Crochet for Knitters & Beginning Crochet

Thanks for taking Crochet for Knitters or Beginning Crochet I hope you had a good time and learned enough to get you started with crochet.

Check out the Crochet: Basics & Beyond page for lots of additional resources including video tutorials.

I also have a video on using the crochet cast-on for your knitting. Blog posts you might find helpful are Where to Put the First Stitch of a Crochet Row and Join a New Yarn with Standing Crochet Stitches,  and Five Tips for Beautiful Crochet Borders. I’m adding to the blog all the time, so read the archives to learn more; I can’t keep this page completely up-to-date!

You might feel ready to tackle the Skill-Builder Crochet Blanket now. It includes lots of helpful hints and video tutorials to help you build your skills.

Many people who take Crochet for Knitters want a pattern for a Granny Square. There are many variations of the classic granny square; here’s just one:

Classic Granny Square in Two colors

With MC, ch 4, join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 1, 3 dc in ring; rep from * twice, ch 1, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join CC in any chain-space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in same space, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in next space, rep from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join MC in any side space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1) in same space, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, rep from * twice, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join CC in any space, ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around, putting 5 sc in each ch-3 space, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

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