Last week, we went over how to start the granny square. This week, we are going to look into how to make the actual stitches for the granny square. We’re not going to do a whole round together in this post, but we are merely going to learn the basics. Next week, I will be making a video to show you how to do a perfect round and for the final week we will do a color change video.
Last week, we left off with the slip stitch and chain 3 in order to start the first round. That chain 3 is considered the first stitch of this first round. It will be called your 1st dc or 1st double crochet. You’ll see that it mimics perfectly what the rest of the double crochets look like, and we will be all set to finish the round next week since it’s all double crochet and chains.
After you finish the chain, you want to wrap your yarn around the hook. You’ll notice that I did this so that it actually wraps around and not lays over. You’ll have plenty of times when you’ll just want the yarn to layover the hook, but this is not one of them. This is the start of your double crochet stitch.
Now you’ll want to insert the hook with the yarn still wrapped around through that center hole we talked about. This is what will help finish off the double crochet.
Now you’ll want to yarn over, which is where you lay the yarn over the hook so that you can pull the loops on the hook over it and thus make your stitch.
At this point, you have 3 hoops on your hook. You want to pull the first two loops over your yarn over. This will leave you with 2 loops on your hook.
Now you will pull through last 2. This will complete your double crochet! Now you have all the basics you need for making your granny square. It may not seem simple yet, but I promise we’re getting there together! Next weeks video will hopefully clear up any questions you have now.
For a granny square you will repeat the same stitch we had one more time. This will create your first shell.
Chain 2 and you are ready to start the next shell. You will then start the next shell with a double crochet stitch. This is where we will pick up in the video and also do another round together. I promise that soon you’ll be making more granny squares than you can shake a stick at my friend.