Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tatting Tuesday - Crocheted Granny Squares

Since the crochet pattern I attempted first was too hard, I have taken up granny squares as a simpler pattern to learn the art of crochet.  My first attempt:

First Granny Square - half my work
After I tried to get one started several times, this granny square was started by my wife Susan and I finished it.  She said that crocheting into the first few stitches was the hardest (and, of course, she was right).

The next one, I did from start to finish myself:

Second Granny Square - all mine
The most obvious problem is that I am still crocheting too tight. There is barely any room to see the pattern that was clear in the first one.  And, of course, it makes it much harder to make a stitch when you can barely pull the yarn back through the loops.

More practice! That's what I need.



Heather said...

My daughter is learning to crochet as well. My biggest problem is tension. I find I have to go to a larger hook size. Try going up a size or two and see if you like it better. Your work looks good so far. keep going.

margaret said...

you seem to have mastered he art of crochet very quickly, just the tension to adjust, I expect we will be seeing a blanket completed before too long.