The Great Granny Square Repair

Also known as: The Most Nerve-Wracking Experience of My Life (or one of them.) 🙂

My mother made this gorgeous Daisy Square Afghan. There must have been over 1,000 ends to weave in, and she wove them all in securely, but Magic Rings aren’t the most durable things. It is truly a crochet masterpiece, which was why when this happened, we were horrified.

NOOOOOOOO!

NOOOOOOOO!

Luckily, Pinterest has never failed me, and I had pinned a link a few months prior on “Mending  a Friend’s Granny.” So I dug that up, found some sort-of-matching yellow yarn, looked up the Daisy Square pattern, and had a go.

Here are some in-process pictures, although if you have this problem, you should check out the tutorial. Seriously, bookmark this page, staple it to your wall, tattoo it on your arm – IT WILL SAVE YOUR GRANNY SQUARE AFGHAN.

After putting in a safety line, I cut out the unravelling yellow center (the most stressful part - make sure that safety line is sturdy!)

After putting in a safety line, I cut out the unravelling yellow center (the most stressful part – make sure that safety line is sturdy!)

Then I started crocheting the center.

Then I started crocheting the center.

A couple of stitches in, everything was going smoothly, but this is a very stressful procedure...

A couple of stitches in, everything was going smoothly, but this is a very stressful procedure…

Joined, cut off the yarn, and wove the ends in SECURELY.

Joined, cut off the yarn, and wove the ends in SECURELY.

YAAAAAAY, just like new! *cue choir singing*

YAAAAAAY, just like new! *cue choir singing*

I’m so glad this magnificent afghan could be saved – an ENORMOUS thank you to Creative Fidget for posting the tutorial!

See, I knew those hours of browsing Pinterest would come in handy someday. 😉

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