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Hello. I have a granny square inquiry. I'm making a valance for my kitchen window. I've made several sunflower granny squares, and was thinking to put one at the bottom, next row would be 2, next 3, and so forth, with a square in the middle of the top to attach the two sides. I have no problem connecting squares together, my question is this: Is there any way to attach granny squares to a single/double/triple ect. stitch? Say you're making a row by row throw blanket and want to add squares to the design, is this possible? I can figure out how to attach the top and bottom of the square, it's the middle stitches that are giving me fits trying to keep everything straight. I don't even know if what I'm attempting is even possible, but any help would be totally appriciated. Thank you.

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I'm having a little trouble imagining this, but if it's what I think you are saying - it would be 1000% easier to make plain 1-color granny squares (there are patterns for mostly solid ones, just with little gaps in the corners) and join-as-you go assemble them in the configuration you want.

Most of the time when you see granny squares combined with solid rows, it's something like a straight row of grannies joined at the sides, rows of something else made back and forth the grannies, a granny row, etc.  Or a blanket with back and forth in the middle, and grannies around the edge.

You can, for example, attach yarn to a granny corner, chain x, slip stitch to another granny corner, chain up, slip stitch a bit further up the side of the granny you just attached to, turn and work back, chain up, slip stitch to the first granny...and so on.  I have done something like this (not squares, but latching onto another piece on the side like this), it works but I still think the solid squares would work better and look better.  It's the grabbing onto the sides that I didn't like the look of.  Joining squares, where all the joins are at the tops of stitches, will look more consistent.

solid granny pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solid-granny-square--3-variations  Or you can use the concept to make it match your squares, since there are several tiny variations to granny square patterns.

 

 

 

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Examples of what I meant by a row of grannies and rows of 'other'

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/indian-summer-cal  squares joined at the side for a 'granny row' followed by other stuff

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-and-ripple-afghan row of grannies tipped 45° followed by other stuff

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