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, thinking about colorful bedspreads and cushions. Today I want to show you classic granny stripe, which you can use in many ways, making garments and home accessories. It’s so versatile, the sky is the limit!
This is a great stitch for beginners, so if you are just starting out, be sure to master it. It’s made with clusters 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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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.
- in the first row of 3 double crochet clusters turning chain is 3 chains, but in the next rows it’s only 2 chains. It’s because double crochets worked in the stitch are taller than those worked in chain spaces.
START: chain multiple of 3 + 2. For this sample I chose 29 = 27 + 2 (the last one is your turning chain for single crochet)
ROW 1: entire row of single crochet stitches – in my sample it will be 28 sc
ROW 2: 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.
ROW 3: 2 ch, 3 dc in the nearest chain space, *3 dc in each chain space*, 1 dc in the last stitch (top stitch of the last turning chain)
ROW 4: 2 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.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired size.
Hey, it wasn’t hard, right? Use this stitch in whatever project you want.
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