Crochet Your Own Half-Granny Shawl
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Even if you've never made a granny square before, you will be able to create a beautiful, wearable shawl in no time after watching this video workshop from with Mary Beth Temple. Start with two basic methods of stitching a granny square and then apply your skills to a rectangle. Once you've taken the next step to master the granny triangle, there's no limit to the quick and easy shawl projects you can make for yourself, family, or friends.
With this video workshop, you will learn:
- Two different methods of creating a classic granny squares
- How to apply your new skills to make a granny rectangle
- The best technique to crochet a granny triangle
- How to complete the Half-Granny Shawl pattern included with this video
About the Host:
Mary Beth Temple is a crochet and knitting designer and instructor based in North Carolina. In addition to teaching around the country, her designs have been featured in many magazines and books, including Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Designs with Traditional Techniques and Interweave Crochet. Find out more on her website at HookedForLifePublishing.com.
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- Made "granny triangles" non-intimidating; loved making the shawl!
- I've been making traditional granny squares ever since I first started crocheting, so I breezed right past that section of the video (although it would still be useful for a beginning crocheter or someone new to granny squares), and went straight to the explanation of granny rectangles (which I may use in the future for "Warm Up America" afghan blocks). I did watch the explanation of granny triangles, and then went to the included PDF half-granny shawl pattern, and got the hang of it almost immediately. I used a J/6mm hook and 2 strands of DK yarn held together, alternating colors every 2 rows to make stripes, and kept going until I had almost run out of yarn and had something which filled half a card table when laid out flat (actually, a pretty good size for me). I was trying to stashbust through my handwash-only yarns; otherwise, I would second Mary Beth's recommendation of a self-striping yarn with long color changes (f.ex. Red Heart Boutique Treasure or Lion Brand Amazing). This video made the concept of "granny triangles" totally non-scary as a new-to-me technique, and gave me the confidence to complete a gorgeous simple-but-very traditional-looking shawl! (Posted on 1/18/2015)