Crochet Tutorial: Snail’s Pace Granny Square

I created this Snail’s Pace Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a snail in a square! It’s for times in your life when you feel like you’re moving at a snail’s pace, but hey, at least you’re moving forward! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.



Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.


**Get the full kit of supplies for this project here**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Buff
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Light Green
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6.5 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
B3: Bullion 3 (wrap yarn 3 times)
B4: Bullion 4 (wrap yarn 4 times)
LDC: Long Double Crochet


If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

With color A, Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 1, 3 sc in ring, pull up loop and drop,  with color B, 3 sc in ring  (work in a continuous round)

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in next st, 2 B3 in next, 2 B3 in next, 1 B3 in next st, pull up loop and drop, Go back to color A, ch 1, [sc in next st, 2sc in next st] 5 times,  2sc in next 2 sts

Rnd 3: Put color B loop on hook, 2 B4 in next 14 sts, fasten off color B, pick up loop from color A, 1 HDC in next 21 sts, ch 4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch,  hdc around hdc post of previous stitch, HDC in the next 7 sts, LDC in next 4 sts from previous round, Ch 3, sl st into next st, ch 6, DC4TOG over Chain, sl st to the ch 3 that you sl st’d to the spiral. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Start in 2nd st to the right of the tail: CH 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, DC in the HDC that’s worked around the post (See video tutorial), [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in next 7 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in next st, HDC in next st, SC in next st, CH 1, DC in next st after the head, DC in next 3 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in next 7 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in last 3 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch up 3, DC in each st around, [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corners

Rnd 6: Repeat round 5
Fasten off.


Ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, fasten off with long tail. sew to square, (See video tutorial for visual instructions)



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