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How to crochet a granny square afghan

Updated on March 14, 2012
made this super easy afghan in 2 hours with bulky yarn (pic taken at day)
made this super easy afghan in 2 hours with bulky yarn (pic taken at day) | Source
made this super easy afghan in 2 hours with bulky yarn (pic taken at night)
made this super easy afghan in 2 hours with bulky yarn (pic taken at night) | Source
granny squares crocheted together
granny squares crocheted together | Source
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I love crocheting granny square! | Source
granny square with different colors
granny square with different colors | Source
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Granny square is of the most famous crochet patterns I have ever known! Not only is it easy to crochet but there are many variations to it. You can make afghans, throws, pillow covers and many things out of it.

Chain = ch

Double crochet = dc

  • Make a slip stitch.
  • Ch 4.
  • Make a ring by joining the chains by a slip stitch.
  • Ch 3. This will be considered the first dc
  • Make 2 dc in the loop
  • Ch 2
  • Make 3 dc in the loop.
  • Ch 2.
  • Make 3 dc in the loop.
  • Ch 2.
  • Make 3 dc in the loop.
  • Ch 2.
  • Slip stitch in the ch of ch 3.

Thus the first round of the granny square is complete. Now you can continue making the second round with the same color yarn or change color of yarn.

  • Ch 3, turn
  • Make 2 dc in the same loop
  • Ch 2
  • Now 3 dc in the same loop (there are 4 loops / holes )
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the second loop
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the same second loop.
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the third loop.
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the same third loop.
  • ch 2
  • 3 dc in the fourth loop
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the same forth loop.
  • Ch 2
  • Slip stitch at the first of Ch 3

This completes round 2. After the second round there will be 8 new loops. We will work on these new loops.

For round 3,

  • ch 3 and turn
  • Make 2 dc
  • Ch 2
  • Make 3 dc on the same loop. Note that this process is only done in the corner loops.
  • Ch 2
  • Make 3 dc in the second loop.
  • Ch 2.
  • Make 3 dc in the third loop.
  • Ch 2
  • Make 3 dc in the same third loop.
  • Make 3 dc in the fourth loop
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the fifth loop
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the same fifth loop.
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the sixth loop.
  • Ch 2.
  • 3 dc in the seventh loop.
  • ch 2
  • 3 dc again in the seventh loop.
  • ch 2
  • 3 dc
  • slip stitch with the first of ch 3 in the first loop.

You can keep increasing your granny square like this. Just keep in mind that the corners have 6 dc separated by ch 2 ( 3 dc - ch 2 - ch 3).


Crochet Traditional Granny Square 5 Rounds

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This looks great. I've made a granny square in a crochet class I took, and need to remember how I did it so I can finish! Voted up.

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      Sam 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Welcome to HubPages and thanks for the follow. I also love to crochet but have never written on it. My mom taught me how years ago when I was a child and a few years back picked back up on it. I also love all the possibilities within the basic 'granny squares' and a few years back crocheted a throw of hex-angled granny squares.

      Voted up and beautiful...

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Then this granny square pattern , no need to sew :)

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      Myfanwy 5 years ago from Tennessee, USA

      I think granny square afghans are beautiful. I just really hate sewing all those squares together. It is so boring to me.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      wowww, you are an inspiration

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thank you CassyLu1981 for reading my hub :)

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      Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Granny squares are great for beginners--they progress quickly and stitches are worked into spaces instead of the stitches of the previous round.

      My book for 4-H forty years ago had a lot of Granny square projects in the Crocheting 1 Project.

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Granny Squares!!! This was my very first thing I ever croched. I actually still have the one I did and my girls now use it for a baby blanket for their dolls! What a great way to bring back awesome memories for me. Thanks!

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thank you susanm23b. I am glad you liked it. :)

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      susanm23b 5 years ago

      Very clear directions! I've always been a fan of granny squares. I especially like to change colors in each round. It's a classic :) Voted up!

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