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Spiral granny square: english tutorial

Мастер-класс по вязанию бабушкиного квадрата по спирали от Дарьи

It is so easy to fall in love with His Magesty The Granny Square! )))

This simple crochet motif can be done with countless colour combinations.

You can make it small or gigantic.

You can make it bright and bold or tender and elegant, it's completely your choice.

Is there a room for innovation in crocheting a granny square?

Well, I should say, it's hard, but not impossible. Today I will show you one way of doing an original granny square - spiral granny square.

Мастер-класс по вязанию бабушкиного квадрата по спирали из четырех цветов на русском языке

How to crochet a spiral granny square tutorial

Spiral granny square tutorial:
foundation chain and the first row


Spiral granny square tutorial: starting the work and the first row

To start the spiral granny you will need yarn of four different colours and a crochet hook. I used Debbie Bliss "Baby cashmerino" yarn (125m/50gr) and a 3,5mm hook.

Foundation row: Using the first colour (in my case it's red, let's name it as A), ch2.

1-st row: continue with A. Insert the hook in the second ch from the hook and do 1 sc (single crochet), 1hdc (half double crochet) and 2 dc (double crochet). Make a big loop and remove the hook from the loop, we've done with the first colour in this row.

Take the second colour, let's name it as B. Join B with a sc (single crochet) in the same ch of foundation row, then 1hdc (half double crochet) and 2 dc (double crochet). Make a loop and remove the hook, we've finished with the second colour in the first row.

Take the third colour (let's name it as C) and repeat the same process as with B. After that use the fourth colour (let's name it as D) and repeate once again.

Check the Spiral granny square chart: foundation chain and first row, if you prefer using charts in crocheting.


Let's see our work step by step: (pictures enlarge on click)

Spiral granny square tutorial: foundation chain Spiral granny square tutorial: first row colour A

Spiral granny square tutorial: first row starting with colour B Spiral granny square tutorial: first row colour B

Spiral granny square tutorial: first row colour C Spiral granny square tutorial: first row colour D

Spiral granny square tutorial: second row


Spiral granny square tutorial: second row

We start the new row again with the first colour, colour A (red).

2-nd row: Using A make 2 dc in the next sc of the first row (it's colour B), 1 dc in the next hdc of the previous row, then 2 dc in the next dc and 1 dc in the last dc of the first row of colour B. Make a big loop and remove the hook from the loop.

Repeat the same pattern with colours B, C and D.

Spiral granny square chart: second row


Let's see our work on the 2-nd row step by step: (pictures enlarge on click)

Spiral granny square chart: second row colour A Spiral granny square chart: second row colour B

Spiral granny square chart: second row colour C Spiral granny square chart: second row colour D


Now it's time to turn our work on the other side to check the quality of our crocheting and also to be double sure that we have no mistakes:

Spiral granny square chart: second row reverse side

Spiral granny square chart: third row


Spiral granny square chart: third row

3-d row: Using A, ch2, 1 dc in next dc (it is the first dc the second row), skip 1 dc, 2 dc in each of next 2dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, remove the hook from the loop. Repeat the same pattern with colours B, C and D.

Spiral granny square chart: rows 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Spiral granny square chart: fourth row


Spiral granny square chart: fourth row

4-th row: Using A, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in the next ch-2sp, then repeat 3 times [ch1, skip next dc, 2dc in next dc], remove the hook from the loop. Repeat the same pattern with colours B, C and D.

Spiral granny square chart: rows 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Spiral granny square chart: fifth row


5-th row: Using A, ch1, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next ch-2 sp, then repeat 3 times [ch1, skip next 2dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp], remove the hook from the loop. Repeat the same pattern with colours B, C and D.

Spiral granny square chart: rows 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Spiral granny square: fifth row Spiral granny square: fifth row finished

Spiral granny square chart: sixth row


6-th row: Using A, ch1, 2dc in ch-1 sp, ch1, [3dc, ch1, 3dc] in next ch-2 sp, skip 3 dc, ch1, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, skip 2 dc, ch1, [1 hdc, 1sc] in next ch-1 sp, skip 2 dc, ch1, [1 sc, 1ss (slip stitch)] in next ch-1 sp, fasten off A. Repeat the same pattern with colours B, C and D.


Our spiral granny square is ready!

Let's see how it looks like )

Spiral granny square

The size of my granny is 10,5cm x 10,5cm? And yours?

You can check this pattern on Ravelry: Granny Spiral by P.K. Olson . There are more than 80 finished projects by Ravelry users all around the world: Granny Spiral Projects on Ravelry

You know, crocheting my granny I became so involved that updated the pattern and made 2 additional rows. I wanted so much to finish it as a true granny square, with groups of 3 dc in ch-1 sp. In this case your spiral granny will be bigger. The size of my big spiral granny is 16cm x 16cm. More information on my project on Ravelry.

Spiral granny square: seventh row Spiral granny square: eighth row

As you can see, I modifyed the 6-th row and made it nearly the same as 5-th. I added 7-th row with the groups of 3 dc as a classical granny square has. The idea of the 8-th row, the last one of the granny as also very similar as in the last row of it's smaller brother.

Let's take a look at two brother grannies:

Spiral granny squares: the big one and the small one

I liked the big one a lot, so I made him a twin. I gave them the finishing touch with 2 rows of sc, because I have some further plans for them. I show you my new idea in the next tutorial. Here is just a small hint on what could it be:

Spiral granny squares

Have a great time crocheting!

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