How to Crochet the Granny Stripe Stitch For Beginners.

Granny Stripe Stitch

Learn how to crochet granny stripe stitch in this step-by-step tutorial with details and tips about this classic stitch. It is suitable for beginners with basic crochet skills and a repetitive pattern. Use it for crocheted blankets, scarves, cardigans, placements and much more.

How to Crochet the Granny Stripe Stitch
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Details About Granny Stripe Stitch

Granny stripe stitch has a classic lace texture of granny square consisting of 3-double crochet clusters and spaces. Unlike granny squares, it is worked in straight rows, also called a straight granny stitch. The clusters are worked in spaces and not in the top loops of stitches.

How it looks most appealing? The granny stripe stitch looks great if you change the color in each row or stripe. The three-color scheme is the most popular!

Stitches Needed:

Chain Multiple: 3 + 1

Pattern Style: Two-row alternation

Crochet Granny Stripe Stitch | Step-by-Step Instructions

If you have learned the details about granny stripe stitch, it’s time to dive into step-by-step instructions for beginners:

Skill Level:



  • Ch(s): Chain Stitch
  • Ch-sp: Chain Space
  • dc – Double crochet
  • tr ch(s): Turning chains
  • Rep: Repeat
  • sp: Space
  • sc: Single crochet

Granny Stripe Stitch step-by-step pictures


Row 1:

Chain in multiple of 3 plus 1.

Row 2

  • In the 2nd ch from the hook, make a sc. Then, sc in each stitch across.
  • Turn the work with two tr chs. DC in the first stitch. Skip two stitches and a 3-dc cluster in the next stitch.
  • Skip the next 2 st and 3 dc in the next st. Repeat this until the last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in last st. You can also change color here.

Row 3:

  • Turn your work. Chain 2 (counts as your first DC.
  • 3 dc in the space between the clusters of the previous row.
  • 3dc in the next space between clusters from the previous row.
  • Repeat this step until you reach the end of the row. 1 dc crochet in the last stitch.

Row 4: 

  • You can also change color here. Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in first st. Make a dc-cluster in the next space between clusters; rep from this across to the last st, 2 dc in the last st (top of the turning chain). Turn the work.

Row 5:

Repeat from rows 3-4 until you get the desired height.

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