Now we are going to make the very basic

granny square. You can have them either in one color or in different colors. We

will first start with just one color and after we have done three rounds we look

at how to change the color. Which is very easy!

There are many slightly different ways of making the granny square and none of

them is wrong, they are just slightly different. But I am showing it in the way

that I find to be the quickest and easiest. So let’s start! I’m Tuula and

today I’m making this video at this beautiful location right in the middle

of a forest at a cottage. If my channel is new to you, consider subscribing!

First we need a slipknot. I normally just twist, take a yarn-over and pull the yarn

through. Then we chain 5. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then we need to join that into a ring by

inserting the hook into the first of our chain, taking a yarn-over and pulling

straight through. That is a slip stitch and now we have a ring. Then chain 3. This chain counts as

the first double crochet, and that’s double crochet using American crochet

terms. It’s treble in British terms. Yarn- over, insert the hook into the ring, get

the yarn, pull it through and then yarn- over and through two loops, again yarn-

over and through two loops. So that’s a double crochet. I’m leaving the yarn end

inside my stitches. You can do that or else just finish it off later. Another

one. There. Now we have 3, with the

starting chain counted and right through this granny square we are working with

groups of three double crochets with chains in between. Then chain 2. That

creates the first corner, and then 3 double crochets. Here’s the first one, a second one and a third one. So now we have 2. Chain 2 and then

we’ll do just the same I’m making it a bit faster now because it’s exactly what

we did before. Now I’ve got 3. Again chain 2 and one

more group of 3 double crochets. Here,

and to finish off chain 2 and we’re finishing this round by inserting the

hook to the top of the chain we started with and then taking a yarn and pulling

it through, a slip stitch. That’s the first round done. Now, how you start

another row in granny squares is something that there are many different

ways and I’m showing the way I prefer. Chain 3 and then we are making the other

2 double crochets of this group sort of behind us, into the chain space that

we just made. Yarn-over, insert the hook behind the stitch where you are, into

that there space and make a double crochet. So you just let that go over the

chain sort of, and another one. This way no matter how big your granny square is the place where the new round start is always at the same corner. Chain one and on all

other rounds you always chain one between the groups and you chain 2 in

corners. A group of three here into the space next place and then this is a corner, so I’m

chaining 2 and in every corner you always need to make 2 groups of 3

double crochets into the same space. So I’m making these into the same where the other ones are. Again three. Then this is not the corner, so chain one

and 3 double crochets into the next space which is a corner. And then in the

corner chain 2 and in the corner you always have 2 groups of 3 double

crochets. This is how it grows and it grows evenly. So there now. And chain one and again I’ll make this corner very quickly and then we will look at the

last corner which is slightly different. That was that corner. Chain one and now

we are coming to the corner where we started and there of course already is

one group, so we are making another in here. And now chaining 2 and finishing off

this round just like the first one. Inserting the hook into the top of the

starting chain and making a slip stitch. Here we are.

So the square is starting to form and then we start the next round exactly the

same and I will make one more round before changing color. Starting just the

same way. Chain 3 and 2 double crochets into the space sort of behind

where we are. Here, so every round starts the same. This group in the first corner and then chain one and now this is getting a bit bigger

so there’s this here space in the middle. 3 into that and again one because still not inside

the corner and then 2 groups in here because this is a corner. That’s the first group of 3 and then

chain 2, in the corner always chain 2, and another group into the same space in

the corner. You can probably hear the wind coming up! Like I was saying at the

start that I am outside! Chain one and this here is in-between corners so just

one group of 3. Chain one and now we’re getting into a corner again, so 2

sets of 3. Here’s one, chain 2 and another one and then just continue like this until

the end here and then here. When we have come round then we change color. So I’m

going now until the end except that I’m not making the slip stitch to finish

off the round yet. Here I am at the end of this here round. I have both sets here

in the corner and I have 2 chain stitches and now I’m changing the color.

And you simply take another color and using this here lime and insert the hook

like at the end of the round anyway but now this is when you take the

new color, so you take a yarn-over using the new color. Just hold it tight so it

doesn’t go away and make a slip stitch that way, and you need to pull that

tighter and then you continue using the new yarn. Otherwise exactly the same so

chaining 3 and 2 double crochets into that space. We are using the new

color and then we continue just the same, chain one and a set of 3 double

crochets into the first space in front of you. And this is how this grows that

each time after you have done a new round you get one more space where you

are making double crochets and always just chain one in between those. So here

my 3 double crochets, chain one and now I’m coming to a corner

again. So there will be 2 groups of 3 double crochets here and again

with 2 chain stitches in between, this in here, and this is how you continue. You can make any size of a granny square just with the same technique. The

color change is always the same you always start a new round in that same

corner the same way and each time it grows so you have more and more of these holes if you are making big granny squares. And as you know granny squares are so

versatile that you can make just absolutely anything using them!

please could you make a tutorial crochet for the kitchen.thank you nancy

Great video! Like

Love it. Excellent tutorial. Excellent teacher. So easy to follow. You cover everything including changing colours.

Ann Marie Murphy ( Love From Ireland )

Thank you so very much I am able to crochet other stitches but the corners going up into the next row is a mess no matter what I attempt. I am doing it your way which is brilliant! I was going to quit granny squares but now I will go ahead!! You are so clear & precise. I am so very appreciative!!

Thenk you very much.

I am learning more from you than from the subscribed magazines i used to buy (120 in total costing me hundreds of pounds). I wish i knew you 10years ago

Never stop making videos. You are such a good teacher!! I am actually learning and getting better at crocheting from just a few videos unlike the articles, videos, and books i have read. Thank you so much!

Great tutorial! Thank you.

Had to come back for some revision. You’re the only crocheter on youtube that isnt patronising. Thank you, Tuula

Perfect… I finally understand a granny square… I have been teaching myself how to crochet one video at a time…(not the greatest idea) Before your video, I could make a blanket, but not a granny square… It was very frustrating..I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong… It was my corners…I was only putting one set of stitches in the corner. Thank you for teaching me how to crochet a granny square.

Thank you so very much I have never been able to do granny squares I have finally figured it out!

Very well explained! Thank you! I can’t wait to start!

Thank you very much

You taught me how to make granny squares!

Explained how to work very well, thank you!

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Brilliant! Thanks so much! I did it first time! Xx

What is the hook size you're using?

When you change colours, what do you do with the ends? I made mine and snipped something wrong and it came apart in the middle.

Thank you so much. This is the first time I have been able to learn it and have tried countless books. Cannot wait to try more

Thank you that was easy

This is the best granny square tutorial I’ve seen. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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Very nice tutorial. Thank you!

Thank you very much!!

Thank you. I cannot wait to start blankets for my girls! I have one question. When you transition to a new color, do you cut the yarn, tie it?how do you secure it so it doesn't unravel? Thank you again!

Why are the holes so big on mine? Is it the size of hook or thread? HELP!

Thank-you very much..

It was easy to follow.. a very helpful tutorial..

Thank you so much. Very easy to follow along. I making my son a granny squate bed cover. ❤️