Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Crochet Granny Square Tutorial



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Make a slip knot. Insert hook and tighten knot onto hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull it back through the loop you have on your hook. This forms a chain stitch.



Chain 4 stitches. If you look at your chains, you will see the front of your chain is formed with little v’s.


Insert hook into first chain (the one by the slip knot) and catch the yarn at the back with your hook (this is called a “yarn over”) then pull the yarn back through the chain and through the loop on your hook. This is a slip stitch. 


    
This forms a centre ring into which your first round of the granny square stitches are worked.


Round One


Chain 3 stitches. This chain of 3 stitches will act as a mock double crochet stitch.



Wrap the yarn around your hook (yarn over) and then put your hook directly through the little hole of the centre ring, (see photo) catch the yarn at the back of your work with your hook (yarn over) and bring the yarn back through the ring.

You will have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook, leaving you with 2 loops on your hook.

Yarn over for a final time and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. This is a Double Crochet stitch.




Make one more double crochet into the centre ring hole. (yarn over, put hook through hole, yarn over, bring back through centre ring, yarn over, work off 2 loops, yarn over, work off final 2 loops) This forms your first double crochet “shell”

Chain 3.



Then double crochet 3 more times into the centre ring.

Chain 3.




Double crochet 3 more times into the centre ring.

Chain 3.



Double crochet 3 more times into the centre ring.

Chain 3.



Slip stitch (insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull yarn back through stitch and loop on hook) to the top of the chain 3 mock double crochet stitch you made first.



You will now have 4 sets of double crochet “shells” and 4 spaces formed by your chain 3’s in-between them.

Slip stitch into the top of the next 2 stitches to creep along towards the chain 3 space, ending with a slip stitch directly into the space ready to continue on to the second round of your square.



Round Two

Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet) then double crochet 2 more times directly into the space from the round below.



Chain 3 and then, working into the same space, double crochet 3 more times. This forms your first corner.



Chain 1. Then working into the next chain space from the round below, 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet.  Second corner formed.



Chain 1.

Then, in next chain space, repeat the same again: 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet. Third corner formed.



Chain 1.

In next chain space, 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet. Fourth corner formed.



Chain 1 and join with a slip stitch to the top of your first chain 3 mock double crochet stitch). As with the last round, slip stitch along the top of the next 2 stitches and then into the chain 3 space to start the next round.




Round Three

Chain 3 (counts as dc) 2dc, ch3, 3dc into same space. First corner formed.



Chain 1. Working into the chain 1 space from the round below, 3 dc. First side formed.



Chain 1. Then 3 dc, ch3, 3dc into next chain space. Second corner formed.



Chain 1, 3dc, ch1 into next chain space. Second side formed.

3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next chain space. Third corner formed.



Ch1, 3dc, ch1. Third side formed.



3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next chain space. Fourth corner formed.



Ch1, 3dc, ch1. Fourth side formed.

Join to first Ch3 with a slip stitch.



If you wish to continue with the same colour, then slip stitch across the top stitches until the corner space as in rounds before.

If you wish to change colour then do NOT slip stitch across the stitches but instead cut your yarn after the first joining slip stitch leaving a long tail for weaving in and pull yarn back through the slip stitch.




Round Four (and how to change colour)

Changing colour:

Make a slip knot with your new colour of yarn.



Insert your hook into any chain 3 corner space of the round below and place the slip knot on your hook at the back.



Bring your hook back to the front, yarn over and chain 3 stitches with your new colour.





2dc, ch3, 3dc in same space. First corner formed.



Ch1, 3dc, ch1 in next chain space.



3dc, ch1 into the next chain space.  First side of 2 “dc shells” formed.

3dc, 3ch, 3dc into corner space. Second corner formed.



Ch1, 3dc, ch1 in next chain space.

3dc, ch1 into the next chain space.  Second side of 2 “dc shells” formed.

3dc, 3ch, 3dc into corner space. Third corner formed.

Ch1, 3dc, ch1 in next chain space.

3dc, ch1 into the next chain space.  Third side of 2 “dc shells” formed.

3dc, 3ch, 3dc into corner space. Fourth corner formed.

Ch1, 3dc, ch1 in next chain space.

3dc, ch1 into the next chain space.  Fourth side of 2 “dc shells” formed.



Join with slip stitch to top of chain 3.

Subsequent rounds


Continue as before, each time forming the corners with 3dc, ch3, 3dc and the sides will grow by an extra dc “shell” each time. Have fun!


1 comment:

  1. Muy buena tu forma de explicar. Se ve que te gusta hacer bien las cosas y que te tomas el tiempo y el trabajo necesarios para que entendamos bien. Gracias y un abrazo!!. Julia Monfort.

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