How to Crochet Circle Granny Square | Easy Steps

How to Crochet Circle Granny Square | Easy Steps

It’s time for the crochet circle granny squares, a perfect scrap yarn to make beautiful temperature blankets or any other fun crochet projects in the round. The fun part is that I left this pattern round, but you can add corners at four equal points to turn this into a square at any point.

Made using the basic crochet stitches with the whole pattern on the right sides throughout! More granny square crochet-free patterns. You can also perfect the granny squares in the post.

Examples of crochet projects that can be made using crochet circle granny squares are baby blankets, crochet bags, coasters, and placemats. 

Materials needed to make this Circle Granny Square

Hobbii Ribbon, Chunky (#7, 100% Cotton, 250 g/8.8 oz,125 m 137 yds /250g Ball)

Estimated yardage

Green – 50

Yellow – 150

Hook

  • 6 mm Hook

Other Materials

Darning Needle

Gauge 

8 stitches, 5 rows to 10 cm/4″ before blocking.

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any yarn weight with a corresponding crochet hook can be substituted for this project.
  3. Ch 3 at the beginning if the round counts as the first stitch throughout the pattern.

Skill Level – Easy

Terms – US terms

Stitch Abbreviations

Chain(s) – ch(s)

slip stitches (slip knot) – sl st

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Single Crochet – sc

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Double Crochet – dc

Repeat – Rep

Special stitches

  1. Granny Cluster (gcl) = 3 dc in the space between two stitches.
  2. Cluster Increase (cl-inc) = 4 dc in ch space.
  3. Space – sp = Space between the stitches. 
  4. Magic Circle or Magic Ring.

How to make the granny circle pattern

The granny stitch is made in rounds, skipping and working into the next corner as down with the classic granny squares, made using double crochet stitches.

This crochet project can be made using single or multiple yarn color(s). You can even make this project using different colors; just fasten off one color and join a new color after each round. 

When making the round granny instead of a regular granny square pattern, you crochet from the circle center 

Step-by-step photo tutorial 

With Color A, make a magic ring, 

Alternatively, chain 4, 11 dc in first ch

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout the pattern), 11 dc into ring, join with sl st to top of ch 3.  12 dc

Fasten color A off, and join color B to any space between the stitches. 

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *2 dc in each of the sps around, join with sl st to top ch 3. 24 dc

Fasten color B off, and join color A to any space between the stitches. 

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *skip next st, gcl in next sp, rep from * around, join with sl st to top ch3.  12gcl

Fasten color A off, and join color B to any space between the stitches. 

This next step is crucial so as not  to curl

Round 4: Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, [gcl in next sp, cl-inc in next sp] repeat around ending with gcl in last sp, join with sl st to top ch 3. 6 gcl, 6 cl-inc

Fasten color B off, and join color A to any space between the stitches. 

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *gcl in sp in middle of cl-inc, gcl in next 2 sps* repeat from * around ending with gcl in sp in middle of cl-inc, gcl in last sp, join with sl st to top c h3.  18 gcl

Round 6: Repeat round 4. 9 gcl, 9 cl-inc

Round 7: Repeat round 5. 27 gcl

Round 8: Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, [gcl in next 2 sps, cl-inc in next sp] repeat around ending with gcl in last stitch sp, join with sl st to top ch 3. 18 gcl, 9 cl-inc

Round 9: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, gcl in every sp and glc in every sp in middle of cl-inc.

Continue to repeat Rounds 8 & 9 until you have your desired circumference. 

Note that the number of spaces in round 8 must be increased by 1 each time.  

Round 10: Repeat Round 8. This would look like this: Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, [gcl in next 3 sps, cl-inc in next sp] repeat around ending with gcl in last sp, join with sl st to top ch 3. 

I would love to see what you turn this new crochet pattern into!

About the Designer

Hi, I am Susanna, the designer behind Fosbas Designs. I love yarn and crochet (obviously, that is why I have a blog to share all my beautiful crochet projects). These designs are aimed at bringing out the crocheter in you.

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