How to crochet grannie squares

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Learning the pattern to crochet a Granny Square is easy. If you have already mastered the basics such as the chain, single crochet, and double crochet, you can do a Granny Square. Once you've done a couple for practice you'll be able to do these without even following the pattern. Granny Squares can be done in one colour or several colours and make unique and beautiful afghans. They can also be used to make ponchos, shawls, and vests. You are only limited by your own imagination. So gather your materials and follow the steps below and you'll soon be making them like an expert.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Crochet hook size G
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Chain 4 then join with slip stitch to form a ring.

  2. 2

    Chain 3, do 2 double crochets in the ring. Chain 2, do 3 double crochets in the ring and then chain 3. Do 3 double crochets in the ring, and chain 3. Once more do 3 double crochets in the ring and chain 2. Slip stitch in the top of the next chain 3.

  3. 3

    In round 2 you will make a slip stitch in the first 2 double crochets and in the first chain 2 loop. Then you need to chain 3, do 2 double crochets in the chain 2 space, chain 2 and do 3 double crochets in the same space. Next chain 1 and do 3 double crochets, chain 2 and do 3 more double crochets in the next chain 2 space. Next chain 1 and do 3 double crochets, chain 2 and do 3 more double crochets in the next chain 2 space. One more time chain 1 and do 3 double crochets, chain 2 and do 3 more double crochets in the next chain 2 space. Chain 1 and join with a slip stitch to the top of chain 3.

  4. 4

    For round 3 slip stitch in the first 2 double crochets and in the first chain 2 space. Chain 3, do 2 double crochets in the chain 2 space, chain 2 and do 3 double crochets in the same space. Chain 1 and do 3 double crochets in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1 and do 3 double crochets chain 2 and do 3 more double crochets in the next chain 2 space. Chain 1 and do 3 double crochets in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. Do 3 double crochets chain 2 and do 3 more double crochets in the next chain 2 space. Chain 1 and do 3 double crochets in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. Once more do 3 double crochets chain 2 and do 3 more double crochets in the next chain 2 space. Chain 1 and do 3 double crochets in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. Join with a slip stitch to the top of chain 3.

  5. 5

    You can stop there and tie off, or you can add more rounds for a larger granny square, Just remember that in every chain 1 space you will need to chain 1 do 3 double crochets and chain 1.

Tips and warnings

  • To make a beautiful square that will look like a flower with leaves is in it, start the square with a yarn colour of a flower such as red, for round 2 change the colour to a green for leaves, and in round 3 use black or white for a background. The effect is amazing! Join them all together and you'll have an afghan that looks like a garden.

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