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Twinkie Chan’s Magic Circle Just Made Granny Squares A Whole Lot Easier!

I’ve been crocheting granny squares for more years than I care to admit to but I’ve always had one burning question: How in the hell am I supposed to put 12 single crochets in that tiny little stitch? Twinkie Chan has the answer!

If you’ve ever made a granny square then you know what I’m talking about. The first step in any granny square is always to chain 2 and then make 6 or 8 or sometimes 12 single crochets in that first chain. OK, 6 is like “Yeah, I can do this.” Eight is really pushing it. And 12? Seriously? How?!

By the time you get that first round done the stitches are so tight you can barely work round 2. And it’s those first 2 rounds that have always frustrated the hell out of me.

Twinkie Chan has the answer with her Magic Circle. It’s actually quite genius and it works for anything you’re crocheting in the round. I’d love to show it to you but it’s on Creativebug so I can’t embed the video here.

You’ll just have to check it out for yourself!

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat! (Just please don't ask me about lightbulbs!)

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