Thursday, September 27, 2012

Completing a Granny Square Project

Yesterday I posted about how to make a solid coloured granny square. That post was inspired by the FreshStitches' Ravelry group Cowl Swap that I am hosting.

However, making a big granny square project requires more than just the squares... you've gotta attach them together and add a border, right?! Especially if you're making a cowl like we are!

There are infinite ways to attach granny squares together, but I'm going to show you the two ways wonderfully outlined by some of my favourite crochet blogs, Attic24 and BunnyMummy [Full credits for the pictures go to them!] Clicking on the pictures will link directly to their blogs! :) 

Here we go!

Attaching squares together can be a bit complicated when you want to make all the squares first, and THEN attach them. Here are two great ways to do it, though!

One way is the ever-popular whipstitching them together. This tutorial takes you through how to stitch them together so no seam shows up on the front side. Awesome, right? :) 

However, for people who don't want to use a needle, there is a great tutorial about how to slip-stitch granny squares together. Since the cowls we'll be one row of granny squares, you won't have to worry about overlapping the stitches-- it's work out pretty this way, too! 


Now that your squares are attached (after you get the five back from me... don't send me attached squares, please!), you have to choose if you want a border or not! 

Also from Attic24 and BunnyMummy are these two border methods that would be great for all the projects, regardless if you choose to keep yours as a scarf or connect it to be a cowl/infinity scarf!

BunnyMummy presents a Granny Square Border that produces a nice, straight edge... all with one little tip! You could do just the first row, or add multiple rows, like she does for this blanket:

Attic24, however, shows us a way to create a beautiful border for a granny square that is a bit more lace-y. 


And there you have it! Two ways to attach squares, two possible borders, and both from two wonderful sources.


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