Are you ready to make some crochet granny squares?
I love, love, love granny squares! They are quick and easy, so portable (think summer project!), a great way to play with color, and awesome for getting rid of all those yarn scraps (join our scrapghan crochet along here!). In fact, granny squares were my first choice for my scrapghan! Want to make one too? Here is a basic crochet granny square pattern to get you started …
Crochet Granny Square Pattern
Here’s what you need:
- 3 colors worsted weight yarn (see note below)
- an H hook
- scissors and a tapestry needle
Note: Feel free to use different yarn weights from your stash … I use two strands of sock yarn or lighter weight yarns and separate strands from chunkier yarns for consistent sizing.
With CA, make a magic ring. (As an alternative to the magic ring method, you can ch 4 and join in furthest ch from hook to form a ring.)
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3, repeat from *twice more, join in top of beg ch, drop CA — 12 sts.
Round 2: Join CB in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), work [2 dc , ch 3, 3 dc] in same ch-3 sp, ch 2 *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, rep from * twice more, join in top of beg ch, drop CB — 24 sts.
Round 3: Join CC in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), work [2 dc , ch 3, 3 dc] in same ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * twice more, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, join in top of beg ch, drop CC — 36 sts.
Are you left handed? You can find a left handed crochet stitch diagram here.
As you can see, I used yarn scraps for Rounds 1 and 2 and then chose a soft cream for Round 3 of each. Be sure to check out my post here to see how I am join them using my favorite method … the Join As You Go (JAYGO) method.
You can find out more about our ongoing Scrapghan Crochet Along by clicking here. Feel free to mingle, share ideas, pattern links, and your progress photos in the Scrapghan Crochet Along Ravelry group here or on my Facebook page here.