A monumental moment has happened in my life - after 2 years of trying, I finally learned how to crochet a frickin' granny square!!! I'm high fivin' myself all over the place right now! Remember THIS attempt? Now I laugh in it's face! Take that crochet blobs!
Previous to this successful attempt, i've managed to create hot messes of all shapes and sizes, none of which even closely resembled a square. Now i'm on my way to a full on blanket! Granny chic at it's finest if you will. My word, once you start, crochet is actually so satisfying and quite a good stress reliever. (Once you can actually do it, not being able to crochet a square gave me the rage!)
I have a feeling people might be getting blankets for Christmas...
Also worth mentioning that I got my wool super cheap from Wilkinsons for £1.35 each. It'll take me 6 balls in total to finish my blanket so £8.10 for a huge handmade blanket is pretty great I think!
Now I didn't just magically wake up and be able to do this, I had a little help via Instagram from Helen who posted a photo of her awesome blanket and pointed me in the direction of some great YouTube tutorials from Girlybunches. What can I say, her tutorials made everything 'click' and now i'm crocheting like there is no tomorrow! Here's her fantastic granny square tutorial that I followed. I already knew how to do the basics (I just couldn't put it all together!) but if you have never picked up a crochet hook before, she has lots of other videos which will talk you through the whole process.
I decided to make one huge square rather than lots of little ones that I had to sew together so you can use this tutorial to make the same sort of blanket as me.
If you give it a go, i'd love to see your crochet! Oh Err!! You can tweet or Instagram me @thegluegungirl
OH..... Can I also make a small reference to the fact that i'm Laura Ashley's blog crush of the month!! Yeah yeah yeah!!! This made me so happy! A HUGE thanks for picking me!
You can check out their awesome blog (and my feature) HERE!