How To Crochet The Granny Stitch – Mama In A 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!



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