I’ve read in various places and pattern books that granny squares can be sexy. I’m not making that claim. If these guys can’t make granny squares sexy then I don’t think anyone can.
But I will make the claim that granny squares are easy. Today I have three videos demonstrating how to make a basic, no-frills granny square.
As I mention in the videos, I’ve noticed a certain amount of confusion when crocheters start on their first granny square. I think that’s because they often don’t have specific, stitch-by-stitch instructions. Granny Square making is done more by method than following a pattern. Since you can (and often do) cut after each round, crocheters will start the next round any ol’ place they like. That makes it a bit tough to have specific instructions.
You never know when the urge might strike to make easy (but not sexy, nope) granny squares. So let’s have a few videos around for that.
In this first video, I’m working the fourth round of a granny square. I made it to demonstrate how the previous round gives you all the cues you need to make the next round. Think of it as an introduction to granny squares.
If you’re ready to make a square, here are two videos to get you started. The first demonstrates how I start with a base chain and then make the first round. The second shows rounds two and three.
I use two
cheats clever tricks to make things easier.
- in place of the first double crochet in each round I make a single crochet followed by a chain stitch. There are (almost) as tall and don’t get stretched out of shape.
- to join and the end of each round, I cut and thread the tail through with a tapestry needle.
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