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Crochet a basic granny square

Learn how to crochet a simple Granny Square with our tutorial and make beautiful blankets for your oved ones.

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In this video we will show you how to crochet a basic granny square, this involves using chain stitch and double crochet stitches. This technique is great for any crochet project, especially blankets!

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Step By Step

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In this video you will learn how to crochet a basic granny square.

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First, tie a slip knot, place it over the end of your hook and make a foundation chain of 4 stitches.

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You are now going to join these 4 stitches into a little ring by making a slip stitch into the first stitch of your foundation chain.

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The next step is to crochet 3 stitches. Now work 2 double crochet stitches into the center of the little ring.

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Repeat that to make another double crochet stitch into the ring.

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Next, chain 2 stitches and work 3 double crochet stitches into the ring.

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You are going to repeat these steps twice more until you have 4 groups of 3 double crochet stitches.

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You are now going to join your first round by working a slip stitch into the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of your round.

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That's the first round of your granny square complete!

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To begin working round 2, first chain 3 stitches. You are now going to work 2 double crochet stitches into this hole here.

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You will do that at the start of every round when you are working your granny square: chaining 3 and working 2 double crochet stitches into the chained space below.

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The next step is to chain one stitch and then chain 2 and then work 3 double crochet stitches into the next chained space.

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It is important to remember that whenever you come to a corner, you will always work 3 double crochet stitches, chain 2 and then work more 3 more double crochet stitches. You only ever chain 2 when you are on a corner. On the side, you will chain Continue with this sequence until you reach the chained space where you started.

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Now that you've reached the chained space you started you need to complete that corner by making 3 double crochet stitches. Chain 2 and join your second round of your granny square by making a slip stitch into the 3rd chain stitch at the start of your round.

This is how you do it

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