Solid Granny Square Crochet Pattern for Beginners

Learn my favorite way to make a modern, solid granny square. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you the simple stitches you need to create beautiful granny squares.

I’ve tried making solid granny squares from several different patterns, but this one is my favorite.

What patterns have you tried?

You might be familiar with one pattern that has the turning chain stitches running up the middle of one side. That’s a good way to do it, but I find the turning chain “seam” can be visually distracting.

Or, you may have tried the pattern that calls for a turning chain of 5, where 3ch counts as 1 dc and the other 2ch create the ch-2-sp. I like that pattern too, but I find that the one corner space ends up a little larger than the 3 other corner spaces.

So, I was so excited when a new (to me) solid granny square on Pinterest via Irishlace.net.

chart for the first two rounds of a seamless solid granny square

I like it because it puts the turning chain near the corner ch-2-sp, but not directly next to it. This way, the “seam” is disguised, and the 4 corner spaces are all the same size.

Don’t worry if you don’t like reading crochet charts, I’ve written out the pattern in plain terms below.

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-2-sp: chain 2 space (which will be the corner space)
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch

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 3 chain stitches for 1 double crochet stitch. If this is too loose for you, use ch 2 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.

starting a solid granny square with the magic ring technique

Round 1:

  1. Chain 3. (This counts as a dc here and throughout the pattern.)
  2. Into the ring, work: 1 dc, 2 ch.
  3. Into the ring, work: (3 dc, 2 ch) three times.
  4. Work 1 dc, and join with sl st into the top of the beginning chain. [12 sts, 4 ch 2 spaces]
  5. Make one more sl st into the ch-2-sp (corner space)
starting the second round of a solid granny square

Round 2:

  1. Chain 3. (This counts as 1 dc.)
  2. In the next ch-2-sp (aka the corner space), work: 1 dc, 2 ch, 2dc.
  3. Make *1 dc in each dc along the side, make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2-space. Repeat for the next two sides.
  4. Dc in the dc on the last side. Make 1 dc into the sl st from the previous round. Make 1 dc into the next sl st from the previous round (the one that went into the corner space.) Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning chain. [28 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]
  5. Make one more sl st into the ch-2-sp (corner space)
showing where to make the first dc stitch in a solid granny square

Tip: If you are having a hard time getting the correct stitch count, make sure that you aren’t accidentally skipping the first dc stitch on each side. Sometimes this stitch can be hidden by the stitches made into the corner space. So, pull back the stitches made into the corner to find the first stitch on each side.

how to crochet a solid granny square

Tip: Work the last dc of the round here, into the slip stitch from the previous round.

Continue this pattern until the granny square is as large as you’d like.

Round 3: Repeat round 2 [44 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]

Round 4: Repeat round 2 [60 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]

Round 5: Repeat round 2 [76 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]

Round 6: Repeat round 2 [92 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]

Round 7: Repeat round 2 [108 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]

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.

Seamless Solid Granny Square Pattern

Seamless Solid Granny Square Pattern

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

Learn my favorite way to make a modern, solid granny square. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you the simple stitches you need to create beautiful granny squares.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn, or yarn of your choice

Tools

  • Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook, or the appropriate hook to match your choice of yarn
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers, if desired
  • ruler or tape measure, if desired

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 3. Into the ring, work: 1 dc, 2 ch. Into ring, work: (3 dc, 2 ch) three times. Work 1 dc, and join with sl st into the beginning chain. Sl st into the ch-2-sp [12 sts, 4 ch 2 spaces]
  3. Round 2: Ch 3. Work (1 dc, 2 ch, 2dc) in the next ch-2-sp. Make *1 dc in each dc along the side, make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2-space. Repeat for the next two sides. Dc in the dc on the last side. Make 1 dc into each of the sl sts from the previous round. Sl st into the ch-2-sp. [28 sts, 4 ch-2-spaces]

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 3 chain stitches for 1 double crochet stitch. If this is too loose for you, use ch 2 instead.
  • To change the size of the granny square, add more rounds following the pattern.

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3 thoughts on “Solid Granny Square Crochet Pattern for Beginners”

  1. You show tutorials on how to make granny squares but I don’t see a tutorial on how to connect them to make a blanket

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