Melu Crochet: Perfect Granny Square Pattern

A traditional crochet pattern that has been optimised to stay flat and even.

I use UK terminology, click here for a handy conversion chart to US terms

Abbreviations

ch Chain

tr Treble

slst Slip stitch

This granny square is made using 3 colours (A,B,C) You can change the order of the colours to suit your preference.

Foundation ring

Using your first colour (A), ch4 

And join with slst to first ch to form a ring

Round 1

Ch 4, (this counts as 1 tr and a 2-ch space, which will become your corner),

*3tr into ring,

Ring indicated by arrow

ch 2

repeat from * twice,

2tr in ring,

join with a slip stitch to second ch of your ch4.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

The ch2 creates your corner spaces

Round 2

Join colour B to a corner space,

Ch 4,

3tr in same corner space, 

*3tr, ch2, 3tr in next corner space

repeat from * two more times,

2tr in the same corner space as the ch4 at the beginning of this round, join with slst to second ch of your ch4.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 3

Join colour A to a corner space, ch4, 3tr in same corner space,

*3tr in next space,

3tr, ch2, 3tr in next corner space

repeat from * two more times, 

3tr in next space,

2tr in the same corner space as the ch4 at the beginning of this round, 

join with slst to second ch of your ch4.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 4

Join colour C to a corner space, ch4, 3tr in same corner space, 

*3tr in next space, 3tr in next space,

3tr, ch2, 3tr in next corner space

repeat from * two more times,

3tr in next space, 3tr in next space, 2tr in the same corner space as the ch4 at the beginning of this round, join with slst to second ch of your ch4.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Continue to add rounds in this way to make the granny square larger.

If you are looking for a granny square with more texture, take a look at my Modern Granny Bobble Square Blanket

I’d love to see your finished granny squares! Don’t forget to add #melucrochet when you post your photos 🙂

The Melu crochet guide has lots of help and photo tutorials to help you with your crochet including: treble crochet, double treble crochet and how to crab stitch

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