Ready to learn my favourite way to crochet the solid granny square? In my opinion, granny squares are the perfect projects for beginner crocheters. The first big project I worked on myself was a crochet granny square blanket!
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Once you master the crochet granny square, you can expand on the design to make various decorative and useful items. From blankets and apparel to accessories like bags and placemats! Granny squares are versatile and add color and style to your home and wardrobe.
How to crochet a solid granny square.
- Yarn (I used Paintbox Aran for this tutorial)
- Hook (I used a 5 mm hook)
- Darning needle
Stitches & Terms Used:
- ch- chain
- sl st- slip stitch
- sp- space
- dc- double crochet
- You can use any type of yarn and corresponding hook to make the granny square. What you’re making is what will determine the materials you use. Similarly, the gauge and size of the crochet square will depend on what you’re making and what material and hook size you use.
- Since I want a pronounced hole in the middle of my crochet granny square, I begin with a ch 4, joining to first ch to form a ring. You can use less chains if you want a less pronounced hole or alternatively start also use a magic circle. You can use this tutorial to learn how to work and secure the magic circle.
- The ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 dc
To start, Ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc into the loop. (ch 3, 3 dc into the loop) 3 times. Ch 3. Sl st to the top of starting ch 3. (9 dc & 4 ch-3 spaces)
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 dc, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in each of the next 3 dc] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in last corner space, sl st join into 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. (28 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces)
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Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in each of the next 4 dc, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in each of the next 7 dc] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in last corner space, add 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc after corner, sl st join into 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. (44 dc and 4 ch-3 spaces)
You can make your granny square as small or as big as you want it. With each round, your square will increase in size. What you need to remember is:
- work 1 dc into each dc from the previous rnd
- for corner spaces, work 2dc, ch 3, 2dc.
And that’s it friends. I’d love to see your granny squares so be sure to tag me @morines_shop on Instagram
Solid granny square patterns.
If you loved that tutorial, you may be interested in the On The Spot Throw Pattern, a free crochet pattern that uses solid granny squares.
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