This is the way my sister used to crochet granny squares when I was a young girl and I would sit and watch her on the lounge. I was never taught, I simply just watched and copied what she was doing.
I asked her recently who taught her to make them and she can’t really remember. She can’t recall anyone in particular teaching her. She thought maybe she picked it up from school somehow. Anyways, we aren’t really sure.
So, I’d really like to call this crochet granny square My Sister’s Crochet Granny Square Pattern.
My sister never worked from a written pattern and neither did I. We didn’t even know the names of the stitches we were doing at the time! I just learnt by watching her and so I have this granny square and my sister to thank as they are the reason I am a Crochet Designer today. I had to write this pattern off the top of my head seen as we never had any written instructions as kids.
I have seen several ways of doing granny squares over the years so there are other ways of doing them but this is the one I’m most comfortable with and it has stuck with me since I was a girl.
Any yarn. Pictured above is Red Heart With Love Yarn, color: Candy Pink (medium worsted weight category 4)
Any crochet hook. I used a 5.0mm crochet hook with the above yarn.
optional – 1 button
Stitches & Terms
This pattern is using U.S. stitches. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.
ch = chain
ch-2 sp = a space created by 2 chain stitches
dc = double crochet
hk = hook
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
tch = turning chain
Crochet Granny Square Video Tutorial
Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 3, (working over yarn tail) 2 dc into ring, ch 2, * 3 dc into ring, ch 2, rep from * 3 times in total, sl st into top of tch to join.
Rnd 2: sl st into each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp), * ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp), rep from * 3 times in total, ch 1, sl st into top of tch to join.
Rnd 3: sl st into each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp), * ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp), rep from * 3 times in total, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st into top of tch to join.
Weave in yarn tails with a yarn needle.
Sew a button to the middle of the crochet granny square if you like just for something different.
Make lots of them and join them together to make a blanket.
Larger Granny Squares – Please refer to the end of the video tutorial above at the time of 28 minutes & 25 seconds for an explanation on how to make your granny squares larger.
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All the best,
Welcome to the wonderful world of granny squares!
These beloved motifs have been a treasured part of our crochet heritage for well over a century and they continue to grace our fashions and homes in countless creative new ways.
They’re super-easy, portable and you can make them out of almost anything. This one is for all skill levels to enjoy.
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