Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Simple Granny Square How To.

This post is for the Get Knitting Northampton Beginners Crochet Queens. It is the simplest way I know to make a Granny Square, it is not the only way and as you become more proficient you might decide to do it differently. That is cool and that is the beauty of crochet.

Firstly here is the link to the crochet abbreviations and conversion chart etc which I promised you all.

Right let's get started....
Granny Square Round One

1. Make a slip knot, chain 5

2. Slip stitch into first chain from the hook to form a circle.
3. Chain 3
4. x2 treble crochet stitches into the circle (cluster one) then chain 2
5. *X3 treble crochet stiches into circle, then chain two* (cluster 2)
Repeat from * to * twice more (clusters 3 and 4)
6. Slip stitch into the third chain of the first stitch (in cluster one) to complete the first round of the Granny square.

7. Cut yarn (leave a tail of approx 10cm) fasten off by pulling yarn through loop on hook and then pulling tightly.


Granny Square Round Two (new colour)
8. Slip stich into a corner on round one, secure at the back and chain 3


9. X2 treble crochet stitches into the same corner, chain 2
10.** x3 treble crotchets, chain 2 x3 trebles crotchets chain 2**into the next corner.
Repeat from ** to ** in the next two corners.


11. X3 treble crotchets into the first corner, chain 2. Slip stitch into 3rd chain of first stich as in round one. Break yarn and fasten as in round one to complete the second round.
Granny Square Round Three and each round you chose to add after will begin in the exact same way as the above, however there will be edge spaces as well as corners.
In each edge space x3 treble crochet stitches then chain two.
You can keep going round as many times as you like to make a huge blanket or you can make lots of blocks and then join them. You can crochet over the tail ends of yarn as you go or you can darn them in at the end.
Any questions email me or comment below and I will see what I can do to help. Also if you can think of other things you would like to learn in future classes please let me or Rachel know.
Happy Grannying!



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