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How to Make a Granny Square

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Unformatted text preview: How to Make a Granny Square Abbreviations: You need to know 3 abbreviations to do the granny square ch = Chain (make a loop of yarn and pull the yarn through the loop forming another loop) sl st = Slip stitch dc = double crochet (Wrap yarn around hook, put hook through stitch, loop yarn around hook and pull though—3 loops on hook. Now grab yarn with hook, pulling through first 2 loops on hook—2 loops on hook. Grab yarn with hook and pull through both loops—one loop on hook. That is one dc) Start your foundation circle: Ch 6. Join with a sl st to form a ring. Round 1: Note: when working crochet in rounds, 3 chain stitches are often used as a substitute for the first double crochet stitch in a round; that is the case here. In the first round, the double crochet stitches are worked inside the ring. In subsequent rounds, the double crochet stitches are worked inside the spaces previously formed by chain stitches. Ch. 3, 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch from foundation loop. Changing Colors Between Rounds: You can transition from one color to the next between rounds. Work in the old color right up until the very last step of the last stitch in the round. Then pull a loop of the new color through to complete the last step. Cut the old color, leaving a long tail of yarn, and continue crocheting with the new color. Joining new yarn creates loose ends. Whenever possible, work overtop of these loose ends to hide them. Round 2: Work 3 sl sts (2 sl sts with the old color, and join the new color in the third) so that your crochet hook is adjacent to the space formed by the closest set of chain sts. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 2, (3 dc in next space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 2) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch you crocheted at the beginning of the round. Round 3: Work 3 sl sts (2 sl sts with the old color, and join the new color in the third) so that your crochet hook is adjacent to the space formed by the closest set of chain sts. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 2, (3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 2) 3 times, 3 dc in next space, ch 2, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch you crocheted at the beginning of the round. You can continue adding as many rounds as you want to your granny square. Each subsequent round will follow the same basic procedures used in the preceding rounds. You'll start with 3 chain stitches substituting for the first double crochet. In the corners, you will work 2 sets of 3 double crochet stitches separated by 2 chain stitches. Otherwise, you will work 3 double crochet stitches in each space, separated by 2 chain stitches on either side. Weave in all loose ends. You may also want to block the granny square. ...
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