Granny Triangle



Another really popular 'granny style' pattern and an absolutely perfect one for the classic crochet bunting.

★☆☆ - Beginner


All tutorials are written in UK terms.

For help on stitches, refer to the Stitch Directory

TUTORIAL:

Make a slips knot and a chain of 4 to start.
Make a slip stitch into the first chain to form a loop.

(Beginners: If you have trouble seeing the loop because it's a bit small, then trying chaining 5 or 6 to make your loop a little bigger.)







ROUND ONE:

To start the first row, make a chain of 5.  (This will count as a treble (double) crochet and the corner space.)
Then make 3 treble (double) crochet stitches into the loop.
Then another 3 chains.  (This will be the next corner space.)
Next make another 3 treble (double) crochet stitches into the loop and another 3 chain.  (This is the last corner space.
To finish the round, make 2 more treble (double) crochets into the loop and then make a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain of 5 we made at the beginning of this round.  I've indicated where on the picture.








ROUND TWO:

If you are changing colour, cut the old yarn and join the new colour into the corner space.  If you are going to keep to the same colour, just make a slip stitch into the corner space.

Start the round by making 5 chains.  (This is our first treble (double) crochet and corner space again.)
Then make 3 treble (double) crochets into the same space.
Make one chain, this will be a side space for us to work into later, then start the next corner by working 3 treble (double) crochets into the next space.
Chain 3 to make a corner space.
Then make another 3 trebles (doubles) into the same corner space.
Now just repeat the same thing in the last corner, 1 chain, then 3 trebles (doubles), 3 more chains and 3 more trebles (doubles) into the corner space.
To get back to the beginning and finish the round, we need to make 1 chain for the last side space and then finish off the corner at the beginning by making 2 treble (double) crochets into the starting corner space and then making a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the starting chain of 5.







ROUND THREE:

Join your new colour yarn to the corner space again, or if keeping the same colour, slip stitch to the corner space instead.

Then, as before, we make a chain of 5 to start.
Work the 3 treble (double) crochets into the same space for the corner.
Now we will need to work into one of the side spaces that we created on the last round.  So, first make one chain, which will create another side space, then work 3 trebles (doubles) into the next space as shown.
Now we need to make another side space, so chain 1 again, then make a corner by working 3 trebles (doubles), chaining 3 and then making another 3 trebles (doubles) all into the corner space.
Now we work along the next side, so make 1 chain, work 3 treble (double) crochets into the side space, then make one more chain to bring you to the next corner.
Make another corner in the same way as before.
Then work along the last side as described above, remembering to finish by making 1 chain.
Now we can finish that starting corner to end the round in exactly the same way as we have before, by make 2 treble (double) crochet stitches into the starting corner space and then making a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the starting chain of 5.








ROUND FOUR:

I'm sure you are starting to see the way this pattern works now, so start this round as you did with the rounds above.

Join new yarn or slip stitch to the corner space, chain 5 and make 3 treble (double) crochets to start the corner.
Then start working along the edges, by chaining 1 and then making groups of 3 trebles into the side chain spaces.
Do the same thing for each side chain space, remembering there will always be 1 chain between each group of trebles (doubles) along the sides.
After you've made your last group of trebles (doubles) into the side chains, and then made 1 more chain, you can then work the corner stitches as we've mentioned before.
Then the same thing with the second side and last corner.  Repeating the 1 chain, then 3 trebles (doubles) into the side spaces instructions along the edge, making 1 more chain and then working the corner stitches into the corner space.
Work along the last edge in the same way up to the start of the round and then end the round in the usual way, by making 1 more chain and then working the last 2 treble (double) crochets to finish the corner and the slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the starting chain of 5 to close the round.
And that's it!

If you'd like to make your triangle any larger you can just keep adding more rows in exactly the same way as described for 'Round Four'.









Once you are happy you know the pattern you can just use the shorter written instructions below to remind yourself of what to do:


✎ WRITTEN PATTERN:

: : GRANNY TRIANGLE : :

4ch, ss to 1st ch to make a loop.

R1:  5ch [counts as 1tr, 2ch], 3tr, 3ch, 3tr, 3ch, 2tr, all into loop, ss into 3rd ch of beg 5ch.

For each new round, join new yarn to corner space, or if using the same colour, ss into corner space and then:

R2:  5ch [counts as 1tr, 2ch], 3tr in same sp, *1ch, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) into next corner space,* repeat from * to * once more, 1ch, 2tr into starting corner sp, ss into 3rd ch of beg 5ch.

R3:  5ch [counts as 1tr, 2ch], 3tr in same sp, *1ch, 3tr into next sp, 1ch, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) into corner sp,* repeat from * to * once more, 1ch, 3tr into next sp, 1ch, 2tr into starting corner sp, ss into 3rd ch of beg 5ch.

R4:  5ch [counts as 1tr, 2ch], 3tr in same sp, *1ch, (3tr into next sp, 1ch) for each space along the side and then, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) into corner sp,* repeat from * to * once more, 1ch, (3tr into side sp, 1ch) along last edge, 2tr into starting corner sp, ss into 3rd ch of beg 5ch.

All subsequent Rounds, as R4.