Now that you have all of your scrap yarn in one place and you have decided on your border color we can get started. Making a granny square is very simple to do. So let’s get started.
Chain 6 and loop together
Turn - Chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet)
Two Double Crochet
Create four (4) sets of three (3) double crochets inside the chain loop with one (1) chain in between them.
This now creates the basis for your granny square. You can stay using the same yarn you are currently using or you can change colors here.
Now you’re going to loop your last chain to join the first group of three (3) double crochets to your last group of three (3) double crochet. Use a slip stitch to reach the first chain (between the two sets of three (3) double crochet) and chain three (3) (making first double crochet). Now create two (2) additional double crochets, chain one and create three (3) more double crochets. You have just made your first corner.
Yarn over and create two sets of three (3) double crochets with one (1) chain stitch between them in each of the remaining corners. Be sure to chain three (3) between them. When this is complete you can change yarn again if you would like.
Repeat this process until your square is five (5) inches. If you’ve been using a Size G crochet hook you should have a total of 4 rows from the center (including the center).
Your final step will be a slip stitch to end the square. Tie off. Repeat on subsequent squares until you have sufficient squares to make your afghan.
Our next part will talk about putting all of these squares together to form your afghan!