Friday, July 9, 2010

Basic Granny Square Stitch Diagram

While preparing to teach on stitch diagrams, I was looking for the basic granny square stitch diagram but couldn't find one. This pattern is so simple that I understand the lack of need to have a diagram. Yet it is a great teaching tool. So I'm putting it here for those of you who can also make good use of it.

Other resources for crochet stitch diagrams are:
the Yarn Council of America - http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/chart_crochet.html
AND an article at dummies.com - http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-follow-a-stitch-diagram-in-crochet.html




The written pattern used for this basic granny square is ...

Chain 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with slip st to first dc: 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Slip st in next 2 dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 2 , 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (Shell made), ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc: 4 Shells.
Rnd 3: Slip st in next 2 dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, * work Shell in next Shell (ch-2 sp), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with lip st to first dc.
Rnd 4-6: Slip st in next 2 dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next Shell, * work Shell in next Shell, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next Shell; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc; at end of last rnd, do not finish off: 72 dc.
Slip st in next 2 dc and in next ch-2 sp; work Edging.

HAVE FUN!!

5 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for doing this! I can't believe how hard it has been to find this basic information. Now, I need to find a dictionary to find how to talk crochet-ese! One step at a time - I'm happy today to find this information. :-)

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  2. Thank you sooooo much!!! I've been looking and looking for a clear diagram for my classes and this is perfect!
    did you use a special program to make the diagram??

    Thanks!

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  3. thank you very much for posting this diagram for 'gs'.

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  4. I just wanted to comment to say that this is still so informative, 3 years after you originally posted it! I'd tried following youtube videos and had managed to get half way with my first granny square but then really stalled and couldn't work out where I was going wrong or what i needed to do next. This helped me complete my first granny square! Now to work out how to make each square lots of funky colours!

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  5. Gracias Precisa Colcha y como se unen los cuadrados ,por favor si eres ntan Amable contestame Graciasd

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