A crochet granny square is a classic pattern that has many uses. They are perfect for projects like crocheted granny square blankets and pillows. In this video, Mister Domestic demonstrates how to make a traditional granny square.
Mister Domestic begins by noting that all you really need to know to compete a crochet granny square is double crochet, chain, and slip stitch. He begins by placing a slip knot on the hook and chaining four stitches. He slip stitches into the first chain to create a starter loop (or ring). He then works the first round by working groupings of three double crochets with chain spaces in between. Once this round is complete, he slip stitches into the top of the beginning chain. The first round is complete.
Without turning, Mister Domestic starts the next round with a chain three, which counts a double crochet. He works around by creating groupings of double crochets with chain spaces in between. Along the sides a chain-1 is used, in the corners a chain-2 is used. Once this round is complete, a slip stitch once again joins the round.
For the third round, Mister Domestic discusses how the square is constructed and how to make the granny square larger if desired. Once the granny square pattern is established, it’s easy to continue working subsequent rounds to reach the desired size. This particular crocheted granny square is worked all in one color, but it would be interesting to explore working a square in different colors and seaming them together to make a colorful crocheted granny square blanket.
Loved the super clear explanation!! Thank you!
do you have any tutorials on making the whole granny square? Not stopping after just 3 rows
If you want to work beyond the three rounds that Mr. Domestic shows us in the video (https://www.creativecrochetcorner.com/video/traditional-granny-square-021008/) , you just need to repeat the last round that he shows us; adding a set of three DC into each of those those ch-1 spaces (with a ch-1 between each set of 3 DC), and making the [3-DC, ch 2, 3 DC] combination into each ch-2 corner. Just repeat this for each round until your granny square is the size desired. There are a few other granny square videos and also written, photo tutorials on the Creative Crochet Corner website over here. (https://www.creativecrochetcorner.com/?s=granny+square) The written instructions and a photo tutorial for a traditional granny square are included in this article over here. (https://www.creativecrochetcorner.com/article/traditional-granny-square/) Granny squares can be made in many different ways: with different stitch combinations, in one color, or many colors, and to any size. If you would like to see a multicolored variation that has 5 rounds, check out my live video tutorial for the Bonita Project Bag (https://www.creativecrochetcorner.com/video/bonita-project-bag-live-tutorial-with-brenda-k-b-anderson/) . The free pattern download includes written instructions and a chart, which may be helpful to refer to while you watch the video tutorial.
Have fun making those granny squares!
I’ve made grannies before but in a diff way and I have to say that I like your way better. I like that it hides the beginning chain 3.