The Infamous Granny Square

It’s official! I love Granny Squares – they are amazing building blocks and can be used individually as face cloths, pot holders and coasters or sewn together to make beautiful bags, blankets, scarfs, headbands and clothes.

As the Granny Square is worked in circles / rounds from the centre out, you can make them as big or small as you like. The one I’m going to take you through is quite traditional and has 3 rounds.

They are a great crochet first make and I’ve put together this step by step Granny Square Guide to get you started. Ready? Continue reading

Anyone for crochet? The triple treble (UK) or double treble (US) stitch

The last stitch I’m going to take your through is known as the triple treble in the UK or double treble in the US. It’s a tall stitch and often used for open lace work.

1. Once you have made your foundation row, wrap the yarn around your hook 3 times.

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Crochet Stitch Summary Chart

Hopefully my step by step guide to crochet stitches has helped you in your happy hooking journey!

I’ve summarise these stitch techniques into a chart to help as a quick reminder.

Anyone for crochet? The double treble (UK) or treble (US) stitch

If you have been trying out my posts, you will already have learnt how to do the most common crochet stitches, the UK double (US single), UK half treble (US half double) and UK treble (US double) and will be ready to try out some patterns.

However, there are two further taller stitches, UK double treble (US treble) and UK triple treble (US double treble) which I thought would be useful to take you through as they are often used in lace crochet.

So, here’s the first of the two, the UK double treble (US treble). Continue reading

Anyone for crochet? The half treble (UK) or half double (US) stitch.

This ‘half’ business sounds complicated doesn’t it? Don’t worry, it’s fine. The steps below will have you half trebling (if you’re using UK terminology; abbreviation = htr) or half doubling (for our US hookers; abbreviation = hdb) in no time! The fabric produced with this stitch is great for baby garments as it is still firm like the UK double (US single), but a little softer to touch.

1. Once you’ve made your foundation chain, wrap your yarn around your hook then insert it into the 3rd chain from the hook.

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