This tutorial will show you how I make a granny square. The granny square can be made as big or little as you like and can be used in many projects, like my Granny Pouf.
- Yarn of choice, I used RHSS
- Hook of choice, I used 5.5mm hook
SS – Slip Stitch
- * to * indicated a repeated sequence.
- 3DC’s separated by any number of CH spaces is referred to as a “cluster.”
How to crochet the Granny Square – Video Tutorial:
How to crochet the Granny Square – Written and Photo Tutorial:
Step 1: Make a MR, CH1.
Step 2: Place 1DC, into the MR, CH2.
Step 3: *3DC, CH2,* 3 times into the MR.
Step 4: 2DC into the MR.
Step 5: Pull the MR closed. Notice how you started out with one DC, then completed the cluster with your last 2DC’s.
Step 6: SS to the first stitch of the round, Round 1 is complete. Continue if you would like to grow your square bigger…
Step 7: If you would like to change color, Join new color in any CH2 space, CH1.
Step 8: DC into the CH2 space, CH1.
Step 9: *Skip over the next cluster and working into the next CH2 space, place 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1,* 3 times.
Note: When working in CH2 spaces, always place 3DC, CH2, 3DC, these make up your corners.
Step 10: You should be back at the first CH2 space, to complete the final corner place 3DC, CH2, 2DC, in the same CH2 space that you started in.
Step 11: SS to the first stitch of the round, round 2 is complete. Continue if you would like to grow your square bigger…
Step 12: To continue using the same color, SS into the next CH1 space, CH1, DC, in the same CH1 space, CH1.
Starting your rounds out with one DC, then finishing up the cluster when you complete the round lines you up nicely to SS into the CH space, rather than SS over multiple stitches, are working backwards.
Step 13: *Skip over the next cluster, in the next CH2 space place, (3DC, CH2, 3DC), CH1, skip over the next cluster, and in the next CH1 space place 3DC, CH1,* 3 times.
Step 14: Skip over the next cluster, in the next CH2 space place, (3DC, CH2, 3DC), CH1, skip over the next cluster, and in the next CH1 space place 2DC’s, to complete the final cluster.
Step 15: SS to the first stitch of the round, round 3 complete.
To continue to grow your granny square, repeat steps 12-15, keeping in mind that the CH1 spaces will grow as your square gets bigger. Notice in round 3 we had one cluster to work in our CH1 space, in round 4 you would have 2, round 5 would be 3 CH1 spaces, and so on.
Round 2 demonstrates changing a color and round 3 demonstrates working with the same color, you can make your color changes at any round you choose. For additional rounds, join in any CH1 space for changing colors, or SS into the next CH1 space to continue with the same color.
For assistance or feedback on this tutorial please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org