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How To Crochet The Classic Granny Square

By: Vicky Pietz from Pattern Princess
How To Crochet The Classic Granny Square
How To Crochet The Classic Granny Square

"Learning how to crochet the classic granny square is one of the first patterns that a beginner at crochet often learns how to make. The granny square is a design that can be used to create all kinds of fun projects. Easy-to-Learn Crochet Pattern The basic granny square is a classic that is simply perfect for a beginner for many reasons. One is that it helps a new crocheter read a crochet pattern while making something that is quick to make. Another reason is that the pattern is repetitive. Once you get beyond round three, the pattern is a repeat of rounds two and three."


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gaugedepends on the yarn that you choose for your project. If you use a worsted weight yarn with a size H hook, you will probably have between 12-16 stitches in 4-inches.

Finished SizeIf you crochet 6 rounds approximately 6 1/2 inches square

Materials List

  • any worsted yarn. Actually any yarn works for a granny square. But if you are just beginning. Use a worsted or medium weight yarn
  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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