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:: Learn To Crochet A Granny Square


Maybe you aren’t the knitty kind? You should take a leaf out of my book (and the book of zillions of other smart people worldwide) and learn to crochet!!! Go on!!! You can follow along with my videos (click the links below) or you can look in the first book I wrote ‘Meet Me at Mike’s’ for some simple instruction… or you can google away and see if you can find other instructions online or via YouTube!

I KNOW you can do it. It is a bit tricky when you start out. You might get a bit cross and sobby. But DO DO DO keep trying because once you have got it, you have got it for life. And what better lifelong friend than crochet?!
Have fun making Grannies!
xx Pip


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    May 23, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    I also learnt how to crochet with Pip's tutorial. It's the easiest instruction I found on the internet. I started in about November last year doing the granny a day challenge and have sewn together two rows of my blanket (which is going to be heaps bigger than I expected. Twelve rows to go + a gazillion ends to sew in. Can't wait for the finished product!

    Totally worth the initial tears, frustration, swearing and violent throwing of the crochet hook.

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    Katie and Reuben
    May 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Those crochet pictures make my heart so happy! My boyfriend, Reuben, taught himself how to crochet using your granny square tutorials! Then he taught me (I'm the kind of person that needs to actually be shown these things to learn). We both love crochet so much now, so thank you Pip!

    Katie x

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    May 16, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    I will have to try it, It's in the line behind insert zipper, press studs and embriodery. I hope it turns out just like sewing where I say " Gee why did I wait so long to do it."

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    May 16, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    You are right Pip, it feels like you might never get the hang of it when you first start out – but then you keep trying and trying and trying and it just starts to make sense.

    I work in an aged care home and a resident spent hours with me until I got the hang of it, then I went and bought 'meet me at mikes' because I liked how clear the directions were. Your encouraging book kept me going when I got home and lost my way!

    Happy crocheting everyone, you can do it! πŸ™‚

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    May 16, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    I used the tutorials on your blog and the instructions in your book, too teach myself to crotchet granny squares in the last school holidays, I am nearly ready to start crocheting my blanket together! Once you get the hang of it, it is addictive! Can you recommend any good books or links for scarf patterns?

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    May 16, 2011 at 7:20 AM

    I have countless crochet books and materials at home. I'm yet to even pick up a needle! Might give your tutes a try though πŸ™‚

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    Cath Elizabeth
    May 16, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    I also started crocheting after seeing tutorials on your blog about a year ago πŸ™‚ It was very tricky at first, but now I'm well on my way to having a granny blanket!

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    ena and albert
    May 16, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    With help from my Mum and your lovely videos I am almost finished my first granny square blanket! I started in Feb and just have the 1022 threads to sew in! Thanks Pip!!

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    Kewzoo Design
    May 16, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    I'm not much good at the old crochet so I trade a painting to a friend of mine and she made me the most fantabulous scarf with matching fingerless gloves for our Melbourne move.

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    May 16, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    awesome! this is just what i need now that winter has hit and we're stuck indoors! Have been wanting to learn for ages. youtube has been good too!

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    May 15, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    thanks for this Pip. I would like to get past the tears stage…

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    May 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    I am loving these posts Pip. I have been saying for like five years that I want to learn to either knit or crochet. I am going to have to take a stab at it.

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    May 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    I started learning from your instructions Pip! About a year ago ,I love it now, but to start with there were many many tears and so much of pulling out rows…I was so determined haha!

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    Jessica Jorna (The Crafty Librarian)
    May 15, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    I learn to crochet about this time every year. I do a lovely chain stitch, but it is after that that things begin to go pear shaped!

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