Triangle Granny Square Pattern

Triangle Granny Square Pattern

Learn how to crochet an easy granny triangle!

Updated 6/9/22

Triangle Granny Square Pattern

One of the most common things to crochet is a granny square. It’s the base of so many different projects. From blankets, to cardigans, to scarves and to so much more. They can be made into any size you desire. You can crochet small to medium sized ones to stitch together to build your project or create one large one to make a beautiful blanket. They’re a great way to experiment with and mix-n-match colors.

While squares are the most popular shape in the “granny” family, you can also make triangles, circles and rectangles. In this tutorial, we will go over how to make a Granny Triangle. Essentially, it’s just half a square.

Triangle Granny Square
Triangle Granny Square

How to Make a Granny Triangle

Row 1: Working with the suggested hook size for your yarn begin by making a magic circle and then Ch4 (the Ch4 counts as a DC and Ch1 space for the next row)

Granny Triangle #2

Work 3DC, Ch2, 3DC, Ch1, 1DC into the magic circle.

Granny Triangle #3

Tighten the circle using the tail.

Granny Triangle #4

Row 2: Ch4 (counts as a DC & Ch1 space for the next row) Turn

In the Ch1 space: 3DC, Ch1. 

In the Ch2 space (this is the peak of the triangle): 3DC, Ch2, 3DC.
 
In the last Ch1 space: Ch1, 3DC

Ch1 & DC in the 3rd chain of the Ch4 from Row 1. 

Granny Triangle #5

Row 3: Ch4 (counts as a DC & Ch1 space for the next row) Turn

In each Ch1 space working up the triangle: 3DC Ch1 

In the Ch2 space (the peak of the triangle): 3DC, Ch2, 3DC

In each Ch1 space working down the triangle: Ch1, 3DC

Ch1, DC in the 3rd chain of the Ch4 from previous row.

Granny Triangle #6

For a bigger triangle continue to work Row 3 until you reach your desired size.

Granny Triangle #7

Making Multi-Colored Triangles

If you want to have fun with your triangles and use different colors, switch the color of your yarn at the beginning of each row when working the Ch4. To make sure your triangles look their best, the ideal yarn weight to make these would be a light to medium weight yarn. A thicker yarn may make your triangles indistinguishable.

Granny Triangle #8

What to Make with the Triangles

As to what you can make with these triangles… Well, the possibilities are endless. You could get really creative and stitch the triangles together to make squares and then place them together to make a unique cardigan or blanket.  You could also arrange the triangles in a fun geometric pattern to create your project. Or, you could crochet one big triangle to make a beautiful shawl using a lighter weight yarn.

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