The Modern Granny Stitch – Easy Step By Step Photo & Video Tutorial
The modern granny stitch pattern is beginner-friendly, using only basic stitches. It is a double-sided, meaning it looks good on both sides which makes it perfect for a large variety of projects.
It has a lacy look and the finished projects will be light and delicate, use it with one or multiple colors, it looks beautiful either way.
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to create the granny stitch pattern with detailed photos and explanations and a video for those who find it easier to learn by watching how is it done.
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About The Modern Granny Stitch
How to use this stitch
- baby blankets and afghans
- potholders and kitchen towels
- shawls and scarves
- hats and gloves
I used the modern granny stitch pattern to create the 3in1 Happy Bee Baby Blanket.
Supplies I used
- Deramores Studio DK in yellow and black
- 4mm crochet hook
Written in US term
Most basic stitches below have a video that shows you how to crochet them. Follow the blue link next to them for each individual video.
dc – double crochet
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
dc3cl – 3 double crochet cluster
Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog) – Yo, insert hook in the next stitch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through the first two loops on hook (2 loops left on hook). Repeat two more times, once in each of the next 2 stitches (you will have 4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Cluster Of 3 Double Crochet – Make 3dc in the same stitch or chain
Modern Granny Stitch – Video Tutorial
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Modern Granny Stitch – The Pattern
To begin, chain 19 or any multiples of 3+1 chains.
Row 1: dc in 4th stitch from hook, sk2, *dc3cl, sk2*, repeat until the last ch, 2dc in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch3, dc in next, ch1, *dc3tog, ch2*, repeat until the last 5 stitches, dc3tog, ch1, 2dc, turn
Row 3: ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in the following stitch and across, turn
Row 4: ch4, *dc3tog, ch2*, repeat until you have 4 stitches left, dc3tog, ch1, dc in last stitch, turn
Row 5: ch3, dc in the very first stitch, sk the fist ch1 space below and dc3cl in each ch2 space below, sk the last ch1 space, 2dc in the last space, turn
Row 6: ch3, dc in next, ch1, *dc3tog, ch2*, repeat until the last 5 stitches, dc3tog, ch1, 2dc, turn
Row 7: ch3, dc3cl in each chain space across, dc in last stitch, turn
Row 8: ch4, *dc3tog, ch2*, repeat until you have 4 stitches left, dc3tog, ch1, dc in last stitch, turn
Repeat rows 5 – 8 until you have the required length.
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