Tuesday 21 May 2019

How to turn your circles into granny squares - Crochet tutorial by Lullaby Lodge

In last week's Tutorial Tuesday, we learned how to make crochet circles and as promised this week, I will show you how to turn them into squares.  I have used Stylecraft Special Aran in colours Baby Mint, Baby Pink, Saffron, Aspen, White and Fondant to make my squares with a 5mm (H) hook; but you can use any yarn you like, just use the hook size recommended on your yarn...

Circle Granny Squares


Darning needle
Stitch marker (optional)


Use the hook size recommended on your yarn ball band

Abbreviations / Terms

US terms (UK terms)
hdc - half double crochet (half treble crochet)
dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
tr - treble crochet (double treble crochet)
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)

With your main colour, ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 ch3 (counts as dc, in this and every round), 11dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch3.  (12dc).  If you find it easier you can add a stitch marker to your first stitch; move this up each round.

Round 2 ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join with sl st to top ch3. (24dc).

Round 3 ch3, dc in same st, [dc in next st, 2dc in next st] repeat around to last st, dc in last st, join with sl st to top ch3.  (36dc).  Fasten off.

Round 4 with border colour, join with sl st to any st, ch4, 2tr in same st, ch2, 3tr in next st (corner made).  *Dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3tr in next st, ch2, 3tr in next st* repeat from *to* 3 times.  Dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, join with sl st to top ch4.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make lots of squares and join them to make a blanket, or you could make your squares with cotton yarn to make table mats.  So many ideas to choose from.  What will you make with yours?  Let me know in the comments below...

This tutorial is available as a printable PDF in my Etsy store...

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  1. The coloured circles look really nice surrounded by white!

  2. I really like the implications of this pattern. Thank you so very much for sharing. ♥️

    I have a humble request if it is something that is of interest to you also: I would like to make a large STAR encased in a CIRCLE. Most patterns have you sew the star on the circle after.

    1. That's an interesting request, I'm not sure what I would use a star in a circle for though. Perhaps a dishcloth maybe. What do you intend yours for?

    2. Hi Mirabeeth, I found this pattern that might interest you...