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Gerry Hook

Your cuppa is well deserved, Vanessa.
I spent yesterday crocheting your block and then dug out my hooks to find a smaller size. I 'think' I may want a smaller square, but not certain 'til I decide what the finished project will be. So will, in the meantime, make another square using a smaller hook.
You've done a very excellent job on the tutorial, couldn't have been more descriptive or more illustrated.
Our hats are off to you ! ! !


Brilliant! Well done Vanessa for such a great and thorough tutorial. xx


Thanks for that, Vanessa. I'm sure I'm more in the beginner camp so will appreciate the full blown explanation but maybe after a few squares I'll be working my way up the ranks?! I can't wait to see how your blanket turns out.
I thought of you tonight whilst I was reading the new CL mag. There is a set of oven gloves (how exciting) featured in the shopping pages at the front. But seriously, it says that you can get them in Daschund print!
Hen xxx

The Antidote

Lovely squares, and very "thorough" instructions.
Thank you Vanessa, you are very sweet x


Vanessa - Beautiful job - thank you for all the time and effort you put into this tutorial and thank you for being so generous and sharing it with us!! Hope you have a great week.


You're a wonderful teacher, and so thoughtful, too! I'm looking forward to trying out the pattern, and I appreciate all your care, as I'm a beginner at crochet.


Hi Vanessa, I've been an avid reader of your lovely blog for a while. I just had to to leave a comment, and say thank you for this brilliant tutorial. You have put so much time and effort into doing this! Enjoy your well-deserved cuppa. The squares look lovely, I'll definitely be trying them out :-)

Helen Lambert

V my sweet hve the patience of a saint doing all that and the touch of an angel with a crochet hook....I am still plowing n with the granny square..but something is not right when I join onto the next round...have a lvely week...Hugs from H


Thank you, thank you, thank you from Singapore! I have done it...and it works!! A far better guide for beginners like me than any book I have seen. Only problem is, because of the heat and humidity here I have to keep the air-con on full blast all day (or wash my hands under cold water every 5mins) so our electricity bill is going to go sky high! Worth it though!
Thanks again; much appreciated. x


love it love it love it xxx


you've done excellent tutorials here, you definitely deserve that cuppa!

This week is running away from me, so there is little to no chance of me being able to get the supplies to make a start, even though I am itching to. Hopefully one day soon....

Sounds like you had a good weekend - ours had ups and downs, but fortunately more ups than downs. xx

graceful mice and gentle moons

I am loving the sisterhood blanket! Am joining soon. Have been thinking about my colours and saving my pennies for the wool.
Thank you for uplifting comment on my blog. When I do the next batch of cottages, if I make one nice enough, I'll pop it in the post to you as a thank you for all this tutorial work you've been doing.
Lots of love to you
and a HUGE hug xxxx


Yayy thank you so much! I have just finished and uploaded my first crochet square - 34 years of trying and not being able to and within a few days you have me hooked!! (no pun intended! LOL)
Thank you


Thank you for posting this tutorial! I have just discovered your blog and I think it's fantastic!


your Blog is out of this world----and your patients is incredible----with your wonderful knowledge of crochet---thank you so much. Ive sat with many people trying to teach me BUT the way you do it makes it so good Thank you J x Australia

Terri Moore

I just found your blog the other day. I love this pattern and have already begun working on it. Thank you so much for sharing it. I look forward to continuing to follow your progress.


Lovely squares, and excellent tutorials
Thank you Vanessa, Thank you, thank you, thank you


This is so lovely. I love your blog and hope I am making this blankest in UK not USA stitches.
Thank you for all the time that you have put into this and your blog.


This is so pretty. I really love the pastels you have chosen. I've not done squares for a long, long time (bright, bold grannies way back then) and you have rekindled my interest - the flowers and colour tones make such a difference.


Hello Vanessa,

Your pattern is amazing and inspiring. I've never crocheted before, and am now doing your blanker, having completed 30 squares!
I'm now thinking of finishing it off and can't seem to find your blog on how to sew the squares together ... could you send me the link please.

Thank you!


Love your blog, your designs and your choice of colours. Good to know someone else out there likes seeing shapes in clouds! I love personifying trees too. Sometimes I could swear a tree is posing as a reader or dancer,bending to pick up a pebble or reaching up its hands in thanks. Is it just me??


What a beautiful blog site! I love the colors in your photographs and lettering. Very cheerful! I love the cupcake photos, and of course I'd love to try the recipe! I arrived here via a link posted on someone's crochet page on Facebook. Thank you for a wonderful place to visit and for sharing your world :)

On my photography website there is a gallery showing my most recent crochet project - Buttercup Babies. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Happy crocheting!


hello, i have to say that the way you explained the pattern is excellent, this has been the only written pattern i've ever been able to follow, usually i'm left very confused so thank's for sharing this. i just posted on my blog the blanket i made if your interested in seeing it

thanks again for sharing x

Marise  Schwartz

Hello ... I love your job...

the sydney girl

I love your blog.


Lovely square, im working on soemthing similar, not so nice though...I'be veen looking for a way you join the squares for this type of granny square...what would you recomand? Thank you Vanessa!

June Ledet

Can I just finished with one big square instand of the grouping all the squared together?
PS.let me know
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Judy Westen

Hi - I just read your pattern, and can't find where Round 6 is for the square. Thanks!

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Sue Gray

it would have been nice if the pattern instructions were all together so that it would be easier to follow for those of us who know how to crochet...the pattern and the colour are very pretty though


thank you Vanessa for the instructions without all the pictures...much appreciated...going to make this one for my 2 year old grandaughter...she will love it


This square is sooo pretty!



I must make my sister one!


This is a beautiful square!! You did a wonderful job on the tutorial as I am a beginner and had no problems following you at all!! Thank you so much, this is my first blanket project!!!!!!

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