How To Crochet The Granny Stitch

The granny stitch is such a fun, simple stitch that works for so many projects. It’s easy enough for anyone who is comfortable with double crochet stitches. Today, I wanted to share a video tutorial to help you learn how to make it! Scroll down to check it out.

Once you learn this stitch, you can make a wide variety of things! From scarves to blankets, and shawls to cardigans. I’ve made a cardigan and a blanket with the granny stitch.

My Endless Eyelets Cardigan Crochet Pattern HERE is literally made by crocheting a few rectangles with this stitch and seaming them together at the end. I love how it creates an open, airy, boho-like fabric with such little effort. Consider using a color changing yarn like I did for my cardigan if you don’t like to mess with color changes. Lol!

You can also check out my Yellow Brick Road Blanket, which also uses the Granny Stitch. It truly creates a versatile fabric that works for so many things. Let’s hop to this video tutorial and pattern!

Now, if you learn this stitch, you can make these projects and more. 🙂 Yay!

Below, I’ve shared the written pattern for the granny stitch as well as the video!

Let’s get to the video:


The written pattern is just a bit different than how I refer to it in the video, but it works out the same way. 🙂

Make a chain with a multiple of 3 + 2 extra stitches

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across.

Row 2 Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as ch3, *sk 2 stitches, 3dc in next stitch; repeat from * across row until final stitch, make 2dc in last stitch.

Row 3 Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), turn, make 3dc in sp between dc groups across the row to last stitch, make one dc in top of last st of row.

(Note: “sp” refers to the space between the group of 3dc in previous row.Do not work into the stitch, but rather into the space between groups of dc stitches)

Row 4 Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), turn, dc in same st as ch 3, 3dc in each space across row until final stitch, make 2dc in last st of row.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 for remainder of the pattern

Here’s a couple of projects that have used the granny stitch.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this versatile and pretty stitch! I’m still no video pro (and sort of prefer creating the projects), but I hope it was helpful!



How To Crochet The Granny Stitch

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  1. Hello dear Jessica. How wonderful that you are so kind to teach persons to use their hands to make so many things, just with the ordinary Granny Stitch. Thank you very much, you are wonderful. Lots of love from all the way from . Please take good care. Love to you and to all your Family. Julie xxxx

  2. Thank you so much for this easy pattern.I will be laid up soon,after stomach surgery,and it will be a great pattern,to remember and do.I hope to purchase some of your knitting patterns,when I have the gran.kids here to guide me.Keep up the great work,and t.you.And God Bless.m.m.

  3. Hi there! I haven’t made anything entirely from the Granny stitch since very early in my crochet life, perhaps having used it successfully once I became a little snobbish about moving onward and upward, or perhaps I’ve only just remembered that I was so bad at keeping my edges straight that I had to work very hard to make a boxer that would fix it? Either way, it’s snobbery, isn’t it? My second blanket I made in seamless solid stitch Granny squares, which was better, but so quickly stolen by my m6 Mum that I didn’t spend enough time just checking it out, who knows? Anyway, you have inspired me to give it another go, there are so many babies being born among my family & friends lately. Whatever the reason, thank you for inspiring me and making me remember that, whatever else it is, the Granny is actually a very pretty and very quick to work up blanket, it’s shot up my “Do it” charts, so I shall be making one very soon.
    I’m very much enjoying going back to school, thank you xx

  4. Hello! I was thinking about using this stitch for a blanket. Does this stitch have a gauge swatch that I can use? If not, I can just make my own ^-^

  5. I would like to have more details about how you got the colors to match so perfectly on both front panels and the sleeves? How do you know each skein is going to transition colors the same way?

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