How to Crochet Granny Squares


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Would you like to learn how to crochet granny squares?

This style of crochet is easy to learn, quick to do and very versatile.  The squares can be pretty much any size you like, you just keep working row after row until it is the size you need.  If you are making a blanket you can make a lot of small squares and join them together (like the blanket I made - see the image below) or you can just do one giant square.

Deb's Granny Square Blanket| © Deborah Mason & Knitting Naturally

Or you can use small granny squares pieced together to make a scarf, a cover for a pillow or cushion, a basic jumper for a baby or to make a bib. Learn how to crochet granny squares means that you can make multi-coloured squares from your leftover yarn - waste not want not!

Not all granny square blankets are make from left overs though, I purchased the wool (and it is wool) for the blanket in the image above because I wanted it to match the colour scheme in my spare bedroom.  It sits across the end of the double bed and apart from looking great, it offers any guests a little bit of extra warmth on cold winter nights.

Instructions for How to Crochet Granny Squares

Using your first colour, make 6 chain, and do a slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.

1st round:

Make three chain, make two treble into the ring.

*Three chain, three treble in the ring, repeat from * twice more, make three chain and slip stitch into third chain at the beginning. Fasten off your yarn.

2nd round:

Change to your second colour and draw a loop through any three chain space.

Make three chain, two trebles, do three chain and three treble in the same three chain space.

*Make one chain, do three treble, three chain and three treble in the next three chain space.

Repeat from * to the end, do 1 chain and a slip stitch into the third chain at the beginning. Fasten off your yarn.

3rd round:

Change to your third colour and draw a loop through any corner chain space.

Make three chain, two trebles, do three chain and three treble in the same three chain space.

*Make one chain, do three treble in next 1 chain space, make one chain, do three treble, three chain and three treble in the next three chain corner space.

Repeat from * twice. Do one chain, make three treble in next one chain space, do one chain and slip stitch into the third chain at the beginning. Fasten off.

4th round:

Change to your fourth colour and draw a loop through any corner chain space.

Make three chain, two trebles, do three chain and three treble in the same three chain space.

*Make one chain, (do three treble in next 1 chain space, make one chain) twice, do three treble, three chain and three treble in the next three chain corner space.

Repeat from * twice. Do one chain, make three treble in next one chain space, do one chain and slip stitch into the third chain at the beginning. Fasten off.

5th round:

Change to your main colour and draw a loop through any corner chain space.

Make three chain, two trebles, do three chain and three treble in the same three chain space.

*Make one chain, (do three treble in next 1 chain space, make one chain) three times, do three treble, three chain and three treble in the next three chain corner space.

Repeat from * twice. Do one chain, make three treble in next one chain space, do one chain and slip stitch into the third chain at the beginning. Fasten off.

Would You Like a Printable Copy of this Pattern?

Just in case you would like to print out a copy of the instructions about how to crochet granny squares, I have created a pdf version of it that you can download.




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