Granny Squares are versatile, easy to crochet, and there are endlessly ideas. You can even make flowers in the middle of the squares which given them an added cuteness. This is a basic granny square but there are a lot of different variations of granny squares and some have more than 4 sides.
How to Crochet a Granny Square
Make a slip stitch and then Ch. 6. Join with a sl st to form a ring.
When working crochet in rounds, 3 chain stitches are often used as a substitute for the first double crochet stitch in a round; that is the case here. In the first round, the double crochet stitches are worked inside the ring. In subsequent rounds, the double crochet stitches are worked inside the spaces previously formed by chain stitches.
Now for the first row/round: Ch. 3, 2 dc, Ch. 2, (3 dc, Ch. 2) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch from foundation loop.
Work 3 sl sts (2 sl sts with the old color, and join the new color in the third) so that your crochet hook is adjacent to the space formed by the closest set of chain sts. Ch. 3, 2 dc in space, Ch. 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, Ch. 2, (3 dc in next space, Ch. 2 to form corner, 3 dc in same space, Ch. 2) 3 times, sl st to join to the 3rd chain stitch you crocheted at the beginning of the round.
You can continue adding as many rounds as you want to your granny square. Each subsequent round will follow the same basic procedures used in the preceding rounds. You'll start with 3 chain stitches substituting for the first double crochet. In the corners, you will work 2 sets of 3 double crochet stitches separated by 2 chain stitches.
Otherwise, you will work 3 double crochet stitches in each space, separated by 2 chain stitches on either side.
Weave in all Weave in all loose ends. You may also want to block the granny square.
You can change color on each row or use the same color, this is all up to you and so be creative and remember the color wheel!!
Examples of different kinds of granny squares:
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