Learn how to crochet a Granny Square on today’s post. Crochet Granny Squares are so versatile. They can be used to make scarfs, afghans, blankets, blouses, even coats.
Today I would like to share a very traditional crochet granny square pattern. There are many variations of the classic Crochet Granny Square. Today I will be sharing the classic Granny Square pattern.
I crocheted this Granny Square using 2 contrasting colors. You can choose to change colors after each round or keep them to 1 or 2 colors.
This is the classic crochet granny square which is made with 4 total rounds of stitches. You can use whatever size crochet hook (the larger the crochet hook the larger the square) and type of yarn.
When choosing yarn weight be sure it is appropriate for your crochet hook.
In addition to the written pattern / instructions I have also attached a link for a free YouTube video tutorial for those who prefer visual instructions. The instructions below are for using 2 colors which will be represented as Color A and Color B, or just A and B.
I have made every attempt to ensure this pattern is free of errors but on occasion mistakes happen. Please let me know of any errors in the comments section. Thank you and enjoy.
yarn color A
yarn color B
[ ] = work the instructions inside the brackets
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
To begin Crochet Granny Square:
With Color A ch 4 join with a slip stitch into first chain to form a circle.
Rnd 1: With A, ch 3 (counts as double crochet here and thru out square.) 2 dc into ring, *ch 3, 3dc into ring*, rep from * to * 2 more times, ch3, join with slip stitch into top of beginning chain 3, drop A
Rnd 2: Join B into any corner chain-3 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc into same ch-3 space (half corner), *ch 2, skip 3 dc, [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in the next chain 3 space,*, rep from * to * 2 times, ch 2, 3dc into same space as first half corner, ch 3, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3, drop B
Rnd 3: pull up A in corner of ch-3 loop, ch 3, 2dc into same ch-3 space (half corner), *ch 2, 3dc into next ch-2 sp, ch 2 [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] into next corner space, rep from * to * 2 more times, ch 2, 3dc into next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3dc in same space as first half corner, ch 3, join with sl st into top of beg ch-3, fasten off A
Rnd 4: Pull up B in corner ch-3 loop, ch 3, 2dc in same ch-3 space (half corner), *[ch 2, 3dc] in ea of the next 2 chain -2 spaces, ch 2** , [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in corner space, rep from * to ** one more time, 3dc in same space as first half corner, ch 3, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3, Fasten off. Sew in your tails.
If you are a visual learner or prefer video tutorials click below:
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