I’m addicted to granny squares.
I’ve been trying to learn to crochet for years now, and I finally bit the bullet, watched a few youtube videos, and figured out a granny square pattern and then I. Couldn’t. Stop.
They’re so fun. So colorful. So flowery.
I originally tried this pattern on the Yvestown blog but I couldn’t get my flowers perfectly hexagonal, so I thought maybe squares might be easier for a beginner. Since I liked the look of the African flower, I went with this pattern, which took the flower and crocheted a square around it. Perhaps not the absolute simplest granny square to begin with, but worth the time to figure out because I do love the end result.
The only thing I knew how to crochet when I began was a single line (like this). I learned everything else from watching youtube videos by The Knit Witch. Just search the name of the stitch, and practice along with her until you get it right.
I feel like switching colors is so much easier with crochet than knitting…especially on pillows, where lazy people like me don’t have to weave our yarn ends in — just pull them through to the wrong side and leave ’em. No one will notice. And I think these flowers, made on a smaller scale, would be super-cute sewn to a little knit cardi or something for one of the girls. Oh, the possibilities!
You can check out my ravelry notes here — and come be my yarn crafting friend!
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