Have you included learning a new craft in your New Years resolutions for 2020? Granny squares are the perfect projects for beginner crocheters, allowing you to become familiar with crochet stitches and terms. There is a left and right handed YouTube tutorial for this Solid Granny Square at the base of this post.
Pattern use ideas
- Scarfs and cowls
- Hats and gloves
Written in UK terms
This pattern gives you the basic principles for the solid granny square, designed to help you create your own projects.
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
Yarn used in Sample: Stylecraft Special DK (Turquoise and Sherbet)
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through
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, pull through remaining two loops.
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. You can find my EBook HERE.
Solid Granny Square Stitch Pattern
Foundation chain: ch4, insert hook into 1st ch and slip stitch to make a circle.
Round 1: ch5 (counts as tr plus 2 for corner). *Work 3 tr into centre of circle, ch2 for corner.* Repeat from * twice more. Make 2 tr and slip stitch into 3rd ch.
Round 2: ch3. *In corner space, 2 tr, ch2, 2 tr. Work 3tr into the top of the three stitches from previous round.* Repeat from * twice more. In corner space, 2tr, ch2, 2 tr. Make 2 tr and join with slip stitch to top of ch3.
Round 3: ch3, make 2tr and then *make a corner (2tr, ch2, 2tr), then work 7 tr*. Repeat from * twice more. Maker a corner (2tr, ch2, 2tr) and then 4tr, join with a slip stitch to ch3.
Round 4: ch3 and make 4 tr. Continue to repeat pattern.
Each round increases by 4 stitches.