bright new ideas for me. I once again thank you for inspiring me.

glenice ashton

Ty very much for ur help..The pictures really helped me the most to see what you was doing.I am making my 1st granny square blanket for my granddaughter..You have a great site here..
Gleny ...In Maine

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