Skip to Content

How to Crochet a Solid Granny Square with No Gaps

This post may contain affiliate links.

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 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?

More Granny Square Patterns

Here are a few more crochet granny square patterns for you to try.

Even More Crochet Tutorials

If you love to crochet, you’ll love these other free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Have questions? Join the Facebook Group!

We hope this article was useful for you! If you have any additional questions, feel free to join my Facebook Group. We created this group for you to share pictures, ask questions, and help each other out.

What’s Next?

Pin this post: Save this tutorial to your Pinterest boards so that you can come back to it later.

Leave a comment: We love to hear your feedback. Tell me in the comments below!

Share on Instagram or Facebook: When you make this project, share it on social media and tag me @sarahmaker_. We love to see what you make!

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]

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Marlene

Saturday 16th of September 2023

Sarah, Just a big thank you for all of your generous time at compiling all the information needed those wanting to learn how to crochet Granny Squares. You not only have spent much time on this but also in your teachings of learning to crochet. As a new crocheter,still at the starting lane, I appreciate being able to print all your instructions. And, they even come with photos. That is so helpful for the ones that can't manage the videos to well like me. And you do this all free. Yes,I may be struggling but I'm not willing to give in. So, I thank you again.

Weronika

Sunday 11th of June 2023

Very simple pattern, but how do I avoid these holes? https://imgur.com/uPnuJA0

In the second one I made chain 3 instead of chain 4 and they're smaller but still visible

Sarah Stearns

Sunday 11th of June 2023

Good thinking with the ch-3. As written, that corner is going to look a little different because it has the chains counting as a treble. Two things you could try, though. One, instead of counting the ch3/4 as a stitch, you could add a treble crochet stitch into the corner. Two, you could substitute a standing treble crochet stitch for the ch-4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPBDDO-VYhI)

Julie

Thursday 9th of February 2023

Do you have a pattern for the solid granny square that is just 2", rather than 5" or larger?

Sarah Stearns

Friday 10th of February 2023

Hi Julie, I don't have one specifically. How large is your square if you stop at Round 2? Or alternatively, you could use thinner yarn and a smaller hook to get a smaller square.

Ann Riley

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

I will be 64 in a few short days. I am a beginner crocheted I fine myself so relaxing while I am crocheting that time goes by sooo fast. And I am trying to quit smoking. It helps,thank you

Claudia

Sunday 31st of July 2022

I'm so glad to have found this pattern that eliminates the holes. Just a quick question, if I want each round to be a different colour what is the best way to go about it? Joining into the slip stitch that closes the round with a new colour and then start as normal by chaining 4 again?

Sarah Stearns

Monday 1st of August 2022

Thanks Claudia! And, yes, that's how I usually change colors with this pattern.

Skip to Instructions