How to crochet a solid granny square using two colours!

These crochet squares are a little twist on the classic solid granny square!

They’re super easy to make, and when you’ve made a few, you can create all sorts of designs out of them! I’m currently in the process of re-writing these patterns, but you might to check out what I’ve done with these crochet squares in the past: Geometric Heart Cushion & Geometric Heart Square.

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You can always mix it up and change up your second colour, like I’ve done here. It creates a cool design once you put a few together!


To get started, you’ll need:

– Yarn of your choice
To get the full effect of the square you’ll need 2 different colours.
I’ve used some of the following for my squares:

You can find the rest of the colours featured in the images in this post! 😀

– Corresponding crochet hook
I recommend using a slightly smaller hook than what your yarn recommends- this will help prevent the second colour peeking through your stitches.


This pattern uses US terminology

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


Before you begin your crochet square…

Working with two colours at a time

I’ve used a method called ‘tapestry crochet’ in this square pattern. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, it’s basically a way to use multiple colours within a project, whilst making as few ends as possible!

Joining second colour/ Switching colours

  • Join your second colour by pulling the yarn through the loop on your hook (this will count as a chain 1 throughout this pattern).
  • Repeat the same steps when switching colours. Drop and pick up your colour when required.
  • Remember to carry the yarn that you’re not currently using throughout the square by crocheting over it as you go.
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Pattern Notes:

  • Try to keep your tension as consistent as possible to prevent the second colour peeking through your crochet squares.
  • Keep both yarn attached at all times.
  • In the step-by-step images, I’m using Light Pink for Colour 1 & Purple for Colour 2.

With Colour 1, 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 1, join/switch to Colour 2 {colour changes also count as ch 1 throughout}, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, switch to Colour 1, 2 dc, slst in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.
[12 dc, 4 ch-2]

RND 2: slst in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 {counts as dc}, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 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, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 1, (2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[28 dc, 4 ch-2]

crochet square granny solid simple

RND 3: slst in next st, slst in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 {counts as dc}, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 7 sts, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 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, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 1, (2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 7 sts, 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 {counts as dc}, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 11 sts, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 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, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 1, (2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 11 sts, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
[60 dc, 4 ch-2]

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

crochet square granny solid simple

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 {counts as dc}, (dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each st, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 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, (2 dc + ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, switch to Colour 1, (2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, dc in each st, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.


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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