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Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Crochet Pattern

May 10, 2010 /
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I fell in love with crochet Granny Square!!! Where did the name come from? Must be related to a granny that designed and made it, I searched but can’t find it, even Wikipedia didn’t tell…

Granny Square is a kind of patch-working in crochet where we can literally put any color combinations we like to make it a square (or a triangle or any symmetrical shapes you can design) and patch them together to form a project.

I love the flexibility it provides in design in terms of motifs, color combinations, shapes, and sizes… I crocheted a halter-neck neck top for my daughter by using this square, yeah, another halter-neck top for her after the knitted version. Will show the tutorial of the granny square top in my next post and how to join granny squares to form a piece.

granny squares crochet pattern

There are many types of granny squares, from plain basic square to sunburst flower square to emboss 3D flower square… you name it….the variations are unlimited.

Anyway, the one I am showing how to crochet is another variation, where I crochet double crochet [dc] in between to reduce the gap in between each dc cluster. This tutorial also shows how to change color in a neater way when going from round to round.

single granny square
 

Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Materials & Tools:

Yarn

Crochet Hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

 
how to crochet granny square

Pick your favorite yarns’ colors and use the correct crochet hook size according to the yarn of your choice.
This granny square demonstrates here uses 3 color, green and white.
Starting chain: [Green] chain 4, sl st to the first chain to form a ring
Round 1: ch3, dc2, ch2,*dc3, ch2* repeat 3 times, to form 4 dc cluster on the 1st round.
sl st to the 3rd chain, continue sl st on the loops of the following 2dc.

 
change yarn color in crochet

To change color, insert the hook to the 1st chain after the dc, draw white color yarn over, sl st and get ready for the round 2 crochet.

 
Granny Square WIP3

Round 2: [White] ch3, dc2 in next space, ch2 [form corner], dc3 in same space, ch1, dc1 in the center dc of round 1 cluster, ch1, *dc3 in next space, ch2 [form corner], dc3 in same space, ch1, dc1 in the center dc of round 1 next cluster, ch1,* repeat 3 times, sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of this round, continue sl st on the loops of the following 2dc and change yarn color.

 
granny squares

Round 3: [Green] ch3, dc2 in next space, ch2 [form corner], dc3 in same space, ch1, dc1 in the center dc of round 2 next cluster, ch1, dc1 in next space, ch1, dc1 in next space, ch1, dc1 in the center dc of round 1 next cluster, ch1*dc3 in next space, ch2 [form corner], dc3 in same space, ch1, dc1 in the center dc of round 2 next cluster, ch1, dc1 in next space, ch1, dc1 in next space, ch1, dc1 in the center dc of round 1 next cluster, ch1* repeat 3 times, sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of this round, fasten off, or you can add as many round as you like by adding 3 sets of ch1, dc1 for each round between the corner cluster.
Weave in the ends in between stitches and hide them away.

 
granny squares

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