OK, hear me out. I know it’s Granny Square month, not Granny Stripe month…but when I was speaking about my latest blog post, Granny Stripes vs Granny Squares, it became clear that a lot of you have never even tried a granny stripe! Let me tell you a secret…if you can crochet a granny square…you can definitely crochet a granny stripe. In fact, a granny stripe is EASIER than a square because there’s no tricky corners to tackle!
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in 2 colours (Colour A, Colour B)
Hook: 5mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Love granny stripes? Why not get started with granny squares too! I’ve got PLENTY of patterns ideal for beginner crocheters:
- Solid Granny Square for beginners
- Granny Square Pattern
- Super Solid Granny Square
- Crochet Teddy Granny Square
This pattern is written in UK terms.
TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through.
Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
PIN FOR LATER
GRANNY STRIPE PATTERN
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 3 plus 2 for turning.
Row 1: dc into 3rd ch and each ch along.
Row 2: ch 3 and turn, tr in 1st st under ch, *skip 2 sts, 3 tr into next st,* repeat from * until 3 sts remain, skip 2, 2 tr into last st.
Row 3: ch 3 and turn, make 3 tr into each space along, tr into top of ch 3 from prev row.
Repeat rows 2 and 3.
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