Oh how I love the classic granny square. I know beginners have trouble with this basic square so I am hoping with this pictoral and video tutorial you can finally master it!

 

 

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THE TUTORIAL

 

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ABBREVIATIONS

ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st(s) = Stitch(es)

sk = Skip

beg st = beginning stitch

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet

 

* = Repeat what is in between the stars for the rest of the row

 

Making the Granny Squares

 

To Start

ch 4 and sl st in beg st.

 

Round 1

Ch 3, work two more dc’s inside the ring, *(ch 2, then work 3 more dc’s into the ring)* repeat this 2 more times. After the last set of 3 dc’s, only ch 1 instead of 2 and sl st into top of beginning ch 3. This sl st counts as second chain. This is why you only chained one at end or row. You should have you 4 spaces.

 

Round 2

Ch 3, work two more dc’s into this corner space. (ch 2 and working in the next corner space put DC 3, ch 2, DC 3 all worked in the same space. ) repeat 2 more times, which brings you up to your beginning corner. DC into this last space ch 1 and sl st into beginning ch 3.

 

Round 3

Ch 3, work two more dc’s into this corner space. (Ch 1 and dc 3 into middle space, ch 1 and working in next corner DC 3. ch 2. DC 3. ) repeat 2 more times, which brings you up to your beginning corner. DC into this last space ch 1 and sl st into beginning ch 3.

 

Round 4

Round 4 and every round after wards will be done exactly like round three, every round you will be increasing how many center spaces you will have between each corner space. Just keep working them like you did in round three.

 

Please look at the next tutorial to learn how to change colors on a project.

 

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