Dive into the Crafty World of Granny Squares: A Beginner's Guide

The Quintessential Crochet Project

Welcome to the realm of granny squares, a beloved crochet technique that has captivated crafters for generations. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this beginner's guide will provide you with everything you need to know about granny squares.

The Basic Granny Square

A granny square is a versatile and easy-to-make crochet pattern that consists of a square or circular shape with colorful corners. Its simplicity makes it an excellent project for beginners, as it introduces the fundamental stitches and techniques of crochet.

Diagram: Basic Granny Square

Basic Granny Square Diagram

  1. Start with a slip knot and make a chain of 4.
  2. Join the ends of the chain with a slip stitch to form a ring.
  3. Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet stitch). Make 2 double crochet stitches into the ring.
  4. Chain 2 and turn your work.
  5. Make 3 double crochet stitches into the first corner space. Chain 2 and turn.
  6. Repeat Step 5 for the remaining 3 corners.
  7. Continue working around in rows, increasing by 2 double crochet stitches in each corner until you reach desired size.
  8. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


  • Use a soft and colorful yarn for a vibrant look.
  • Be patient and take your time, especially as a beginner.
  • Experiment with different colors and stitch patterns to create unique designs.

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