The crochet granny stitch is probably one of the first stitch patterns you will learn when starting to crochet, the stitch is normally used for squares, but I have added to my stitch collection the instructions on how to crochet it in rows this way it can be used for many things.
I have used two colors but you can create it in as many colors as you wish.
Crochet Granny Stitch
dc. Double Crochet
3dc group. 3dc into same space or stitch
Base of ch. Work in first stitch.
ch3 counts as first dc
I used a 4.50mm Clover hook and worsted weight #3 in two colors for the sample.
Make a length of ch’s in multiples of 3 + 1.
Next Row – Work 1dc into 4th ch from hook, * skip 2ch, 3dc in next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 3ch, skip 2ch, 2dc in the last ch. Turn.
Next Row – ch3, skip 1dc, 3dc in the first space between 2dc and 3dc group, (see pic) * skip 3dc, 3dc in space between next two 3dc groups, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch3 to turn with, skip dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. Fasten off.
1st Pattern Row – ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * skip 3dc, 3dc in space between next two 3dc groups, rpt from * to * to last 3dc and ch3 to turn with, skip 3dc, work 2dc
in top of ch3. Turn.
2nd Pattern Row – ch3, skip 1dc, 3dc in the first space between 2dc and 3dc group, * skip 3dc, 3dc in space between next two 3dc groups, * rpt from * to * to last dc
and ch3 to turn with, skip dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. Fasten off.
Rpt 1st & 2nd Pattern Rows until your desired length.
Hope you make lots of items for your home and family using this lovely stitch.
If you have any other ideas as to what it can be used for, I would love to hear from you.
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Hugs until next time.
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