To make a large granny square afghan, choose several colors of yarn and continuously crochet a granny square. To make a granny square, start in the middle and work outwards.
Granny squares are very easy to crochet, which means that projects involving the technique are usually appropriate for beginners. To crochet a large afghan in a granny square pattern, run through the following steps.
- Find a pattern
- Purchase yarn
- Start crocheting the granny square
A pattern can offer guidelines on what type of yarn and how much yarn to purchase and what kinds of hooks to use. It can also provide useful tools, such as diagrams and charts. Crochet patterns for the design are available on the Red Heart Yarns and Purl Soho websites.
Purchase several skeins of yarn in different colors. The exact amount of yarn depends on the pattern. For example, the Purl Soho pattern recommends using 58 skeins of soft merino yarn, whereas the Red Heart pattern recommends far fewer skeins of very chunky yarn.
To make a granny square afghan, start crocheting a continuous granny square until the square reaches blanket size. Start off by crocheting a magic circle. Work three double crochet stitches separated by one chain into each corner to create a square. As the square expands, add three double crochets separated by one chain into the sides of the square.