How to crochet a single colour Granny Square

Granny Squares are such a nostalgic delight. Once you get the hang of making them, they become mindless and ‘fly off the hook’.

Granny Square

These single-colour Granny Squares are the basis of the Dolphin Blue Granny Square Blanket and the Caramel and Vanilla Colour Block Throw.

On this page you will find written instructions for making a single-colour Granny Square as well as links to the video tutorial at the bottom of the page.

Written Pattern

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

  • UK terms are used throughout. 
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Tr – treble crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Beg-ch – beginning chain
  • *to* – instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified

Stitch Conversion Guide:

Notes on the Granny Square:

The pattern is based on the traditional Granny Square.  The Granny Square uses groups of treble crochet to form ‘treble clusters’. It is a really simple technique and suitable for a beginner.

There are many different ways to make a Granny Square – this pattern has two chain stitches in each corner. T

he pattern also suggests you turn the work over after each round – I find this helps to keep the square even and it also makes the work reversible. 

Instructions:

Round 1

  • Chain 4, ss into the first chain to form a ring (or make a magic ring).
  • Chain 3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into the ring, ch2, 3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch2.
  • ss into the top of the starting chain 3 to close the round.

Round 2

  • Turn work over, ss into the chain 2 corner space that has just been formed.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into same space.
  • *3tr in next chain 2 space, ch2, 3 tr into same space*
  • Repeat from *to* until you reach the space where you started the round, 3tr into space, ch2, ss into top of starting chain 3 to close the round.

Round 3

  • Turn work over, ss into the chain 2 corner space that has just been formed.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into same space.
  • *3tr in next space formed by the gap between the two treble clusters from the round below, in the chain 2 corner space work [3tr, ch2, 3 tr]*.
  • Repeat from *to* until you reach the starting space, work 3tr, ch2 and ss into the top of the starting chain 3 to close the round.

Round 4

  • Turn work over, ss into the chain 2 corner space that has just been formed.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into same space.
  • *3tr in each space formed by the gap between the treble clusters from the round below, in the chain 2 corner space work [3tr ch2, 3tr]*.
  • Repeat from *to* until you reach the starting space, work 3tr, ch2 and ss into the top of the starting chain 3 to close the round. Fasten off yarn. Weave in ends.

Subsequent Rounds

Repeat Round 4.

Video Tutorial

A beginner-friendly video tutorial on how to make a Granny Square can be found below: