Crochet – Simple Granny Square (Left Handed) Part 2

IMG_0479Start with a little square from part 1.

IMG_0481Chain 3 (just like earlier at the beginning loop).

IMG_04842 double crochet (2 dc) in the same space created by the 2 ch hole in the previous row.

chain 2 (2 ch)

IMG_04853 double crochet still in the same space made by the 2 chain hole in the previous row. This makes the first corner.

IMG_0487Chain 2, then  3 double crochet, 2 chain, 3 double crochet all in the same hole at the corner.

IMG_0488Repeat twice more for the other two corners, then connect at start with a slip stitch and fasten off.

IMG_0490Successive rows follow the same pattern, chain 3 to act as the first double crochet in the new row.

IMG_0492Then double crochet twice to complete the first triplet.

IMG_0493Alternate the 2 chain (2 ch) and 3 double crochet, using the holes left by the 2 chain in the previous row. At the 4 corners, do 2 groups of 3 double crochet with a 2 chain between them in the 2 chain holes.

IMG_0494Successive rows follow the same pattern.

IMG_0496As many rows as desired can be added. I find 5 rows make for a nice size.

Simple Granny Square

Start: 6 ch, join into loop with sl st.

Row 1: Through loop, 3 ch, 2 dc 2 ch. (3 dc, 2 ch) x 3. sl st and fasten off.

Row 2: Through 2 ch space in previous row, 3 ch, then 2 dc. 2 ch. (In next 2 ch space in previous row 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 2 ch) x 3.

Row 3+: Through 2 ch space center of the previous row, 3 ch, then 2 dc. 2 ch. At the corners 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 2 ch in 2 ch space at corner, and between the corners 3 dc 2 ch in each 2 ch space in the previous row.



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Crochet – Simple Granny Square (Left Handed) Part 1

IMG_0499A simple granny square is one of my favorite crochet patterns. They are great for using up scraps of yarn, and can be worked on individually and then assembled into a larger project at your leisure.  There are many variations but this is the one I use.

IMG_0447Chain 6 (ch 6).

IMG_0450Join ends with a slip stitch (sl st).


Chain 3. The basic pattern is 3 double crochet, then chain 2, and repeat. This chain 3 will act as the first double crochet in a set of three.

IMG_0464Double crochet twice (2 dc), completing the first triplet.

IMG_0470Chain 2

IMG_04713 Double crochet (3 dc). This will form the first corner.

IMG_0473Chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, slip stitch and fasten off to complete the row (2 ch, 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, 2 ch, sl st fasten off).

For the first round, all four 2 chain spaces will form the corners. One nice thing about this pattern is that once the row is started with a 3 chain 2 double crochet, the pattern is 3 double crochet, 2 chain, repeat until you work your way back to the start of the row. The corners are formed by making 3 dc, 2 ch, and 3 dc in the same hole from the previous row.

IMG_0476This will form the inside of the granny square.

IMG_0477You may want to make them as you go, or in batches. I like to have some around to fill spare moments with.

Onward to Part 2

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Crochet – Double Crochet Stitch (Left Handed)

The double crochet stitch (dc) is twice the height of a single crochet stitch (sc), and has an additional yarn over (yo).

IMG_0458In this example, the stitch will loop the entire ring. An alternative would be to pass under only the top two strands.

IMG_0459Yarn over (yo).

IMG_0460Pass the hook through the material.

IMG_0461Yarn over (yo) again.

IMG_0462Pull the yarn over loop through all but the last loop.

IMG_0463Yarn over (yo)

IMG_0465And pull though to complete the stitch.

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Crochet – Chain Stitch (Left Handed)

The chain stitch (usually abbreviated “ch”) is about as simple as a stitch can get. It is often used as the first row in projects.

IMG_0442The “G” hook (4.25 mm) is my favorite size. I’ve recently switched to using the thicker handled ones, which do seem to be less fatiguing and easier to use for long periods of time.

IMG_0443Start a chain by making a loop over the hook, the short end should cross over the long end, so it can be trapped in the next step.

IMG_0445Put the yarn over the hook (yo).

IMG_0446And pull through. There should be a loop around the hook, and the first stitch below.

IMG_0447Yarn over (yo) and pull through to repeat the stitch. A series of chain stitches is known as a chain, and is used as the starting point for many patterns.

Another example:

IMG_0465Start position

IMG_0467Yarn over (yo)

IMG_0469Pull through.

IMG_0470Chain stitch complete.

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