Knit and Crochet Ever After

January 2013: Traditional Granny Square

This tutorial will show you how to perform the basic granny square. I have also included a free pattern for a baby granny square blanket below the video. Using the tips in the video will make changing color and customizing your blanket super easy.

Download the pattern below the video.

Left Hand Instructions click here.

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Harmony Scarf

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials:
725 yards of Uru Yarn Speckled Singles in Undertow
– 100 grams/417 yards per hank
– substitute with any fingering weight yarn
Yarn or tapestry needle
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US-F]
Gauge: 4”= 17 STS and 10 rows
Finished Measurements: Approx. 9” across x 56” long

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Special Instructions for Pattern:
– Read through the pattern before beginning.
– CH 3 counts as DC throughout.
– CH 4 counts as DC and CH 1 throughout.

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Scarf Instructions

CH 43
Row 1: Turn, DC in 4th CH from hook (skipped CHs count as a DC), *CH 2, skip next 2 CHs, DC in next 3 CHs; repeat from * across to last 4 CHs, CH 2, skip next 2 CHs, DC in last 2 CHs.
Row 2: Turn, CH 1, SC in same ST as CH 1, skip next ST, *DC 5 times in CH 2 space of row below, skip next ST, SC in next ST, skip next ST; repeat from * across ending with a SC in last ST.
Row 3: Turn, CH 4, skip next ST, *DC in next 3 STS, CH 2, skip next 3 STS; repeat from * across to last 2 STS, CH 1, skip next ST, DC in last ST.

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Row 4: Turn, CH 3, DC 2 times in same ST as CH 3, skip next 2 STS, *SC in next ST, skip next ST, DC 5 times in CH 2 space of row below, skip next ST; repeat from * across to last 4 STS, SC in next ST, skip next 2 STS, DC 3 times in last ST.
Row 5: Turn, CH 3, DC in next ST, *CH 2, skip next 3 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS; repeat from * across to last 5 STS, CH 2, skip next 3 STS, DC in last 2 STS.
Rows 6-141: Repeat Rows 2-5 ending with a Row 5 repeat. Do not fasten off.

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Ruffle Edge

RND 1: With yarn still on hook, CH 1, SC evenly around entire scarf, SC 3 times in each corner to make turns. Join RND with SL ST in 1st SC of RND.
RNDs 2-5: Repeat RND 1.
RND 6: CH 1, SC 3 times in every ST around. Join RND with SL ST in 1st SC of RND.
RND 7-8: Repeat RND 1.
Fasten off, weave in ends and block if desired.

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Abbreviations Used
CH- chain
DC- double crochet
RND- round
SC- single crochet
ST(S)- stitch(es)

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2 Comments

  • Cheryl

    Hello! For some reason, I can’t get this video (traditional granny square) to play through. It plays until 14 or so minutes and goes black. I’m bummed too, because I was looking forward to see how you weave in ends since mine always end up popping out of my work! Also: I hold my hook like a knife too (I’ve tried the pencil hold, but I cannot do it!). I’ve had some wrist pain recently and took a break and am now wanting to start back up but am going to experiment with my grip and yarn tension. The way you finger your yarn is very unique. Do you ever have hand/wrist/arm pain from crocheting?

    • crocheteverafter

      That’s so weird. It seems to work when I try the video. You could try clicking through to watch it on youtube, then it should definitely go all the way through. I don’t usually get wrist pain from the knife hold, but I do get it on my left hand when I’m doing amigurumi or anything where I need tight stitches. It’s from my funny way of holding my tension with just by first and middle finger, when I need to keep the tension tight I have to pull with those two fingers and after awhile it will start to hurt. I got some compression gloves from Joanns (with their 40% off coupon of course) that are helpful when I’m in pain (hard to do anything in them because they really compress), but I wear them for a day when it hurts and then the next day I’m good.

Let me know what you think