The granny square is a popular Christmas pattern that is easy to make and is attractive.
Steps to guide you on how to crochet a granny square:
• Material Supplies. Primarily you will need two things:
Yarn. Choose a knitting yard of your choice in terms of thickness, texture, and color. If you are referring to a particular color combination, you may pick your colors accordingly. Another interesting choice is that of shaded yarns, especially in festive colors, such as red, white, pink, green, etc. Practically, there is no thumb rule or limitation for the selection of colors.
Hook. You may work on any gauge you prefer. However, if you look forward to some guidance just to stay on track, you may look for the yarn manufacturer’s instruction for the range of thickness.
• Central Square.
Step 1. Form a slipknot on the hook.
Step 2. Make 6 chains and use slipstitch to form a ring.
Step 3. Use 3 chain stitches on the ring to form the first stitch of double crochet.
Step 4. Make 2 double crochets. This completes the first set of 3 doubles.
Step 5. Chain 2.
Step 6. Execute three groups of 3 double knits and chain 2.
Step 7. Join the yarn from the third chain stitch to the base using a slipstitch.
• Second Round. Often new colors are employed in the next round. However, there is no hard and fast rule.
Step 1. Just like the central square, to create the first double crochet chain 3.
Step 2. The spaces created between the groups of double knits will form the spots for creating the four corners of the outer square. Now, make 2 double knits, chain 2, and 3 doubles. Remember, that step 1 count as the first double crochet.
Step 3. For each of the remaining three corners do – 3 double, chain 2, and 3 double crochets. To connect the corners, keep doing chain 2 after completing each.
Step 4. Use slipstitch between the first and the last corner to complete the structure.
• Third Round. You can change colors for this round as well.
Step 1. Chain 2 spaces are formed at all the four corners of the square obtained in the previous round. Take one of the corners. Chain 3 forms the first stitch of the double crochet.
Step 2. Make two more doubles.
Step 3. Chain 2 and 3 three double crochets. In effect, in this corner, you have 3 double knits, chain 2, and 3 double crochets.
Step 4. Chain 2.
Step 5. In the portion between the two corners of the previous square, there is space formed by chain 2. Make 3 double crochets in this space.
Step 6. Chain 2.
Step 7. Execute 3 double crochets, chain 2, and 3 doubles in the corner.
Step 8. Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 for the remaining round.
Step 9. Use slipstitch between the first and the last corner to complete the structure. In this way, you can make as many rounds as you want.