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How to crochet solid granny square afghan - part 1

Updated on December 29, 2016
the solid granny square afghan
the solid granny square afghan | Source
solid granny square not joined till now
solid granny square not joined till now | Source
anther example of granny square
anther example of granny square | Source

I must admit, I am in love with granny square. After finishing a project in granny square, I was planning to start something new which was not granny square.. However the idea changed when I saw a granny square afghan at a friend's place recently. This afghan was made with solid granny square afghan pattern. I was quite amazed by this afghan's pattern and asked her for the pattern and the first thing which I did when I came back was to start crocheting this pattern ( not to mention the husband's angry reaction). There are many ways of crocheting granny squares. I have learned crocheting (still learning ) how to crochet the basic granny square afghan, till now I have learned 2 types of granny square pattern. To read about the simple granny square pattern , read http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-crochet-a-granny-square. This pattern is easy and can takes less time to crochet than the solid granny square pattern.

I have now planning to make an afghan rug with the solid granny square pattern. I plan to complete it in two to three days before my birthday party this weekend! If I have time, I may get some pillow covers made. My crocheting stops as soon as the husband comes back from office cause he demands my full attention then. I used crochet needle 6.5mm here ( US K 10.5 ) and worsted yarn.

Do go through http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-crochet-solid-granny-square-afghan-part-2 to learn more about the finished project on solid granny square afghan I have been working on.

Abbreviations :-

Chain = ch

Double crochet = dc

  • Make slip stitch.
  • Ch 5
  • Join the chains and form a circle.
  • Ch 3, this shall be considered as the first dc in the afghan.
  • Now crochet 2 dc in the same 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 have 2 options, either you can continue with the same color yarn or change the yarn color.

  • Ch 3, turn
  • Make 2 dc in the same loop
  • Ch 2
  • Now 3 dc in the same loop
  • Dc in the next space
  • keep doing dc till you reach the end of the side
  • do 3 dc in the loop
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the same loop.
  • continue doing dc till you reach the end of the side
  • do 3 dc in the loop
  • Ch 2
  • 3 dc in the same loop.
  • Continue doing dc in the next space.
  • When you reach the end of the side, do 3 dc
  • Ch 2
  • Do 3 dc in the same loop
  • Slip stitch at the first of Ch 3 once you come to the end of the side.

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). In case you use bulky yarn, the project finishes faster.

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      chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

      Great to see hubs about crocheting and that the crochet hook is busy again under the public eye. Very colorful piece of crochet there.

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Excellent instructions, dipsmi! Granny squares have definitely made a comeback since I crocheted them in the 70s. The solid granny square should make a nice rug. Hope you add a photo once you're done. Voted up and useful.

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thank you craftybegonia

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      dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      Thank you craftdrawer!

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

      My first afghan that I ever crocheted was a granny square. This is very helpful!

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      craftybegonia 5 years ago from Southwestern, United States

      Very nice hub. Useful to any beginner. Voted up. Grannies are a very wonderful thing, you can make lots of things with them, from clothing to placemats, from purses to shawls. Nice job!