Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Make a Granny Square

I have the most amazing granny square project coming up here at Tangled Happy. I can't wait to share it with you all! This project got me so excited about granny squares it inspired me to make a granny square how to.

This pattern is written for a granny square up to four rounds joining a new color after each round. Use any yarn you like with a crochet hook in a size suitable for your yarn. 

Starting out: Ch6, join the ends of the chain with a slip st to form a ring. You are now working in rounds.
Round 1: Ch 3(count as first dc), then work 2dc into center of the ring, ch3. Now work {3dc into center of the ring, ch3}. Repeat {} two more times. Slip st in top of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off. 
Note: If you want to make your granny square one solid color do not fasten off. Continue with the same color, slip st in each of the next two stitches, then slip st into the ch3 corner space. Continue to the next round.
Round 2: Join second color with a slip st to one of the ch3 corner spaces. Ch3(count as first dc), then work 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same corner space as join, ch1. Now work {3dc, ch3, 3dc, in next ch3 corner space, ch1}. Repeat {} two more times.  Slip st in top of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join third color with a slip st to one of the ch3 corner spaces. Ch3(count as first dc), then work 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same corner space as join, ch1. Now work {3dc in the ch1 space from the previous round, ch1, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in next ch3 corner space, ch1}. Repeat {} two more times. Work 3dc in the last ch1 space from previous round, ch1. Slip st in top of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join fourth color with a slip st to one of the ch3 corner spaces. Ch3(count as first dc), then work 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same corner space as join, ch1. Now work {3dc, ch1 in each ch1 space from the previous round. 3dc, ch3, 3dc in next ch3 corner space, ch1}. Repeat {} two more times. Work 3dc, ch1 in each ch1 space from previous round, ch1. Slip st in top of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off. Weave ends.
Note: If you want to make your granny square bigger continue working 3dc, ch3, 3dc in each corner and 3dc, ch1 in each of the ch1 spaces from the previous round. 
Super simple right! More granny square goodness to follow next week. Wishing you all a happy weekend!

18 comments:

  1. Have a nice weekend, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Granny squares are something that has definitely been growing on me lately, so I can't wait to see what kind of goodness is on the way!

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  3. Thank you! I've been thinking about trying one out!

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  4. Looking forward to seeing what Grannified lovliness you're going to tempt us with next week!
    Isn't it funny how we all make our grannies differently too, I don't make mine like you make yours!
    LOVE your blog, I added you to my bloglist! ♥
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. Hello! I have started a new granny square blanket and am loving doing something so simple and straight forward with my hook... look forward to seeing what you have in store for us xox

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  6. Sara, I LOVE this granny square tutorial.
    I just bought the same yarn you are using, they just stocked these new to me colors at Michaels and I am loving the robins egg blue I made a cute bunny out it.
    This evening I am going to copy cat you and make your granny square.
    I can't believe I have never made a granny square, I hope I don't get hooked on them too I will have to call my blog "Granny Square Cottage" :)
    Thank you for sharing the tutorial

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  7. Hi Sara! I can't believe (almost) that you don't have a lys and have to make such a long drive if you want to go to one!!! Haven't you thought about opening one??? ;o)
    Do you know about this site?
    http://www.needletravel.com/
    it tells you yarn stores all over the country... maybe you can find something useful!
    Have a nice weekend...
    Shanti

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  8. Wonderful tutorial, Sara. I love making anything with granny squares and am looking forward to hearing more about your new granny square project.

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  9. Thanks for reminding me of the granny square again. They were popular when I was quite young and I made quite a few then. I haven't made one for over 30 years now (oh, wow, I just dated myself!) but would like to make some again! Can't wait to see what you're going to share next week!

    God bless you - Julie

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  10. Awesome job on this tutorial, Sara! I love all the pictures and how the colors pop so vibrantly on the page. Looking forward to seeing the end result of Sophie's blanket. It is always so exciting to see all the squares begin to come together. Happy crocheting!

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  11. Ok....LOVE the apron SO CUTE ! I made my one square Friday night....and I am offically hooked on granny squares :)

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  12. For some reason, when ever I TRY :) to make the second round, it ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS turns out too weird droopy and not like a square.
    HELP!!!!!

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    1. Maybe a video tutorial would help. This one is made a little differently than mine but gives the same result. I think it might help?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUTdak5c14M

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  13. Thanks! I am going to check it out as soon as I find some free time!

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  14. Hello, thanks for the tutorial, I am making a giant granny bedspread for my teardrop caravan c:

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  15. would love to try this but have hard time reading instructions much easier for someone to show me,but going to try anyway...nice

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  16. would love to try this but have hard time reading instructions much easier for someone to show me,but going to try anyway...nice

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  17. I found a box of crochet granny squares. Was wondering if you have a project that would use one square to make something for nursing home residents or elderly persons? I was going to throw these away but would like to use them.

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