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.

Abbreviations

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

Materials

  • 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.

Comments

  1. These are amazing triangles , I thought of several different colors also. Good idea.

  2. I’ve got mine all made 🙂 The pattern worked up easily and quickly. Looking forward to the next part.
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  3. I’m excited about your crochet along. Not that I have time but I was intrigued by the triangle grannies! So I’m making time for a little me project. I picked fun bright colors and am working on it today! Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to the rest!
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  4. Georgia Beckman says:

    YIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I’m going to get my hook & yarn right now. Are you making 4 of these because you’re making 4 projects? Or do we need 4 for THIS finished project?

  5. Just had time to sit down and work on the CAL! I’m fairly new to crocheting (September) and am hoping it’s turning out right!

  6. Cheri miller says:

    I have mine finished. Made a extra to have a color choice!

  7. This is going to be fun! I am excited about participating! LOVE the triangle too!
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  8. How fun! I am doing maradi gras color!!! Thanks, this is so fun!
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  9. Great idea! I’m going to join this magic project. I only have a question: should all four triangles be in the same color?

  10. I love this! I made mine in Mardi Gras colors! lookingbforward to the next step.
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  11. So excited to finally get these done tomorrow!!! Can’t wait for Mondays pattern!!

  12. ali mcdonough says:

    Looking forward to seeing everyones finished projects!

  13. I love the colors you chose to make yours, Sara. I love to crochet! So, I decided I am going to join because I can’t wait to see what the end results will be. Mysteries, love em! I will post pics on my blog at wittoknit.blogspot.com when I have them done. Can’t wait for tomorrow to see what’s next!
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  14. I have mine finished during the weekend and I shared the finishes at my blog. Thanks Sara,for hosted this fun party.

  15. Hi, been trying to do this, but have a question regarding round 1.
    Round 1

    CH 3, SL ST to form a ring (or do a magic circle)
    CH 3

    1 DC in ring <– in here should it be 2 instead of 1 to make all three the same ????

    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
    thanks.

  16. Sarah, Got my triangle done. I assume we finish off when we are done? Should I leave a long tail for attaching it to what ever else we are making?
    Thanks,
    Gloria

  17. ps Should we all be making 4 of these triangles in whatever colors we choose?

  18. Hi! What a wonderful idea and great tutorial 🙂 I have just discovered it and I am going to give it a try. The terminology is UK or US? Thanks!
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  19. This is THE best written pattern I have ever seen. Many of us older folks have problems with vision and this definitely solves that problem!! Thank you ever so much!!

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