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Granny stitch is one of the most popular ones among crocheters and every beginner eventually tries it, most often sooner than later. This stitch is what everyday people associate with crochet the most, because they are thinking about colorful bedspreads and cushions. Today I want to show you how to crochet granny stripe stitch, so that you can use in many ways, such as making garments and home accessories. It’s very versatile, so the sky is the limit!
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This is a great stitch for beginners, so if you are just starting out, be sure to master it. You make it with triads of double crochets, which create fun bead-like shapes. You can change the colors every row, or go for a uniform palette. Make it from squishy cotton blend and you can easily crochet a beautiful baby blanket!
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I created 5 unique colorways for you, using Scheepjes Stonewashed yarn and 3.5 mm crochet hook. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
Coral and Grey
colors used: 834 Morganite, 816 Coral, 804 Boulder Opal, 831 Axinite, 821 Pink Quartzite.
colors used: 832 Enstatite, 822 Brown Agate, 829 Obsidian, 830 Lepidolite, 810 Garnet.
Lilacs and Roses
colors used: 807 Red Jasper, 808 Corundum Ruby, 811 Deep Amethyst, 818 Lilac Quartz, 820 Rose Quartz.
colors used: 803 Black Onyx, 802 Smokey Quartz, 814 Crystal Quartz, 801 Moon Stone, 823 Carnelian.
colors used: 815 Green Agate, 826 Fosterite, 819 New Jade, 812 Lemon Quartz, 833 Beryl.
To practice, start out with one color of yarn. You need to make a basis for your stitch, so that it’s nice and even. A row of single crochet stitches is enough to create an elegant edge. Of course, if you are making a blanket, you can later add decorative border to it.
LEVEL – beginner
TERMS – standard US
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- you can use any yarn and recommended hook size
- for the sample I used YarnArt Jeans and 3 mm hook
- diagram is a visual representation of the pattern, where symbols are used to represent stitches.
- start with chaining multiple of 3 + 2 – as you can see, starting chain has the “+2” colored yellow, but remember that your last chain is your turning chain for single crochet!
- in the first row of 3 double crochet clusters turning chain is 3 chains, but in the next rows it’s only 2 chains, because double crochets worked in the stitch are taller than those worked in the spaces.
chain multiple of 3 + 2. For this sample I chose 29 = 27 + 2 (the last one is your turning chain for single crochet)
entire row of single crochet stitches – in my sample it will be 28 sc
3 ch, 1 dc in the same stitch, *skip 2, 3 dc in the next st* repeat to the end of the row, 2 dc in the last st of the row.
2 ch, 3 dc in the nearest chain space, *3 dc in each space between the clusters*, 1 dc in the last stitch (top stitch of the last turning chain)
2 ch, 1 dc in the same stitch, *3 dc in each space between the clusters* repeat to the end of the row, 2 dc in the last st of the row.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired size.
Hey, it wasn’t hard, right? Use this stitch in whatever project you want, or make some sweet colorful swatches.
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