Thursday, 19 May 2011

My First Granny Square

I know it's a bit wonky, but I'm so proud of this:


A whole granny square, stitched by me. Hurrah!

Whether I can manage a second one unsupervised has yet to be seen, haha.

In the meantime - I need your help! I really want to start following a few crochet-related blogs / crafty blogs with a bit of crochet in the mix, and would love to hear your recommendations for some good blogs to try.

30 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

my dear you have to go to Attic 24.........crochet central for all blog lovers. there are patterns tutorials and fun in dorset,
jo xxxx

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/

C. Camp said...

Well done, I am trying to learn crochet and struggling. So I know how it can be. Well done!

pj said...

Well done, congratulation! :-)

Saritha said...

Good going!!On the top my list is Attic 24, as already suggested.
Some others I can remember now are
http://byelizabethcat.blogspot.com/
http://theroyalsisters.blogspot.com/
http://shropshirescrappersuz.blogspot.com/

Koshka Lu said...

It is very well for first time!

Louise said...

attic 24 top of my list too :)

PetraB said...

It looks very good, cannot wait to see the second one!

Helen said...

Well done! I'd also highly recommend Attic24 as well as http://yarnroundhook.blogspot.com/ and http://talesfromcuckooland.blogspot.com/

Do you have a grand plan for the granny squares?

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

When are we going to see the blanket? I think youv'e done so well!! xx

Hawthorn said...

Attic24 and Crochet with Raymond (who happens to be a gorgeous cat!

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/

http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/

lemondedesucrette said...

Well done! I think that when you do your first granny square you are hooked forever:)

lemondedesucrette said...

Oh and I forgot about blogs:
There is:
http://bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.com
http://cocorosetextiles.blogspot.com
http://teawagontales.blogspot.com
and mine hehe ;)

Sarah said...

Ooh I know just how you feel - crochet has been my new craft these last few months - such fun!

I'm off to check out Crochet with Raymond, Attic24 is definitely lovely crochet filled fun as are Posie Gets Cozy and Apples and Pears

Stephie said...

Hello Laura,

Attic 24 is a great one to follow as you can see by the many reccomendations. I have selected some of the ones on my list of lovely blogs to follow:

Aileen Clark has lovely falty jewellery and other things
http://www.aileenclarkecrafts.com/

Charlotte has some gorgeous ceramic pretties
http://charlottehupfieldceramics.blogspot.com/

Helen Limbrick is great too with some crocheted flowers in an earlier post
http://www.helenlimbrick.com/

I really love this one. it is a great blog and well worth a look
http://littlebrickhouseclayworks.blogspot.com/

I have a blog too about all my crafty things if you would like to check it out and definately check out the above blogs

http://stephiestreasuretrove.blogspot.com


Take care and you are doing well with your square - keep it up :-)

Stephie

Ruby Reloved said...

http://thiswayhandmade.blogspot.com/

Wonderful crochet jewellery!

Well done you on your square too!

Fiona said...

I've just learned to crochet too and like you I did rows and rows of double crochet. But I also managed a hexagon on Attic 24 and I was sooooo pleased! the instructions are so clear and the photos and ideas gorgeous. You must check it out (like many others have recommended!)

Made in Suisse said...

Well done on your first square! I learned to crochet making granny squares and I find making them much easier than "line" crochet (you can judge by my lack of basic crochet vocabulary that I am a novice myself :-)

Happy in red said...

Yay, go you!! If you feel like making a flower next... there's a free pattern on my blog :-)
Esther.

marysza said...

omg you just started crocheting and so quick you made a granny square! congratulations!!! it looks really good :):)

Rie said...

Good job with your grannie! When it's sewn together with another it will be perfect!

Katie said...

Congrats on the 1st granny square - they are addictive :-)
I agree with everyone else - Attic 24 is the place to be! Lucy is very inspirational. And Heather at http://www.littletinbird.co.uk/ is awesome too.

Jane said...

hello, well done on your first granny! I can remember how great that felt..such satisfaction, there will be no stopping you now. I agree Attic 24 is great for crochet, esp as the tutorials are really easy to follow (even I can follow them) and also Coco rose diaries just for pure inspiration and colour Have fun :-)
Jane x x x x

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong. :)
It's always exciting to explore new crafts, but crocheting and knitting seem all the same to me. Of course you can find many patterns to follow and mix many colors; but it's not like the endless possibilities of sewing and felting. Perhaps you could combine your all time classic love with the new one!

corycoakley said...

I still mess up granny squares! But I love amigurumi...
The blog,

http://www.planetjune.com/blog/

is fantastic for crochet. She's just had a little upheaval and moved halfway across the world, so it's a little spotty right now, but her past posts are brilliant!

futuregirl.com
has some excellent crochet tutorials as well. Have fun!

BugsandFishes said...

Yay! Thanks for all the blog suggestions everyone, it's much appreciated!

Thanks for the crochet encouragement too. I pulled lots of faces stitching this first square but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

I'm not making anything with the squares at the moment, just using some scrap yarn leftover from other projects to practice.

I definitely want to make a blanket at some point but I need to learn to switch colours, and then there's the tricky decision of what colours to choose... I'm hoping to get some colour inspiration reading these blogs!

Anonymous - don't worry, I'm not giving up sewing! knitting & crochet is just soooo relaxing, great for evenings in from of the tv after a long day :)

Luzanne said...

Well done! I have tried my hand at making granny squares a few times and have failed miserably! I can make crochet flowers and roses though! :)

Futuregirl has a nice blog!

BugsandFishes said...

Ooh... crochet roses sound fab! So many fun things to make, so little time!!

dropstitch said...

I very recently learned to crochet, so can totally understand your excitement. I think it's the perfect craft to give you that instant sense of achievement, plus the results are so pretty. My first project was a ripple blanket using the instructions from (you've guessed it) attic 24. You can see my finished blanket here - http://dropstitchblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/ripple-blanket-is-finished.html. I'm very proud of it :)

Maitreya said...

Late to this party, but I thought I'd comment anyway. My list of favorites is really long, so here's a link to my Pinterest board of crochet ideas instead. :)

BugsandFishes said...

Maitreya - lovely! thanks for the link :)

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