Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Granny Square

Hi everyone - it's me, Francesca!
I knew she could do it!
Mom has been practicing this crochet stuff every single night. She bought a larger crochet hook than what she had thinking that bigger would be easier to see all of her mistakes and trust me, there were a LOT of them! 
This is her practice piece.
She discovered that the only stitches you need to know to make  the granny square are the chain stitch and the double crochet!  She's there!
This is her first competed granny square!
There's a lot of uneven-ness and slanted stitches but mom is so proud of herself! She's wanted to learn how to crochet for a long time and seeing Doyle and Mollie's granny squares on their blog was the push that our mom needed!
The hat will come later.  Mom still needs to learn more stitches to make me a hat!
Thank doG for You Tube!  She watched granny square videos until she couldn't take it anymore!  Mom is a slow learner and she says You Tube is a lot smarter way to go than antagonizing your friends to keep showing you the stitches over and over!

Here's the next square~
Right now it's all practice. 
This one still needs two more rounds to make it match the other one in size!

Way to go, mom!
Dad comes home today! We can't wait to hear all of his stories!

See you all next Wednesday!



Penny and Patches said...

Hi M & M! Your mom's granny squares look great! Now, the rest of the crochet stitches are the same as the double crochet, but you either add stitches or drop stitches before you pull it through for the final time. (It would make more sense if you can watch a video). We can't wait to hear your dad's stories!

Penny & Patches

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom is so proud of your Mom and a bit jelly!! Maybe one day our Mom will follow in her footsteps. Have you seen the afghan that Foothill Sockknitter is doing!! She's a pro!

Have a great day - enjoy having your Dad home.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Gus said...

I.M.P.R.E.S.S.I.V.E! Muzzer is in awe, because she has been trying to learn to knit (again) for two years, and she never even thought of watching Ewe Tube! And a good job on the crocheting too, M&M's Mom!


Mack said...

Your mom is so talented. Those granny squares are beautimus.

Momo and Pinot said...

Maggie and Mitch, we always admire your mom who is the best cook!! We can see she's got one more talent. Her work is very pretty!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Momo & Pinot

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! GREAT n Lovely. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Chain stitch and the double crochet! Sounds like foreign language to me, hehe!
Your Mom's artwork is nice, one woof for your Mom!

Petey said...

Those look great! Your Mom is very talented, before you know it, Mitch and Maggie will have crocheted blankets. Mom likes to knit - she made me a sweater once but forgot that I'm a boy and have different anatomical needs so after having to wash out the sweater every time I wore it on a walk, she gave it to my pal Ruby! (Good plan, huh?)

Your pal,


Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

What a talented mommy you have!! If she keeps practicing maybe she can make you some stylish scarfs! You can start your own fashion line =)

The Army of Four said...

Woo! That's so cool! Your mom is so talented!!! Those are just beautiful!

Sue said...

Yeah for your Mom. Our Mom has known how yo knit forever, but our Grandma used to crochet. Now that she's over the bridge, Mom needs to learn to crochet for herself. She says it makes her hands cramp.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

See, we knew she could do it. And with Dad away, it was a great time for her to learn. Tell her Mom would be happy to help her if she has any questions. AND we can't wait to hear more about Dad's trip.

Woos ~ The OP Pack

Remington said...

Your mommy did a great job! Have fun with your daddy tonight! I bet he will have lots of hugs for you!

Anonymous said...

oooh those Grandma squares that you Mom has made are pawsome! I have to get Momma to try that, 2 of your Mom's squares and I would have a blankie!!! BOL

I think that they are all beautiful!

woo woos, Tessa

doyle and mollie said...

woof hooooooo to your momma that granny square looks perfect, my momma so loves the colours just like the pretty flowers on your hat!!! bet your dad was proud
loves and licks!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi francesca!
oh your mom's crochet granny squares are fanatastic!
we are so excited for her. i can tell she is having fun!
great job!
m & e

Pearl said...

Francesca! Your momma is so talented!

It is so fun to learn new crafts. I predict that she will be come a very skilled crochet-er!!


Clive said...

Well done to your Momma on her crochet squares! Murray's Mom has always loved to crochet but when she was trying to knit again recently she found You Tube invaluable!

take care
Clive and Murray

Teddy Bear said...

Your Mom is doing a great job.:) You must be so excited that your Dad is coming home today. Woohoo!

Teddy Bear

Stardust said...

I can't help praise your mom again and again for her never-give-up-spirit! That's the attitude though things may be hard sometimes, and I'm just happy knowing that mom has overcomed! I can't wait to see her official produce!

BJ Roan said...

I do like the granny squares, especially the lavender one. Granny squares are the best to learn on. The uneven and crooked will go away with practice. ;)

Lorenza said...

Your mom is doing it pawesome!
Long time ago my mom made 3 granny square blankies. I she promised to herself... never again! Hmmm....
Kisses and hugs

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Beautiful!!! We knew she could do it!!! Mom wishes she could but she can't!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

mayziegal said...

Your mom SHOULD be proud of herself! That looks just almost pawfect to me! I can't wait for the hat!

Wiggles & Wags,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says the kholours are pawesome -

AND she akhtually sat there and khould see herself khrocheting last century -

Oh my - the vivid imagination she still has fur an old mom -

Now she's babbling yarn ovFUR hook yarn ovFUR hook

PeeEssWoo: Khan't wait fur Dad Tales too!

Rudy said...

Wow, my Mom is jealous! She tried crocheting but got so bad at it she stopped. My Grandmom has started knitting again -- Mom remembers how Grandmom used to knit when Mom was a little bitty human.
Your Mom did a good job!


The Life of Riley said...

Lots of woofs to your mum for learning something new and sticking to it! Well done.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Granny squares. Very pretty. Our mama gave her granny's granny squares to her daughter-in-law. Who knows what happened to them.
XXOO-BabyRocketDog & Hootie

George the Lad said...

Hey that's very good, tell mom to keep making them she will have a blanket soon.
See Yea George xxx

Mary at Marby Bulldogs said...

Oh, crocheting, I've always wanted to learn! You've given me some inspiration...we'll see...

Mary and the four paws

Hollie and Janie said...

Your mom is more talented than should be allowed!! What a beautiful square!!