My DH would say that's no surprise as he's known that since he met me, but somehow, I'm always quite surprised by the level of my stupidity. Despite the fact I always say I'm rubbish, it seems, secretly I like to think I'm fairly intelligent, but sadly no....
If you're not interested in crochet look away now and you might continue to live in the misapprehension that I have at least an average IQ.
Does anyway remember my little cry for help, right at the bottom, back here.?
What should have been just a basic old Granny Square, was defeating me, and yet I learnt these with Frugalmummy way back in April. The sides just kept pulling in and whilst it's an interesting shape, it's most definitely not square.
Well last night I was determined to tackle this, as I had a momentary panic that we are now in September and the Birthday, this project is for, is now this month. So I sat down with my crochet books and my 'practice' wool. I picked out a larger hook, 6mm rather than 5.5mm, as suggested by Lawrence and I tried again, and again......
..... and then it dawned on me.............
Both the original pattern I had used and the one I was using, from the first book I picked up, called for Double Crochet stitch, so I was doing double crochets, but bless you, all you lovely Americans, you will insist on using the "wrong" words for things......
What I was meant to be doing was Treble Crochet stitch, all along.
Duh, of course I was, I knew that, so why was I doing the wrong stitch? I DON'T know!!!
I'm surprised you lovely crochet ladies didn't spot it and just put me straight. Are you all just sniggering and whispering behind your hands, "Don't tell her, it's more funny", huh, are you?? Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you!
This is how it should look:-
Just a bit different !!!!
and now the next square is done too!!
I'm off to finish the rest tonight, so I still have time to make the birthday card tomorrow.
Lots of Love Arwedd xx