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Smiley Face Granny Square Crochet Pattern

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Smiling makes people happy, and making this Crochet Smiley Face Pattern will fill your day with lots of dopamine. Be it a stand-alone granny square for a small crochet project or join a few granny squares to make a bigger crochet craft. We make a happy granny square bag from this motif and will share the free crochet pattern soon. Read on for more details and get the free patterns on how to crochet this smiley face pattern.

crochet smiley face pattern

Difficulties Level

This Crochet Smiley Face Pattern is a beginner-friendly project as it uses only some basic crochet stitches. The basic stitches are chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. We have a beginner guide for crochet on all these basic stitches. Feel free to jump over for some quick refreshments.

crochet yarns and hook

Crochet Craft Supplies

Crochet these smiley face needs only very little crochet craft supplies. The primary materials and tools are some yarn, a crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and a pair of scissors.

The Smiley Face, a yellow emoji with a smiling face, has been popular since 1950. Thus, we need some yellow yarns as the primary color to make the circle shape of the smiley. Next, we need some black yarn to sew the smiling expression. Lastly, we need yarn to extend the shape of the round smiley face into a granny square. We use beige color for the square; however, feel free to incorporate your choice of color.

crochet smiley face square

Variations & Options

In this crochet pattern, we write 2 options for the granny square size: the standard and the modified sizes. Knowing the number of stitches on each side is crucial unless you are making the smiley face granny square as a single-piece project (no joining with other squares).

Why is it important to get the number of stitches right in a granny square? There are many variations in the granny square crochet pattern (click the link to get more free patterns), so it is important to find a matching stitch count pattern to join with. Explore more on different methods of joining the granny squares.

Other than the size, you will find another option, whether to have an outline or without an outline of the smiley face in the granny square.

crochet circle with double crochet stitch

How To Crochet Smiley Face Granny Square

1. Circle Yellow Piece

The crochet begins by making a flat circle piece with 3 rounds of double crochet (dc) stitches in yellow color. Get the detailed written pattern in the pattern section.

You may end the crochet here if your intention is only to make a circle smiley piece; proceed to the 3rd step to sew the smiling expression. Or, you may proceed to the next step by extending the round shape into a granny square.

crochet circle granny square

2. Add Granny Square Border

With your preferred yarn color that is not yellow, sl knot and inserts the hook to the first st of the round and crochet with the following option of your choice:

  1. Smiley face with or without an outline, and
  2. The size of your final granny square.

Again, all these details are covered in the pattern section, so go ahead and read on. Upon finishing the crochet, hide all yarn ends by weaving them into the stitches. Block the granny square if needed.

smiley face pattern

3. Sew Smiley Face

In the final part of making this crochet smiley face, we need to sew the expression using black yarn and a tapestry needle. You may follow how we sew the smiley face or be a little different by sewing the smiley face with x eyes.

I hope you have a wonderful time crocheting this smiley granny square.

WHAT’S NEXT:

crochet smiley face pattern

Crochet Smiley Face Granny Square Pattern

Yield: Granny Square With A Smiley Face
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

Crochet a happy smiley face pattern, be it a stand-alone granny square for a small crochet project, or join a few of granny squares to make a bigger crochet craft.

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

Yarn

  • Yellow color, as primary color for the smiley face
  • Beige color or your preferred color, to make the round smiley face to a square shape
  • Black color, to outline the expression of the smiley

Tools

  • Crochet hook, 3.5mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
ch2sp = chain 2 space
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fo = fasten off
mr = magic ring
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sl knot = slip knot
tr = treble crochet

Crochet Smiley Face Granny Square Pattern

In this crochet tutorial, we are sharing 2 options for the granny square size: the standard size and the modified size. Unless you are making the smiley face granny square as a single-piece project (no joining with other squares), knowing the number of stitches on each side is crucial. There are many different variations in the granny square crochet pattern, so it is important to find a proper stitch count pattern to join.

Standard Size Granny Square: there will be 21 stitches on each side of the square. The total number of stitches in a round is 84. This is the most common granny square pattern that many are using.

Modified Size Granny Square: there will be 20 stitches on each side of the square. The total number of stitches in a round is 80. This is not common, but there are patterns written in this size.

Besides the size, you will find another option, whether to have an outline or without an outline of the smiley face in the granny square. This is a very simple method when you begin to crochet the granny square part.

Crochet Smiley Face Pattern

With Yellow Yarn

  1. Round 1: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc 15 in magic ring. Join with sl st into the first st. {16}dc in magic ringhow to crochet magic ring
  2. Round 2: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the same st, 2dc inc in each st for the next 15 sts. Join with sl st into the first st. {32}how to crochet flat square
  3. Round 3: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the same st, dc in next stitch, [2dc inc in next st, dc in next stitch] repeat around. Join with sl st into the first st. {48}crochet circle with double crochet stitch
    Fasten.

How To Crochet Granny Square Border

With your preferred yarn color that is not yellow, sl knot and insert the hook to the first st of the round and crochet with the following option of your choice. Both smiley face with or without an outline and the size of your final granny square.

  • Smiley face without an outline - crochet the next round on both loopscrochet circle granny square
  • Smiley face with an outline - crochet the next round on the back loop onlycrochet circle granny square with outline

Option 1: Standard Granny Square Size

(21 stitches on each side of the square, a total of 84 stitches on the 5th round)

  1. Round 4: [ch4 (count as 1 tr st), tr, ch2, 2tr] in the same st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, [(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st] repeat 3 times to complete the round. Join with sl st into the first st. {68}
  2. Round 5: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in next st, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 15 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 13 sts. Join with sl st into the first st. {84}

Option 2: Modified Granny Square Size

(20stitches on each side of the square, a total of 80 stitches on the 5th round)

  1. Round 4: [ch4 (count as 1 tr st), tr] in the same st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2tr in next st, [ch2, 2tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2tr in next st] repeat 3 times to complete the round. Join with hdc in the first st. {64}crochet circle granny squarecrochet circle granny square
  2. Round 5: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc space, dc in next 14 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 14 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdc space, ch2. Join with sl st into the first st. {80}crochet circle granny square

How Sew Smiley Face

  1. With black yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the smile between round 2 and round 3. First, make a small horizontal stitch at stitch 1 of the round, then sew running stitches following the circle to the opposite corner, mirroring the position to judge where to end the stitch. Make another horizontal stitch on this end.sew smiley face pattern
  2. Sew the eye about 2 stitches above the smile, then go back to sew the smile and fill the gap with running stitches.smiley face pattern
  3. Lastly, complete the smiley face by sewing the eye. sew smiley face pattern

Notes

Get the full article at https://www.craftpassion.com/crochet-smiley-face-granny-square-pattern/

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