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DIY Granny Square for beginners

Updated on October 19, 2014

Granny Squares for beginners and those with more crochet experience

Whether you want to make a coaster or a bit challenging project like blankets, skirts, cardigans etc. the only thing you need to master is this one - how to crochet a Granny Square. I is really basic technique during which you will learn to: do a single crochet; slip stich, double crochet and how to end the project,

Once you master one-color square the rest will be really easy and just a matter of your imagination. To spice it up a little, I added a link where you can practically see how to change colors. This technique is very useful if you have a scraps of yarn and you don't know what to do with it. Combining colors, these scraps pieces can turn into a piece of art.

But, before we start...

Before you start, you will need the following:

  • Crochet hook

  • Cotton yarn

  • Stich markers

  • Loads of good will, love and concentration for what you are about to learn.


......Turn scraps of yarn into a piece of art.......

OK my dears, here is the pattern of a basic one colored square.


1. Make chain of 5

2. Connect it with Ss to form a circle

Round 1. Make Ch 3 (this will count as the 1st Dc); Dc 2 into the center of the circle. Now you have 3 Dc; Ch 3; Dc 3 into the center of the circle; Ch 3; Dc 3 into the center of the circle; Ch 3; Dc 3 into the center of the circle; Ch 3; Now join by making a Ss into the top of the 1st Dc; Ss 2.

Round 2. Ch 3 (this will be the 1st Dc); Dc 2; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Join with Ss in the top of the 1st Ch 3; Ss in the next 2 st.

Round 3. Ch 3; Dc 2; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 3; Dc 3; Ch 2; Dc 3; Ch 2

Join by making a Ss into the top of the 1st Dc.

Cut the yarn and tie off.

And there you go. Congratulations.

Crochet abbreviations:

Chain (Ch) - With the slip knot on your hook, yarn over and draw through the loop that is already on your hook. Continue this for how many chains you need to begin your project.

Slip Stich (Ss) - Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw through the stitch and the loop on your hook.

Double crochet (Dc) - Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated.

Yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook.)

Yarn over and draw through 2 of the loops. (2 loops on hook.)

Yarn over and draw through the last 2 of the loops.

I would like to thank Bella Coco who is the author of these videos..

How to Join the Pieces Together

Once you have mastered the basic technique, it is time to learn how to put the pieces together, in other words how to join. This is needed if you want to make something more than a regular one squared coaster for example.

It Is Getting Exciting Now

For me, the possibility to mix the colors is what makes the project really interesting. In this video tutorial, you will see how easy is to switch the colors in one Square. As a result, you get to have an opportunity to get more creative.

Granny Square in Two Colors


Try making this cool scarf. Choose the colors you like and make something unique that will fit you wardrobe.

After you crochet a certain number of squares (depending on how long the scarf you want to have) simply join the squares diagonally (just one side) and there you go.

Inspirational Constellation

Just have a look at this photo (above).

Look what this lady has made? Can you imagine your home being like this? I cannot, but still pay attention to the details. I am sure you’ll find something you like and can use from this inspirational constellation.

How to Crochet a Blanket

Here is very useful video tutorial on how to crochet a blanket using the technique you’ve learned.

Choose the colors you like or you have left from previous projects (Nobody will notice).

Isn't This Bag Something or What?!

When you learn to mix two colors, you can continue adding more colors using the same principle.

Give More Meaning to the Square...and get inspired

These are very useful books on how to crochet a Granny Squares. The books provide you with variety of different crochet motifs.


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    • anima knitts profile imageAUTHOR

      Lejla M.S. 

      3 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegovina

      Thank you so much :)

    • ladyguitarpicker profile image

      stella vadakin 

      3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      You have done a wonderful job, you must have a lot of patience. I have plenty of yarn my mom left in the closet I may try this in the summer when July and August get here I usually stay in the house to avoid the heat. Great hub.


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