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Granny Square

The first thing I ever learnt to crochet was a Granny Square, so naturally when I teach people to crochet...I start with in the same way! A classic crochet technique which is really easy for those new to crochet when you're already trying to juggle holding yarn, a hook and the work all at the same time.

I've written up the pattern the way I do things, it may be right or wrong...but it works for me! This is something I give to my students as part of a guidance pack, but I thought I'd share it here in case it helps anyone.

I've got a few videos lined up to help with things like starting slip knots, changing colour and fastening. My methods for these are super easy, so stay tuned!

You can use any hook and yarn size, just make sure the hook is the right size for your yarn. The yarn will have written on the packaging the best hook size to use.

Granny Square

Round 1:  slip knot, CH 4, tr into 4th ch from hook

2tr into same space

*Ch2, 3tr into same space*

Repeat from * to * 2 more times

Join to top stitch of 1st tr (not ch4) with a sl st

Ch3

Round 2:   Turn work

2tr into same space as ch3

Ch 2, 3tr into same space

*3tr into next corner space

Ch 2, 3tr into same hole*

Repeat from * to * 2 more times

Join to top stitch of 1st tr (not ch3) with a sl st

Ch3

Round 3

onwards: *Turn work

2tr into same space as ch3

3tr into each middle space, 3tr, ch2, 3tr in each corner stitch all the way round

Join to top stitch of 1st tr (not ch3) with a sl st

Ch3*

Repeat until square is desired size – you will have an extra middle space on each side each round

Fasten and sew in ends