Crafty Witch

Straight Stitchin: I relearned how to crochet a granny square


My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was really little. My mom helped with the teachings, but it was mainly Grandma showing me the ropes (pun intended). I have very tiny, vague memories of circles and squares, never really going beyond the basic steps and lingo. My attention span was never quite long enough despite how interested I was in the art. I tried again several years ago but came up really short on skill, time, and patience for the beanie and scarf I was attempting to make. Neither of them came out very well, so throwing them away during a recent purge wasn’t a huge loss.



This photo probably has the truest colors of the yarn. I apologize for not having very good night lighting in my apartment.

Needing a break from scrapbooking, daily work life stresses and heavy real life shit as of late, I went through my art supplies and pulled out the ol’ hook and yarn to give it another whirl. After 4 attempts at making a granny square as directed by Jayda InStitches on YouTube, I managed to make one! It’s sloppy and uneven, but I did it! My goal this evening is to swing by the store and grab some lighter color yarn to work with. I will eventually try making multi-colored ones in the future. For now, my focus is on making these consistently and correctly every single time. I figure I can always piece together the practice pieces as a spare or donated blanket. It’s really quite exciting, though!

What I used:

My goal this weekend is to get at least one more color and a hook smaller than what I’m working with. It seems like most tutorials are seeking a smaller size, and with Joann’s ridiculously awesome sale going on right now I can’t find a reason not to.

Do you crochet or knit? Have you ever posted your stuff out there for the world to see, like on Pinterest or Craftster? Let me know! If you crochet as well and are looking for some neat ideas, I’ve been posting a lot lately to my Legit Stitches board on Pinterest. Check it out!