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I have been crocheting afghans (that keep turning into BLANKETS, purposely, of course) for a very long time and squares for WARM UP AMERICA a few years back.

Everything came out well and to my picky satisfaction!

I'm home due to an illness and thought I could help out, too!

I've ordered enough yarn to be embarassed and some books for inspiration. I've completed a few squares and tried a few different hook and yarn combinations and one thing I've learned the very hard way is that a single strand of yarn, is not warm enough. Two strands of Caron Simply Soft would be great as a spring through fall throw.

I tried again with one strand of the one pound yarn and that was slightly better but not as thick as I see the children wrapped in on the website.

I began using two strands of the one pound worsted weight yarn (practice yarn) and I CANNOT MAKE AN 8 INCH SQUARE!

I work on this everyday and I've gotten a degree in frogging.

I've tried working with one hook and one yarn and documented the results. Switched the hook, the yarn, the room I'm crocheting in

and I just do not know how to get two strands to 8 inches (or one even!)

Suggestions re: this . . . challenge . . . will be very, very appreciated!

Thank you all!

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ok this is what I do, first of all my dear hubby cut out an 8x8 square from cardboard and I use this to measure my squares, I use a no 4 or 4,5 hook and between 28 or 30 chain, depending on the wool and I use dk wool hope this helps

oops just seen I have already told you this so sorry

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