The Free Motion Quilting Project: Crocheted Granny Square

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Crocheted Granny Square

This month's Quilty Box came with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook, which I used to embellish the edge of my apple coaster. I ended up with lots of yarn left over so I decided to shoot another video tutorial on how to crochet a super easy Granny Square block:

Just in case you're looking for written instructions, here's the pattern for this easy crocheted Granny Square:

Begin with a slip knot and chain (ch) 5. Slip stitch (sl) into the first chain to form a loop. Ch 3 (this will act as your first Double Crochet (dc), 2 dc into the center of the loop, ch 3, 3 dc into the center, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3 and sl into the top of the first set of chain three for this row.

Sl into the tops of the 3 dc to get to the corner, ch 3 (this will act as your first dc), 2 dc into corner space, ch 3, 3 dc, [ 3 dc into next corner space, ch 3, 3 dc] rep 3 times to complete next row. Sl into the top of the first set of chain three for this row.

Continue in this pattern making sure to chain 3 stitches to turn a corner and not add any chains between the clusters of 3 dc across the sides.

While this might read at first to be a totally foreign language, most knitting and crochet patterns are abbreviated this way to make the pattern shorter and easier to follow.

Crochet really is fun and easy to learn because each stitch builds on another. For this project we learned how to chain, slip stitch, and double crochet, but there are lots more stitches and types of crochet to learn. Would you like to see more crochet videos? Let me know what you'd like to see in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I would love to get back into crocheting again,it has be awhile so watching your tutorials would be a big help.Thanks for all you do to keep us creating.

  2. Thanks for a great video,it is now making more sense. Saving this video for review.😇

  3. I want to take up crocheting again, (will still quilt) am looking for more modern patterns.

  4. Replies
    1. Great question! You can stop at the end of any ring by slip stitching into the top of the third chain that started that row and break thread. Crochet is unique in that it doesn't have to be bound off like knitting. The edge is always finished so you can end at any time.

  5. Hello Leah, Came upon your video for a granny square as I have just taken up crochet and determined to learn it. Found an :easy for beginners: granny square blanket..,.loved it, however everything you have i.e. 3 dc, ch3 and all that business, except they have a ch 6 there and I think it looks wrierd. Can I still make a granny blanket with your instruction. Thank you,

    1. I would go with what you think looks best! Yes, you have permission to modify the pattern and make it what you want it to be!


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