How To Crochet A Granny Square – Written Instructions
This pattern will explain to you how to crochet a granny square. The sole assumption it makes is that you know how to crochet chain stitches, all other crochet stitches are detailed. Before you begin you will need a 3 mm crochet hook and / or some thing pertinent to the yarn you’re utilizing and some double knitting yarn.
Utilizing hook and yarn crochet 6 chain stitches in a row.
Now were about to join the chains in to a ring, to do this we use a slip stitch. Insert the tip of the hook in to the front of the 1st chain you made, (at beginning of row) pick up the yarn and draw the hook back out, then draw the loop by way of the 1st stitch on the hook. This will join the work.
Work 3 chain stitches, [these stitches count as your 1st treble
stitch and these shall be worked in to when joining this circular. When crocheting we commence rows with chain stitches as it makes it easier and neater to begin rows. ]
Now work 2 treble stitches placing your hook in to the center of the ring.
To form a treble stitch, wrap the yarn circular the hook, then insert your hook in to the middle of the ring, pick up the yarn and draw back from the ring, leaving you with 3 loops on the hook, wrap the yarn circular your hook once again making a 4th loop. Now draw the hook by way of the 2nd and 3rd loops leaving you with 2 loops. Wrap the yarn circular the hook once again and draw the hook through these 2 loops.
Now work the following stitches (3 chain, accompanied by 3 treble stitches in to the ring). Repeat the stitches in brackets twice more.
Finally work 3 chain stitches. Then join your work together with a slip stitch in to the 3rd chain of the chains made at the start of the row.
Work 4 chain stitches. [this counts as 1 treble and 1 chain
stitch] now working in to the next 3 chain space of the previous circular, work the following; (3 trebles, 3 chain, 3 trebles, 1 chain). Repeat this a further 3 times in to the corner spaces.
Now work in to the last 3 chain space; 3 trebles, 3 chains, then finally 2 trebles.
Join the circular with a slip stitch in to the 3rd chain from the start of the row.
Begin with 4 chain stitches, [these count as 1 treble and 1 chain stitch] then work 2 trebles in to the middle 1 chain space of the previous circular.
Now work (1 chain, 3 trebles, 3 chain, and 3 trebles in to the 3 chain corner space.
Follow this with 1 chain stitch, then by 3 trebles in to the next 1 chain space. )
Repeat the last 2 stages – corners and straight side – twice more. So you are just coming circular to focus on the 4th corner
Complete the last corner with 1 chain, 3 trebles, 3 chain, and 3 trebles.
Now work 1 chain and 2 trebles in to the last 1 chain space.
Work 4 chain stitches, then 3 treble stitches in to the 1 chain space
before the next corner, then work 1 chain space.
Now work the following (3 trebles, 3 chain, and 3 treble stitches in to the 3 chain corner space, then work 1 chain and then 3 trebles in to the next 1 chain space.
Work 1 chain and 3 trebles in to the next 1 chain space).
Repeat the corner and sides from the 2 steps above, twice more.
Complete the last corner with 1 chain, 3 trebles, 3 chain and 3 treble stitches.
Complete the side by working 1 chain, then 3 trebles in to the 1st 1 chain space and finally work 1 chain and 2 trebles in to the last 1 chain space.
Break yarn and pull it straight by way of the last stitch to secure off.
This completes the instructions for a granny square. Nevertheless you may carry on to add rounds in this way and make the granny square as large and / or as tiny as you wish. Join in extra colors at the start of rounds and experiment and also have fun.