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Basic Granny Square

SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER

Notes

I used Bernat Softee Baby Cotton and a 4.5 mm hook to make my squares but you can use any yarn/hook you like.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • slst – Slip Stitch 
  • ch – Chain 
  • sc – Single Crochet 
  • dc – Double Crochet

Pattern

Ch 4, slst to beginning ch to form a ring

ROW 1

  • ch 2 (counts as beginning dc) 
  • 2 dc into ring, ch 2 
  • (3 dc into ring, ch 2) 3 times 
  • slst to top of beginning ch 2 (12 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces)

*All stitches will now be worked into ch spaces unless noted.

ROW 2

  • slst over next 2 stitches and into the first space 
  • In the first ch space, ch 2 (counts as beginning dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 
  • In each remaining ch space, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 
  • slst to top of beginning ch 2 (24 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces, 4 ch 1 spaces)

ROW 3

  • slst over next 2 stitches and into the first space 
  • In the first ch space, ch 2 (counts as beginning dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 
  • *In next ch space 3 dc, ch 1 
  • In next ch space, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1* 
  • Repeat from * to * 2 times 
  • In the last ch space 3 dc, ch 1 
  • slst to top of beginning ch 2 (36 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces, 8 ch 1 spaces)

ROW 4

  • slst over next 2 stitches and into the first space
  • In the first ch space, ch 2 (counts as beginning dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1
  • *3 dc, ch 1 in each ch space until you reach the corner ch space
  • In corner ch space, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1*
  • Repeat from * to * 2 times
  • 3 dc, ch 1 in each ch space until you reach the end of the row
  • slst to top of beginning ch 2

Repeat Row 4 until your square reaches your desired size.

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