Granny Triangles

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For many crocheters, there’s nothing more fun than the crocheted granny square. There are so many possibilities with this class motif, making it one that every crocheter should know. Granny motifs go beyond just the humble square, you can make all sorts of shapes following the traditional granny square conventions. In this video, Mister Domestic demonstrates how to eliminate one side to the traditional granny square and how to work a granny triangle.

Mister Domestic begins by showing a finished granny triangle. His sample is worked all in one color; however, this would be a great use of leftover yarn to combine all different colors into the triangle motif. This granny triangle makes an equilateral triangle, and can be used to make blankets, pillows, or a fun granny triangle banner or bunting!

The granny triangle is worked as follows:

Ch 4, sl st in first chain to join into ring.

Round 1: Working into the ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, (ch 3, 3 dc) twice, ch 3, sl st in top of beg ch to join. Do not turn.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch-2), *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next chain space, ch 2; rep from * once more, (3 dc ch 3, 2 dc) in last ch-3 sp, sl st in third chain of beg ch to join. Do not turn.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first ch-sp, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * once more, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch to join. Do not turn.

Now that the pattern is established, it’s easy to adjust the granny triangle to make it larger if you like. In the corners, a (3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) will be worked with 3 dc groups and chain-2’s being worked along the sides.

Abbreviations

beg: beginning

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

rep: repeat

sl st: slip stitch

sp: space