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How do you crochet a granny square?

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To crochet a granny square, begin with a yarn ring and then crochet clusters of three double crochet stitches separated by two chain stitches in multiple rounds until your granny square is the preferred size. You will need a crochet hook, yarn, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

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  1. Make the yarn ring

    Put a slipknot on your crochet hook. Chain six stitches. Then make the yarn ring by joining your last chain stitch to the first one using a slip stitch.

  2. Crochet the base round

    The base round consists of four clusters of three double crochet stitches, each separated by two chain stitches. Begin the base round with three chain stitches; this will act as your first double crochet. Next, work two double crochet stitches into the ring. Chain two stitches. Then work three double crochet stitches into the ring and follow with two chain stitches again. Repeat the sequence of three double crochet stitches followed by two chain stitches twice more until you have four clusters of three double crochet stitches. Join your last stitch to the beginning using a slip stitch.

  3. Crochet the corners

    Crochet a slip stitch into the gap created by the first set of two chain stitches in the base round. In this gap form the first corner by crocheting three chain stitches followed by two double crochet, then two chain stitches to turn the corner. Complete the corner with three double crochet stitches in the same gap. Chain two more stitches to create a bridge to bring you to the next gap. In this gap form the second corner by doing three double crochet, two chain stitches, and three double crochet. Chain two more stitches to bring you to the next gap. Form the third and fourth corner using the same procedure. Use two chain stitches to bring you back to the beginning and use a slip stitch to join the last stitch of the round to the first one. You should have eight clusters in this row.

  4. Add another row

    Continue crocheting, using the corner stitch for corners, and straight stitches for the straight sides. The next row should have 12 clusters.

  5. Continue adding rows

    Continue to add rows to your granny square until it is the size you desire. Every row will begin with a corner and should have four more stitches than the previous one.

  6. Weave in the yarn end

    When your granny square is the appropriate size, use scissors to cut the yarn. Leave a little extra yarn on the end. Make a slip stitch with the end of the yarn and then pull through the loop to make a knot. Weave in the loose end of the yarn using the tapestry needle.

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