Learn to Crochet in a Day – How to make Granny Squares Project 1

Learn to Crochet in a Day!

How to make Granny Squares

This is a ‘beginners’ granny square. Later you will learn how to start a granny square using different techniques, but this is the easiest way to get in a lot of practice fast. Below are the directions. Read through them once or twice and see if you can understand the instructions. If not, don’t worry, you’ll figure it out soon enough.

NOTE: This project assumes that you know the basic Crochet Stitches. If you do not please see Parts 1-4 before beginning this project.

What you Need to Learn to Crochet, How to Chain – Part 1, How to Single Crochet – Part 2, How to Half Double Crochet – Part 3, How to Double Crochet – Part 4

If you would like to follow pictures along with the video, you can see this post: How to Crochet a Simple Granny Square for the Beginner

You will need:
Yarn: cheap stuff is good for practice projects.
Hook: G or H

ch = Chain
dc = Double Crochet
slst = Slip Stitch

The ch2 at the beginning of each row counts as the first double crochet.
Repeat what is between the **

Row 1: Ch4, join with slst to first ch to form ring. Ch2 (counts as first double crochet), in the ring 2dc. Ch2, *3dc, ch2.* Repeat ** twice. slst in top of ch2.

Row 2: Ch2, turn. 2 dc, ch2, work 3 dc in same sp, ch2. *Work 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next ch2 sp.* Repeat in other 2 corners. Join with slst to top of ch2.

Row 3: Ch2, turn. 2 dc, ch 2. In all corners: 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2.
In all, but the first, non-corners: 3dc, ch2. Join with slst to top of ch2.

If you would like to make a 4 or 5th row, just follow the directions for Row 3.

I have made an entire crochet blanket out of one giant granny square. Typically small granny squares are made and then sewn together later to make a large throw or blanket.

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