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A Granny Square Journey

April 02, 2024 2 min read

A Granny Square Journey - Secret Yarnery

Crochet has always been my go-to hobby for relaxation and creativity. There's something incredibly therapeutic about watching a project come to life stitch by stitch. Recently, I dived into granny squares, aiming to craft a masterpiece for my winter jacket. Little did I know, this journey would lead me down a path of experimentation and discovery.

The Challenge of Granny Squares

As I embarked on my granny square adventure, I encountered a common challenge among crocheters - maintaining the shape. Despite following the traditional pattern, my squares resembled flattened starfish rather than the neat, symmetrical shapes I envisioned. Frustration set in as I struggled to find the right balance between increasing stitches in each corner and keeping the square flat.


Finding the Formula

Determined to conquer this obstacle, I began experimenting with different stitch patterns and corner configurations. My goal was to minimize the number of stitches in the corners while still maintaining structural integrity. After much trial and error, I found the perfect formula - one double crochet, chain one, one double crochet. This simple adjustment yielded a square that lay flat without unsightly holes, ideal for my winter jacket project.

Engaging with the Community

In the midst of my crochet journey, I realized the importance of community and support. That's why I decided to host a giveaway for my loyal subscribers. These giveaways aren't just about winning prizes; they're my way of giving back to the wonderful community that has supported me throughout my crafting endeavors. With over 800 entries already, I'm excited to see the joy it brings to one lucky winner.

In addition to giveaways, I value engaging directly with my audience. That's why I reached out for feedback on preferred times for live streaming sessions. By involving my viewers in the decision-making process, I hope to create a space where we can connect and share our love for crochet together.

Appreciating the Little Things

Beyond crochet, life is filled with simple joys and moments of wonder. One such moment occurred when I noticed birds tapping on my window, drawn to the reflection in the tinted glass. It was a reminder to appreciate the beauty of nature and the small wonders that surround us every day. I couldn't resist capturing this scene to share with my audience, a glimpse into the tranquil moments of my daily life.

In conclusion, my journey with granny squares has been a testament to the power of perseverance and creativity. Through experimentation, community engagement, and appreciation for life's little moments, I've embraced the art of crochet in all its beauty. As I continue on this journey, I look forward to sharing more adventures and connecting with fellow crafters around the world. After all, the joy of crochet knows no bounds.