Written by Kate Curry
Make yourself a cute and trendy pencil, pen, makeup, or crochet hook case out of handmade granny squares!
5.00 mm crochet hook
3 skeins of different colorways of Worsted Weight Silk Yarn.
For my case I used:
Color A: Dandelion Poof
Color B: Phenomenon
Color C: Sparkle Classic Blue
And for each square, I switched colors a and b to make a cute alternating pattern for my squares.
Length: 9 inches
Width: 5 1/2 inches
MC: Magic Circle
DC: Double crochet
SLST: Slip stitch
BO: Bind off
BLO: Back loop only
SC: Single crochet
Let's Get Started!
Hey, everybody. Kate from Darn Good Yarn here and I'm going to show you how to do a three color Granny Square. Here I have my three colors. And this is our worsted weight yarn, handmade out of reclaimed silk. But, hey, you can choose any colors you want. You could even have your granny square be one solid color. I've seen a lot of people do those and they are super cute.
All right. So first step is you are going to do a magic circle. Oh, by the way, you'll be needing a 5.5 millimeter crochet hook and some scissors. So my favorite way to do the magic ring or the magic circle is I take the tail and I wrapped around my fingers, the working yarn. I wrap on my fingers over top the tail.
I put my crochet hook through. I grab the top twist and fold through. And then what you're gonna is you're going to chain three and this is going to become your first double crochet. I know that sounds weird, but just trust right now, what you're gonna do is you are going to double crochet into this circle two times.
All right, then what you're going to do is you are going to chain three. Perfect. And then what you're going to do is you're going to do three double crochets into that hole. Again, while I'm working on this, I like to keep a hold of the tail because we're going to be needing it to hold this bad boy shut after.
So this is a very simple granny square. Whenever someone says, I want a granny square, something made, this is the first pattern that springs into my head. It's super easy. Kind of soothing, honestly. All right. So here you can see we have those three chains. I'm sorry, those three double crochets now we're going to chain three again and again.
We're going to do three double crochets into the circle and if the circle kind of looks big and floppy, that's okay. We're going to use the tail to tighten it up later. Here's your next little section of three double crochets. You're going to chain three again and you're going to put the final three double crochets into the circle, you can slowly start to see the square actually coming into shape.
Now. And one last one. All right. So what I like to do next is I like to take the tail and pull and you'll actually see this hole in the middle. Tighten up. All right. So then what you're going to do is do you remember that first chain we did to create this? You're going to slip stitch into the third chain of the first three chains that you did, whoopsies. So you're just gonna slip stitch just like that.
And that makes your first square. So if you're going to change color, now is just where you were. Snip and pull and we're gonna change color. If you weren't going to change, what you would just do is you would go ahead to the next section, which I'm going to show you. Now, let me just get my second color.
I mean, these are dandelion poof. I just love that name. A few different ways to attach yarn to to the next section of the great square. I've seen people like tie and knot there. I don't like to do that. I just like to slip, knot it on to my crochet hook. And I do the slip knots kind of like I, I do my, my magic ring.
And what I do is I choose a corner that is not the corner that we finished on. I slide it through and I essentially just slip stitch the yarn to that hole. All right. So we're on to our second colors. This is going to be the next I like to call it like layer of the granny square. So we're going to chain three.
And just like we did with this first square, this chain is going to act as our first double crochet. So that means we're gonna do two more double crochets to make a total of three. After you do those three double crochets, we're going to chain one. Here you go. And then you're going to do three more double crochets into that same corner.
So each corner will have six double crochets and one chain. Alright, so one, two, three. I also love about this pattern. If you stop in the middle, it's super easy to count your stitches. Like, I just got distracted by a message. I was like, okay, one, two, three, chain. One, two, three. Right? So after that, there are six chains.
We're going to chain one. And then what we're going to do is we're going to double crochet three times into this next hole right here in the corner. So one, two, there's three. Oops, I made a mistake. This chain was supposed to be two chains but that's okay. We'll fix that in post. JK. And then again, you bring one chain and then three more double crochets.
And then what I said incorrectly last time is it's not one chain between the sections, it's two. So it's one, two chains. Perfect. I find the corner in the corner should be really easy to find. And again, we're just going to repeat what we did with the last quarter. Three double crochets, a chain, and then three more double crochets, six double crochets per corner in total, there's one, three, there's no chain and three more. Alright, and then another chain two.
