Learn how to crochet a solid granny square!

Today I thought I’d share my favourite way to make a solid crochet granny square!

granny square crochet

They’re very simple and once you’ve made the first few rounds, you’ll have the pattern repeat mastered- it’s that simple!

A small step at the beginning of each round means that the joins are almost seamless, too!

For a little twist on this square, you might like to check this post out!

Or for a little twist on the regular granny square, have a look at this post!


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granny square crochet

To get started, you’ll need:

– Yarn of your choice
I’ve used the following for my squares:

– Corresponding crochet hook


This pattern uses US terminology

– ch chain
– sp space
– rnd round
– slst slip stitch
– dc double crochet



Start by making a magic circle (or ch 4 & slst join to make a loop):

RND 1: ch 5 {counts as dc + ch 2}, *3 dc, ch 2* rep between * 3 times, 2 dc, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 5.
[12 dc, 4 ch-2]

RND 2: slst in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 {counts as dc throughout}, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts, *(2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts* rep between * 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[28 dc, 4 ch-2]

RND 3: slst in next st, slst in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 7 sts, *(2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 7 sts* rep between * 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[44 dc, 4 ch-2]

RND 4: slst in next st, slst in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 11 sts, *(2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 11 sts* rep between * 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[60 dc, 4 ch-2]

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block as desired.

granny square crochet chart

If you’d like to make your square bigger, continue to add more rounds by repeating this pattern:

RND 5 onwards: slst in next st, slst in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each st, *(2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each st* rep between * 3 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.

These squares are made up of 6 rounds.

crochet granny squares pattern

If you have any questions, or notice errors in this pattern, please feel free to contact me at crochetbycraftycc@gmail.com

-Celine
@crafty_cc

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