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Traditional Granny Square

This funky colour granny square blanket is made using poundstretcher chunky yarn.

Written tutorial for a traditional granny square. You can use a traditional granny square to create a variety of projects.

I used Caron simply soft yarn worked with a 6mm hook to create the picture guides at the bottom of the tutorial.

There are multiple methods for creating a granny square. I have used a ch3 in each corner and a ch1 between each block for this tutorial. Alternative methods; you can use a ch2 in each corner with no chains between each block, or use a ch1 in each corner with no chains between blocks. The smaller the amount of chains used the smaller the gaps in your work will be.

STITCHES AND PATTERN INFO

  • I have written this tutorial using US terms
  • Double magic ring / magic ring – QuickVid tutorials available here
  • Ch = chain
  • Dc = double crochet – tutorial can be found here
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • Chsp = chain space
PATTERN – Written

Begin by creating a loop with your preferred method (double magic ring, magic ring, or ch4 slst into a ring)

  1. Chain up 3, work 2 DC’s into the loop, ch3 (for the corner), 3 DC’s into the loop, ch3, 3 DC’s into the loop, ch3, 3 DC’s into the loop, ch3 slst to the top chain of the ch3 at the beginning. Turn and slst back into the corner ch3sp
  2. Ch3, 2dc into same chsp, ch1, 3dc into corner chsp, ch3, 3dc into the same chsp, ch1 3dc into the next corner chsp, ch3, 3dc into the same chsp, ch1, 3dc into the next corner chsp, ch3, 3dc into the same chsp, ch1, 3dc into the next corner chsp, ch3, slst to top ch of ch3. Turn and slst back into the corner ch3sp
  3. Ch3 2dc into the same chsp, ch1, 3dc into the next chsp, Ch1, 3dc into the corner chsp, ch3, 3dc into the same chsp, ch1, 3dc into the next chsp, ch1, 3dc into the corner chsp, ch3, 3dc into the same chsp, Ch1 3dc into the next chsp, ch1, 3dc into the corner chsp, ch3, 3dc into the same chsp, ch1, 3dc into the next chsp, ch1, 3dc into the corner chsp, ch3, slst to top ch of ch3. Turn and slst back into the corner chsp.

to continue growing your granny square repeat 3. with one additional 3dc ch1 on each side every round

Picture guides of the end of each round

A traditional Granny Square can be continuously made to any size. You can use small squares for many projects including bags, wearables and blankets, or you can continue the square into one large square for a blanket.


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