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Crochet a solid granny square

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  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make a magic ring, and secure with a stitch.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 2
    Step 2

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

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 3
    Step 3

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

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat step 3 two more times, then chain 2.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 5
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 6
    Step 6

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

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 7
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 8
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 9
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 10
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 11
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 12
    Step 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.

  • How to crochet a granny square. Solid Granny Square - Step 13
    Step 13

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

    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 :)

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