The Triangle Granny Square Tutorial

My stack of triangle grannies by Becka Hons

Warning: Once you start crocheting these triangles, you won’t want to stop! The triangle granny square is not only an interesting shape to work with, it’s also easy to do.

Yes, I know I already have a Granny Triangle post, but that’s more of a half square that’s great for an easy shawl. But this is different..this is a triangle shaped granny! It’s just different okay!

Why A Triangle?

Because you can and it’s acute project! Okay seriously, the granny triangle square is a great shape to work with. You can make lovely patterned blankets with them, which is probably the most popular use. However, they are good filler for other granny work, can easily be made into a party banners, are good for coasters, place mats, trivets, and they can be combined to make infinitely more shapes. Plus, they are wonderfully easy to make so color changes are a simple way to customize them.

If you’re looking for something to make that works up fast then this is definitely a good option. Whether you’re low on time or using crochet for therapy, the triangle granny is a great shape to make a bunch of before you start you’re project.


  • Any worsted weight yarn
  • I’m using Premier Basix in Peacock
  • H/5mm Hook
  • Snips
  • Yarn needle


  • Mc = Magic Circle
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Ch = chains
  • Slst = slip stitch

The Triangle Granny Pattern

You can make this triangle as big or small as you want, using the pattern below.

Keep your tension on the loose side, so that it will lay flat.

Round 1. In a Mc, ch 6, make 3 dc, ch 2, make 3 dc, ch 2, make 2 dc, slst to the 3rd ch of the ch 6.

Pull your mc closed.

Round 2. Slst into the ch space, ch 6, put 3 dcs in the same space,  ch 1, put 3 dcs in the next ch space, ch 3, put 3 dcs in the same ch space, ch 1, put 3 dcs in the next ch space, ch 3, put 3 dcs in the next ch space, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next space, slst to the 3rd ch of the ch 6.

Tip: Your triangle will be a little bowed and twisted, but if you stretch it a bit and lay it flat it should stay that way. If it doesn’t, then loosen your stitch until you can flatten it.

Round 3. Slst into the ch space, ch 6, *put 3 dcs in the same ch space, ch 1, put 3 dcs in the next ch space, ch 1, put 3 dcs in the next  ch space, ch 3,* repeat this pattern until you reach the ch space with the ch 6, put 2 dcs in that space, slst to the 3rd ch of the ch 6.

Round 4 and up. Continue the pattern of 1 ch between the side dc clusters and 3 dcs in the corner clusters.

The weaving of the ends

Tie off and weave in your ends.

Make sure you take your tail from the center and work it around the base stitches a few times to secure it. Give it a nice tug to make sure it’s nice and tight.

It’s amazing how easy these are to make. If you want to, you can change yarn weights and hook sizes to experiment!

If you’re making multiples make sure your tension is about the same or it will be a different size. Have your first triangle in front of you as a guide and make sure it matches up.

Want more grannies? Try:

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