Learn to Crochet the Classic Granny Square
In this tutorial you will learn step by step how to make the classic granny square. To view the pattern and video tutorial keep on reading below!
Hello! Welcome to my blog, and if you’ve been here before welcome back! Either way I am so very happy you are here because today we are going to cover how to make a granny square!
In the past weeks I have shared tutorials on the Granny Ripple Stitch and the Granny Stripe Stitch so I thought it was time to go over the Granny in it’s original form – the square!
I LOVE the granny square because there’s just so much you can do with it! From dishcloths to blankets to clothing, the possibilities are endless!
To learn how to crochet your own granny square keep on reading below!
Classic Granny Square Video Tutorial
In the video tutorial I will show you step by step how to make a classic granny square. This tutorial is designed for the intermediate beginner crocheter or higher and assumes you already know the following skills:
- Magic loop
- Double crochet
- Slip stitch
Once you’ve mastered the above skills I am confident you can tackle this technique!
The Classic Granny Square
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- Caron Simply Soft in colors Robin’s Egg, Limelight, and Strawberry
- 5.0 mm crochet hook – I use this set
- Yarn needle
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st – stitch
Round 1: In magic loop, ch 4 (counts as a dc and ch 1), (3 dc, ch 1) repeat 2x; 2 dc; join with 3rd ch of starting ch 4 using a sl st; sl st into next ch sp;
Cut yarn and secure.
Round 2: Starting in any ch 1 corner sp, attach new color and ch 4 (counts as last dc and ch 1 of round), 3 dc in same ch 1 sp; *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * 2x; make 2 dc in 1st corner sp; join with 3rd ch of starting ch 4 using a sl st to join round; sl st into next corner ch 1 sp;
Cut yarn and secure.
Round 3: Starting in any ch 1 corner sp, attach new color and ch 4 (counts as last dc and ch 1 of round), 3 dc in same ch 1 sp; * 3 dc in next cluster sp, (3 dc, ch 1 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp; repeat from *2x; make 3 dc in next cluster sp, make 2 dc in 1st corner sp; join with 3rd ch of starting ch 4 using a sl st to join round; sl st into next corner ch 1 sp;
Keep repeating in the same fashion as Round 3 for each proceeding round by making (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in each corner and 3 dc in each cluster sp between the corners.
Make multiple small squares to join into a blanket OR make one giant square to your desired blanket size!
Love, love your patterns! But could I find out how you weave in your ends please? That is the issue I have with crochet that I don’t have with knitting.
Hi Louise! For weaving in ends, I typically carry my tails and crochet on top of them if I can, or I use a yarn needle to weave the ends in at the end of the project. If using a yarn needle I will weave them into stitches inconspicuously and weave them in back and forth over a small, 2 inch area of like colors.
I will keep this in mind for a future crochet technique video!
Love love your patterns. You explain all aspects so clear. Would you consider doing a video or written pattern on join as you granny squares with the ripple stitch on top and bottom of joined squares? Thanks so much keep the excitement going!
I see that you begin your granny square differently than most tutorials I’ve watched. You use the “chain 4” as the final dc before you end the first round. I think I like that. If I wanted to have 2 single crochet stitches in each of my corners, would I make that first chain a chain 5?
Yes! You are correct! 3 chains acts as a double crochet and the remaining chains would be your chain-2.
Thank you! I am excited to check out your knitting tutorials, so far, I prefer crochet, but haven’t really given knitting a fair chance, lol…I learned crochet first.
Hi! I adore your colorway! Was wondering how many skeins of each color do we need to make the afghan you made? I just love it!
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