Are you new to the craft of crochet?
Or maybe you are just looking for a simple, quick and classy square to complete your project. This crochet granny square for beginners is a pretty basic pattern that will help you become more comfortable with a few simple techniques.
If you’re an old cro pro looking for the perfect square to complete, just about any granny square project, this would also be a great granny square to work up. The pattern is simple, quick and you can work up several within an hour!
There are so many different granny square patterns available online along with so many different uses for the granny square so I thought it might be helpful for those just getting started to have a granny square without all of the bells and whistles to help fine tune the craft.
Materials you will need:
- I used an H hook but you can use whatever hook size you need to for your project.
- Yarn – You can use any yarn for this project. For the photo tutorial, I used cotton
- Blunt needle
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.)
- Sl st – Slip Stitch (Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through, continue to pull yarn through both loops on hook.)
Crochet Granny Square for Beginners (Pattern)
Ch 5, join to the 1st chain made to form a loop, or you can make a magic circle. (Photo A)
Ch3, 3 hdc into loop, ch1, 3 hdc into loop, ch1, 3 hdc into loop, ch1, 2 hdc into loop. Join to 2nd ch in starting chain 3. (You will now be positioned in the 1st corner) (Working into loop example- Photo B)
Ch3, into same corner space (Photo C), work the following, 2 hdc, ch1, 3 hdc. Working directly into next corner without chaining, work *3 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc*, (Photo D & E) Repeat ** for last 2 corners. Join to 3rd ch in starting chain. Skip next st, slip st in next st, then slip st into corner space, (Photo F, G, H).
(If you are switching colors at any point, this is a good place to change, in your starting corner space of any round.)
Ch 3, into same corner space work: 2 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc, (Photo I). Working directly into the space between your next 2 sets of 3 hdc from previous round and just before next corner, work 3 hdc, (Photo J). *Working directly into your next corner, work 3 hdc, ch1, 3 hdc, (Photo K). Work 3 hdc into next space between your next 2 sets of 3 hdc from previous round* Repeat ** twice more to complete round joining to 3rd ch in starting chain. Skip next st, slip st in next st, then slip st into corner space.
Ch 3, into same corner space work: 2 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc. Working directly into the space between your next 2 sets of 3 hdc from previous round, work 3 hdc. Working into next space between the next 2 sets of 3 hdc from prev round, work 3 hdc, (Photo L). *Working directly into your next corner, work 3 hdc, ch1, 3 hdc, (Photo M & N). Work 3 hdc into next space between your next 2 sets of 3 hdc from previous round* Repeat ** twice more to complete round joining into 3rd ch in starting chain. Skip next st, slip st in next st, then slip st into corner space.
Continue working each new round in the same detail as the previous round, only you will add 1 additional set of 3 hdc on each side for each new round.
You can make this square as big as you like, as big as a blanket! Once you feel confident in what you are doing with this square there are so many different granny square projects awaiting your crafty hands! There are granny square slippers, vests, blankets, dish cloths, face cloths and so much more!
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