Learn To Make The Granny Circle

Grannies are awesome in any shape. For me personally, I think that these circles are my second favorite granny. (After the hexagon)

If you’ve never heard about the granny circle, Iknow it sounds a bit weird. Grannies are usually worked in the round, but increases are worked in the corners…can’t do that with a circle. However it is still considered a granny because you’re working in the round and, in this pattern at least, you’re using the granny stitch.

There are lots of variations of a granny circle out there to choose from. This is a good base to work with color changes.

Why A 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! They really lend themselves to color changes or color changing yarn (self striping, Ombres, etc.)

I found a few tutorials for a base granny circle, but I found them confusing in spots. Or it didn’t really work past a certain row without changing the pattern. It took me a fair amount of trial and error, but I figured out a way to make an ever increasing circle using a steady pattern.

Uses

Circles alone can be used to make coasters, placemats, 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.

I’ve seen lots of crocheters make a boarder to square them off, so that they’re more easily attached as well.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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