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How to Crochet a Solid Granny Square with No Gaps

Have you ever wondered how to crochet a solid granny square with no gaps or holes?

It’s easier than you think! The trick to making a modern, solid granny square is to eliminate the chain spaces, and use triple crochet stitches to turn the corners. This will give you a nice, clean, solid-looking square.

Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial where I’ll show you exactly how to crochet a solid granny square with no gaps. Pick up your hook and let’s get started!

solid granny square with no holes or gaps at the corners

Solid Granny Square Pattern

Difficulty: Beginner/Easy

Finished Size: 5″ square

Materials

Hook: H (5.0 mm)

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (Category 4)

You’ll also need: 

  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers, if desired
  • ruler or tape measure, if desired

Terms and Abbreviations:

  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • ch: chain
  • ch-sp: chain space
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • tr: triple crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written in American terms.
  • Chain stitches at the beginning of the rounds count as a stitch unless otherwise specified.
  • I use 4 chain stitches for 1 triple crochet stitch. If the starting corner is too loose, use ch 3 instead.
  • To change the size of the granny square, add more rounds following the pattern.

Instructions

Foundation Ring: Chain 5 and join with sl st to make a ring. Or, use the magic ring technique.

foundation ring of chain stitches and the first chain that counts as a triple crochet

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout). Into the ring, work 3 dc,
(1 tr, 3 dc) three times. Join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4 to close the round. [16 sts – 4 corner tr and 3 dc per side]

completing the first round of stitches to make a solid granny square

Round 2: Ch 4, 2 dc in the same stitch (which is the top of previous round’s turning chain). * Dc in each dc on the first side of the square. Work (2dc, tr, 2dc) in the corner tr. Repeat from * for each side. In the last corner, work 2 dc in the base of the ch 4 to finish the corner. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4 to close the round. [32 sts – 4 corner tr and 7 dc per side]

starting the second round of the solid granny square with chain stitches
In this picture, the stitch marker marks the corner tr stitch.

Repeat the pattern established in Round 2 until your square is the desired size.

crocheting the third round of the solid granny square

Round 3: 48 sts [4 corner tr and 11 dc per side]

Round 4: 64 sts [4 corner tr and 15 dc per side]

Round 3: 48 sts [4 corner tr and 11 dc per side]

Round 4: 64 sts [4 corner tr and 15 dc per side]

Round 5: 80 sts [4 corner tr and 19 dc per side]

completed solid granny square with no gaps or holes at the corners

To finish: When the granny square is as large as you’d like, cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in ends. You can use the starting tail to close up the center hole, if one remains.

And ta da! You’ve just completed a solid granny square with no holes at the corners. Why not make a bunch and sew up a cool granny square blanket?

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Solid Granny Square Pattern (with no gaps!)

Solid Granny Square Pattern (with no gaps!)

Yield: 1
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

A crochet pattern for a solid granny square with no gaps or holes at the corners.

Materials

  • worsted weight yarn, or yarn of your choice

Tools

  • 5 mm crochet hook, or hook or your choice
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers, optional
  • measuring tape, optional

Instructions

    1. Foundation Ring: Chain 5 and join with sl st to make a ring. Or, use the magic ring technique.
    2. Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout). Into the ring, work 3 dc, (1 tr, 3 dc) three times. Join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4 to close the round. [16 sts - 4 corner tr and 3 dc per side]
    3. Round 2: Ch 4, 2 dc in the same stitch (which is the top of previous round’s turning chain). * Dc in each dc on the first side of the square. Work (2dc, tr, 2dc) in the corner tr. Repeat from * for each side. In the last corner, work 2 dc in the base of the ch 4 to finish the corner. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4 to close the round. [32 sts - 4 corner tr and 7 dc per side]
    4. Add additional rounds as desired, following the established pattern.

Notes

  • Round 3: 48 sts [4 corner tr and 11 dc per side]
  • Round 4: 64 sts [4 corner tr and 15 dc per side]
  • Round 5: 80 sts [4 corner tr and 19 dc per side]

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Jessica

Friday 3rd of September 2021

Thank you for this pattern! I really like it and I'm making a blanket from squares of this for my second crochet project. I am using slightly thicker yarn, so I ended up using seven stitches for the base ring, which is working very well.

Lauren

Saturday 8th of May 2021

Hi! I am slightly confused with moving from one round to the next. If i am not increasing on that last side before the ch4 wont that side remain smaller than the rest?

Sarah Stearns

Saturday 6th of November 2021

Hi Lauren, Can you tell me what row you're on so I can give you specifics?

Marlene

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Thank you for the information. Marlene

Joan

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

I don't understand how you start round 2. It says "ch 4, 2 dc in the same stitch (which is the top of the previous round's turning chain)". Is the "same stitch" the chain space from the previous round? Do you have a video to watch?

Joan

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

@Sarah, Do you have a video of this or maybe a picture where you stitch into the 4th chain stitch. I understand slip stitch into a chain but I just cannot visualize inserting hook under the top two loops of the 4th chain stitch.

Sarah

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Hi Joan, Thanks for asking this question. I'm not stitching into the chain space, but actually into the 4th chain stitch. So I'm inserting the hook under the top two loops of the 4th chain stitch from the ch-4 that was made in the previous round.

Hanna

Sunday 24th of January 2021

How many yards is used in 1 granny square? I have 800 yards and want to know how many that would make.

Sarah

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Hi Hanna, Thanks for your question. That's hard to say without knowing your exact yarn and gauge. Can you make one square and measure it? Then you can multiply it out to see how many squares you can make.

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