Crocheting Classic Granny Squares

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In elementary school, with help from my grandma and two aunts, I began to crochet. I loved it! I made scarves, potholders, and even a sweet flamenco dress for one of my stuffed animals. Even though I’ve been crocheting for a long time, I’ve never finished a large project, like a blanket. I’ve started my fair share (and still have little boxes of granny squares from the failed attempts), but generally get distracted by work, school, and cute smaller projects like t-shirt yarn rugs. Until now! I’m almost done with an adult-size granny square blanket for my husband and I can’t wait to share the finished product with my Thrifty Below readers! In the meantime, I wanted to share the pattern for the classic granny square my blanket is made of.

Supplies:
Yarn of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Recommended crochet hook for your yarn (I used an H hook)
Scissors to trim ends

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Round 1: Chain 4.

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Connect to first chain (ch) with a slip stitch (sl st).

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Round 2: Ch 3

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

2 double-crochet (dc) in the circle. Ch 1. 3 dc in the circle, Ch 1 (repeat 2 more times). Ch 1 and connect to starting chain with sl st.

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Round 3: Ch 3. Turn. 2 dc in gap from ch. Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1. 3 dc in next gap, ch 1, 3 dc in same gap, ch 1 (repeat 2 more times). Connect to top of starting chain with sl st. Some people choose to stop here and use the mini granny squares for their project.

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Ch 3, turn. 2 dc, ch 1. 3 dc in next gap, ch 1, 3 dc in same gap, ch 1, 3 dc in next gap, ch 1 (repeat 2 more times). 3 dc in next gap, ch 1, 3 dc in same gap, ch 1. Connect to top of starting chain with sl st.

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

I stopped here in the granny squares for my blanket, but you could keep going! Some crocheters choose to make blankets out of just a few large squares, or even out of one continuous granny square.

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Here are some of the other squares for my project. I have to make 256 squares total! Mine are all solid colored, but you can switch colors between rows too.

Crocheting Classic Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

What do you want to use your granny squares for?

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3 Responses

  1. […] if you haven’t already noticed from the granny squares and t-shirt yarn rug, I’ve been on a bit of a crochet kick lately. It’s been one of my […]

  2. Hi, how many balls do you think you will need to knit the whole blanket?

    • Hey Stella! It totally depends on the size of blanket you want to make. Mine is 16×16 squares (the 3-round ones in this post) and I think I’ll end up using almost 20 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver.

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