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May 09, 2007


It's been years and years since I crocheted, but I once made a huge afghan out of granny squares, in probably 20 different colors of Red Heart. I think I was in Jr. High. There was a pattern to the colors, sort of like an Around the World quilt. I think I still have it shoved in the back of a closet somewhere, if I can find it I'll post a picture on my blog :)

Thanks for the great tutorial! I really like how you started the beginning. I had never seen it done that way before and that is often the area that frustrates me. Your rings look perfect!

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm sure it will be a big help whenever I start the bag :)

Excellent tutorial. It still doesn't make complete sense to me but it's a great resource. So did you get permission to sell the tote bag kits?
P.S. Did I win yet?

Wow, you choose such great colours! Crochet looks great in "almost solid" colours!

You could put the tutorial in the bag kits, that would be nice!

Fantastic tutorial. I'm feeling the love.

Very nice tutorial--Thank you so much. I will have to give this a try soon!

Superb tutorial! I fell in love with this bag on sight and am now just figuring out what yarn to use. I LOVE the colors you put together - very talented! I'm just learning to crochet but I'll be visiting again when I'm ready to make the bag to use this tutorial.

It's lovely! And thanks for the tutorial. Are there any "how to" and beginner books you would recommend?

Your crocheting is beautiful. Are you a left handed crocheter? I've never seen it done left handed before. (Or are your pics reversed somehow??). The squares are really lovely. It almost makes me want to get my hooks out and crochet again. Almost... *wink*

Great tutorial, lots of good tips. I've been crocheting for 30 years, never thought to do the starting ring that way, but it makes perject sense and would be so nice and neat.

Must post comment, must post comment. No matter what else I don't get done today. My first square is started for the afghan. And your tutorial looks good and clear to me. But then, I can crochet practically blindfolded.

You did a great job with this tutorial! It probably took longer to write it all down than it did to do the actual crocheting. It's interesting to see that the square is really just a circle with corners. Also, I like seeing the left hand perspective.

Thanks so much for the slipknot tip! I am a beginner trying to figure out why my hole for the ring is so gigantic -- it would be great to be able to tighten it. . .

Wonderful!!I have been a lurker on the larger than life CAL, and love the squares. Now I feel I might have a go at one thanks to your tutorial!!!!

thanks for this Laura, I'll definately need it if I attempt to make that bag heheh

Thank you so much for taking the time to create this post. While I find knitting fairly easy, I have always found even simple crochet difficult. I really want to make the LTL bag. And your info and PICTURES will really help!! Thanks again.

I love the color choice of your bag. I'm curious as to what kind of yarn that is!

Awesome tutorial Laura, I have printed it out to sudy and practice with.

Thank you so much for this! I haven't attempted crochet since primary school. Your tutorial brought it all back.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I kept thinking I was doing something wrong in round 4. I wasn't, but getting to see the step by step photos confimed that I was doing it correctly. And I shouldn't have had that glass of wine before sitting down with a new pattern!

It's been a very long time that I have made anything with Granny squares. I forgot the best way to sew them together. :)

How many stitches in each round? Am I missing something?

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