Lacy Granny Triangle – Crochet-a-Long #1 {Free Pattern}

A free pattern for a lacy granny triangle, perfect for making a bunting! Welcome to the first pattern of the first crochet-a-long at My Merry Messy Life! Over the next week, you’ll get three patterns to create a project for Valentine’s Day. Stick around and share pictures of your progress on any of my social media channels – Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag, #CALMyMerryMessyLife so we can all find each other’s pictures!

Here’s the first pattern. I’m making 4 of them in four different colors. The idea is that you choose your own color scheme and yarn, so we each have our own unique project using the same pattern! You can also do each round in a different color!

Lacy Granny Triangle - Join the My Merry Messy Life Crochet-a-Long to make a mini project for Valentine's Day!

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle

Full photo tutorial below.


  • CH = chain
  • DC = double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • BLO = back loop only


  • 1 ounce of worsted weight yarn
  • H hook

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring (or do a magic circle)
  • CH 3
  • 1 DC in ring
  • CH 3
  • 3 DC’s in ring
  • CH 3
  • 3 DC’s in ring
  • CH 3
  • SL ST to top of the first CH 3, round 1 complete

Round 2

  • CH 3
  • 1 DC in the next space in BLO
  • (now working in the corner) Work a corner (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC)
  • Work the second side – 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces, BLO
  • Work a corner
  • Work the third side – 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces, BLO
  • Work a corner
  • Finish the first side – DC in the last space
  • SL ST to top of CH 3 to close

Round 3

  •  CH 3
  • 1 DC in each of the next 4 spaces in BLO
  • Work a corner (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC)
  • Work the second side – 1 DC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Work a corner
  • Work the last side – 1 DC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Work a corner
  • Finish the first side – 1 DC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • SL ST to top of first CH 3 to close
  • Done!

Photo Tutorial

Step 1 – Make a magic circle, or chain 3 and slip stitch to form a ring. Then work 1 DC in the ring next to the CH, then chain 3.

Lacy Granny Crochet Triangle - Step 1

Step 2: work 3 double crochet in the ring, chain 3, 3 double crochet in the ring again, then chain 3 again. Work 1 more double crochet (to complete the first granny stitch of to make 3 double crochet). To close the round, work a slip stitch in the top of the first chain 3.Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - Step 2 in the Photo Tutorial

Step 3: Start round 2 with a chain 3. Working in the back loops only, work 1 double crochet right next to the chain 3.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - Crochet a Long at My Merry Messy Life

Step 4: Working in the chain 3 from round 1 (the triangle corner), work 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - How to work the corners

Step 5: Finish round two by crocheting 3 double crochets in the back loops only of the previous 3 double crochets from round 1, then work another corner (3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet). Repeat the next side with 3 double crochets in the back loops only, then work the last corner (3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet). End of round 2.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - End of Round 2

Here’s what rounds 1 and 2 should look like, before we move onto round 3.

Completed Rounds 1 and 2 of the Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle

Step 6: Round 3 – Chain 3. Then work 4 double crochet, one in each of the next 4 spaces, in the back loops only. You can really see in this picture the back and front loops.

Crochet Lacy Granny Triangle - round 3

Step 7: Work a corner into the previous corner (which is the chain 3). It’s 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 more double crochet.

Crochet Granny Lacy Triangle - Photo Tutorial

Step 8: Work 1 double crochet in each of the next 9 spaces, back loop only.

Crochet Granny Triangle - Free Pattern and full crochet tutorial

Step 9: Work the next corner (in the previous chain 3). 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet. Work the next side, which is again, 1 double crochet in each of the next 9 spaces (so 9 double crochets total for each side). The last side is only worked half way, since we started it in the middle of the side (see the orange line below, that is what we are working). So work 1 double crochet in each of the next four spaces, back loop only again. Then, work a slip stitch at the top of the last chain 3 to close it. Done!Crochet Granny Triangle - Free Pattern and Tutorial - closing up the last round

Check back on Monday morning for the next prompt, where you’ll have the next week until Friday to complete it (since we are generally much busier during the week, I’m allowing for more time to finish it). Ask any questions here in the comments below, or on any of my social media channels! Merry Crocheting!


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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


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