How To Crochet A Granny Square Left Handed
This video features Catherine Hirst describing in a detailed step-by-step manner, how to crochet a Granny Square as a left handed person. After watching this easy-to-follow video, any left handed person could easily attempt a Granny Square.
I am going to show you how to make a Granny Square if you are left handed. This technique is used in the round rather than working back and forth in rows and here is how you do it. To make a Granny Square, you are going to begin by creating a chain circle into which you are going to put your individual stitches. So, we are going to begin by making a slip knot, and then we are going to make four chains. If you do not know how to make chains, you can refer to the video that we have about making chains. We are then going to make a circle by inserting our hook into the first chain that we made and you can insert it into the bump on the back that makes a nice strong join and then you are going to do a slip-stitch. So, you are yarning over the hook and pulling through the stitch and the loop on the hook without yarning over again. So, we have made a circle. We are now going to chain three and that first chain three is going to count as our first treble crochet, and then we are going to make two treble crochets into the centre of that loop, so let me pull back and show that again. So, we yarn round the hook and we are inserting the hook into the middle of that circle, and then yarn over and pull back through the circle so you have got three on the hook and then finish your treble crochet like you normally do, pull through two and then the other two. We are going to make another treble crochet, so we have now got three treble crochets or rather our first chain three and two trebles which is counting as three treble crochets. We are now going to make our first corner space and we are going to do that by chaining two. So, we chain two and then we are going to make another three treble crochets into the centre of that circle. We keep going into that space, so three treble crochets, okay, and then we need to make our next corner space so we make two chains for the corner and then three trebles. I realise I am kind of a fast crocheter, so if you need to pause the video and make your treble crochets, then you can restart it. Then our next chain, two corner space, and then we want our last set of three trebles, we want four sets of three treble crochets total, separated by two chain spaces. Okay, last one, so we want to make our last chain two corner space here and then we need to join in the top of our first chain three. So if you count up from the bottom one chain two chains, there is the third one and you do want to insert your hook under both legs of the V of that stitch if you can get in there, there you go and then you are going to make a slip stitch to join, so yarn round that hook and pull through that stitch and the loop that is on the hook. We have now got a square with four corners and that is what we want, now is the time to change colour so we are going to cut the yarn that we have and you have to, to finish off any piece of crochet you have to yarn round the hook and pull that tail through to close it and then we are going to pick up our new colour. You are going to insert your hook in any one of the corner spaces that we have made and then take your new yarn and pull that new yarn through the corner space. Now, for my first chain, I like to yarn over with both the tail and the active yarn just to anchor myself into position and then after that I can drop the tail and just carry on working with the active yarn. I need to make two more chains for a total of three chains. To begin now in our corner space, we need to make two sets of three trebles separated by a two chain space, so we are going to make our chain three which counted as our first treble plus two and then two chains and then three more treble crochets, that is what we put into all our corner spaces, three trebles, two chains and three trebles. Okay, so that is what your corner should look like when you are finished with it, two sets of three treble crochets with a two chain space in between. Now, we need to travel to our next corner space and in order to do that, we are going to chain one, so we just make one chain and move directly to the next corner space. We are going to ignore these stitches in between. So, here we go into the next corner space and we are going to make three treble crochets and remember you are inserting your hook directly into the big hole, you do not need to go into the into the chains, you are just going into the space formed by that two chain. So, we are making three trebles and then we are going to chain two and then three more trebles. Okay, so there is our second corner. We chain one to go to the next corner and then we do it again, three trebles always going into the big hole in the corner, continuing to go into the same space, chain two to make our next corner and then three more trebles. Chain one and we have got our last corner to do. So, we are making three trebles, chaining two and then making our last set of three trebles. Okay, now, we need to make one last chain one and then we are going to join in the top of our chain three, so one, two, three, and you want to stick your hook under both legs of the V there, so you get into it properly like that and then yarn over and pull through the stitch and the loop on the hook, so that is the beginning of a Granny Square. You can see that now as you carry on, you will always be putting three trebles, two chains, three trebles in the corner spaces and then for side spaces, you have one, got one in this next round, then two and three, one more side space in each round. You just put one set of three trebles in the side spaces, two sets with a chain two in between in the corner and one set of three trebles in the side spaces. And that is how you make a Granny Square if you are left handed.