An, granny square! For years I loved to hate you. When I would try to make you, you were wonky, crooked and twisted. How could something so simple, so classic and so seemingly straight forward be so frustratingly difficult?
One day, a little bird whispered in my ear to turn the granny square after each row. Aha! That was the answer.
By turning on every row, the twisting disappeared. An added bonus is that the granny square does not have a “right” and a “wrong” side when it’s worked this way.
So turn, turn, turn and stay square, square, square!
Note: Yarn weight and hook size are up to you. Change colors at any row and make the square as small or large as you like.
With this method, you can make a Granny-ghan by continuing to crochet until you reach the desired size.
Chain 4, sl st to form loop
Round 1 – ch 3 (ch 3 = dc throughout), 2dc, [ch 2, 3 dc], rep [ to ] 2 times, ch 2, join to the top of ch 3 with a sl st. TURN, sl st to ch 3 corner.
Round 2 – Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch2 space. [ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch 3 space], repeat [ to ] 2 times, ch 1, join to top of ch 3 with sl st. TURN, sl st in ch 1 space.
Round 3 – Ch 3, 2 dc, [ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch 2 space; ch 1, 3 dc in ch space], repeat [ to ] 2 times. Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in ch 2 space, ch 1, join to top of ch 3 with sl st.
Finish as desired.
Granny-ghan for a baby, donated to The Linus Connection
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