How to Crochet a Circle Granny Square, free tutorial

Learn how to crochet a circle granny square in this detailed tutorial. It includes a lovely twist to add a lovely textured look to the square #CircleGrannySquare #CrochetCircle #CrochetFlatCircle #GrannySquare #GrannySquareTutorial

I love designing blankets from motifs and I think one with a circle granny square is my next one. The reason why I love designing using motifs is because they’re really friendly on short attention spans. Most importantly though is that you can carry just a ball of yarn and work on it from anywhere. How amazing is that?!

The circle granny square is a different take on the classic granny square, more specifically, the solid granny square. I’m going to show you how to make a crochet granny square and another one with even more of a twist to add a nice textured effect to the overall blanket that we’ll make later on.

Learn how to crochet a circle granny square in this detailed tutorial. It includes a lovely twist to add a lovely textured look to the square #CircleGrannySquare #CrochetCircle #CrochetFlatCircle #GrannySquare #GrannySquareTutorial

Circle granny square tutorial.

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn
  • 4.5 mmcrochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Stitches and terms used:

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  • rnd(s)= round(s)
  • rpt= repeat
  • ch(s)= chain(s)
  • st(s)= stitch(es)
  • sl st= slip stitch
  • sp(s)= space(s)
  • sc= single crochet
  • hdc= half double crochet
  • dc= double crochet
  • fpdc= front post double crochet

Yarn alternatives: Any DK or 8 ply yarn should be suitable for this design.

Gauge: Using 4.5 mm crochet hook & DK yarn 8 sts & 4 rows in dc= 2”

Finished measurement= A complete circle granny square as worked in this tutorial measures 4″ across.

Notes:

  • You can use any type of yarn and corresponding hook to make the granny square. What you’re making is what will determine the materials you use. Similarly, the gauge and size of the crochet square will depend on what you’re making and what material and hook size you use.
  • Since I want a pronounced hole in the middle of my crochet granny square, I begin with a ch 4, joining to first ch to form a ring. You can use less chains if you want a less pronounced hole or alternatively start also use a magic circle. You can use this tutorial to learn how to work and secure the magic circle.
  • The ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 dc.
  • This pattern is written in US terms.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? In ‘My Handy Crochet Guide’ eBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to this free eBook by signing up here.

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Instructions:

1. Plain circle granny square.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, join to the first ch to form a circle. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), and dc 11 into the circle. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join. (12 sts)

Round 1 of Circle Granny Square

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same stitch as ch 3. 2 dc in each st across. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join.(24 sts)

Round 2 How to Crochet a Circle Granny Square

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st as ch 3. (2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st) rpt across. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join.(36 sts)

Round 3 of How to Crochet a Circle Granny Square

Fasten off your yarn. You now have a perfect crochet circle!

Rnd 4: Join in new yarn at the base of the beginning ch 3 of rnd 3.

Round 4 of Circle Granny Square

ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in that same st. (Ch 2, 2 dc in next stitch. Hdc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 3 sts. Hdc in each of the next 2 sts. 2 dc in next stitch) rpt 4 times.

Where to place your stitches

Ch 2. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join.(44 sts & 4 ch-2 sps)

Complete round 4

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in st as ch 1. Sc in next st. [(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner sp. sc in each st until you get to the next corner] Rpt until you get to your last st. Sl st in the 1st sc of the rnd.(52 sts & 4 ch-2 sps)

Learn how to crochet a circle granny square in this detailed tutorial. It includes a lovely twist to add a lovely textured look to the square #CircleGrannySquare #CrochetCircle #CrochetFlatCircle #GrannySquare #GrannySquareTutorial

Net, we’re going to learn how to make a modified circle granny square. This squares uses a combination of normal dcs and fpdc to give a beautiful textured effect.

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Learn how to crochet a circle granny square in this detailed tutorial. It includes a lovely twist to add a lovely textured look to the square #CircleGrannySquare #CrochetCircle #CrochetFlatCircle #GrannySquare #GrannySquareTutorial

2. Modified circle granny square.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, join to the first ch to form a circle. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), and dc 11 into the circle. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join. (12 sts)

Round 1 of modified circle granny square

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), fpdc in same stitch as ch 3. (dc in next st, fpdc in same st) rpt across. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join.(24 sts)

Round 2 of modified Crochet a Circle Granny Square

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same stitch as ch 3. (fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st) rpt across. Fpdc in last st. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 to join.(36 sts)

Round 3 of modified Crochet a Circle Granny Square

Rnd 4-5: Rpt as in plain crochet granny square section.

Learn how to crochet a circle granny square in this detailed tutorial. It includes a lovely twist to add a lovely textured look to the square #CircleGrannySquare #CrochetCircle #CrochetFlatCircle #GrannySquare #GrannySquareTutorial

Did you enjoy learning how to crochet the circle to square?  I’d love to see your creations!  Please share your projects with me on Instagram.  To learn more stitch patterns, please visit the tips and tutorials section of the blog.

More circle granny square resources:

  1. Circle to square granny square tutorial- Just be Crafty
  2. Unique circle granny square pattern- Make & Do Crew

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