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“How to…” make a solid granny square

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This tutorial will describe how to make a solid, seamless granny square. This was the first crocheted item I ever made. I had the grand plan of making a king sized granny square blanket for my bed. However, whilst it’s pretty quick to make one granny square, making 1000 of them takes a lot longer… and so, the granny square blanket was added to my ever growing pile of works in progress (WIPs). I do still pick it up occasionally but at a rate of 1 square a week, it may be a few years/decades before it’s finally finished!

Pattern Notes:

  • The “seamless” aspect of this granny square comes from how we continue between rounds. This is done by slip stitching into the next corner space and starting the following round from there.
  • The corners of the square are made by chaining 2.
  • I’ve included a crochet diagram and video tutorial underneath the main pattern.
  • Sections written between two asterisks indicate a section to be repeated.
  • The chain 5 at the start of each round makes up one stitch and the first corner space.

Stitches:

This tutorial is written in UK terms and uses the following stitches (stitch tutorials can be found in my crochet stitch guide):

Slip stitch, ss: Insert hook, yarn over and pull through both loops.

chain, ch: Yarn over, pull through loop.

Treble crochet, tr (US double crochet): Yarn over hook, insert into stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over again and pull through both remaining loops.

Tools

For this tutorial I will use:

LoveCrafts

Pattern:

Round 1:

  1. Make a slip knot and ch 4.
  2. ss to the first ch to form a ring and ch5.
  3. Working into the centre of the ring, * 3tr, ch 2* (this will form the first corner). Repeat between * twice more. 2tr and ss to 3rd chain in starting ch5.
  4. ss into the corner space.

Round 2:

  1. Ch5, turn your square away from you.
  2. 2tr into the ch2 space from round 1.
  3. * 3 tr (work one treble into the tops of each of the 3 trebles from round 1), work 2 tr, ch2, 2 tr into the ch space of round1*. Repeat between * twice more. 3 tr.
  4. Work 1tr into the round 1 ch space, ss to 3rd chain of turning chain.

Round 3:

  1. Ch5, turn your square away from you.
  2. 2tr into the ch2 space from round 2.
  3. * 7 tr (work one treble into the tops of each of the 7 trebles from round 2), work 2 tr, ch2, 2 tr into the ch space of round1*. Repeat between * twice more. 7 tr.
  4. Work 1tr into the round 1 ch space, ss to 3rd chain of turning chain.
  5. ch1, cut the yarn and pull through to make a knot.

This completes our solid, seamless granny square. If you’d like to make a larger square, you just need to repeat the same method used for rounds 2 and 3 remembering that the sides will increase by 4 trebles for every round.

As always, i’d love to see what you all end up making, you can share them with me via my instagram @SophieStitches_UK

Happy hooking!

Sophie

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