Monday , 25 October 2021

How to Make the Perfect Granny Square (without twisty corners) – Crochet Tutorial

Everyone loves a granny square and there are many different ways to make them and many tutorials available on the web.  This tutorial particularly focuses on avoiding that “twist” you get after working a few rounds in the traditional method.  This is particularly helpful when making large granny squares or a giant granny square blanket.

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The Perfect Granny Square

Abbreviations  (US terms)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochetsl
st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sp – space

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Other notes: I used a 5mm (H) hook with Aran weight cotton yarn to make my squares, but you can use any yarn you like, just use a hook recommended on your yarn ball band.  I like to start my rounds with a chainless dc, you can do this too if you wish, or just stick to the traditional ch3.  Join new colours with a sl st, if you wish to make your squares a single colour, sl st into the corner sp to start next round.


Foundation Chain 4 and join with  sl st to form  ring

Round 1 (right side) ch3, 2dc into ring, ch2, [ 3dc into the ring, ch2] 3 times, join with  sl st to top  ch3 and fasten off.  Turn.

Round 2  join new colour in any corner sp, ch3, 2dc into same sp, ch2, 3dc into same sp (corner formed), [ 3dc into next sp, ch2, 3dc into same sp] 3 times, join with sl st to top ch3 and fasten off.  Turn.

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Round 3  join new colour in any corner sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp, [3dc in next sp, 3dc in next sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp] 3 times, 3dc in next sp, join with sl st to the top ch3 and fasten off.  Turn.

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Continue in this way…

…round after round…

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..in the same manner…

…changing colours and turning your work over after each round (this keeps your squares nice and straight with no twisty corners and adds a lovely texture).  Oh and don’t forget to weave in all those pesky ends…

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