Mikey shows you how to crochet a granny square blanket that can be lengthened from baby size to adult size part 2/16.
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Okay, so today we are going to be making a granny square blanket and what we need to do is you need to decide what kind of colors that you want to work with in order to do it and just like Roseanne Barr show, Roseanne, on the couch they always had a granny square blanket on the couch. And basically what it is it’s little squares that are all basically sewn together using crochet technique in order to make it look pretty random and it is kind of like the staple of crochet.
So, what we are going to do is that I am going to do a little baby girl’s blanket and I am only going to do a couple, maybe three or four squares and then I will show you how to attach them. So, I am going to start with my color white. You can choose obviously any color that you want to do and I am not a fan of cutting strings by any stretch the imagination, so if you are going to do color changes then I would suggest getting wool that is multicolored in order to avoid cutting strings because I think the less strings you cut, the better off you are.
So, let us start off of our first one and we are going to start it like we normally do and if you do not know how to start this project, just go watch my videos here for tutorial and learn how to do so.
So, we are just going to start it with our first loop. So, what we want to do now is this is considered one stitch. We want to do three more of those. So this is one, so just grab your string, pull it under, so that is two, three and four. So, now you got four in here. So now, what you need to do is that you need to—it is called the slipstitch and you go to the very first stitch which is right here. Okay. You just stick your needle in into that hole. You grab your material, pull through that hole and then see where my fingers are kind of holding in the center there, pull through again the last stitch there and kind of keep your finger right into the center to kind of hold open this. And what we are going to be doing is on the next stitch here is that we are going to be using the center of this circle in order to position all of the crochet stitches.
So, what we want to do now is at this point we are going to chain up five and what we are going to be doing is we are just starting our next round going up. And so the first three stitches are account as like a treble for when you are coming around and then the extra two stitches are the actual length. It is kind of like an L-shape when it actually forms the proper shape so let us do our five, so chain five, so one, two, three, four, and five. So now, what we want to do is that we want to put three double crochet stitches into the circle and it does not matter where you put them into the circle, it is going to balance itself out. So, wrap your material around and see how I am still holding at the center? I know exactly where it is, okay. So, you just pull your material through and now you are going to have three strings left so now you are going to pull through two and then pull through two. And we want to make two more of these, these double crochet. So, wrap your needle around, go back into the center of the hole. And as we continue to work with the center of the hole, it is just going to make itself more and more obvious. So, we are going to have three of these double crochets right in the row. And then what we want to do is chain two and the chaining two creates then the first corner so one and two.
And then now, let us go back using the center of the hole again, so wrap your needle around, we are going to double crochet it just like we did three here. We are going to double crochet three stitches again in a row, so wrap your material around, pull through two and pull through two. Wrapping your material around going to the center again, pull through, pull through two and pull through two. And then again, this is the third and final one, okay.
So now, see how you are starting to get that square shape so now we are going to chain two again so one and two. So, let us go back into the center of the hole again for another three stitches in a row so one, two, and three, okay. So now, you can really start to see. Now, you got three sides completely finished and do you see how this one is kind of like looping up and going kind of like weird? This will be the final of the three when you come around. So, let us better describe that, let us go our two so one and two. And now, instead of doing three in a row, you are going to do two only because this is the final side and then this long piece counts as one of them.
So, let us go into the center, grab through, pull through two, and then pull through two. Going in again, pull through, pull through two and then pull through two. And so then this piece here then becomes part of that three, do you see that? And then what we want to do is that we want to call—it’s called the slipstitch and you are going to want to slipstitch it. When you count back from the top piece, you are going to want to slipstitch it from the second piece over. So, you can either count up to three here, one, two and three or count back one and two. And it is called the slipstitch. Okay, so you are just going to stick it in there, pull through that one and then pull through this one and that is a slipstitch and you see how it then grouped it all into the four sides and the string we are not going to worry about that for now. So, let’s pause this video and we will continue to work on the granny stitch for this square.