If you love granny squares I think you’re going to love the granny stripe! Add a pop of colour and a touch of nostalgia to your crochet projects with the classic granny stripe. In this blog I’ll take you through what projects you can use the granny stripe for, colour changes, the pattern and I have included a step by step video tutorial if you’d rather watch and learn. I do recommend watching the video and reading the pattern at the same time so you can learn to read patterns in the future.
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how can I use the granny stripe in my projects?
This timeless stitch pattern creates a colourful, textured stripe that’s perfect for blankets, scarves, accessories and garments. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, the granny stripe is a fun and easy stitch that you’ll love to create over and over again. You can get creative with your colour changes also, see the images below changing colours every row, every two rows and every three rows.
Bear in mind the more colour changes you make the more ends you will have to sew in so please consider this before making a start on your granny stripe project. However the beauty of the granny stripe stitch is that it looks the same on the front as it does on the back which makes it that little bit more enjoyable, wouldn’t you agree?
materials & tools
- Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in 2 colours (Colour A, Colour B)
- Hook: 5mm or size needed to obtain gauge
- Darning Needle
This pattern is written in UK terms.
terms & abbreviations
- Chain (ch): Yarn over, and then pull through.
- Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over and then pull through remaining two loops.
- Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over and then pull through remaining two loops.
- Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, then pull through both stitch and loop on hook.
- Stitch(es) (st/s)
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.
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granny stripe pattern
- Foundation Chain: Multiples of 3 plus 2 for turning.
- Row 1: dc into 3rd ch and then in each ch along.
- Row 2: ch 3 and turn, tr in 1st st under ch, *skip 2 sts, 3 tr into next st,* repeat from * until 3 sts remain, skip 2, 2 tr into last st.
- Row 3: ch 3 and then turn, make 3 tr into each space along, tr into top of ch 3 from prev row.
- Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Not too sure about reading patterns just yet? I recommend you watch this video tutorial and read the pattern at the same time to get used to those pattern terms and abbreviations for future patterns.
Loved this tutorial? You might be interested in giving the Granny Ripple a try, it makes a beautiful blanket! Check out the blog here to learn more.
Love granny stripes? Why not take a look at these granny squares. I’ve got PLENTY of patterns ideal for beginner crocheters.