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Solid Granny Square Crochet Pattern & Variations

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Solid Granny Squares are one of the most popular crochet square patterns crocheters love to make. Like other crochet squares, solid granny squares can be used as single pieces or joined up to make larger crochet projects. Here I am posting the basic crochet pattern for the solid granny square pattern and 4 other very popular variations among crocheters.

In addition to the crochet solid granny square pattern, we will also talk about tips for choosing the right square if you want to combine several different square patterns into a larger project.

Sometimes we just need a single square and crochet more rounds to make it larger for our project. We also talk about how you can crochet a nice larger solid square.

crochet solid granny square pattern

Type Of Solid Granny Square Patterns

In this crochet tutorial, we will introduce you to 5 variations of the solid granny square pattern. They are named as follows. In the pattern section below, you will find more information about each of these patterns.

  • Basic Solid Granny Square (Blue Square)
    This is the most common Solid Granny Square crochet pattern.
  • Modified Solid Granny Square (Beige Square)
    Slightly smaller than the basic solid square.
  • Small Circle Solid Granny Square (Yellow Square)
    It starts with a circle in the center and develops into a square.
  • Big Circle Solid Granny Square (Green Square)
    The circle is larger in the center and develops into a square.
  • No-Gap Solid Granny Square (White Square)
    This granny square is completely solid and has no gaps at the corners.

Skill Level

These square patterns are very easy to crochet. Beginners with basic crochet skills can crochet them. Also, we have all the details on how to crochet a granny square in the pattern section below. Click on the link to our crochet tutorial for beginners if you want to learn more about the basics.

Craft Supplies

The supplies to crochet a solid granny square are very basic, you just need some yarn, a proper-sized crochet hook to match the yarn weight, a tapestry needle to weave in the ends of the yarn, and scissors.

Depending on the project, these crochet squares are great for using your leftover yarn from the previous project. If you are using yarn scraps for the squares and want to join them together to make a larger piece, make sure you use a similar yarn weight so that the squares are a uniform size.

join squares
I made the Smiley Face Granny Squares in 2 sizes to join with the basic and modified solid granny squares, respectively.
Stay tuned to check out the project for these squares!

Tips On Choosing The Matching Squares To Join

If you want to crochet squares of different patterns, make sure you choose the right squares to crochet. Crochet square patterns come in different sizes, for example, a simple solid color Granny Square pattern with 5 rounds has 1 more stitch than the modified version. So when you join these 2 squares together, they will not match stitch for stitch.

For all crochet granny square patterns, always read the pattern and note the total stitch count for the last round of the crochet pattern. Divide the total stitch count by 4 to get the exact number of stitches for each side of the square. Crochet only the pattern with the same number of stitches, so you can easily join them together.

Crochet The Square Bigger – Problem and Solution

After a few rounds of crocheting the basic pattern for a solid granny square pattern, you will find that you can go round by round. The pattern is easy to replicate; therefore, you can go beyond the basic 5-round pattern by crocheting more rounds. However, you will have a problem if you crochet the pattern only from the right side

By its very nature, the crochet stitch will never sit directly on top of the previous round. It will either slant to the right or to the left, depending on whether you crochet right or left-handed. So if you increase a crochet square, it will become a crooked square

How can you fix the problem? The easiest way to fix this problem is to turn your crochet after each round. By crocheting with both right and wrong sides, you correct the problem of slanting stitches and, thus the problem of crookedness.

WHAT’S NEXT:

  • Start crocheting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
  • Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Crochet List
  • Share with your crochet groups for a crochet-along event.
  • Browse more free crochet patterns to make. Here is the Classic Granny Square that you might be interested.
crochet solid granny square pattern

Crochet Solid Granny Square Pattern

Yield: 5 Variations Of Solid Granny Square
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

Here is the crochet pattern of a basic solid granny square crochet pattern with another 4 popular variations.

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

  • Yarn (We use 4 ply / spot weight milk cotton yarn)

Tools

  • Crochet hook (we use 3.5 mm crochet hook)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Abbreviations:

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

Crochet Solid Granny Square Pattern

In this crochet tutorial, we are sharing 5 variations of the solid granny square crochet pattern. They are named as follows:

• Basic Solid Granny Square
• Modified Solid Granny Square
• Small Circle Solid Granny Square
• Big Circle Solid Granny Square
• No-Gap Solid Granny Square

We begin the pattern with a magic ring, but you may replace it with ch 3 and slst to the first st to form a ring.

