Learn how to crochet this solid granny square pattern (no gaps!) with our easy tutorial. This square is a unique because of how the center is worked and the pattern it creates. Solid granny squares are great for baby blankets and pillow since there are so spaces or gaps.
Below, we’ll go over the stitches you’ll need to know, the yarn you’ll want to use as well as the step by step pattern (with photos) so you can learn how to crochet a solid square!
How to Crochet a Square
To be able to crochet this square, 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.
Stitches & Techniques
You will need to know a few basic crochet stitches to make the granny square crochet pattern as shown. First, you’ll need to know how to single crochet, then double crochet, slip stitch and finally make a chain stitch.
You will also want to be familiar with the magic circle technique. This is a great way to start projects in the round since it doesn’t leave a hole in the center of the project.
Learn more below about each crochet stitch and the magic circle!
Single Crochet (sc
Learn how to single crochet with our free stitch tutorial.
- Insert the hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
- Bring the yarn over (Yo) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch) from back to front (2 loops on hook).
- Yo and pull through both loops on the hook.
Double Crochet (dc)
- Yarn over (yo) the crochet hook, insert the crochet hook into the designated stitch.
- Yo the crochet hook again, draw the yarn through the stitch, so there are 3 loops on the crochet hook
- Yo the crochet hook again, draw through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the crochet hook.
- Yo the crochet hook, draw through the final 2 loops.
Groups of double crochets are worked together in one stitch when crocheting a granny square, and those groups of double crochets are usually referred to as double crochet clusters.
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.
- Make a slip knot.
- Yo (yarn over)
- Draw a loop of yarn back through the loop on the crochet hook. You have completed your first chain stitch.
- Yo and draw a loop through the loop on the crochet hook for each new chain stitch.
Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Insert the crochet hook into the designated stitch
- Yo (yarn over) and pull back through the stitch and through the loop on the crochet hook.
A magic circle is an adjustable loop (magic loop or magic ring) technique that quickly starts a crochet project in the round that has a yarn tail that pulls to close the center hole when tightly closed.
Let’s Get Started!
Read on down to find the square crochet tutorial! Plus, as a bonus, we’ve also included a link to a free crochet blanket pattern (coming soon!) using this square! If you’ve ever wanted to create a continuous granny square blanket, then this is the one.
We hope you enjoy crocheting this free square pattern!
Granny Square Solid Pattern
This unique square is a crochet pattern that you’ll love crocheting! It uses basic stitches and works up continuously, which makes it a crochet square pattern you’ll come back to time and time again!
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Any 4 weight yarn (The sample uses Red Heart Super Saver Ombre)
- H-5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Chain (ch)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- This pattern is written in US standard terms.
- You can use the invisible join or the slip stitch join for each round.
- sk = skip
- rep = repeat
Size: 5″ x 5″
Round 1: Magic Circle, ch 2, 15 dc into the center of the ring, sl st to the first dc (not the ch 2)
Round 2: Ch 3, 3 dc into the next st
sk a st, sc into the next, sk a st, *7 dc into the next st, sk a st, sc into the next st, sk a st, rep from * ending with 4 double crochets into the same st as the first 3 dc, sl st to the first dc of the round (not the ch 3)
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc into the next 3 sts, sk a st, sc into the next 3 sts, all in the next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) (corner space), rep from * around ending with a sl st into the first sc of the round.
Ch 3 (or standing dc), one dc into each of the next 7 sts, in the next st dc 3 times.*one dc into the next 8 sts, in the next st dc 3 times, rep from * around ending with a slip stitch into the top of the ch 3 (or standing dc).
Round 5: ch 1, sc into the next 9 dcs, *(sc, ch 2, sc) all into the next st, sc into the next 10 sts, rep from * around ending with 1 sc into the last st of the round, sl to the first sc.
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