How to crochet a granny square with color changes

In this DROPS video we show to make a basic granny square with colour changes.

They are very popular and can be used on many projects. After each colour change, crochet around the old yarn end to fasten before cutting it.

Crochet 6 ch and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 3 ch, 2 tr in ring, * 3 ch, 3 tr *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece. Change colour.
ROUND 2: 3 ch, 2 tr in first ch-space, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-space, * 1 ch, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-space *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece. Change colour.
ROUND 3: 3 ch, 2 tr in the first ch-space, 1 ch, * 3 tr in the next ch-space, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-space, 1 ch, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-space, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece. Change colour.
ROUND 4: 3 ch, 2 tr in the first ch-space, 1 ch, * 3 tr in the next ch-space, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-space, 1 ch, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 1 ch, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-space, 1 ch, 3 tr in the next ch-space, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.

You must read the pattern and look at the chart to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns using this technique by clicking on the pictures below.

Tags: granny square, jackets, square,

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Comments (9)

Gabriela 26.11.2018 - 11:37:

Salve, volevo chiedere se facendole con un unico gomitolo (sfumato e quindi con più colori) il risultato potrebbe essere apprezzabile. Grazie

DROPS Design 29.11.2018 - 13:15:

Buongiorno Gabriela. Sì, può usare un filato sfumato. A questo link può vedere alcuni lavori realizzati con il filato sfumato Delight. Buon lavoro!

Daniela 30.11.2017 - 16:17:

Grazie del video, ma volevo sapere perchè gira il lavoro al cambio del filo, grazie!!!

DROPS Design 01.12.2017 - 13:08:

Buongiorno Daniela. Il video segue le istruzioni riportate nel testo, che prevedono di girare il lavoro. Non è necessario farlo. In altri modelli sul nostro sito i quadrati granny vengono lavorati sul diritto del lavoro. Buon lavoro!

Mallory Cole 09.03.2017 - 17:28:

I wanted to say thank you this is am amazing tutorial. I'm brand-new to make and granny squares first time I tried I was so lost but this tutorial helped me understand exactly how to do it thank you so much! Also all of your tutorials are so informative that I find myself coming back to your website in order to learn all the techniques That I don't understand from other patterns so thank you 😊

Corry Helmond 16.01.2016 - 06:38:

Great tutorial. Lots of ways lead to Rome, I guess. Personally I would - start with a magic circle - chain 2 at the corners, not 3 - always work on the right side of the project (so no turnings) - change colour at the last yarn over of the last stitch of one colour. Just my two cents. :)

Elisabeth Jonsson 17.05.2015 - 14:32:

Toppen när man har restgarn kvar att göra en mormorsruta. Riktigt snyggt också. Tack för alla stick och virkvideos jag kan titta på och lära mig mer!

Twiggy Slo 22.08.2014 - 13:36:

Merci pour cette vidéo qui me donne envie de reprendre le crochet !

Lucia 17.05.2014 - 15:58:

Thank you very much, so useful!!! And clear!

Dea 03.05.2014 - 21:50:

Perfetto!

Summer 28.04.2014 - 18:27:

A flawless (or knotless!) color change. Thank you so much, that was really helpful!

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