How to crochet a granny square


Basic granny square pattern

A Granny square with step by step instructions and photos. I will be explaining how to make a square with four (4) rounds. Follow the written instructions and compare to the images. You can stop at this size or continue by adding groups of double crochet in the chain spaces as shown.

First round

1 – Make a slip knot

2 – Chain 5

3 – Insert hook into 1 chain to make a circle. Connect with a slip stitch.

4 – Chain 2

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5 – Double crochet in circle 2 times (first chain 2 counts as a double crochet)

6 – Chain

7 – 3 double in circle

8 - Chain 2

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9 – 3 double crochet in circle

10 – Chain 2

11 – 3 double crochet in circle

12 – Chain 2 connect to top of first chain 2 with a slip stitch.

(First round completed) (You can changed colors here if desired)

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Second round

1 – Chain 2 turn work

2 – 2 double crochet – chain 2 – 3 double crochet ((corner cluster made)

3 – Chain 1 (this is one side of square)

4 – 3 double crochet – chain 2 – 3 double crochet (next corner cluster made)

5 – Chain 1 (next side)

6 – 3 double crochet – chain 2 – 3 double crochet (3td corner cluster made)

7 – Chain 1 (side again)

8 – 3 double crochet – chain 2 – 3 double crochet (4 th corner cluster completed)

9 – Chain 1 – connect with slip stitch to the top of first chain 2 (Second round is completed)

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Third round (you can make as many rounds as you wish your square to be working the same stitches)

Repeat second round adding a cluster in the middle of each side row, with every additional round you make.

Always remember corners take a chain 2 and sides take a chain 1 for each space. Now if you continued to crochet this square and just keep changing colors you will have an afghan like this.

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You will have a box full of squares in no time. Than you will stitch them together in what ever order or design you would like. The granny square can be used to create everything from a baby blanket to a hat.


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