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Simple Granny Squares - Free Video Tutorial


My students and I were discussing granny squares the other day - how to make them and how to attach them. So I decided to make a video "how to crochet simple granny square" and a video "how to attach granny squares". Hopefully these two videos will be helpful to some of you. Also see written directions below.




Material:

  • any yarn of light (#3) thickness or medium (#4) thickness (I used Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly for my baby blanket)
  • appropriate hook that manufacturer recommends (I used 3.75 mm, US size "F" hook)
  • scissors

Abreviations:

ch - chain
dc - double crochet stitch
prev. - previous
st(s) - stitch(es)


Step-by-Step Directions:

small square

  1. ch4, join. 
  2. ch 3, 2 dc around chain loop, then *[ch2, 3 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, then make ch2 and join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square
  3. ch 3 (above ch3 from prev. row), 2 dc, then around "first ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc; then *[3 dc, then around "next ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times for each side, then join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square

medium square

  1. ch4, join. 
  2. ch 3, 2 dc around chain loop, then *[ch2, 3 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, then make ch2 and join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square
  3. ch 3 (above ch3 from prev. row), 2 dc, then around "first ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc; then *[3 dc, then around "next ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, for each side then join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square)
  4. ch 3 (above ch3 from prev. row), 4 dc, then around "first ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc; then *[7 dc, then around "next ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, then 2 more dc, and join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square

large square

  1. ch4, join. 
  2. ch 3, 2 dc around chain loop, then *[ch2, 3 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, then make ch2 and join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square
  3. ch 3 (above ch3 from prev. row), 2 dc, then around "first ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc; then *[3 dc, then around "next ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, for each side then join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square)
  4. ch 3 (above ch3 from prev. row), 4 dc, then around "first ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc; then *[7 dc, then around "next ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, then 2 more dc, and join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square
  5. ch 3 (above ch3 from prev. row), 6 dc, then around "first ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc; then *[11 dc, then around "next ch2" make: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc]* - repeat from * to * two more times, then 4 more dc, and join with a slip st into first ch3 (Note - first ch3 represents dc, and each ch2 will create a corner of the granny square


Watch How to attach granny squares with a cable stitch - CLICK HERE