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This is a great, very easy to follow tutorial thank you!! I was wondering whether you could advise please – I am making a huge granny square blanket( one big one, not many granny squares next to each other) and I am having the same “crinkling” issue- any tips please as clusters would not work for me? Thanks again!
Hi Fenia, thank you Do you have a photograph of the blanket? It might be easier to figure out what’s happening if you could show it to me.
Many thanks Akiyo! Please see link to pic here:
( I am not on Flickr so uploaded on fb:-D). Thought I would ask for advice before I make it bigger..thanks again!
Hi Fenia, thank you for the photo. It looks like a normal twist that occurs when you do one big granny square into a blanket. It’s unfortunate but a common problem. Have you tried blocking it square by dampening the blanket then pinning it into a square shape?
This blanket may already be finished, but I made a giant granny square and kept it completely square by starting each round on a different side of the previous square, not where the previous round ended. I hope that makes sense. Let’s say I did first round and then started second round on side 1, third round on side 3, 4th round on side 2, and so forth. I think I saw this somewhere online and it works great, so simple. Thanks, by the way, for this great tutorial for making a flat border!
Hey Akiyo, thanks for coming back to me, will dampen and see what happens:-)
You’re welcome, hope it works for you. If not, please let me know and I’ll research it a bit more
Hi! Do you by any chance have the pattern for the squares you use in the tutorial? I’m new to crochet, and decided to make a granny square blanket, and have been googling for patterns – there is *so* many patterns out there, but I really like the kinda “burst” your squares have in the middle =)
Hi Shindria I basically use this pattern, but only do two rounds in circle instead three rounds. Hope that helps, it’s a great little tutorial.
Thankyou very much! If I combine that one, with a tutorial with another I found, I should be all set! I can’t tell you how many hours I spent yesterday looking for a pattern that suited me, and yours was just *right* for me =D
I’m so glad. I would love to see your crochet when it’s done! Have a lovely crochet time
Many thanks for this! I just pinned it so I can always find it!
Thanks for this! Have you got any good ideas on how to edge a flowers in the snow square? The corners are 2tr-3ch-2tr, but the sides are 2dc-1ch-2dc clusters, with 1 ch between the side clusters and the corner clusters. I was thinking of doing a standard 3dc into each of the ch between the clusters (but not the chain spaces WITHIN the clusters) but i’m worried its going to pucker…..
Hi Pip, I think the basic principle is that as long as each row ends up with the same number of stitches as the previous row (except for the corners), then you won’t have a crinkly border. I’ve seen a couple of flowers in the snow squares with wavy borders, where they made three-stitches clusters for the border row, even though their flower squares were made up of two-stitch clusters.
Thanks for moving this tutorial to your new blog.
And thanks for coming up with this solution.
This is one of the best photographed tutorial’s I have seen. Well done! So easy to understand and will be used when making my ‘Wendy’ blanket. May I please ask what yarn this was. It looks fantastic and the muted colours are lovely.
Thank you Bluelambb. I’m not sure what yarn this was as I wrote the tutorial a long time ago, but I *think* it was Paton Smoothie. Hope this helps
great soloution. thanks
what if you don’t put a sc in between each cluster?
I wonder if you have any advice for borders on blankets made from solid squares? The ones where the only gaps are in the corners?
Hi Shelly, do you have a photo I could take a look at please? It’ll help me figure it out easier, I’m useless with written words.
Thank you I will pin this for sure. I crochet a good bit and this will help a lot since I am a visual learner.
Thank you!!! I am so glad to read this blog post! I am about to start my first Granny Square blanket. This will prove to be very useful.
Everyone loves it when people get together and share thoughts.
Great blog, stick with it!
This is absolutely brilliant! You explained it perfectly. Wish you were a college professor teaching something like cell division or economics, because you have a gift )
Thanks so much for this. I am making my first granny square blanket with borders today and your tutorial has helped hugely.
Amazing photos to explain this stitch, best I’ve seen, well done and thank you.
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