This is the Crochet Granny Square Pattern I used when I was a young girl. I never worked from a written pattern and I didn’t even know the names of the stitches at that time! I just learned by watching someone else and so the granny square was the first thing I learned to crochet and I guess is the reason I am a Crochet Designer today. I had to write this pattern off the top of my head seen as I never had any written instructions as a child. I have seen several ways of doing crochet granny squares over the years so there are other ways of doing them but this is the one I’m most familiar with and it has stuck with me since I was a girl.
For Visual Learners crochet along with me in the Crochet Granny Square Video Tutorial.
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
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 crochet granny square video tutorial at the time of 28 minutes & 25 seconds for an explanation on how to make your granny squares larger.
Share a photo of your crochet granny squares on the Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page.
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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