Drunken Granny Stitch

A Gorgeous Crochet Stitch With a Funny Name

Drunken Granny Stitch may have a funny name, but the end result is gorgeous.  It looks like little fans going in opposite directions, combining to create a textural fabric  ideal for scarves, shawls, blankets and even table runners. It's versatile and unique.

Drunken Granny Stitch

You don't have be drunken, or a granny to make a project using this crochet stitch, but it helps to have some experience and skill before you start on it - this is probably more of an intermediate type of technique, and it's easy to get in trouble.  However, once you get the idea, it rattles off in quick time.

Tip; once you get going, try to continue your project until it's done so you don't lose where you left off.

More examples of this gorgeous crochet stitch using different types of yarn;

Some tutorials approach it differently, so if you don't find that it's easy to understand at first, don't give up.  Just find more tutorials that give it from a different angle. 

One thing that seems to go sideways is to add too many stitches so that it increases and goes wider.  Watch for it and try not to do this.

Generally, you'll need some soft yarn, and two sizes of crochet hooks to start. Below are some tutorials for different projects using this stitch, so get started and make something special for yourself or someone else. 

I recommend starting with a simple project without too much shaping - a table runner? Or a scarf? Or something smaller like a dish cloth?

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Drunken Granny Stitch variegated scarf 
Crochet hook: 5.5 mm Weight: 4 Stitch is created with multiples of 5 + 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double …

Drunken Granny Stitch Table Runner 
Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Stitch is made in multiples of 5 + 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 …

A Drunken Granny Scarf in Dove Grey 
6.5 mm hook Weight: 4 Acrylic yarn was used for this project This stitch is made using multiples of 5 + 2 Foundation Row: chain 27 Row 1: chain …

Drunken Granny Stitch Market Bag 
Hook size: 4.5 mm Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: chain 3(this counts as first double crochet)double crochet into the same space 3 more times into …

Produce Bag in Drunken Granny Stitch 
Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1: chain 3( this counts as first double crochet) double crochet 3 more times into the …

Drunken Granny Stitch Table Runner 
Drunken Granny Stitch Runner - created with a 2.75 mm hook cotton used weight 1 The stitch shown is one variation of this stitch. There are many variations …

Crochet Drunken Granny Stitch Video Tutorial 
Drunken Granny Stitch is one of the prettiest stitches, regardless of the funny name. This video shows you how;

Drunken Granny Stitch Dishcloth 
Make this Drunken Granny Stitch Dishcloth in 100 % cotton using hook size 4.5 mm Stitch created with multiples of 5+2 Foundation Row: chain 32 Row …

Crochet Drunken Granny Stitch 
Crochet Drunken Granny Stitch - 2 Crochet hooks were used for this project. The foundation row was done with an 8.00mm hook and the rest of the project …