How to crochet a simple granny square

So, you know when you want to make a granny square in just one colour but you get that seam up the middle where you have chained up? There are a few techniques to do away with that seam but I have a favourite and I’ll tell you all about it, I’ll only write out four rounds but by that point you’ll have got it.

I am writing in UK terms.

Chain 4
Round 1; Working into the 3rd chain from the hook, 2 TR, [2 ch, 3 TR], 3 times, 2 ch, slst in to top of 4 ch.

Round 2; slst in to first 2 TRs, slst in to 2 ch space, {ch 3, 2 TR, 2 ch, 3 TR, 1 ch} in same 2 ch space, [{3 TR, 2 ch, 3 TR, 1 ch} in next 2 ch space] 3 times, slst in to top of 4 ch.

Round 3; slst in to first 2 TRs, slst in to 2 ch space, {ch 3, 2 TR, 2 ch, 3 TR, 1 ch} in same 2 ch space,  [3 TR, 1 ch, in next 1 ch space, {3 TR, 2 ch, 3 TR, 1 ch} in next 2 ch space] 3 times, 3 TR in next 1 ch space, 1 ch, slst in to top of 4 ch.

Round 4; slst in to first 2 TRs, slst in to 2 ch space, {ch 3, 2 TR, 2 ch, 3 TR, 1 ch} in same 2 ch space, [{3 TR, 1 ch, in next 1 ch space} 2 times, {3 TR, 2 ch, 3 TR, 1 ch} in next 2 ch space] 3 times, [3 TR in next 1 ch space, 1 ch] 2 times, slst in to top of 4 ch.

As you can see the slip stitches at the beginning of each round tale your starting chain to the corner making it much harder to spot.

granny

I WAS going to point out the chains in this picture, but can not for the life of me find the thing.

TTFN

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