How To Repair A Granny Square

Granny-Square

A couple of days ago I was repairing a granny square on a crochet cushion (when there are kids in a house, some “accidents” are to be expected) and I decided to make a tutorial with the process I use. In order to replicate that accident, I made a granny square and then I ripped the centre.

unravel

First we need to secure the loose stitches of the second round. To achieve that we use a tapestry needle and some scrap yarn in a different colour.

secure stitches

Thread the yarn through the loops dangling from the bottom of the second round and tie a loose knot. Now we can remove the rest of the centre section and we are ready to start.

secure

The piece we need to repair consists of four groups of three double crochet each. There is a chain between the groups. So, we take a piece of yarn long enough for the first round and we work as usual…

ch4

Make a slipknot and chain 4, join with slip stitch to fourth chain from hook, to form a ring. Chain 3 (count as a double crochet), work 2 double crochet into the ring. Chain 1 and drop loop from hook.

first corner working yarn

Find the loops of the first corner and using a tapestry needle thread the working yarn through them (from right to left).

first corner loop

Insert the hook through the same loops, only in the other direction, grab the dropped loop and pull through.

first corner dc

Work 3 double crochet into the ring and chain 1, drop loop from hook.

first corner

First corner is ready. Now for the next one.

second corner working yarn

Thread the working yarn through the loops of the next corner.

second corner loop

Insert the hook through the same loops, in the other direction, grab the dropped loop and pull through.

second corner dc

Work 3 double crochet into the ring and chain 1, drop loop from hook.

second corner

Second corner is ready.

third corner

Repeat the process for the third corner.

sl st

After working 3 dc and ch 1, pull the working yarn and dropped loop one last time through the last corner and close the first round with a slip stitch to the third chain on the fist ch3 you make. Fasten off as usually.

granny

Done!

This was a bit long, I hope I didn’t tire you. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

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