How to Crochet a Granny Square

Crochet from start to finish by Catherine Hirst #crochet
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Crochet from start to finish by Catherine Hirst #crochetThere are so many different things you can make by learning how to crochet, from throw blankets to amigurumi (super cute three dimensional stuffed toys to you and me).

If you’re new to crochet, a granny square is as good a place as any on your crocheting journey as you can try slightly trickier granny squares as your confidence and skills grow, plus joined together the make great blankets.

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How to Crochet a Granny Square

Abbreviations used -

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

tr = treble

rep= repeat

sp= space

How to make

1. Ch 4, ss in 1st ch to form loop.

2. Ch 3, 2 tr in loop. * Ch 2, 3 tr in loop; rep from * twice more, ch 2, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

3. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * Ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, ch
1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

4. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * Ch 1, 3 tr in next sp, ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, 3 tr in next sp, ch 1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

5. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space.  Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * (Ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) twice, ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp;
rep from * twice more, (ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) twice, ch 1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

6. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * (Ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) 3x, ch 1, ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, (ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) 3x, ch 1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

Continue in this manner, always working (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in corner spaces, 3 tr in side spaces, and ch 1 to move from space to space, until you reach the desired size.

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