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Granny Square

Traditional Granny Square from Handmade by Stacy J

Traditional crochet method

The traditional Granny Square is a pattern that many crocheters learn as their first motif. My mom taught me how to create this simple granny square pattern when I was a little girl. Itβ€˜s a super simple stitch pattern that only uses a couple of stitches. The written directions are below, as well as a video tutorial above. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel πŸ™‚

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Difficulty level:

Easy

Stitches used:

Chain (ch)

Double Crochet (dc)

Slip Stitch (sl st)

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Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #131 Seafoam Blue & Color #102 Champagne White

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm) If you love Furls, here’s a link πŸ™‚

Note: If you are using two colors, join with a sl st in any ch-2 corner space on each row.

If you are only using one color, do not fasten off your yarn. Instead, sl st to the corner sp.

Directions for traditional Granny Square

This is worked in the round, do not turn your square when moving on to the next round.

Ch 4, join to first ch with a sl st.

1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in ring, ch 2, (work 3 dc in ring, ch 2) two times, work 2 dc, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of the ch-5.

2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * two more times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp as where the ch-5 is located, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.

3: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep * two more times; ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp where the ch-5 is located, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.

4: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep * two more times; ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp where the ch-5 is located, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

To grow your granny square

Continue repeating round 4 by following the pattern until you reach your desired size.

If you prefer a printable pdf, there is one below for you to download.

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