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I recently finished two large granny square blankets. I really had fun making these now that I have mastered my granny square technique. 

 

The blue, white and yellow one is for my daughter. 

The teal and beige one was for me! So rare that I make something for myself. 

 

http://www.crochetcricket.com/large-granny-square-blanket/

 

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Love them both!! But I definitely like the blue & yellow one!! It's so .......... summery!

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They look really good. I'm partial to the teal and beige one.

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Beautiful! I love both of them and they are warm and cuddly looking.

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Perfection!

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Thank you for all the kind comments! I have already started another blanket for my older son. Can't help myself :)

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Thank you for all the kind comments! I have already started another blanket for my older son. Can't help myself :)

Good for you!  You've caught the "Crochet bug"!  

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ooh so nice, am interested in how you kept them from "twisting" as you say, he he he, something you can share maybe??

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ooh so nice, am interested in how you kept them from "twisting" as you say, he he he, something you can share maybe??

I'm not Crochet Cricket, but I can answer that one!  Instead of working around on the same side, turn your work each time you finish a row!  It's just the nature of crochet stitches to lean to one side, and when you work the next row after turning your work, it just straightens everything up!! ;) 

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Those are very nice.

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thanks avon lady, Ive heard of that, but I really do prefer a defined right side, and wrong side, lol but I will give that a try sometime.. thanks though! 

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I think granny square blankets are my favorite.  Great job on them, you did an awesome job.  I like the blue and yellow best as someone said earlier, it reminds me of summer.  I could use a little summer right now.

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Wow! I am so happy you guys like my new projects :). Yes I turn after each row but I also keep in mind that the first round was my 'front' and I do not cut the tale so I can remember. I also do strips in multiples of 2 so I will always begin on the 'front' side. I have a couple more tricks as well. And after a few more blankets I am going to make a blog post on the way I like to do my granny squares. When I do I'll link it here to share with you guys. 

 

Thanks again!

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Beautiful blankets! They are very appealing!

 

For anyone who wants to keep working on 1 side, you can control that twisting more by changing the starting / ending spot often. After each rnd or 2, tie off, and start the next rnd ahead or back by 1 corner or side edge, depending on where you've been starting.

 

For instance, I start in the corners, so afer a couple rnds, I cut and tie off. I move ahead to the next corner to begin the next color. After a rnd or 2, I connect, cut and tie off. With the next color (or even if it's the same color) I move ahead to the next corner and begin again. Continue throughout this way.

 

You can do this also if you begin along the side edge, rather than a corner. I would do an invisible join, cut and tie, then move to the next side edge to begin a new rnd.

 

This does help control the twist, but better yet really, is to turn rnds as it was said earlier.

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I love both of your granny square blankets.I learned how to do granny square at the age of 9 years old and I love doing it.

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thanks avon lady, Ive heard of that, but I really do prefer a defined right side, and wrong side, lol but I will give that a try sometime.. thanks though! 

I used to prefer doing them all with a "right" side, and a "wrong" side, but I noticed that my family (who are all non-crocheters) and my customers (who are, for the most part, also non-crocheters!) do not know which side is the right side, and which side is "wrong".  So I just started making them all turning each row!  that way, they look the same on each side!

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