Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

classic granny square

The classic granny square is a simple, colorful crochet technique that you can use as the basis for all kinds of blankets, throws, accessories and even clothing! We’ve teamed with Craftsy® to show you how easy it is to whip up your own favorite color combinations – check out our video and instructions to learn more!
Step 1

Project Note: Here are a few crochet stitches and techniques you’ll need to know to make these granny squares:

  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Double Crochet
  • Fastening Off
  • Whip Stitch.

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With an H/5 mm crochet hook and your yarn, chain 5; join the chain with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as double crochet here and throughout); 2 double crochet into ring; *chain 2, 3 double crochet into ring; repeat from * 2 more times for a total of three 3-double crochet clusters. Chain 2, join to top of beginning chain-3. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join next color of yarn to any chain-2 space in previous Round. Chain 3, 2 double crochet into chain-2 space, chain 2, 3 double crochet into same chain-2 space [corner-space made]. *Chain 2, 3 double crochet into next chain-2 space; chain 2, 3 double crochet into same chain-2 space [corner-space made]; repeat from * two more times. Chain 2, join to top of beginning chain-3. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join next color of yarn to the center chain-2 of any corner-space in previous Round. Chain 3, 2 double crochet into chain-2 space, chain 2, 3 double crochet into same chain-2 space [corner-space made], chain 2, 3 double crochet into next chain-2 space. *Chain 2, [3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet] in next corner-space; chain 2, 3 double crochet in next chain-2 space(s) until you reach next corner-space. *Repeat from * until you work all the way around. Chain 2, join to top of beginning chain-3. Fasten off.

Repeat Round 3 as many times as desired.

Finishing: To join multiple granny squares together, place two grannies with their right sides together, aligning the stitches of their final rounds. With a tapestry needle threaded with a length of yarn, sew the two granny squares together through the back loops only of the outer crochet stitches, using a whip stitch. When you’re done, weave in any remaining tails and trim away the excess yarn.

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