the beauty and the funky

My granny is growing…

Growing Granny

but there's something a miss…

My granny square grows.. but skewed...

I am so bothered with how it's skewing! I haven't seen that on anyone else's and certainly not on my main inspiration… so I'm thinking it must be me.  Any thoughts on what I could be doing wrong, experienced crocheters I don't think this is a blocking fix either… I can't see how that could fix it.  Just look at the dark brown to the blue… something's off!

I really tried to look past the skew and tried to focus on how beautiful it is but I just can't!! ahhhh!!! help! 

23 thoughts on “the beauty and the funky

  1. Christen says:

    I think you did an extra block (extra three double chains) in a space. I’d look carefully at each chain space were it starts skewing. That’s what would cause this. The colors are great by the way.


  2. Christen says:

    I’m trying to look as closely as I can on my iPod touch, but I think ts also possible that there are not enough single chains between you second row of blocks on you first square. The yellow. Did you chain enough at the corners? That too could cause the skewing. :-S


  3. jennna says:

    I don’t crochet, so I have no idea what went “wrong,” but once this lovely blankie is finished, when will it EVER be seen all laid out flat on the floor and studied from a bird’s eye view? Once someone is all curled up and cozy under that pretty Koigu, the skew won’t even matter.


  4. Terhi says:

    Oh, this happens to my squares too. Blocking helps, although I haven’t made a giant granny, just smaller ones. I’ve been thinking that maybe it is because I crochet quite tightly? Try blocking your square, adding pins to all the colour changes. I promise it’ll look better! Although I think it looks really gorgeous already. 🙂


  5. margreet says:

    in the second picture of your post before this one you can clearly see the distortion starting in the lower corner in the pink. There are not enough chains at thecorner, maybe only one, maybe more. This way it pulls to one side.I think it happened a few times more OR you have the right amount of chains but make them tighter than your other stitches, this happens to many crocheters at corners of grannyblocks. You count and the numbers are good, yet the block pulls. Do not change the direction you crochet (I mean do not turn over your block to change direction) or you will have richt and wrong side rounds, like putting a doily with the wrong side up an the table. The right side of crochet looks like the right side of stockinet knitting: smooth and elegant, not nobbly. I hope you will try out if you make yourstitches tighter at corners, because if this is the problem it is so simple to avoid in future. I have been crocheting and knitting and sewing for more than 54 years and I still learn tips and tricks from Internet weekly.


  6. Heather says:

    I love all the detailed feedback you’re getting, M! I am of no help because my only attempts at crochet involve putting an edge on a hat and making it look like 23 times worse:)


  7. Donna says:

    The reason your granny square afghan looks skewed is that it was crocheted on the same side. To prevent this skewing, you must turn your work every round. That is just the nature of the beast.
    Hope his helps.


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