If you’re looking for a fun and easy granny stripe pattern, look no further! Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating your own crochet granny stripe square that is perfect for beginner crocheters.
How to Make a Granny Stripe Square
To be able to make a granny square with stripes, you will need to know how to double crochet, chain, and skip stitches.
Learn more below about each crochet stitch.
Chain Stitch (ch)
A chain stitch is a simple crochet stitch that often serves as the foundation for other crochet stitches worked into a project.
- Make a slip knot.
- Yo (yarn over)
- Draw a loop of yarn back through the loop on the crochet hook. You have completed your first chain stitch.
- Yo and draw a loop through the loop on the crochet hook for each new chain stitch.
Double Crochet (dc):
- Yarn over (yo) the crochet hook, insert the crochet hook into the designated stitch.
- Yo the crochet hook again, draw the yarn through the stitch, so there are 3 loops on the crochet hook
- Yo the crochet hook again, draw through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the crochet hook.
- Yo the crochet hook, draw through the final 2 loops.
Groups of double crochets are worked together in one stitch when crocheting a granny striped square, and those groups of double crochets are referred to as double crochet clusters.
Yarn: This square is made with a four weight yarn (aka worsted weight yarn) called Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in the colors Lassen Volcanic & Dry Tortugas. If you’d like to use a different weight yarn, that would work as well, but keep in mind the finished square size will not be the same.
Crochet Hook: This rectangle is worked up with a 5.5 mm crochet hook for the foundation chain and rows. If you choose to use a different yarn weight, follow along with the recommended crochet hook size on the label of the yarn.
Scissors: We recommend a nice pair of stork scissors, but any pair of scissors will work for cutting yarn ends when needed.
Yarn Needle: It is a good idea to use a yarn needle (aka tapestry needle) to weave in yarn ends that have been cut. Learn how to weave in yarn ends, so you get a perfect crochet granny square every time!
Stitch Markers: Stitch markers are a good to use to mark the first stitch of each row. This way, you’ll be able to know where it starts and keep your stitch count correct as you work up the rows.
Tips and Tricks
- You can customize your granny stripe square by using as many or as few colors as you like. You could also experiment with different color combinations, such as ombre or rainbow stripes.
- This square is a great way to use up leftover yarn or scrap yarn you have from other crochet projects.
- To make your square larger or smaller, simply add or subtract rows as needed, as well as the beginning chain stitches as long it is in a multiple of 3.
- If you’re having trouble keeping your tension consistent, try using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each row. This can help you remember where to make your clusters and chain spaces.
Granny Stripe Square Pattern
Learn how to crochet a granny stripe square with this free and easy tutorial.
Skill Level: Easy
- Lion Brand Heartland Yarn (Lassen Volcanic & Dry Tortugas) or any Four Weight Yarn in two colors
- 5. 5 mm 1-9 Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Chain (ch)
- The pattern is in standard US terms
- Ch 3 counts as a stitch
- On row 1 the beginning 3 skipped chs at the beginning counts as one st.
- Change the size by working the starting chain in a multiple of 3.
- sk = skip
- rep = repeat
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- x = times
Size: 4″ x 4″
To Start: With Color A, Ch 15
Row 1: In the 3rd ch from the hook dc2X, *sk 2 chs, dc 3x in the next ch, repeat from * across ending with 3 dcs in the last ch. (14)
Row 2: With Color B, Ch 3, dc 3x in the first space between the 3 dc group from the row before, end with 1 dc in the last st. (14)
Row 3: With Color A, Ch 3, dc 2x in the first st, dc 3x in the space between the 3 dc group from the row before ending with 3 dc in the last st (top of the ch 3 from the previous row).
Row 4 -7: Rep Rows 2 and 3
Finishing: Fasten off yarn ends, cut and weave in with a tapestry needle.