How to Crochet a Granny Square

It’s the perfect time to learn (or review) this crochet icon – the granny square

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to crochet a granny square, the most classic representation of crochet and an essential skill for any crocheter.

How to Crochet a Granny Square
technique overview

This isn’t an outdated technique

Despite what the name might imply, this is not an outdated technique. Sure, our grandmothers probably made tons of these granny squares but you’ll still find it throughout modern day fashion as well as in trendy homes.

put it to use

Many things can be made from a granny square

Knowing how to crochet a granny square is a must-know technique because a variety of projects can be made from it. Make one large square and you have a baby blanket. Keep going and you have an afghan. Keep them small and piece them together and you could create a scarf, pillow or even a purse.

see how it’s done

How to Crochet a Granny Square


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additional information

Used in Demonstration

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Colorway pictured: linen/colonial blue)
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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pattern details

Abbreviations


  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Rem Remaining
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
the pattern

Written Instructions


Round 1: Ch 3. Join with a slst to the first ch. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2 throughout). In center of ring [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times. 2 more dc 2 in center of ring and join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Round 2: Ch 5. In ch-2 space, 3 dc. [Ch 1. In next corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)] 3 times. Ch 1. 2 dc in same ch-2 space as first ch 5. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Round 3: Ch 5. In ch-2 space, 3 dc. [(In each ch-1 space, 3 dc. Ch 1). In next corner (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)] 3 times. Ch 1. In next ch-1 space, 3 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc in same ch-2 space as first ch 5. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Repeat: Rep round 3 until your granny square is the size you want.

project ideas

B.Hooked patterns that use Granny Squares

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