Crochet Motif: Plain Granny Square

Plain Granny Square

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Introduction

The humble granny square. I’ve often said it is the mashed potatoes and gravy of the crochet world. It’s the ultimate comfort crochet, and there are a zillion ways out there to make it. Here’s just one of the ways that I make mine.

(Ravelry Link)

Materials and Measurements

  • Yarn:Β Scheepjes Softfun (affiliate link) – (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic); (140m/50g); Color 2619
  • Hook: US Size 4.5mm
  • Size: 6 inches

Key Stitch Descriptions

  • beg beginning
  • beg dcΒ (sc, ch1) – counts as 1 dc
  • chN chain N number of times
  • dc double crochet
  • MR make ring: slip knot, ch3, ss in third ch from hook
  • sc single crochet
  • sp space (chain space)
  • ss slip stitch
  • st stitch

Video Instruction

This video tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Make the beg dc and join rounds neatly
  • Weave ends as you go

Charted Instruction

Written Instruction

Rnd 1 MR, beg dc, (ch1, 3dc) 3 times, ch1, 2dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 2 Beg dc in sp, (ch1, 3dc in same sp, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 4 sp]

Rnds 3-5 Beg dc in sp, (ch1, 3dc in same sp, 3dc between all 3-dc groups to next sp, 3dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [60 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 6 Beg dc in sp, (ch2, 2dc in same sp, 15dc, 2dc in next sp) 4 times omitting final st, ss in beg dc. [76 dc, 4 sp]

Rnd 7 (3sc in sp, 19sc) 4 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [88 sc]

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  1. Question: Using the 4.5mm hook my squares are about 5.5 inches – should I bump up my needle size to 5mm ?

    • You can use the hook that you feel most comfortable with for your yarn – and then just make sure all your squares are the same size as your plain granny squares πŸ™‚ The actual size of the square does not matter. Just that they’re all the same. πŸ‘πŸ»

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