I have already announced it yesterday – today I have a granny square-tutorial for you.
I decided to keep it as simple as possible and take pictures of each step, so that you can easily follow what I was doing.
Make sure you know the basics before you start (it’s less upsetting when you know the stitches before – trust me, I speak from experience!).
Click the pictures to enlarge.
Start with a chain of six stitches (1). Pull yarn through the first stitch (2) to close the round (3).
And that’s basically it.
The pattern for the inner round and the first round is:
ch ch ch ch ch ch – – – o
ch ch ch – dc dc – – – ch ch ch – – – dc dc dc – – – ch ch ch – – – dc dc dc – – – ch ch ch – dc dc dc – – – ch ch ch
Now, if you want to continue, just go ahead, but if you want to change the colour to have the second round in… let’s say turquoise for instance, you need to tie a knot and cut off the white thread.
Pull the new (turquoise) thread through one corner and repeat steps 1 to 12 – with one little change: in every white corner go three double crochet stitches (dc)- three chain stitches (ch) – three double crochet stitches. Between the corners, there is just one chain stitch.
So the pattern for the second round is:
(corner 1) dc dc dc – ch ch ch – dc dc dc —– ch —– (corner 2) dc dc dc – ch ch ch – dc dc dc —– ch —– (corner 3) dc dc dc – ch ch ch – dc dc dc —– ch —– (corner 4) dc dc dc – ch ch ch – dc dc dc.
Any other round follows the same principles – there are always three double crochet stitches, then there is either one (between the corners) or a group of three chain stitches (in the corners).
I prefer to use crochet yarn, but wool or embroidery cotton works just as well.
Apparently, Luigi likes wool best.
And now – let’s go crocheting!
Blanket of all sizes, shawls, ponchos, skirts, pillow cases, rugs… granny squares are miscellaneous and stylish and we are looking forward to hear what you are making of granny squares.
What will/would you use granny squares for?
P.S.: If you have any questions or if anything isn’t quite clear, don’t be afraid to ask. Luigi and I will happily reply to comments and emails!