Hi friends! I recently decided to crochet a triangle wrap and was trying to figure out the easiest way to make one. Ultimately, I decided the good old granny triangle would do it. This is the most basic way I’ve seen to make a granny triangle so I’d like to share it with you today. Feel free to use any size yarn that you’d like and this is a great stash buster! Half the fun is choosing the colors and final size of your triangle. You can make it small enough for a little bunting or large enough to be a warm shawl or wrap like this one, all you have to do is crochet for fewer or more rows. The pattern is super easy and if you’re comfortable with double crochet stitches this will be a total breeze. It also works up really quickly; my wrap that you see below worked up in no time. Have fun!
For the full pattern of the triangle wrap pictured above, you can check out my blog post HERE. Otherwise, just check out the stitch pattern tutorial below and you can make a triangle with any ole’ colors and yarns that you want!
Personally, I find it easiest to learn how to do this granny triangle by watching it. So here’s a little video so you can see how it’s done:
Abbreviations and Skills needed:
ch – chain
blo– through the back loop only
ch sp – space
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
Granny Triangle Written Pattern:
Ch 4-5, sl st to join ends to make a circle
Row 1 Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc stitch), 2 dc into circle, ch 2, 3 dc into circle
Row 2 Ch 3, turn. 2dc into the first st. 3dc, ch 2, 3dc in middle ch2 space. Into last stitch of row (the ch 3 from previous row), make 3 dc.
Row 3 Ch 3, turn. 2dc into first st, 3dc in next space (this is the space created between groups of 3dc), then (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in top ch sp, 3dc in next space, 3 dc in top of last stitch of row.
Repeat row 3 for entire pattern (working 3dc in each space across to middle point) making your triangle as large or small as you’d like.
That’s all there is to it!
I hope that you enjoyed learning how to make the granny triangle!
Your Granny Triangle wrap I would like to know what brand is the yarn and the color name for the rose part of the triangle.? My email is Lindad418@aol.com. Thanking you in advance.
I like your simple triangular shawl. I will love to crochet it.
I have started this in heartland:purple(can’t remember the name), canyon and the smoky mountains. It’s coming together so pretty.
LOVE this pattern! It’s nice and fast. I was really lazy and let the yarn do the work for me!
Melissa Pavone says
So excited i came across your website! I started to crochet again, joined a crochet group with women who donate items to chairties. I am making this as a prayer shawl. So rewarding that the pattern works up fast and will wrap someone in comfort. Thank you!
That’s great to hear! Thanks so much for your charitable work and I’m so glad you like the pattern!
What size hook did you use?
How do you add the edging in the different color? THank you
Julie Mankin says
when is the appropriate time to change colors, when you get to the end of the row and do the 3 chain stitches and turn? or after that?
Thank you so very much for uploading this pattern and the video. I’ve gone through so many patterns from yesterday and today looking for a shawl, and came across yours on Youtube. It’s brilliant.
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I’ve seen so many granny triangle patterns, but this is the first one where I really got it! My scarf is coming together beautifully using the caron simply soft party. I plan on making several more.
Shelley Pletcher says
I’m just getting back into crocheting, and found your pattern for the granny triangle shawl. I’ve finished one and have started a second one. Question: Do I need to “block” these so they hold their shape? I’m using Big Twist acrylic yarn, very soft and cozy.
Hi Shelley! It’s totally personal preference as far as the blocking goes. 🙂 Pieces always do look nicer when blocked in my opinion!
Peggy Awald says
Thank you for all your lovely patterns , you are a gracious busy gal
Glenna Kennedy says
I can crochet basics, I usually knit more than crochet but have been trying to get more creative and do more crochet projects. I love that you add a video but you go so fast that it is impossible (for me) to even follow along. The fact that there was no sound didnt help lol. I love the look of this pattern and can probably figure it out myself but I wish the video had been a little slower. Thanks.
Jill Guigar says
Hi, How many yards did you use?
Beautiful shawl. A little critique. I tried watching your video TWICE . Both times it triggered my vertigo. When you pull on your yarn you bring your hands closer to the camera . Up and down up and down …too much movement. I’ve watched many many crochet vids but never got motion sickness from those simply cuz they pull bunches of yarn so they don’t have to make that motion on camera. You might want to consider that