I know that granny squares are probably one of the most popular things people like to crochet. From blankets to clothing – granny squares are everywhere, but have you ever thought about crocheting granny triangles? I hadn’t ever seen or thought about making it into a triangle instead of a square until I came across the concept a couple of weeks ago on Pinterest (which, by the way, is totally awesome for brainstorming for new ideas.)
I’m currently making enough triangles to put together for a blanket. You can make the triangles as many rounds big as you’d like. I just done 4 rounds and my triangles are approx. 5 1/2” tall. Of course, the color options are completely up to you. I decided to make all of my triangles in different, bright colors in the middle and use an ivory for the last round to draw all the colors together.
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Things you will need:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used I Love This Yarn
- #5.00mm / H Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Iron (optional) for steam blocking
- Ironing Board (optional)
- 3 Pins (optional)
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- st = stitch (es)
- Sl st = slip stitch
Step 1 – ch 4 and sl st into the 1st st
Step 2 – ch 6 (counts as dc & ch 3 corner)
Step 3 – 3 dc into ring
Step 4 – ch 3, 3 dc into ring, ch 3, 2 dc into ring, sl st into 3rd ch up on ch 6 spot.
Round 1 completed.
Step 1 – (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch 3 corner.
Step 2 – *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)* in next ch 3 corner repeat * to * once more. ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3 at beginning of round.
*note: if you change colors every round, you can just join your new color in the top corner of the triangle and work your triangle as normal, but if you want to keep using the same color like I did then you can just sl st into the next 2 st (on top of the dc) and sl st into the top corner
Step 1 – ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into the ch 3 corner.
Step 2 – *ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 space* repeat * to * until you reach ch 3 corner. (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner.
Repeat step 2 one more time.
Step 3 – ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3 at beginning of round.
Repeat round 3 as many more times as you’d like. I just repeat it one more time and change the color to ivory for this last round.
Another thing that I do when I finish the triangles, is I take the triangle and pin it to my ironing board with 3 pins, one in each corner. And, I take my iron and steam block them. Don’t touch the iron to the yarn but hover right above it making sure to press the steam button multiple times. It only will take about 5 or 6 seconds worth of steam but this step will make all the difference. It will help the triangles to lay flat and they will be easier to join together.
I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful.
I will be putting together a video together next week on how to attach granny triangles. The video is available, keep scrolling for the link.
Joining Video for the granny triangles is LIVE! Find it here