A friend of mine who doesn't have access to the internet gave me a link to a tutorial on YouTube for a tutorial on joining granny squares as you go. Here's the link to it.
The tutorial by Bella Coco uses a different method to the one I've used. I promised Zandra I would watch the video and then show her what to do when we see each other tomorrow. We'll be short of time tomorrow, so I've worked some squares with scrap yarn to the joining stage. I hope she's a quick learner!
Thanks for the link, Jane. That's a really good video which solves the 'problem' of sewing squares together. Good luck showing your friend.ReplyDelete
Very interesting! Thanks for sharing the link. The main reason I've been crocheting one large granny square is that I've never liked sewing the squares together. This looks like a technique that I would enjoy!ReplyDelete
It's so great when someone is willing to help!! :)ReplyDelete
I made them when I was young but used a giant tapestry needle and sewed them together my mom showed me I was 11 years old and still want to make another but never thought to connect with crochet hook :)ReplyDelete
What a great tut !!!! I used a slip stitch to link, but this one gives a continuous chain effect. And the fact that airiness is maintained along adjacent squares appeals to me very much.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the link :-)
Hmmm. I've tried tha method, but found it was flimsy and did not look as "finished" as the sewn join. It also looked lumpy to me with the ridge sticking up. In my opinion, you can't beat a carefully, though slowly, sewn join which can be almost invisible! 🤔ReplyDelete
Yes tension would have to be carefully controlled to avoid a lumpy look. I agree that it doesn't give the most professional finish. But it gives another option.Delete
Lovely granny squaresReplyDelete