Granny Squares are a classic crochet motif, using just double crochets and chains – and it shows up in everything from home decor to high fashion! In a recent Lunch and Learn for the Yarnspirations Facebook page, I shared my 3 best tips for better granny squares – see them in action here on Moogly!
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There are 3 techniques you can use to improve the very next granny square you make, without changing the pattern at all! Watch the Lunch and Learn below to see them all in action, and learn how to make a (better) granny square. Or, go straight to the tips at these links – and get the featured yarn, hook, and pattern!
- Skip the Slip Knot!
- Finish each round with the Seamless Join!
- Begin each new color with a Standing Double Crochet!
- Size U.S G (4 mm) Susan Bates crochet hook (love these bamboo ones!)
- Red Heart Super Saver O’Go
- Red Heart Crochet Bucket Hat pattern
Moogly’s Three Best Tips for Better Granny Squares
I taught this live Lunch and Learn on the Yarnspirations Facebook page, on March 30, 2022. Here is the recording!
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Thanks for these tips. They’re all things I’ve learned on my own in some 13 years now making little granny stockings every Christmas for my grandchildren, using a 5 sided granny folded in half to make a stocking shape. One more thing I’ve figured out is a different start to affect the join. I don’t like joining from a chain when I can avoid it, whether doing a seamless or sl st join. I have to be more careful than I want to be to avoid tightening that last chain too much. So when making granny squares, I start with just 2 of the 3 dc then when I come back around I make what would have been the first dc or ch3 in that set then join there. I feel like it’s a bit more secure since the yarn leading up to the join is wrapped up in a dc rather than a simple chain. Also, you’re the first instructor I’ve seen who starts how I do. I’ve always hated that beginning knot and skip the slip knot in just about every project, granny square or not.
Great tip! ♥ Thank you – yes, I avoid those knots as much as I can!
I lost track of the tips.
One was standing dc; another was sewn join.
What was the third?
Skip the slip knot at the beginning! 🙂 Each has its own post in the “GET ALL THE LINKS HERE!” section.
Skip the slip knot at the beginning.