How to make a Granny Square

Granny Squares ~ the building block of so many crochet patterns…..

Learning to make the vintage classic, a Granny Square is a great way to start to crochet. Below I have given you a simple step-by-step pattern and mini tutorials to follow.

Before you begin you need to understand how to hold your hook and create a tension thread to make your stitches or chains to start to crochet.

Watch to show you how;

Making a simple chain is a great way of getting a feel of holding your hook and learning how to work lots of even stitches (chains) with your tension thread.

Once you feel comfortable holding the hook and have practiced making even chains you are ready to start making your Granny Square.

Granny Square Pattern

You will need

  • Smalls amounts of yarn in 2 contrasting colours. Such as Debbie Bliss Cotton DK.
  • Size 4.00 mm hook for DK yarn or corresponding hook for chosen yarn weight.
  • Darning or tapestry needle.

Abbreviations (using UK terminology)

tr        treble crochet

ch      chain

sp      space

sl st   slip stitch

rep    repeat

 

Base Ring and Round 1

Watch to show you how;

Base Ring Using colour A,  make a 6 ch and join with a slip stitch (sl st) into first ch to form ring.

Round 1  Using same colour, 3 ch (counts as first tr), 2 tr into base ring, [3 ch, 3 tr in ring] 3 times, 3 ch, join with a sl st into top of 3-ch at beginning of round. Fasten off and darn in all ends.

 

Round 2

Watch to show you how;

 

Round 2  Using colour B, join yarn with a sl st into any 3-ch corner space, 3 ch (counts as first tr), [2 tr, 3 ch, 3tr] in same 3-ch space, * 1 ch, [3 tr, 3 ch, 3 tr] in next 3-ch space; rep from * twice more, 1 ch, join with sl st into top of 3-ch at beginning of round. Fasten off and darn in all ends.

 

Round 3

Watch to show you how;

 

Round 3 Using colour A, join yarn with a sl st into any 3-ch corner space, 3 ch (counts as first tr), [2 tr, 3 ch, 3 tr] in same 3-ch sp, * 1 ch, 3 tr in next 1-ch space, 1 ch, [3 tr, 3 ch, 3 tr] in next 3-ch space; rep from * twice more, 1 ch, 3 tr in next 1-ch space, 1 ch, join with sl st into top of ch-3 at beginning of round. Fasten off and darn in all ends.

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