How to change colors in a basic Granny Squaree

Hello my dear friends 🙂

Now I will show you how I change my colors in a basic granny square.

I used Schachenmayr Bravo Yarn with a 3.5 mm hook.

So pick one color of your yarn and start your first round of your granny square:

Chain 4 with your yarn. Insert hook in your first chain and Slip Stitch to form a loop.

Round 1:
Chain 3 – this will be a double crochet
chain 2, work 3 double crochet into your loop
chain 2, work 3 double crochet into your loop
chain 2, work 3 double crochet into your loop
chain 2, work 2 double crochet into your loop

To change color make your Slip Stitch with your new color in your 3rd chain and you are ready for your round 2.

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Round 2:
Chain 3 – this counts as your 1st dc
work 2 double crochet into your first loop, chain 2 and work 3 double crochet also in your 1st loop
chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 2nd loop
chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 3rd loop
chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 4th loop

Chain 1 and to change color make your Slip Stitch with your new color in your 3rd chain and you are ready for your round 3.

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Round 3:
Chain 3 – this counts for a double crochet
Chain 1, work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet into your 1st loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet into your next loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet in your next loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet into your next loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet in your next loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet into your next loop
Chain 1 and work 3 double crochet, chain 2 and 3 double crochet in your next loop (corner of your square)
Chain 1 and 2 double crochet in your next loop and Slip Stitch into your 3rd chain
Fasten off and here is your granny square.

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As you can see I work along the sides with 3 double crochet and 1 chain and for the corner 3 double crochet, 2 chain and 3 double crochet.

You can increase your granny square with many rounds you only have to follow the scheme of your 3rd round.

Let us take a look at your back side of your granny square. As you can see I have the loose ends of the “changing color” side by side. Now you can make a knot and weave in your loose ends. I feel secure when I can ma a tight knot.

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I wish you all a nice day and see you soon
Andrea

 

 

 

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