Basic Granny Square Blanket. What does a square crochet granny blanket look like? It’s probably not what you expected. Let’s be honest, these blankets are more sewn and intricate than your average crochet project. But that’s what makes them so special. Granny squares are great for beginner crocheters because they are simple to make but can be quite ornate and elegant when finished. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of granny square crochet, including steps to get started and tips for success.

    Welcome to Granny’s Square Crochet Blanket Basic Tutorial! This crochet blanket is a great way to use up some of your scrap yarn and it’s super easy to make. Final size is approximately 20 inches wide by 30 inches long.

    To start, make a chain 150 (or whatever size you need to get your blanket width you want). You will also need a set of double pointed needles (DPNs). Then, starting at the bottom left of your chain, work 2 tr in each chain. You should now have 32dc.

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    Now turn your work so the wrong side is facing and sc on the first dc, then hdc on the next dc. Skip the next 2 dc, then sc the next dc and hdc the next ch {3 sc total}. Now skip the next 2 sc again and join with sl st on top of initial 3rd ch. Fasten off the yarn, leaving a long tail for later use. Sew on all ends.

    Congratulations! You’ve completed your first granny square! For the second, repeat steps 1-4, but instead of joining at the beginning of the 3rd ch after each row, join the half edge of the granny square from the previous row {so you are joining 5 rows in total}. Continue working in this pattern until the blanket is the desired length. Fasten off and sew at the ends.

    Crochet is a great craft for beginners that lets you create beautiful blankets, blankets, hats, and more. Here are five crochet stitches for beginners you’ll want to know:

    The chain stitch (ch) is the first basic crochet stitch. To do this, chain two stitches together.
    The double treble crochet (dc) is done by holding the yarn in your left hand and placing the needle in the first chain on the needle, then pulling a loop. Then you thread the yarn and pull the two loops on the hook.

    The triple treble crochet (tr), also known as the treble treble crochet, is done by holding the yarn in your left hand and placing the needle in the first chain on the needle, then pulling a loop. You then thread the yarn and pull it through two loops on the hook. Wrap it again and pull three loops on the hook. Finally, release the attached thread (you will now have two loops).
    The slip stitch (sl st) is made by placing the needle in one stitch, moving it to the next stitch down, inserting the left needle into this new stitch and pulling a loop up, then putting the right needle back into this original stitch and releasing your domain over the original st.

    This square crochet granny blanket is a great project to add some warmth to your home this winter. The blanket is made up of 16 squares, each measuring 3 inches on each side. It’s simple to crochet and the end product is stunning.

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