How to make Crochet Traditional Granny Square Blanket Left Hand #154 On Demand
How to make Crochet Traditional Granny Square Blanket Left Hand #154 On Demand


This is going to be a granny square, and I’m going to do it real time I’m going to start off with a chain 3 Then I join my chain 3 Then I do a chain 3, which counts as my first double-crochet Now I’m going to do 2 more double-crochet in the loop Chain 2 Now 3 double-crochet through the loop And when I say through the loop, that’s actually going through the center of the chain I’m not going through any chains, I’m going through the centrer of the chain If you do go through a chain, it’s not going to hurt anything Now I’ve completed 2 sets of 3 double-crochet now chain 2 3 more double-crochet Chain 2 and the last set of 3 double-crochet through the center of the chain I like to crochet over my tail – that saves time on sewing Now chain 1 I’m going to do a single crochet through my beginning chain 3 I like to end at the center of the corner So I’ll go through this loop and I’ll pick up this other loop with 1 below the crochet hook 1 chain loop below the crochet hook You see how I have 2 loops on the top and there will be one loop on the back I like to do it this way because it forms a nicer looking join and reduces the chances of seeing a seam complete with a single crochet and the single crochet counts as the other chain 1 and ends right here in the center now I’m gong to chain 3 and do 2 double-crochet in the same space whcih is through this space right here I have one more double-crochet to do now chain 1 and in the next chain-2 space we will do 3 double-crochet chain 2, 3 double-crochet now chain 1 in the next space, which is this chain-2 space right here between these 2 sets of 3 double-crochet you do 3 double-crochet and some people may call the “3 double-crochet, chain 2, 3 double-crochet” a shell, which it does qualify as a shell so it depends on who is writing the pattern you might see it called a shell each time when we’re going into these corners we are increasing, which is making the corners larger now chain 1 and do 3 double-crochet chain 2 3 double-crochet chain 1, and now we’re back around to the beginning and we need to do the other part of this increase right here so in the chain-2 space, we will do 3 double-crochet chain 1 a single crochet in the beginning chain 3 you have completed 2 rounds of the basic granny square This will be round 3 Chain 3 2 double-crochet in the same chain space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 now in the corner space we do a shell of 3 double-crochet, chain 2, 3 double-crochet This is where we get our increase and our nice pointed corners now chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain 1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet chain 2 now 3 more double-crochet in the same chain-2 space and that gives us another corner and you can see how, in each corner we have 3 double-crochet, chain 2, 3 double-crochet in each of the previous rounds and this gives us our shape in the next chain 1 space we do 3 double-crochet chain 1 and in the next corner we’ll do 3 double-crochet chain 2, 3 double-crochet, all in the same chain-2 space we are creating another corner now chain 1 in the next chain-1 space, 3 double-crochet chain 1 and in the next corner we do 3 double-crochet chain 1 This is where we started so I’ll do the single crochet to join and this is so we end up in the center of the corner now round 4 will be a chain 3 2 double-crochet in the same chain-2 space and even though it’s a chain 1 and single crochet I still call it a chain 2 space or a space because the chain 1 and the single crochet together represent a chain 2 so chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain 1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 now in our corner we’ll do our shell of 3 double-crochet chain 2 3 double-crochet, all in the same space now chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 now we’re in our corner which is 3 double-crochet chain 2 3 double-crochet all in the same chain-2 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 now we’re at our corner which is 3 double-crochet chain 2 3 double-crochet chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the beginning corner chain 1 and single crochet in the beginning chain to join There’s 4 rounds of the granny square With round 5, we chain 3 chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 and in the corner we do 3 double-crochet chain 2 3 double-crochet chain 1 and each one of these spaces here will be repeated with a chain 1 and 3 double-crochet in each space and that’s what you’ll see with a lot of the patterns that’s how they are written because there is a lot of repetition with crochet and so you’ll have the little asterisk marking certain stitches that will need to be repeated several times or certain sets of stitches that will need to be repeated and this would be considered a set of stitches which is the chain 1 and 3 double-crochet now chain 1 and we’re back to the corner and in the chain 2 space we do 3 double-crochet chain 2, 3 double-crochet now chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space I have seen some really beautiful afghans made out of 1 square where the person just kept going and making the square larger and larger chain 1 3 double-crochet chain 2 3 double-crochet chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 3 double-crochet in the next chain-1 space chain 1 and now we’re back around to the beginning and we’ll do 3 more double-crochet chain 1 single crochet in the beginning chain 3 and there’s 5 rounds and this gives us about a 6.5 inch square Subtitles by the Amara.org community

9 thoughts on “How to make Crochet Traditional Granny Square Blanket Left Hand #154 On Demand”

  1. M Kathryn Adkins says:

    You're wonderful!

  2. Marion Stevens says:

    Hi, I'm a big fan of your work. I have just made my first granny square, by watching your left handed version. Please keep posting the lefty versions for us, they really do help us. Thank you so much x

  3. 1VeganMom says:

    I tried to make a granny square but failed miserably at it… UNTIL THIS VID! thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much Teresa! I finally made one and I owe it all to your LEFTY video tutorial. thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  4. Sabrina Stabile says:

    Seriously, you are awesome! Do you have a Facebook? It takes Forever for lefties to learn how to crochet backwards! Thank you soo much for remembering us!

  5. the1stLadyDoctor says:

    I appreciate the left-handed video beyond words. Trying to crochet with right-handed instructions was so confusing, and didn't help much. Thank you again!

    By the way, I hope you don't mind me asking what size your hook is in the video. I improvised and used a size H.

  6. chudames says:

    Thank you for making these left-handed tutorials. Most tutorials I come across tell us to use a mirror while reading the books. So frustrating, and still confusing. It took just an hour to fully- learn single & double crochet because of your left-handed tutorials. 🙂

  7. Yeshuas Heart says:

    You have a fantastic gift of teaching!! I thank you so much for your time & effort to expose us lefties to the crochet world:) I too have always wanted to learn but all my friends that could do this were right-handed & lost patience with me. Since I'm a visual learner this is a great tool for me so bless you for taking the time to do this for us! Look forward to many projects to attempt on your site. Now off to find some hooks yarn for lots of practice. Any one have a brand of yarn they'd like to recommend. Is it ok to start with a soft yarn?

  8. Ann W says:

    Hello: THANK YOU AND THANK YOU PUT I need help with I made granny square left haned but how do I join them together and also how do left handers read patterns. thanks again, I am a beginner and you are a great teacher.

  9. Stephani Lynn says:

    I love this video!. I link to it on every Ravelry project I use it in, just to give me a refresher. Things like this are priceless for visual learners, so thank you 🙂 You rock!

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