NSAD Rewind: The Traditional Basic Granny Square :: Crochet Stitch #36

Stitch Description

The Traditional Basic Granny Square is a classic pattern is the foundation of millions of afghans that have been made throughout history. They are quick and easy to make and great for using small scraps of yarn. They can be used for everything from blankets, to scarves, to pillows, and even pants!

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Jiffy

This Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn is a good choice for anyone who enjoys arts and crafts projects. This yarn works up quick and easy, and features a velvety softness that is soft to the touch. This Lion Brand yarn is made of pure acrylic, so it’s extremely durable. In consistency and appearance, it resembles mohair. It is ideal for making extra warm sweaters, jackets, vests, slippers, hats and anything else one might use during the colder months of the year. Conveniently, it is machine washable for easy care. With this acrylic yarn, you can get excited about creating your next tailored masterpiece.

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain
sl st
Slip Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 5

  Pattern Repeat 
Ch 4, joined into ring

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Ch 4, join.

  • Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in the loop,* ch 2, 3 dc in the chain loop, complete 3 times total from*, ch 1, sc in beginning ch 3. This will put you at the center of your chain space.
  • Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch sp, *ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, Complete 3 times total from *. Ch 1, sc in beginning ch 3 to join.
  • Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch SP, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, complete 3 times total from *. Ch 1, sc in beginning ch 3 to join.
  • Round 4 *Optional*: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, complete 3 times total from *. Ch 1, sc in beginning ch 3 to join.
  • Round 5 *Optional*: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, complete 3 times total from *. Ch 1, sc in beginning ch 3 to join.
  • You can continue enlarging the square as much as you want.

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    Example of the Traditional Basic Granny Square (3 Rounds)

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