Retro Crochet Granny Square

Tutorial on how to crochet a granny square pattern. It’s a great crocheting idea for blankets, bags, cushion… Tell me what you would use it for. Have a playful adventure with different color combinations.

ch chain stitch
dc double crochet
lp loop
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
st stitch

Material needed
For this crochet flower we will need:
about 2 hours,
crochet yarn in various colors,
crochet needle G,
a pair of scissors,
a sewing needle (if needed).

Choose a color for the flower in the center and start with a slip knot, 4 ch and join with sl st.

  • round 1: 1 ch, 8 sc for a ring and join with sl st.
  • round 2: 3 ch + 1 ch, 5 dc without pulling through the last loop of dc, at the last dc pull through all remaining loops (6) to form a popcorn. Continue with 1 ch and next popcorn. Complete 7 popcorn with 1 ch in between. At the 8th petal of the flower, take 4 dc as before and connect this round with a sl st in 3rd ch and pull the needle through to form the last petal. Fasten yarn and cut.
  • round 3: Change color and start with 4 ch between a petal set in same gap make 3 dc + 1 ch, in gap of next petal set 3 dc + 1 ch, in gap of next petal set 3 dc + 1 ch, 3 dc + 1 ch to form the corner, continue this way around until you get to the beginning of the round. Make 2 dc in same first gap and join in 3rd ch lp.
  • round 4 and following rounds: Choose color and proceed as in round 3 except there will be an additional set of 3 dc + 1 ch as the previous round.

Have fun combining various colors.


About Creative Valérie

Creative Valérie enjoys crocheting in her free time. Having so many crochet ideas, she likes to share her crochet projects with tutorials on her website as well as on social media. For over 20 years Creative Valérie has made numerous crochet projects for family and friends. Just recently she decided to take her hobby to the next level and share her newest projects on her website as well as on social media.

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