Crochet Granny Stitch Tutorial

This granny rows crochet tutorial is for you if you’ve ever wondered how to make a crochet granny stitch in a row! This simple stitch combination is easy to master and involves only two simple stitches.

Scroll down for information on the stitches, materials needed, the free written pattern, and a pictorial tutorial on how to produce granny rows in crochet.

Crochet Granny Stitch

granny stitch

To produce a crochet granny in flat rows, you’ll only need to know two simple stitches: double crochet (dc) and chain stitch (ch)! Chain stitches and double crochet stitches are beginner-friendly stitches that most people start with when learning how to crochet.

You may read more about each of these unique stitches down below.

Crochet Double (dc):

  • Wrap the yarn around the hook (yo), then place the hook into the specified stitch.
  • Yo the hook once more, then draw the yarn through the st so that there are three loops on the hook.
  • Draw the hook through two loops once more, resulting in two loops on the hook.
  • Draw the hook through the final two loops.

To produce a dc cluster, double crochet three times into one stitch, which creates the characteristic granny look seen in granny squares.

Chain (ch):

A simple crochet stitch that is frequently used as the foundation for what crochet stitches are worked into during projects and to bring a new row of a project up to the proper height.

  • Slip a knot.
  • Insert hook into slip knot point first, then bring yarn over hook shaft from back to front and grip with hook throat.
  • Hooked yarn should be drawn through the slip knot and onto the hook. This action will result in one chain stitch.
  • Steps two and three should be repeated until you have the required amount of stitches for a pattern. One loop will be left on the hook.

Both of these simple stitches will be used to make a foundation chain as well as the turning chains for each row repeat.

More information on chain stitches can be found in our Easy Crochet guide.

Supplies for a Row of Granny Stitches

Granny Stitch in Rows Pattern

This stitch requires only two basic crochet supplies: yarn and a crochet hook.


When crocheting a granny row, any yarn weight will work; you do not need to use the same yarn as the tutorial to get a decent outcome. A Granny stripe pattern can also be created with one solid color or a combination of colors.

You can use the tutorial I linked to join in a new color or change colors in crochet. For this project, I used Red Heart Soft Essentials (a five-weight yarn). Take a look at these 5 exceptionally soft bulky yarns below.

Crochet Hook

You will use the crochet hook size specified on the label of the yarn with which you want to produce your granny rows. Because the hook size will vary based on the yarn, it can be any size.

n this tutorial, I used a 6.5 mm (K-10.5) crochet hook, which can be seen in the photo instructions below.


  • Yarn of your choice
    • Red Heart Soft Essentials were used.
  • Any Crochet Hook that matches the yarn (check yarn label for recommended hook size)
    • I crocheted with a 6.5 mm hook.

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • dc(s) = double crochet(s)
  • rep = repeat
  • sk = skip

Notes on the Pattern

  • The pattern is in conventional American words.
  • The third chain counts as a stitch.
  • Change the size by working the first chain in multiples of three.
  • On row 1, the first two chains count as one stitch (see stitch chart)

Crochet Granny Stitch Rows Pattern (Written)

To Start: Ch a multiple of 3

  • Row 1: In the 3rd ch from the hook dc2X, *sk 2 chs, dc 3x in the next ch, repeat from * across ending with 3 dcs in the last ch.
  • Row 2: Ch 3, dc 3x in the first space between the 3 dc group from the row before, end with 1 dc in the last st.
  • Row 3: Ch 3, dc 2x in the first st, dc 3x in the space between the 3 dc group from the row before ending with 3 dc in the last st (top of the ch 3 from the previous row).
  • Row 4 -?: Rep Rows 2 and 3 for as long as you like.

Granny Stitch in Rows Pattern ( GIFT PHOTO )


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