I know there must be a million granny square tutorials out there, but when I haven't made one in a while, and need a refresher, I never can seem to find a good pattern. So here is my recreation of a granny square for myself, and anyone else, who sometimes needs to refresh (or learn anew) their granny square skills.
|I like to begin circular patterns with a magic circle. You will want to chain 4 after you wind the yarn around your finger a few times.|
| Then (3dc and chain 1) 3 times total. 2dc then slip stitch into the third chain that you started the round with. This completes the center of your granny square. At this point I like to switch colors!|
|Pull your new color through one of your corners (the chain one space between one of your 3dc groups from the first round).|
|Now you can work your fist corner. Chain 3(this counts as your first dc), 2dc and chain 1. 3dc and chain 1. All this is worked into the same space.|
|Move to your next corner (the next chain 1 space between the 3dc group from the center of your granny square). (3dc, chain one, 3dc, chain one) repeat 2 more times (four corners total). Slip stitch after your last chain one, into the 3rd chain from your first chain in this row.|
|Now it's time to start your third row. Pull your new color through any corner and chain 3.|
|Work your first corner of row 3: 2dc and chain one, 3dc and chain one. * 3dc into the middle chain 1. Move to your next corner. 3dc, chain one, 3dc, chain one. * Repeat from * 3 more times. Slip stitch into the third chain of your beginning chain.|
|Add your new color for row 4. Work your first corner: Chain 3. |
|2dc, chain 1, 3dc, chain 1. *Move to next chain one space. 3dc, chain 1.
Move to next chain one space. 3dc, chain 1. Move to next corner.
3dc, chain 1, 3dc, chain 1.* repeat from * 3 more times. Slip stitch
into 3rd stitch of beginning chain.|
|At this point you can continue to grow your square until it is the size of a blanket (and beyond!) or start making more squares to eventually sew together to make a blanket, pillow, etc. There are so many things you can do with a granny square! And yes, at some point you will need to weave in all your loose yarns.|