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Crochet Granny Square: A Crochet Basics Tutorial

I love a crochet granny square and there are so many different ways to use them, like making blankets, sweaters, cardigans, scarves and more.

If you’re totally new to crochet and want to see if it’s right for you, crochet granny squares are a great place to start.

This one is very beginner friendly 🙂 I’ve included the written pattern and video tutorial down below. Happy crocheting 🙂

If you want to add multiple colors, you don’t want to miss this crochet granny square tutorial here

Stitches use & code

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • REP = repeat

Crochet granny square written Instructions:

Start with, ch 4, sl st into the 4th ch from the hook to from a ring

Round 1 : ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into the ring sp, *ch 2, 3 dc into the same ring sp* REP from *TO* 2 more times, end with ch 2, sl st into the third ch that we did, cut the yarn. Check picture below

starting the crochet granny square with a magic ring

Round 2 : ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into the same ch 2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into the next ch 2 sp/the corner), ch 1* REP from *TO* around and for last sp is going to bethe same sp that we did the fist 3 ch and 2 dc/the corner, 3 dc into that sp, ch 2, sl st into the third ch, cut the yarn. Check picture below

follow along with the step by step crochet granny square photo tutorial below

Round 3 : ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into the same ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into the next ch 2 sp/the corner), ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around and for last sp is going to be the same sp that we did the fist 3 ch and 2 dc/the corner, 3 dc into that sp, ch 2, sl st into the third ch, cut the yarn. Check picture 

Round 4 : ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into the same ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into the next ch 2 sp/the corner), ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around and for last sp is going to be the same sp that we did the fist 3 ch and 2 dc/the corner, 3 dc into that sp, ch 2, sl st into the third ch, cut the yarn. Check picture below

round 4 of this granny square

Round 5 : Add new yarn into any of the ch 2 sp/the corner, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into the same ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into the next ch 2 sp/the corner), ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around and for last sp is going to be the same sp that we did the fist 3 ch and 2 dc/the corner, 3 dc into that sp, ch 2, sl st into the third ch, cut the yarn. Check picture below

finishing round 5 of the crochet granny square

If you want a bigger crochet granny square, you just repeat this way round after round. Easy!!

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet granny square. What are you going to make out of this? If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Happy crocheting:)