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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Crochet Granny Square for Beginners with Video


Granny Squares can be turned into pretty much anything like afghans, purses, scarfs, and much more. I love how you can add them together and add different colors of yarn. I included a video if you need any help.

Materials:
G hook
Measures 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
Abbreviations:
sl st=slip stitch
sc=single crochet
ch=chain
dc=double crochet

Granny Square Video:
Start the Granny Square, G hook
Chain 6 and join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
rnd 1.  ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with a sl st to top of first ch-3. 
rnd 2. sl st in first ch space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space to form corner, (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in next ch-2 space) 3 times for 3 more corners, ch 1, join with a sl st to top of first ch-3.
rnd 3. sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, work (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-1 space along straight edge and (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch- 2 space for corner, ch 1, join with a sl st to top of first ch -3. 
rnd 4. sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, for this and every round work (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-1 space along straight edge and (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch-2 space for the corners, ch 1, join with a sl st to top of first ch-3. Fasten off. Repeat this step until its a square.

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