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Granny Square Part 4

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

crochet4-300x199 Granny Square Part 4Now you have all these strips of solid color yarn and all of your brightly colored granny squares and you are convinced that I am a lunatic! Take heart, here’s where I show you how to assemble them all and make them look like something other than a scrap heap.

Begin with your first base color strip.  Starting at the very top of that begin attaching your granny squares. Now, you can do this one of two ways - my perferred method is to attach my granny squares to each other first. Let’s assume that I’m going to do ten (1) rows. What I will do is take 10 granny squares and sew the bottom to the top of the next square.  OK you’re wondering how in the world to do that? It’s really pretty simple!

Stitching

Take your yarn needle (I like the plastic ones) and thread it with the same color yarn you used for your base stitch rows.  Beginning in the corner, taking care to use both of the loops on the square, attach the squares together. Make sure you do not pull too tight as this will result in a disfiguring of your square.  Repeat until you have all ten (10) squares joined.

Once you have joined the proper number of squares (I used 10) begin attaching them to the strip.  It’s really quite simple the premise is the same as above.  Starting at the top of your strip begin attaching the strip of granny squares to your base color. Repeat for the other side of the strip of squares.  Now just continue this process until you have completed attaching all strips and all squares together.

Neatness Counts!

We have not discussed at all what to do about all those little tails that are hanging out in your squares or your base.  It’s really pretty simple! Simply weave those ends into yoru work.  You can use a small crochet hook to do this. You’re basically just weaving all the ends into the stitches that you created.

Congratulations! You have just made a granny square afghan. This beautiful piece is a great throw on your couch, bed or as a great gift! Now you can begin saving new scraps for your next afghan!

Happy Crocheting!

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