Classic Granny Square How-to

First things first: how do you make a granny square?

I'm so glad you asked! 

 

Make a foundation chain: Chain 1, join with a slip stitch (I tend to use the a magic ring instead - video tutorial is in the works)

Round 1: Ch 5, (3 DC into ring, ch2) x3, 2DC into ring, slst into 3rd chain of first ch5

 

Slst to corner and begin Round 2 

Round 2: Ch 3, (dc 2, ch2, dc 3) into corner.  *Ch1, skip over 3 dc from previous round, (dc 3, ch 2, dc 3) into corner* Repeat * to* two more times. Join.

 

Slst to corner and begin Round 3

Round 3: Ch 3, (dc 2, ch2, dc 3) into corner. *Ch1, dc 3 into ch1space from previous round, Ch1, (dc 3, ch 2, dc 3) into corner* Repeat * to* for each side. more times. Join.

 

That's it! 

If you want to make a bigger square all you need to do is repeat this pattern:

Corners: dc 3, ch 2, dc 3

Sides: *Ch1, dc 3 into ch1space from previous round*

 

You can change the personality of your granny square by using different types of thread, different color patterns - the possibilities are innumerable. 

The bottom left granny square has 5 rounds, and a simple border.  I used cotton thread, and then lightly starched it.

 

In my hand is a keychain size granny with 4 rounds, along side a granny blanket with 30 rounds (I think).

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