30 days of 29, day 2: Crocheting the mighty granny square

As some of you know (hi Ravelers!), I knit. My mother taught me when I was little, I picked it up again when we were first married, yada, yada, yada, I can knit a sweater. What I can't do, however, is crochet. Most people will tell you that this is weird, because crochet is SO easy that anyone can crochet!

Anyone except me, that is.

I don't know if it's because I'm left-handed, or because my mum isn't a crocheter, or because I simply wasn't at school on the day when the magical crochet fairy showed up to demonstrate her happily hooking ways, but whatever the reason, I am almost 30 years old, and have very little idea of what goes on with a crochet hook.

So Nick suggested that I teach myself how to make a granny square. Which I did using these instructions, this video, for hours, an extra brain (Nick's) and a good deal of bad language.

Here's what a granny square is supposed to look like:

And here is mine:

Shockingly, I didn't immediately succeed at a new skill. However, I think I prefer to view it as taking crochet to a new level. Rather than a granny square, it is a granny blob. You will soon be seeing them everywhere, just you wait.

In conclusion: Clearly my extensive research irrefutably shows that all the people who say that knitting is harder than crochet are all filled with lies.


Top image borrowed here


  1. I've never crocheted a granny square. I only do whatever little crocheting is required for embellishing a few knitting projects. I'm kind of afraid to try a granny square.

  2. False. I have NEVER been able to crochet. I can't knit either, but that is beside the point. Just ask me sometime about my 2 crocheting attempts.

  3. I think people that say crocheting is easy are only doing simple lines, back and forth, enough to make blankets & scarves. I USED to be able to do that . . . but I was never any good at it, because I could never get the tension right. I'm SUPER impressed with your granny square, as I think that's like starting out in the advanced class at crochet school. Also, crochet is a funny word. :) I always want to pronounce it as "crotch-it". (sorry if that was too vulgar for the comments section.) I love your face, btw!

  4. I remember my gran teaching me to knit, never stuck. :)

  5. Hahaha - I think your square looks better than mine. I agree....crochet is not easier!


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