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how to crochet a granny square for beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet, but have never been able to get the hang of it?

Well I’m going to show you how to crochet a granny square which will help you get started with learning the art of crochet.

I think the easiest way to learn is by watching other people do it. Now we don’t all have the opportunity to be able to sit one on one with someone whilst they teach us how to crochet, so perhaps the next best way is to watch someone on video whilst they teach you.

The first thing I ever learnt to crochet was a Granny Square. I think the Granny Square is a fantastic way to learn how to crochet, because it’s repeating the same pattern over and over again so once you get the hang of it then you can soon start building your project up as it’s pattern that builds really quickly.

I’ve recorded a video  to teach absolute beginners learn how to crochet, It will show you step by step how to crochet a Granny Square in real time… So I haven’t skipped any parts, and I didn’t speed up the recording at all. You will be able to see from the very beginning how to make a slipknot, how to make a chain and then go on to make a Granny Square.

Crochet Granny Squares are so versatile because you can make so many things with them, you can make small squares and sew or crochet them together to make a blanket or garment… Or you can keep making more rounds on the square to make it into something like a cushion cover.

Things you’ll need to make a Granny Square are:

A crochet hook … I used a Susan Bates size 4mm (US = G-6)

Some scissors 

A darning needle or finishing needles

Some yarn… The yarn I’ve used in the video is Stylecraft Special Double Knit in Vintage peach… It’s a lovely soft yarn and comes in loads of beautiful colours.

When you watch the video if there are some bits that you don’t pick up straight away, don’t worry because you can just pause or rewind the video and watch it again until you do get it. 🙂

I’d be really interested to know how you get on with it, so feel free to leave a comment on here, or over on Youtube to let me know how you[‘re getting on with it or what you’re making with your Granny Squares.

Also feel free to let me know if there are any other crochet beginner tutorials you’d like me to make and I’ll make them for you 🙂



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I hope you have lots of fun with your crafts.

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