Saturday, March 21, 2015

How to crochet a Granny Square: The Basics



I have recently made two dresses out of granny squares and i wanted to share with you How to make this easy, simple and yet beautiful crochet square.
I have to say that this is my first crochet pattern tutorial and I hope that more are coming as I shine and polish my "crocheteer" skills in the future.
I must say that there are different ways to accomplish the same results...this is the way I do it and the one I find the easiest.
 
This is one of the dresses I made. It is all made out of granny squares and just added some ruffles on the sleeves. She loved it and she does look gorgeous in it.
 
 

 
 
Basic Granny Square
Materials:
  • 1Crochet hook that fits the thickness of your yarn
  • 3 small pieces of yarn color of your choice.
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
 
Method:
Rnd. 1: With color "A" Ch 4. (This counts as center stitch and first dc) 
 2dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, *3dc in same sp, ch2* repeat 2 more times. Sl st on top of initial ch4. Fasten off.
 
 
 
Rnd.2: Join color b in any of the ch2 spaces from the previous row. (We'll call these "corners")
  • Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc, ch 2, 3dc in same space. Ch1.
  • *In next corner from previous row 3dc, ch2, 3dc all in same sp. Ch1*
  • Repeat 2 more times from *...* sl st on top of initial ch3. Fasten off.
 
 
Rnd3. Join color "C" in any corner.
  • Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc all in same sp. Ch1.
  • 3dc in next ch1 spce from previous row. Ch1
  • *3dc, ch2, 3dc all in next corner. Ch1
  • 3dc in next ch1 spce from previous row. Ch1*
  • Repeat from *...* 2 more times. Sl st on top of initial ch3.
  • Fasten off.
 
 
Here is a variation with a flower which I hope to post how to make soon.
Once you get a hang of the basic pattern... the sky is the limit! You can make blankets, tops, bags...you name it! Hope you have fun with it.
See you soon!
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Que lindo el punto del vestido!! Y los colores!!! Gracias por lo que nos enseñas :-)

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    1. Si, quedo lindo!!! y si vieras a mis modelos!!! son una belleza!!!!

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