How to stop a Granny Square from twisting.

Hello.

Do you ever find that if you make a large Granny Square it has a tendency to twist?

Here’s an example of one I made. 

Twisted

It starts getting all twisty after round 4 and 5. Getting more noticeable the more rounds I added.

Nothing was working. 

Did keeping the stitches nice and even work? Nope!

Did not pulling tight when fastening off help? A little maybe.

How about using a different chain space each time a new colour was joined? Nope! Nope!! Nope!!!

Still all twisty.

There is a solution and it’s easy peasy.

Look not twisty!!!(Air punch!)

not twisted

side by side

All you have to do is turn your work over after each round. Effectively working on the wrong side.

Round 1 – Right side

Round 2- Wrong side

Round 3- Right side

Round 4- Wrong side 

And so on till your giant Granny square is the size you require. 

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I also used a different corner each time I joined a new colour too. Just to make doubly sure.

Let me know if it works for you!

Till next time.

xxx


 

4 comments

  1. Cindy says:

    Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank You!!! I have stopped making granny square blankets for this main reason!!! I never took the time to investigate the reason why, although, looking at another one of your creations I came across the answer to another question!! Granny Squares will once again be a part of my blanket making selection!! Big Smiles!!!!!

    • pinkfluffywarrior_admin says:

      Hello Cindy! Thank you for taking the time to comment I do appreciate it. Blogging can feel a little lonely at times!!
      Anyhow I hope you make a big granny square now! xxx

  2. Carole says:

    This site has so many solutions for my crocheting questions. I have never found a site as helpful.

    I’m working on the winter ripples afghan right now, and the instructions are effortless with your help.

    Thank you so much!
    Carole

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