Basic Solid Granny Square Pattern

This is the most common Solid Granny Square crochet pattern.

basic solid granny square

  1. Round 1: Loop yarn on your finger to make a magic ring, then crochet the following in the magic ring: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), 2dc, [ch2, 3dc] repeat 3 times. Pull the yarn end to close the magic ring. Join with hdc in the first st. {20} double crochet in magic ringcrochet solid granny square round 1
  2. Round 2: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 3 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 3 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {36} how to crochet solid granny squarecrochet solid granny square round 2
  3. Round 3: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 7 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 7 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {52} crochet solid granny square round 3
  4. Round 4: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 11 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 11 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {68}crochet solid granny square round 4
  5. Round 5: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 15 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 15 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {84} crochet solid granny square round 4


If you’re a visual learner or prefer Japanese crochet patterns, use the crochet chart below to help you understand the written pattern.

solid granny square crochet chart

Modified Solid Granny Square

This is the modified version of the basic Solid Granny Square crochet pattern. It has 1 st lesser at every side of the square (4 sts in a round) compared to the basic solid square, which makes it unique to have an even number of stitches on each side. This modified solid granny square is great to pair with other square designs with the same amount of stitches.

modified solid granny square

Round 1: Loop yarn on your finger to make a magic ring, then crochet the following in the magic ring: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc, [ch2, 2dc] repeat 3 times. Pull the yarn end to close the magic ring. Join with hdc in the first st. {16}

Round 2: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 2 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 2 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {32}

Round 3: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 6 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 6 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {48}

Round 4: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 10 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 10 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {64}

Round 5: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the hdc sp, dc in next 14 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 14 sts] repeat 3 times, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {80} 

Small Circle Solid Granny Square

This solid granny square variation begins with a circle at the center and develops into a square.

circle center solid granny square

Round 1: Loop yarn on your finger to make a magic ring, then crochet ch3 (count as 1 dc st), 15dc in the magic ring. Pull the yarn end to close the magic ring. Join with sl st in the first st. {16}

Round 2: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), (tr, ch2, 2tr) in the same st, dc in next 3 sts, [(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next st, dc in next 3 sts] repeat 3 times. Join with sl st in the first st. {36}

Round 3: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in next st, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 7 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 5 sts. Join with sl st in the first st. {52}

Round 4: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in next 3 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 11 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st in the first st. {68}

Round 5: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in next 5 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 15 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 9 sts. Join with sl st in the first st. {84} 

Big Circle Solid Granny Square

Similar to the small circle solid granny square variation, this crochet square has a bigger circle design at the center, and it develops into a square.

circle center solid granny square

Round 1: Loop yarn on your finger to make a magic ring, then crochet ch3 (count as 1 dc st), 15dc in the magic ring. Pull the yarn end to close the magic ring. Join with sl st in the first st. {16}

Round 2: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in the same st, 2dc in next 15 sts. Join with sl st in the first st. {32}

Round 3: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), (tr, ch2, 2tr) in the same st, dc in next 7 sts, [(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next st, dc in next 7 sts] repeat 3 times. Join with sl st in the first st. {52}

Round 4: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in next st, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 11 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 9 sts. Join with sl st in the first st. {68}

Round 5: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc in next 3 sts, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 15 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp, dc in next 11 sts. Join with sl st in the first st. {84} 

No-Gap Solid Granny Square

Unlike the other solid granny square, this granny square is completely solid with no gaps at the corners.

solid square

Round 1: Loop yarn on your finger to make a magic ring, then crochet the following in the magic ring: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), 3dc, [2tr, 3dc] repeat 3 times, tr in next st. Pull the yarn end to close the magic ring. Join with sl st in the first st. {20}

Round 2: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), 2dc in the same st, dc in next 3 sts, [(2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, tr) in next st. Join with sl st in the first st. {36}

Round 3: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), 2dc in the same st, dc in next 7sts, [(2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 7 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, tr) in next st. Join with sl st in the first st. {52}

Round 4: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), 2dc in the same st, dc in next 11 sts, [(2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 11 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, tr) in next st. Join with sl st in the first st. {68}

Round 5: ch4 (count as 1 tr st), 2dc in the same st, dc in next 15 sts, [(2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st, dc in next 15 sts] repeat 3 times, (2dc, tr) in next st. Join with sl st in the first st. {84}

Notes

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mi

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

I did not know all the variations. Thank you for bringing to my attention. I also love your tip on turning your work over. Marvelous, darling!

Craft Passion

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

Glad that this post has brought you great tips. Crochet is an interesting craft and we can be super creative at times. Happy crochet!

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