Sure, here’s a basic tutorial for crocheting a Granny Square along with a simple free pattern. Granny Squares are a popular motif in crochet, often used to create blankets, afghans, and other projects. This tutorial assumes you have some basic knowledge of crochet stitches.

Materials Needed:

  • Yarn in your choice of colors
  • Crochet hook (appropriate size for your chosen yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • Ch: Chain
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • Sl st: Slip Stitch

Granny Square Pattern:

Round 1:

  1. Start with a magic ring (or chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring).
  2. Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet here and throughout), work 2 DC into the ring.
  3. Chain 2.
  4. Work 3 DC into the ring, chain 2. Repeat two more times.
  5. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain-3.

Round 2:

  1. Slip stitch into the next 2 DC and into the first chain-2 space.
  2. Chain 3, work 2 DC in the same space (corner made).
  3. Chain 2, work 3 DC in the next chain-2 space, chain 2. Repeat two more times.
  4. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain-3.

Round 3:

  1. Slip stitch into the next 2 DC and into the first chain-2 space.
  2. Chain 3, work 2 DC in the same space (corner made).
  3. Chain 2, work 3 DC in the next chain-2 space, chain 2.
  4. Work 3 DC in the next chain-2 space, chain 2.
  5. Work 3 DC in the next chain-2 space, chain 2, work 3 DC in the next chain-2 space, chain 2. Repeat one more time.
  6. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain-3.

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.

Assembly: To create a larger project, such as a blanket, continue making Granny Squares and joining them together using slip stitches or single crochet stitches. You can arrange the squares in different color patterns to create unique designs.

Feel free to experiment with color changes, stitch variations, and border designs to make your Granny Squares truly unique. This simple pattern forms the basis for a classic Granny Square, and from here, you can explore more intricate and creative variations. Happy crocheting!