Jen Lucas

Granny Square Stripes

Jen Lucas
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Duration:   14  mins

In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to crochet one of the most popular motifs in crochet: the granny square, but in stripe form! This easy stitch pattern is great for blankets, garments and has countless other uses.

To begin, chain a multiple of 3 + 2 stitches. Jen begins her sample with 23 stitches. (21 stitches + 2 stitches).

Row 1: Beginning with the second ch from hook, SC into each chain across.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC of row), turn, DC into the first stitch, [skip the next 2 SC, 3 DC in next st] until 3 sts remain, skip next 2 sts, 2 DC in last st.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC of row), turn, work 3 DC into each space between DC groups across row, end by placing 1 DC into the top of the ch-3 turning chain from the previous row.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC of row), turn, DC into the first stitch, 3DC into each space between DC groups across, ending with 2 DC in last st (this was the ch-3 turning chain from previous row).

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for pattern.
For the very last row, working a row of SC makes for a very tidy edge.

Jen shares lots of tips while demonstrating this stitch pattern. She shows us how her method of beginning this stitch pattern keeps the bottom edge looking tidy. And she really does a wonderful job of explaining how to know where to work all of the stitches. Jen also shows us how to change color at the end of the row in preparation for the following row.

This charming stitch pattern is perfect for using up yarn scraps; it looks great in self-striping yarn, or in solid colors. There are lots of variations of this stitch pattern—feel free to experiment with stripes, or chain spaces between stitches. This video will give you a solid understanding of how this type of granny stripe stitch pattern works.

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