Are you ready to learn how to make a crochet granny square?
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. You can see how I used them to make this pretty crochet granny square afghan here with my leftover bits of yarn. I love how it came out!!
Want to make one too? Here is a basic crochet granny square pattern to get you started … Make sure to also check out my Granny Square Blanket Pattern for how to join the pieces together and work a perfect granny edging.
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
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart, How to Make a Magic Ring, Crochet Stitch Chart Symbols, Invisible Join and Fasten Off, Join As You Go (JAYGO) Method.
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.