Thursday, 21 January 2010

Crinkle Free Granny Square Borders

Compact UK has now closed,  but you can find the crinkle free granny square border tutorial here.

Thank you for all the lovely comments I've recieved over the years, and hope you enjoy my new offering on my new blog, Handmade Wardrobe.

50 comments:

  1. Great tutorial. Clear and easy to follow. Thanks!

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  2. Oh my, that is wonderful. So simple too. I will definitely be using that technique.

    Teresa

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  3. Hi! Your tutorial is really great! I have made a link from our swedish blog "Mönsterarkivet" ("The pattern archive"). Hope that is ok with you :)

    MiA

    http://monsterarkivet.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks a lot, I will try this, so easy to understand because of the pictures.

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  5. Thank you very much for all your kind comments :) I'm glad that people have been able to understand what I was trying to describe!

    Mia, Thank you ever so much for linking me to your wonderful blog :)

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  6. You have talent girl and a very cute kitty ;)

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  7. I love it! I've had crinkly borders and I knew it wasn't tension. I can now enjoy grannies again! Blessings to you!

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  8. Thank you... I gave up gannies because of the crinkling....your pictures was easy for me to understand. Thank you again :0)
    Laura

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  9. Oh wonderful idea, thank you so much for sharing it with us. I'll definitely use this.

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  10. I am so happy that this tutorial have been useful to so many :) I am very glad that it is bringing back the granny square joy to people!

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  11. G'day
    Just heard about your tut on flickr with Beinzfive... you have made a big problem so simple to solve... thank you so much...
    The yarn you are useing is simply divine too...
    OOroo... Bethel

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  12. Hey, this is a great tutorial.
    It's a keeper.
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  13. This is absolute genius...now why didn't I think of it lol???!!!
    Fabulous, I'm so impressed.
    Will link to you from the Attic next time I come to do a border, thank you so much!
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Thank you for this! What type of yarn is that? Can I get it in the US?

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  15. Thank goodness I found this! Thank you so much for an excellent tutorial. Now my Mum can make me a new blanket :-)

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  16. excellent tutorial and fantastic idea. thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thanks so much!! I have been fretting over finishing my cushion for this very reason!!

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  18. That's really excellent! Thanks for solving a problem I never knew existed as I have not done a grannie square border (but I will be!) I could tell from the crinkly border that you showed, what the problem was - the stitches of the border were coming out wider than the rest; i.e. the stitches were either too big - or as you rightly acertained, there were too many. Not sure if I would have worked out what to do though. Many thanks for solving this. It's definitely saved me some heart ache and hours of frustration.

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  19. Thank you! Now I can redo the edge of my blanket and finally be really happy with the result :-)

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  20. This is great! I do something like this, but the 2dctog is just perfect. Thank's for sharing!

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  21. Thank-you for this, it might just solve the problem I've got with my first ever crochet project. I've linked you in my blog, hope this is OK.

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  22. Thankyou for this awesome tutorial. You a talented and generous lady. Thanks for your free tutorial.

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  23. This is incredible! Thank you for sharing. I have been crocheting nearly 14 years and have always been highly frustrated with my wavy borders. You are wonderful! =)

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  24. Thank you for this tutorial! I wish that I would have found this before I finished my baby-blanket some time ago... Now I guess I have to do a new one just to test this for myself! Thanks again!

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  25. GENIUS!!!!!! Now why didn't *I* think of that??? :)

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  26. Thank you SO MUCH for this! Your photographs and instructions were so clear and easy to understand.
    I was really struggling between the "frill" and the "pucker" for my granny blanket border and your solution worked brilliantly.
    You're a gem!
    Next time you're in Melbourne, drop me a line and I'll buy you a cafe latte. :-)

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  27. Wonderful! Thank you for this easy remedy for the granny pucker!

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  28. Thank-you very much for this tutorial - it was extremely useful.
    I found my "Flat Border Cluster" looked a bit too much like 4 dcs (I think I crochet quite loosely), so I amended the middle dc2tog to:

    yo, insert hook thru corner A, yo, bring back hook thru to front,

    insert hook thru corner B, yo, bring back hook thru to front,

    yo, draw through 3 loops,

    yo, draw thru remaining 2 loops.
    Done

    It pulled my corners together more tightly.

    Thanks again.

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  29. Fascinating! Thank you for this. I wonder if it works on hexagons? I am about to embark on one for my b/f.

    Thank you for taking the time to post all this. It's very instructional. Much appreciated!

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  30. Thank you so much for this tutorial! My granny square baby blanket has 'ruffly' edges after I added eight rows of granny stripes around the border and I thought I'd done something terribly wrong. I'm getting ready now to re-do it and can't wait to see those edges laying flat! :)

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  31. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now I understand why my last granny square blanket came out all wobbly. I knew I hadn't done anything "wrong," but in this case "not wrong" wasn't "right!" Great tutorial!!

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  32. This is sheer genius!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  33. Love it!! Thanks for sharing this amazing tip!!

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  34. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. i am working on a granny square blanket right now and doing the join as I go. When I get to the end, I can't wait to try this. I have a long way to go though!

    Have a great day and thanks again

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  35. Thankyou for sharing. :)

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  36. I love this tutorial, it was very helpful to me. I also love the yarn, can you tell what kind it is and is it avaiable in the US? Thanks so much.

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  37. Thank you very much. I am up to the border stage and I was wondering what to do. I found your website, followed your instructions and i have a lovely crinkle-free border. I now have to work out (for next time) where to start at the corners to stitch each square together as I have done some right and some wrong (found out what I was doing wrong after I'd started sewing my four squares into one row and couldn't be bothered unpicking it, so I have a few squares in rows bunched up and a few not, but a lovely border. Your instructions were very clearly set out and I thank you for sharing them with the world. I will perfect my granny square blanket the next time.

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  38. Duh! This is so simple, but solves a very common problem! Thank you so much for your tutorial. It is very well done and extremely easy to understand!

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  39. This is an amazing tutorial... I have passed it on to soooo many people ..w ould you mind if I feature a link to this on my blog?

    Lots of sunny smiles

    Helen

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  40. You give the BEST instructions ever! Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Brilliant! You are a genius....the crinkles were cracking me. Crinkles no more! Thanks so much!

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  42. OMG! This is so cute! Love it!!! Thank you for sharing! Please stop by at http://www.etsy.com/shop/karapoozcrochet

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  43. Thanks for sharing this technique. I was just googling for help with this and your post was the first thing I read and I don't think I need to read any more!

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  44. What kind of yarn was ur demonstration project made with? Please email me at susanhay59@yahoo.com with that if u can. Thanks so much

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  45. I cannot thank you enough for these instructions...I have just finished a large baby blanket for my neice & the border turned out very frilly!! Seconds away from a crochet related meltdown I found this blog, unpicked the border followed your instructions, low and behold the blanket sits flat!!!! YAY!! Ta very muchly :-) xxx

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  46. Thank you for this fabulous tip and the awesome tutorial! Makes me want to make a granny square blanket now!

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  47. Just want to tell you how I do it.
    I make dc in corner A and B and dc in the middele space between corner A and B.
    That also work for me very good as it is then also just 3dc.

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  48. this helped a lot!!! but i am new to it and i have one question.... what if when i attached those four squares together its already crinkly, will the new border flatten it out?

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