Traditional Granny Squares #1

These cute four round granny squares are the perfect base for a sofa blanket and a great way to use up scrap yarn. There are two methods to try. Both are included below.

Four round traditional granny squares, method B .

You can make traditional granny squares in one solid colour or change colours each round.

Method B.

These traditional granny squares are featured in many of my favourite tv shows to watch while crocheting.

The Big Bang Theory and The Gilmore Girls both feature tradition crochet blankets and granny squares! See if you can spot them.


Materials

I recommend making granny squares with several different yarn varieties. All yarns are suitable but beginners may want to start with acrylic or cotton.

Yarn

Recommend hook for your yarn choice

Sewing scissors


Pattern

US Terms

Key

Ch = chain

Sp = space

Ss = slip stitch

Dc = double crochet

Rnd = round

Method A

Rnd 1: Make a double magic circle. *dc ch2 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Pull circle tight. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 1 = 12 stitches.

Rnd 2: Into the ch sp *dc ch2 3dc ch1, next ch sp 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 2 = 24 stitches.

Rnd 3: Into the ch sp *dc ch2 3dc ch1, next ch sp 3dc ch1, next ch sp 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 3 = 36 stitches.

Final Rnd: Into the ch sp *dc ch2 3dc ch1, next ch sp 3dc ch1, next ch sp 3dc ch1, next ch sp 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 4 = 48 stitches.

Method B

Rnd 1: Make a double magic circle. *dc ch1 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Pull circle tight. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 1 = 12 stitches.

Rnd 2: Into the ch sp *dc ch1 3dc, next ch sp 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 2 = 24 stitches.

Rnd 3: Into the ch sp *dc ch1 3dc, next sp 3dc, next ch sp 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 3 = 36 stitches.

Final Rnd: Into the ch sp *dc ch2 3dc, next sp 3dc, next sp 3dc, next ch sp 2dc. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 4 = 48 stitches.


UK Terms

Key

Ch = chain

Sp = space

Ss = slip stitch

Tr = treble crochet

Method A

Rnd 1: Make a double magic circle. *tr ch2 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Pull circle tight. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 1 = 12 stitches.

Rnd 2: Into the ch sp *tr ch2 3tr ch1, next ch sp 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 2 = 24 stitches.

Rnd 3: Into the ch sp *tr ch2 3tr ch1, next ch sp 3tr ch1, next ch sp 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 3 = 36 stitches.

Final Rnd: Into the ch sp *tr ch2 3tr ch1, next ch sp 3tr ch1, next ch sp 3tr ch1, next ch sp 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 4 = 48 stitches.

Method B

Rnd 1: Make a double magic circle. *tr ch1 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Pull circle tight. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 1 = 12 stitches.

Rnd 2: Into the ch sp *tr ch1 3tr, next ch sp 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 2 = 24 stitches.

Rnd 3: Into the ch sp *tr ch1 3tr, next sp 3tr, next ch sp 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 3 = 36 stitches.

Final Rnd: Into the ch sp *tr ch2 3tr, next sp 3tr, next sp 3tr, next ch sp 2tr. Repeat from * 3 more times. Ss to ch sp. Rnd 4 = 48 stitches.


Photo Tutorial

Method A.

Round 1.
Round 2.
Round 3.
Round 4.

Method B.

Round 1.
Round 2.
Round 3.
Round 4.

Crochet Charts

Method A.

Traditional granny square method A.

Method B.

Traditional granny square method

You can keep crocheting your square for as many rounds as you like by following the same increase pattern in the corners. A large granny square is a great first blanket project for beginners. The first blanket I made is one large granny square with two colours.

Happy crocheting,

Sam 💛

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