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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I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make these solid granny squares of something else entirely, tag me!