Today I want to note the progress of said project. I think in my head it was to be a floor mat, possibly to go in the bathroom in front of the shower cubicle. I happily hooked up a tons of squares from yarn made from old t-shirts and started musing on how to join them together.
After doing some research, I decided to go with crocheting together the outside loops of the stitches so that the joining would only be visible on the back of the mat.
That bit worked a treat and I will be doing it again. However, you might have noticed that this particular project can be justly labeled a disaster. Can you see the problem?
Somewhere along the line I put down my giantest crochet hook and picked up the next size down! haha!!
Now I did notice that some squares were a bit bigger than others, but figured blocking before joining would sort it out. Then when they still seemed a bit squiff, I thought they'd get comfy when joined together - no problem right?
The big ones puff up cos they don't have room to lay flat, bless their little hearts!
What I learnt:
- Only use one size crochet hook for an entire project!
- Pack away other hooks while working on something to avoid confusion.
- Don't try and join things that are very obviously not going to fit.
- A rather nice method to join granny squares that is not noticeable on the right side.
- I'm going to frog the lot and then start a new bathroom mat. This time I'm going to make a giant circle incorporating an old bedsheet.
- I'm reserving my judgement on granny squares until I can successfully complete a project involving them. Watch this space!