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Make: crochet granny square

20 Nov

They’re quick, they’re easy, they’re fun, they’re colourful: what’s not to like about crochet granny squares?

There are lots of different patterns for granny squares out there, but the classic granny is the one I’ve been using for my rainbow granny blanket recently (by the way, I’m on my third strip of the blanket now!).

This is the simplest type of granny square and uses clusters of trebles. So I thought I’d share the pattern with you…

Granny square light pink © Becky Skuse

Granny square light pink © Becky Skuse

I used a DK yarn and 4mm hook, but the classic granny should work with any weight or type of yarn, as long as you use the appropriate size of hook for the yarn you’re using (see the yarn’s ball band).

Here’s the pattern I used:

Classic crochet granny square (UK terms)
Make a foundation ring using your preferred method (I used Magic Loop, but you could just ch4 and ss to the first ch to join).
Round 1: Ch3, tr2 into the loop, ch3, tr3 into the loop, ch3, tr3 into the loop, ch3, tr3 into the loop, ch3. Tighten the Magic Loop. Slip stitch to top of the 3-ch at the start.
Round 2: Slip stitch into the next two sts. Ch3, tr2 into the corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1. Slip stitch to top of the 3-ch at the start.
Round 3: Slip stitch into the next two sts. Ch3, tr2 into the corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next side space, ch1, tr3 into the next corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next side space, ch1, tr3 into the next corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next side space, ch1, tr3 into the next corner space, ch3, tr3 into the same corner space, ch1, tr3 into the next side space, ch1. Slip stitch to top of the 3-ch at the start. Fasten off.

Classic crochet granny square (US terms)
Make a foundation ring using your preferred method (I used Magic Loop, but you could just ch4 and ss to the first ch to join).
Round 1: Ch3, dc2 into the loop, ch3, dc3 into the loop, ch3, dc3 into the loop, ch3, dc3 into the loop, ch3. Tighten the Magic Loop. Slip stitch to top of the 3-ch at the start.
Round 2: Slip stitch into the next two sts. Ch3, dc2 into the corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1. Slip stitch to top of the 3-ch at the start.
Round 3: Slip stitch into the next two sts. Ch3, dc2 into the corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next side space, ch1, dc3 into the next corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next side space, ch1, dc3 into the next corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next side space, ch1, dc3 into the next corner space, ch3, dc3 into the same corner space, ch1, dc3 into the next side space, ch1. Slip stitch to top of the 3-ch at the start. Fasten off.

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