free pattern: solid granny square

Hurray, free pattern day! :)

Since I made my Noro bag, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the squares I used. It’s a pretty standard and easy pattern, so I decided to make a photo tutorial for you all!

This pattern is suited for beginning crocheters, and is using US terms and abbreviations.

Voor de Nederlandse versie van dit patroon, klik hier!

supplies

What do you need:

  • yarn (I used Softfun Batik cotton/acrylic yarn by Scheepjeswol)
  • a matching crochet hook (I used a 4mm Clover hook)
  • a darning needle to sew in the ends
  • a pair of scissors

Got everything? Let’s get started!

1. Make a magic ring, and secure with a stitch.
step1

2. Chain 2, then work 2 double crochets into the ring.
step2

3. Chain 2, then work 3 double crochets into the ring.
step3

4. Repeat step 3 two more times, then chain 2.
step4

5. Close the ring by pulling on the tail, and close the round by slip stitching in the top chain of your beginning chain 2.
step5
step6

6. Chain 3, then work 1 double crochet in the next two stitches.
step7

7. The chain 2 spaces of the previous round make up the corners of your square. Into the chain 2 space: work 2 double crochet, chain 2, work another 2 double crochet. This creates the next corner.
step8

8. Work a double crochet into each double crochet from the previous round, and work 2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet into each corner space. Slip stitch in the top chain of your beginning chain 3.
step9

9. Chain 3. Work a double crochet into each double crochet from the previous round, and work 2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet into each corner space. Slip stitch in the top chain of your beginning chain 3.
step10

10. Chain 2. Work a double crochet into each double crochet from the previous round, and work 2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet into each corner space. Don’t join with a slip stitch. Instead, cut the yarn and pull the tail through the loop on your hook.
step11

11. Grab your needle and thread the tail. Put it through both loops of the first double crochet you made this round, skipping the chain 2.
step12

12. Put the needle through the back loop of the last stitch you made. This creates a ‘faux stitch’, giving your square a neat finish.
step13
step14

13. While you have your needle out, sew in both ends of your square. And that’s it, you’re finished! :)
final

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right? These squares are super versatile; you can use them to make anything from bags to scarves, and from afghans to pencil cases. The sky is the limit :)

I’ll build on this tutorial later, and show you how to make your very own squares bag! :)

xo,
wink

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14 Comments

  1. Very well wriiten, with clear, concise instructions and photos. Nice job!

  2. I’ve started a hexagon crochet blanket, and have replaced the hexagon pattern from the pattern with your tutorial. It came out better than the other one (which was wonky). Thanks for your tutorials!

  3. Thank u for this ! Where do i find the instructions fort he magic ring ?

  4. 1000 gracias !!!!! Desde Chile un abrazo grande! reiterando mi gratitud y admiración por tu bella pagina y tu generosidad
    Maria Elisa

  5. I love the yarn! I might just need to get me some of that beauty!

  6. Thanks for the clear tutorial.

  7. I really like this pattern, I’ve done it several times before :) its a very good tutorial for people though :)

  8. Am going to dig out my crochet hook (I know I’ve got one somewhere) and have a go at this.

  9. You do such lovely clear tutorials – thanks Wink. I really like the colour of this yarn. I have already made a few blankets but will do another using this pattern. Great stuff…

  10. love this yarn! Where did you find it? I’ve been looking online, but there isn’t a site that sells it that speaks English. Also love the blocks! I’ve been working on putting some similar ones together for a big bed blanket. I’ve got a long way to go, but it’s an easy thing to work on when watching TV.

  11. Thank you Wink! I’m adding this great bag to my ‘Want to make’ list :)

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