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The Only Crocheted Granny Square You'll Ever Need

By: The Anarchist Knitter

Ladies and gentlemen, this is The Only Crocheted Granny Square You'll Ever Need.  This easy beginner granny square crochet pattern is easy to alter to suit your needs and simple enough for beginners to make as well.  Mix and match your own yarn colors to create beautiful designs and then arrange them into a lovely afghan.  Great for crochet fans of all skill levels, this crochet granny square is a quick project that's great for using up yarn in your stash.

The Only Crocheted Granny Square You'll Ever Need

Materials:

 

Instructions:

  1. Foundation: With CA, chain 4, join to form a circle.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch. 3, 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch from foundation loop. Do not turn.
     
  3. Round 2: Slip stitch to the next chain-2 space. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc in next space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, ch 1) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch. Break off yarn. Do not turn.
     
  4. Round 3: Grab your CB and attach it to the chain-2-space in one of the corners. Ch. 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, work 1 dc in every dc and chain 1 (7 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners), *2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 2 dc in same space, work 1 dc in every dc and chain 1. Do not turn.
     
  5. Round 4: Slip stitch to the next chain-2 space. Repeat round 3 (11 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners). Break off yarn. Do not turn.
     
  6. Round 5: Again with CA, attach yarn to the chain-2-space in one of the corners. Ch. 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, (ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next st) 3 times, (3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next st x 3 times) 3 times);
     
  7. Round 6: Slip stitch to the next chain-2 space. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, ch 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, (ch 1, 3 dc in chain-1 space, ch 1 x 4 times, 3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space) repeat until the end of the round. Break off yarn. Do not turn.
     
  8. Round 7:  Repeat round 3 (23 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners).
     
  9. Round 8: Repeat round 4 (27 dc in each solid section, not counting with the corners). Break off yarn. Weave in ends.

Notes:

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