Granny Square for Beginners by Sarah-Jayne Fragola

Granny Square for Beginners

April 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
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Learn how to crochet a granny square, these charming squares are versatile, allowing you to create a variety of projects for example; hats, bags, tops and blankets. Also did you know there are loads of different granny square designs? I have several different designs for you to try so keep reading and you’ll find the links further down the post. But first let’s learn more about the basic granny square.

Although the granny square might look difficult it is in fact a beginner friendly pattern using just three stitches to create this iconic design which is a great starting point when learning how to crochet.

Free pattern and videos for left and right handed can be found at

Written in UK terms

Crochet skills needed:

Stitch(s): st(s)
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through
Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.