Granny Squares Are Easy
When you know how to crochet a granny square, you can make numerous projects from scarves to afghans. They are very easy to make as long as you know how to chain and double crochet.
An added benefit is that granny squares can be crocheted without a gauge, making them a great beginner project.
How to Crochet a Granny Square
First, you will need to chain 6.
- Slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.
- Now, chain 3. This chain 3 is counted as the first double crochet.
- Yarn over.
- Insert hook in the center of ring, pull up a loop. Pull the yarn through two loops.
- Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops on hook.
- Make 14 more double crochet stitches in a ring and slip stitch into the second chain of the chain two.
You can change colors at this point if you wish.
- Chain three. Put the hook through the space below and make a double crochet. Chain two.
- Count four stitches and insert the hook in the next space.
- Two double crochet, chain two, and then two double crochet.
One corner is made.
Finish the Corners
- Chain two and repeat corners until you get back to the chain three.
- Two double crochet in the same space, chain two, and attach to the top of the chain three.
Change color if desired.
- Chain three, one double crochet, and chain two.
- Two double crochet in space, chain two.
Repeat all the way around.
Finish the corner just like on the last round.
- Two double crochet, chain two
- Slip stitch into the top chain of the chain three.
Continue in Pattern
Now, all you need to do is to continue in this pattern until the square is as big as you like. The nice thing about knowing how to crochet a granny square is that you can make them any size and in any color combination that you please.
Practice with different crochet stitches so that you can make squares in numerous variations as well.