Traditional Granny Square Tutorial


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I have been getting a lot of requests lately for a traditional granny square tutorial. You asked and I listened! I wasn’t able to make a video but I did put together a photo tutorial for you. I hope you enjoy it!

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Traditional Granny Square

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Materials:

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Tutorial:

Round 1: Magic Circle, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)
[Note: Alternately, you can ch 4 and join in beginning ch with a sl st to form a circle, then ch 3 (see photo below)]
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2 dc into the circle
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ch 2 (this will be the corner of the square)
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3 dc into the circle
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ch 2 (this is the next corner)
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3 dc into the circle
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ch 2 (next corner)
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3 dc into the circle
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ch 3 (last corner)
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Join into the top of the ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off.
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Round 2: Join a new color or the same color with a sl st into one of the ch-2 sps, ch 3 (count as 1 dc).
[Note: You can use this method for a solid color square or a multi-colored square. I like the method of fastening off because I think it’s easier to start and end in the corners. ]
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2 dc into the same ch-2 sp
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ch 2 (corner)
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3 dc into the same ch-2 sp
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*sk over the next 3 dc, 3 dc into the next ch-2 sp
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ch 2 (corner)
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3 dc into the same ch-2 sp**
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Repeat * to ** 2 more times20

Join in beginning ch-3 with a sl st, fasten off.
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Round 3: Join a new color or the same color with a sl st into one of the ch-2 sps, ch 3 (count as 1 dc).
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2 dc into the same ch-2 sp
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ch 2 (corner)
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3 dc into the ch-2 sp
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3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters
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*3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the next ch-2 sp
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3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters**
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Repeat from * to ** 2 more times
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Join in beginning ch-3 with a sl st, fasten off.
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To make a larger square, just continue the instructions from round 3, adding additional 3-dc clusters in between the corners as your square grows.

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I hope that this tutorial has inspired you to make some granny squares! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Happy crocheting!

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3 Comments

  1. I just finished making granny squares but I’m at a stand still as I really don’t know how to attach them. Any suggestions?????

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