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Easy Crochet Circle Square

If you are looking for an easy beginner-friendly crochet square with a circle to make, then this is the one! This crochet circle square uses just a few basic stitches and works up quickly as well.

Below, we’ll teach you how to make this square with a circle, as well as give you some project ideas to use them in as well.

Crochet Circle Square Pattern

How To Make a Crochet Circle Square

To be able to crochet a square with a circle, you’ll need to know some basic stitches and have a few crocheting supplies on hand.


Yarn: This square is made with a four weight yarn (aka worsted weight yarn) called Super Saver Ombre by Red Heart. If you’d like to use a different weight yarn, that would work as well, but keep in mind the finished square size will not be the same.

Crochet Hook: This square was worked up with a H-5 mm crochet hook. If you choose to use a different yarn weight, follow along with the recommended crochet hook size on the label of the yarn.

Scissors: We recommend a nice pair of stork scissors, but any pair of scissors will work for cutting yarn ends when needed.

Yarn Needle: It is a good idea to use a yarn needle (aka tapestry needle) to weave in yarn ends that have been cut. Learn how to weave in yarn ends, so you get a perfect crochet square every time!

Stitch Markers: Stitch markers are a good to use to mark the first stitch of each round. This way, you’ll be able to know where it starts and keep your stitch count correct as you work in the round.

Crochet Stitches

You will need to know a few basic crochet stitches to make the circle square crochet pattern as shown. First, you’ll need to know how to half double crochet, then double crochet, the chain stitch and finally the slip stitch.

Learn more below about each crochet stitch used in this crochet circle square pattern.

Half Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)

  1. Make a slip knot on the crochet hook.
  2. Crochet a foundation chain (aka chain stitch) of any amount
  3. Yarn over the hook, insert the hook from front to back of the second chain from the hook.
  4. Yarn over the hook again and pull back through the stitch (aka pick up a loop)
  5. Yarn over the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook. This completes a half double crochet stitch!

Double Crochet (dc)

  1. Yarn over (yo) the crochet hook, insert the crochet hook into the designated stitch.
  2. Yo the crochet hook again, draw the yarn through the stitch, so there are 3 loops on the crochet hook
  3. Yo the crochet hook again, draw through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the crochet hook.
  4. Yo the crochet hook, draw through the final 2 loops.

Chain Stitch (ch)

A chain stitch is a simple crochet stitch that often serves as the foundation for other crochet stitches worked into a project.

  1. Make a slip knot.
  2. Yo (yarn over)
  3. Draw a loop of yarn back through the loop on the crochet hook. You have completed your first chain stitch.
  4. Yo and draw a loop through the loop on the crochet hook for each new chain stitch.

Slip Stitch (sl st)

  1. Insert the crochet hook into the designated stitch
  2. Yo (yarn over) and pull back through the stitch and through the loop on the crochet hook.

Let’s Get Started!

Read on down to find the circle square crochet tutorial! We hope you enjoy crocheting this free square pattern.

The Circle Square Pattern

Use the free square pattern below to make a circle square design! This modern square would look fabulous stitched together as a blanket, pillow, or bag.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed:

  • Lion Brand Heartland 2 colors (or any four weight yarn)
  • Color A: Acadia Color B: Channel Islands or North Cascades
  • 7 crochet hook (4.5 mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers (to mark the beginning sts of the rounds)

Stitches Used:

  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)


  • This crochet circle square pattern is written in US standard terms.

The Pattern:

Size: 4″ x 4″

Round 1: With color A, Ch 4, sl st to the first ch to form a circle.

Round 2: Ch 2, 10 dcs into the circle, sl to the top of the first dc (not the ch 2). (10 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dcs into each dc around, sl to the first dc (not the ch 2). (20)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dcs into each dc around, sl to the first dc (not the ch 2). (40 sts)

Round 5: With color B, ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 4 sts, hdc *{1 dcs, ch 1, 1 dcs} into the next st, hdc, 1 sc into each of the next 7 sts, hdc, repeat from * until you are left with 4 sts, hdc, 1 sc into each of the last 3 remaining sts, sl st to join to the first dc (not the ch 1). (44)

Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 5 sts, *{hdc, ch 1, hdc} into the ch 1 space from the round before, 1 sc into each of the next 11 sts, repeat from * around until you are left with 6 sts, sc once into each of those sts, including the sl st from the round before. (52)

Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

More Free Square Patterns & Motifs

I hope you enjoyed this crochet circle in a square pattern! If you’d like to make more squares or motifs, have a look at our other free patterns below.


    1. Hi Betty,

      In the section “crochet stitches” I explain how to do the dc stitch as well as the other stitches used in this square. If you have any more questions, I’d be happy to help.


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