So I am trying to re-teach myself to crochet. When I was a kid I learned how to do it either from my mother or my grandmother. I do remember doing the crochet up at my grandmothers cabin upstate New York. I used to carry around a little basket of yarn with my hooks and do it in my spare time. This was when i was less than 10 years old. I could crochet the hell out of a granny square. What’s changed? A few years to say the least.
A few years ago i decided to try to learn how to Crochet again. I actually bought some classes on Craftsy
I got a basic crochet class and learned some basic stitches and made myself the tech coozy project taught in the first part of the class. It’ came out alright and i used it for my phone for a while. It’s still floating around here somewhere.
Anyway, I had ordered 2 classes, “Crochet Lab” and “Mastering Foundation Stitches. Life got in the way and I didn’t look at these classes for years. I couldn’t even remember my log in.
One day I saw on Facebook an advertisement for a “Crochet 101” class at a local folk school, so I signed up for it. My first class was a rough start. I had forgotten more than I thought. So they retaught me Single Crochet and half double crochet. I made a dishcloth in that class. Actually, 2 dishcloths using single crochet and half double crochet stitches. They also introduced me to pattern reading. There is a crochet 102 class available but I think I have missed it.
Anyway I decided I wanted to make a crochet blanket using what a new and some pretty yarn I purchased for this purpose. I decided to make granny squares and then piece then together to make a blanket. Well I couldn’t remember how to do a granny square so I looked to the internet. I did many tutorials on granny squares. I couldn’t quite master the magic circle method because I couldn’t get it right. So I used the chain method and each and every time my granny squares were granny circles!!! (see the picture above)
I can’t understand why they end up as circles. I follow the tutorial (video and otherwise) to the letter and they never come out square. I don’t know what I am doing wrong! So frustrating.
If you know of any great tutorials that I have not yet seen please let me know! I want to succeed in this!!