And then again in that last corner, here we are, we're going to do the same thing. Three double crochets, a chain, three double crochets. There's no chain And just three more. Once you really get going, even if you have like a large granny square project, this almost becomes like a muscle memory. That's why I think it's very soothing to sit there and granny square it up.
People have entire drawers, just those granny squares. All right. We're going to chain one in the chain. One is only meant for this last one you're supposed to do two chains on the other side. And again, just like we did with the other section, we're going to slip stitch into that third chain. You've also got to do a color change.
All right. So for the last layer of this granny square, I'm using some of our sparkle sunset lovers. All right, so what we're going to do is it's very, very much simple. You'll see a lot of stuff with granny squares. It's really repetitive. It's why a lot of people love to do them. Attach that yarn to your hook. And I always say so now integrates where you're going to have corners, so these little triangles and you're going to have sides.
I would suggest slip stitching into a side first. Now in the sides, well, these for your first side are going to chain three and then you're going to put two double crochets into that side. All right. Looking good. Looking good. So you're going to have three double crochets in here. Then you're going to chain two. So now you're going to go to a corner.
So in between these six stitches into that chain, you are going to double crochet. Three times. It may not seem like you have enough room, but don't worry. You will have enough room. So you're going to do three double crochets. You're going to chain one and you're going to shove three more double crochets into that hole. And it may be a little bit tight by the time you come to the third double crochet.
But that's okay because we're just filling out this granny square. We're making her look nice and puffy. All right, then we're going to chain two and we're at another side. So we're going to do three double crochets into this side. Once you have those three double crochets you're going chain two and you're right back out a corner. So we're going to do this corner the same as we did that one.
We are going to double crochet three times, chain one and then shove three more double crochets into that same or between the three double crochets we put earlier. So there's no hurry change one, push the other hand. All right, now, once you're done with your three final chains. Double crochets. I mean, not chains, you're going to do two chains and then we're back to a side.
So in our side you're only entering three double crochets, just like you did with the other sides. Perfect. And then of course, as you guys now chain two and we've got two sides left and and a non two corners and one side. So we are in between these six three shove right into the chain, three double crochets.
If the yarn will allow it. Right then you're gonna chain and three more. Please ignore that garbage truck that just drove by my house. Hope you all didn't hear that. They are pretty loud. It's it's one, two, three, four, five, I need one more. Remember what I said about getting distracted? Yeah, granny squares are great for people like me that are just constantly distracted. Chain two and then we're gonna three double crochet into the side again so we know how to do that now. All right so chain two again and we're on our last little corner and we're going to do the same exact thing right in between three on each side double crochet three times.
Chain one and do the final three. All right, last one. All right. What I always do for the last section is just before the slip stitch. I don't chain two, I chain one and then find that third chain and we slip stitch through. And that is essentially about how you do the three colors, granny square. It's super simple.
It's got a nice stretch to it, kind of texture too, especially with this worsted weight. Yeah, that is it. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. You can always e-mail us over your comments. Alright, bye!
Round 1: Create a MC
Round 2: CH 3 & 2 DC into the hole
Round 3: CH 2 & 3 DC
Round 4: CH 2 & 3 DC
Round 5: CH 2 & 3 DC & SLST into the 3rd CH of that original CH 3
Round 6: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 7: CH 3 & 2 DC into the hole. CH 2
Round 8: 3DC into same hole & Ch 1
Round 9: 3 DC into the next corner hole. 2 CH, 3 DC, & Ch 1.
Round 10: 3 DC into the next corner , CH 2, 3 DC, & CH 1.
Round 11: 3 dc into the next corner, CH2, 3 DC, CH 1, & SLST into the 3rd CH of the original 3 CH
Round 12: Slip knot & join in the corner.
Round 13: CH 3 & 2 DC, & CH 2. 3DC into same hole &
Round 14: 3 DC into new side hole & CH 1
For the other 3 corners, repeat round 12
For the remaining 3 sides, repeat round 14
When finished, BO
Connect Your Squares
Using color C Sandwich 2 squares together and SLST the first CH. SLST the BLO for the remainder of the side of the square
Create two panels, each of four squares, and SLST them together.
Join the yarn to the edge and SC around the opening of the purse for 3 rows
Make The Strap
Round 1: On one of the sides, SC 6 STS, CH 1 and turn
Round 2-74: Repeat round 1
Round 75: Attach to other side of the bag using SLST