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Learn to Crochet the Traditional Granny Square


The traditional Granny Square is a pattern that many crocheters learn as their first motif. My mom taught me how to create this simple pattern when I was a little girl. It‘s a super simple stitch pattern that only uses a couple of stitches. The written directions are below, as well as a video tutorial. If you haven't already, please subscribe to my YouTube :)

Difficulty level: Easy


Stitches used: Chain (ch), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)

Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns - Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #131 Seafoam Blue & Color #102 Champagne White

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm) If you love Furls, here’s a link :)

Note: If you are using two colors, join with a sl st in any ch-2 corner space on each row.

If you are only using one color, do not fasten off your yarn. Instead, sl st to the corner sp.

Directions

Ch 4, join to first ch with a sl st.


Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in ring, ch 2, (work 3 dc in ring, ch 2) two times, work 2 dc, join with sl st to 3rd ch of the ch-5.


Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * two more times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp as where the ch-5 is located, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.


Traditional Granny Square image from Handmade by Stacy J
Here's a pin for you :)

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep * two more times; ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp where the ch-5 is located, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.


Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep * two more times; ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp where the ch-5 is located, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

To grow your granny square, continue to repeat round 4 by following the pattern until you reach your desired size.



If you prefer a printable pdf, below is one for you to download.

Granny Square Tutorial
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