Granny squares are one of the first known forms of crochet. There are many different types of granny squares these days, but today we’re just going to throw it back to the classics. In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to crochet the classic granny square crochet pattern. You can create many different types of projects with granny squares. My favorite design to date is my Chunky Granny Square Blanket pattern. The possibilities are endless!
While granny squares themselves are lovely, you can’t make much of anything without joining them together. There are a few different techniques to learn when it comes to making anything with granny squares. I won’t be talking about joining granny squares in today’s tutorial, but if you’d like to learn a specific join, let me know in the comments and I’ll get a tutorial up for you.
If you came to this article wanting to learn how to crochet a granny square for beginners, you’re in the right place. I’ll be showing you how to crochet an easy granny square through both a picture tutorial and video tutorial. I like to include both depending on the type of learner you are. Today we’re covering the classic granny square. If you’re looking for the perfect solid granny square tutorial, you can find it here.
Before I show you how to crochet an easy granny square, let me answer some questions you might be thinking.
Classic Granny Square Crochet Pattern FAQs
What’s the easiest crochet square?
I would say that today’s classic granny square crochet pattern is the easiest to make. Another easy one is the solid granny square tutorial I told you about earlier. There are so many different kinds of granny squares these days. I highly recommend spreading your wings and trying some other patterns too! After you follow this tutorial, check out this book. It’s one of my favorite granny square books because they’re more beginner friendly and there are so many cute squares!
What is the best size crochet hook for granny squares?
This all depends on the yarn you’re using. When you’re choosing your hook size, you’ll want to make sure that you start with the hook size that’s recommended on the yarn label. If your stitches seem too tight, go up a hook size until you like the feel of the fabric.
If you have any questions that weren’t answered here, leave a comment below! I’ve also answered some more questions inside my solid granny square post.
How do you join granny squares?
I am planning on creating tutorials in the future for joining granny squares. Subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss any of those videos when they go up. But if you need to know how to join granny squares now, I recommend taking this class on Craftsy. Use the code AFFILIATE25 for 25% off or sign up for their monthly membership to get it even cheaper!
Classic Granny Square Crochet Pattern Tutorial
For today’s tutorial I used Hobbii’s 8/8 Rainbow Cotton and a 4.5mm crochet hook. You can use any yarn to practice. Just make sure you use the hook size that’s recommended on the yarn label of the yarn you choose.
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form circle
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as 1dc, ch2 here and throughout), [3dc into ring, ch 2] 3 times, 2dc into ring, sl st to 3rd of ch-5, sl st into ch-2 sp – 4 groups of 3dc, 4 ch-2 spaces
Round 2: Ch 5, 3dc into same space, *ch 1, skip 3 dc, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] into next sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 2dc into same sp as ch 5 at beg of round, sl st to 3rd of ch 5, sl st to ch-2 space. – 8 groups of 3dc, 4 ch-2 spaces, 4 ch-1 spaces
Round 3: Ch 5, 3dc into same sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc**, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] into next sp; rep from * twice more and from * to ** again, 2dc into same sp as ch 5, sl st to 3rd of ch-5, sl st to ch-2 space. – 12 groups of 3dc, 4 ch-2 spaces, 8 ch-1 spaces
Round 4: Ch 5, 3dc into same sp, *[ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3dc into next sp] twice, ch 1, sk 3 dc**, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] into next sp; rep from * twice more and from * to ** again, 2dc into same sp as ch 5 sl st to 3rd of ch 5, sl st to ch-2 space. – 16 groups of 3dc, 4 ch-2 spaces, 12 ch-1 spaces
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make the classic granny square crochet pattern! If you missed it, you can find the full video tutorial here. Once you get the hang of it, try out my brand new Chunky Granny Square Blanket! You’re going to love it.