This classic pattern is a great place to start for beginners, as it consists of simple chains, double crochets, and slip stitches.
The granny square is a classic crochet pattern that has been enjoyed by generations of crafters. It is versatile and can be used in many different projects, from blankets and Afghans to bags and ponchos. The basic granny square pattern consists of rounds of double crochets and chains, with slip stitches used to connect each round. The pattern can be easily adapted and customized by using different yarns and colors, making it a great project for both beginners and more experienced crocheters. Additionally, granny squares are a great way to practice and perfect your crochet skills, as they can be made in small, manageable sizes. So if you’re looking to start your crochet journey, the granny square is the perfect place to begin!
The granny square pattern consists of rounds of double crochets and chains, with slip stitches used to connect each round. Here is a simple pattern to make a basic granny square:
- Yarn in your preferred color(s)
- Crochet hook that matches the yarn you have chosen
Round 1: Start by making a slip knot and chaining 4. Join the chain into a loop with a slip stitch.
Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), then make 2 more double crochets into the center of the loop. Next, chain 2, then make 3 double crochets into the same center. Repeat this sequence 3 more times, for a total of 4 clusters of 3 double crochets, each separated by 2 chains. Join the end of the round with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3.
Round 3: Slip stitch to the first chain 2 space, then chain 3 (counts as first double crochet). Make 2 more double crochets into the same space, then chain 2. In the next chain 2 space, make 3 double crochets, chain 2, and 3 double crochets again. Repeat this pattern, making 3 double crochets, chain 2, and 3 double crochets into each of the remaining chain 2 spaces. When you reach the end of the round, join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3.
Round 4 and beyond: Repeat Round 3, adding additional rounds to make your granny square as big as you like. For each additional round, you can add more color by switching to a different yarn. You can also add additional clusters of 3 double crochets into the corners to make the square grow in size.
That’s it! With these simple steps, you can create a beautiful granny square that can be used in a variety of projects. Have fun experimenting with different yarns and colors to make your granny square unique!