By Knit Sprout
Granny squares are a popular pattern used by crocheters to create a wide range of goods - blankets,
pillows, sweaters, tote bags, and much more. While there are many variations of granny squares, this is a
basic intermediate crocheter version. To create this pattern, you will need to know how to create a slip
knot or magic loop, chain, double crochet, and slip stitch. You can create many small granny squares and
crochet them together to make a patchwork style project, or you can make a huge square. As you become
more familiarized with the pattern, you can play around with changing yarn weights, hook sizes, and yarn
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What You'll Need
● 1 Crochet hook, size H
● 1 Skein of worsted-weight yarn
Stitches to know:
● Slip knot or magic loop
● Chain (Ch)
● Double crochet (DC)
● Slip stitch
Round 1 of the granny square:
1. Make a slip knot or magic loop
2. Chain 3, crochet 2 double crochet stitches into the base chain of the chain 3. This gives you 1 DC
cluster (the first chain 3 counts as the first double crochet)
3. Ch 1, Crochet 3 dc stitches into the base of the first chain three (the same spot where you made
the other double crochet stitches from the previous grouping) round.
4. Repeat step 3 twice. Slip stitch to the top of your first chain 3. You should now have 4DC
clusters, that create a small square.
5. Sl st to the ch 1 in between your first 2 DC clusters
6. Ch 3, 2 DC in the same spot, ch 1, 3 DC in the same spot
7. *Ch 1, 3 DC into the next ch 1 space between clusters, ch 1, 3 DC into same spot* repeat until
end of row. Ch 1 to the top of the first ch 3.
8. Sl st to the ch 1 in between your first 2 DC clusters
9. Ch 3, 2 DC in the same spot, ch 1, 3 DC in the same spot
10. Ch 1, 3 DC into the next ch1 space between clusters
11. Ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1, 3DC in same spot
12. Repeat rows 10 and 11 until you reach your first ch 3 of the row. Ch 1 to the top of the first ch 3
You will repeat all rows of the granny square in this fashion, with 3 double crochets in each ch 1 spot and
3 double crochet 1 chain 3 double crochets in each corner. Continue working in this fashion until you
have reached your desired size.
Finishing your granny square by cutting your yarn and leaving a tail of about 6 inches. Weave your ends
in with a needle or your hook.