Learn To Make The Granny Circle Square

Granny circle

Grannies are awesome in any shape. For me personally, I think that the granny circle square is my second favorite granny. The granny hexagon is always number one in my book.

If you’ve never heard about the granny circle, I know it sounds a bit weird. Grannies are usually worked in the round, with the increases worked in the corners… Obviously, we can’t do that with a circle. However, it is still technically considered a granny because you’re working in the round using, in this pattern at least, the granny stitch pattern. I’ve also seen solid granny circles with no gaps at all, so suppose the sky is the limit.

There are lots of variations of a granny circle out there to choose from, but I think this one keeps that classic granny look. This is also a great base to work color changes into. (Gradient yarns, long stripes, and ombres oh my!)

Why A granny Circle?

Circles are a fun shape to work with. They’re very versatile, especially if you can make it any size, which in this pattern you can! I spent quite a bit of time working on this granny circle square, so that you didn’t have any confusing changes in pattern after a certain row. This pattern really could go on forever.. or until you run out of yarn. They really lend themselves to color changes or color changing yarn so make sure you play with it!

Like most grannies, this pattern uses double crochets, chains, and slip stitches. If you know how to make those, then you’re golden.

Uses

Just using the granny circles alone you can make coasters, place mats, doilies, pillow covers, vests, blankets, and so much more. Smaller ones can be made and attached together to make a larger items like blankets, scarves, pillow covers, etc.

If you don’t want to attach them circle to circle, I’ve seen lots of crocheters make a boarder to square them off, so that they’re easier to sew together. I’ll be working on one of those patterns shortly.

Supplies

  • Any worsted weight yarn
  • I’m using Red Heart Super Savers In Orchid
  • H/5.mm Hook
  • Snips
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Ch = chain
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Sp = space

Granny Circle Pattern

A completed granny stitch in this pattern is *ch 1, 2 dcs,* .

round 1 of the granny circle square

Round 1. In a mc, ch 4, 2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dcs, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, tighten the center, slst to the 3rd st of the ch 4. <8 granny clusters of 2 dc>

round 2 of the granny circle square

Round 2. Slst into the ch sp, Ch 4, 2 dc in the same st, *ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the same ch sp,* repeat til you come to the ch 4, 1 dc in the ch sp woth the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st of the ch 4. <16 clusters>

round 3 of the granny circle square

Round 3. Slst to the ch sp, Ch 4, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, *ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp,* repeat til you come to the ch 4, put one dc in the ch sp with the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st of the ch 4.

round 4 of the granny circle square

Round 4. Slst into the ch sp, Ch 4, 2 dc in the same st, *ch 1, 2 dc in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the same ch sp,* repeat til you come to the ch 4, 1 dc in the ch sp woth the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st of the ch 4. <24 clusters>

Tip: Be sure to keep the stitches loose as you work, otherwise it will warp. If you know you work tight, go up a hook size.
round 5 of the granny circle square

Round 5. Repeat round 3.

Round 6. Slst into the ch sp, Ch 4, 2 dc in the same st, *ch 1, 2 dc in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the same ch sp,* repeat til you come to the ch 4, 1 dc in the ch sp with the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st of the ch 4. <32 clusters>

Round 7. Repeat round 3.

Weaving in the ends

Snip the tail, tie off, and weave in your ends.

That’s it, you can make this circle as big or small as you like. Just make sure you continue the pattern of increasing by 8 every other row. This example here, is 17 rows!

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