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This is my favorite way to make solid granny squares! Don’t get me wrong, your traditional granny square is great, but for me, I’d rather do the closed version. I especially like this technique for blankets.

They start out as circles in the middle and then turn into squares. This is great because it helps to make a solid middle for the square which makes attaching appliqués easier.

I have included both the written and video tutorial!

What Yarn I’m Using –

Actually all those colorful squares came from the exact same skein of yarn. It’s Lion Brand ‘Just my Stripe’ yarn in Strawberry banana.

Some may think that it’s a waste of striped yarn to do this, lol. But, I didn’t have to buy 4 or 5 different skeins, I just bought 1. So far, each skein makes 5 granny squares. I make them 4 rounds big and use a H/5.00mm hook. I do have a bit left over in each color, but I bought multiple skeins in this color way so I’ll save it and make more with all the extra.

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Written Pattern –

Stitch Key –

  • mc = magic circle/ring
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space

Round 1: make a mc, ch 2 (does NOT count as a st) 10 dc into mc, sl st into 1st dc of round (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into 1st st of round (20)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout) ( dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as ch 3, dc, hdc in 2 st, dc * ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc, hdc in 2 st, dc* repeat * to * around, sl st into top of ch 3

Round 4: sl st into next st, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3, ( dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 2 corner, dc in each st across until you reach next ch 2 sp,* ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, dc in each st until you reach next corner sp* repeat * to * around, sl st into top of ch 3

Continue repeating round 4 for as many rounds as you would like!

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  1. Live your granny squares, they work up so quickly. I have a question? How do you put your squares together? Do you Sc or do you sew? Also with the various colors what color do you use when seeing or
    Crocheting together?

    1. I think the last time I attached granny squares, I sewed them together and the seam is invisible. I will be doing a tutorial for this also!