Granny squares are a great fundamental in crochet and super easy to learn. Once you have the technique down, you can use it as a building block to make all sorts of fantastic creations!
Below is the the tutorial I created in honour of Granny Square Day!
Stitches and Abbreviations (US terms)
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- MR = magic ring
- ss = slip stitch
The perfect granny square – written instructions
Make a magic ring or ch4 and ss to first ch to form a loop;
Round 1: Ch2 (does not count as st), work 3dc into MR, ch2 (this will make a corner), continuing to work into MR, [3dc, ch2] three times, ss to the top of first st, turn.
Round 2: Join new colour in one of the corner chain 2 spaces.
Ch2, 3dc in ch2-sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next 3 ch2 corner spaces, 3dc, ch2 in starting corner and ss to top of first st, turn.
Round 3. Join new colour to corner. Ch2, 3dc in corner. 3dc in the gap between the two 3dc clusters from the previous row. *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next corner, 3dc in gap between 3dc clusters from previous row. Repeat from * to the last corner, 3dc in starting corner, ch2 and ss to top of first st, turn.
You can continue in this way round after round. The increase always happens in the corners and you will work more 3dc clusters in the gaps between the ones in the previous row.