Love Your Granny Square

It’s here, it’s here: my very first granny square! This simple granny square pattern is made with chains, single crochet, double crochet and post stitches. It can be used for many different projects, such as pillows, baby blankets, bags, cardigans.. Learn how to make this simple granny square with my free crochet pattern for beginners, including video!

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About this pattern

In all those years that I’ve been crocheting, I have never made a granny square. Never. Until now. I wanted to make a simple square with texture that can be made as big as you want.

This design is inspired by my This Is Me Shawl. I love the combination of texture and chain spaces. It’s made up of 9 rows that are repeated till it’s big enough. The stitches you need to know are double crochet, single crochet and chains. If I can make a granny square, you can do it too!

Granny Square pattern - baby blanket by wilmade

About the yarn

For this design you can use any yarn you want. I used Katia Fair Cotton, an organic cotton. It’s an environmentally friendly Fair Trade yarn from India and Tanzania and free of any toxic substances. I’ve also made a bigger square (pillow) with Katia Silk Degradé, which is gradient yarn cake that automatically changes color in a beautiful, gradient way.

Granny square pattern - pillow by Wilmade

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Materials

– You can use any yarn you like. Make sure to use the recommended hook size matching with the yarn which is stated on the label. I used 1 ball of Katia Fair Cotton (weight 1/Super Fine, 170yds/155m, 1.76oz/50g).

– Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6 hook)

– Scissors

– Tapestry needle

Finished size

8 x 8″
20 x 20 cm

Gauge

17 dc and 10 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– ch: chain

– sc: single crochet

– dc: double crochet

– bpdc: back post double crochet

– 2 dc cluster: 2 double crochet cluster: Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, pull through, yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook back into same stitch, pull through, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all four loops on hook.

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– This project is worked in rounds with the right side facing you

– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within the same corner

– Slip stitches do not count as a stitch

– Stitch count does not include the ch 2 in corners

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this pattern.


Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

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Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Round 1:
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout), [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times, 2 dc, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 dc)

Texture

Round 2:
ch 5, 1 dc in same ch-2 space, *1 bpdc in each st across, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in ch-2 space, corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, 1 bpdc in each st across, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 5 st)

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *1 dc in each st across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, 1 dc in each st across, 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 9 dc)

Round 4:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 11 st)

Round 5:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *skip 1st st, 1 dc in each st across, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, skip 1st st, 1 dc in each st across, 2 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 15 dc)

Chain spaces

Round 6:
ch 5, 2 dc cluster into corner, *ch 1, skip 1 st, [2 dc cluster in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] repeat across, (2 dc cluster, ch 2, 2 dc cluster) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 9 dc clusters)

Round 7:
ch 4, 2 hdc into corner, *ch 2, [1 sc in next ch-sp, ch 3] repeat across, 1 sc in last ch-sp, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 hdc into corner before beginning ch-4, sl st in 2nd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 9 ch-sp, 8 sc)

Round 8:
Repeat round 7 (4 sets of 10 ch-sp, 9 sc)

Round 9:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *ch 1, skip 1 st, [2 dc cluster in next ch-sp, ch 1, skip 1 st] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets 10 dc clusters & 4 dc)

Double crochet

Round 10:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, *1 dc in next 2 st, [1 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next cluster] repeat across, 1 dc in last 2 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space; corner made; repeat from * 2 more times, repeat from * one more time but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 29 dc)

You can make your granny square bigger by simply repeating row 2 – 10 as many times as you want.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Pattyann Booth
    8 September 2019 at 1:47 am

    I cant wait to make this granny square it will be going into my granddaughter’s. Afghan she is getting for christmas it will be in black and red her favorite colors. I am sesigning the afghanwith all different granny sqyare no one will be the same.i have been ceochet fir 51 yrs and i have learned alot of stitches here from the net
    Happy crocheting. Look forward to more patterns keep up tge beautiful work

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    Mary Ann
    6 September 2019 at 3:41 pm

    You say that the granny square is made up of 9 rows but your instructions are for 10. Please advise. Thanks.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      6 September 2019 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Mary Ann, the square is made up of 9 rows that are repeated. Row 1 is not part of the repeat. Let me know if you have any questions. Best, Wilma.

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    Sara Blasingame
    4 September 2019 at 6:30 am

    The tooth crochet is very cute.

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