How to crochet a solid granny square
You can learn how to crochet a solid granny square! These simple granny squares do have little spaces at each corner, which I like because of the interesting lines it gives the project you make with them. They don’t have a visible seam line though and I like that because I don’t find that line pleasant.
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What is a solid granny square?
A granny square is a crochet square, usually worked from the center, outward. Almost any crochet square worked from the center, outward can be called a granny square. However, there is a specific stitch pattern called granny stitch, which is often used to make squares, and sometimes people refer specifically to that kind of square as a granny square. That stitch pattern has a lot of spaces in it.
A solid granny square then usually refers to a very basic square worked in rounds of double crochet stitch with few or no spaces in it. Most have small spaces at the corners, but it is possible to make one with no spaces.
When you learn how to crochet the solid granny square in my video below you will start in the center and crochet outward. It has a small space at each corner in every round. Those spaces form an X shape inside the square.
What stitches and skills are needed for these squares?
The center of the square can be started with your preferred circle starting method, but I like the magic ring best of all. For a long time, before someone rebranded it as magic, this was called an adjustable ring, and that’s how I refer to it in the video below.
The vast majority of stitches in this solid granny square are double crochet stitches. No worries if that isn’t one you’ve done before, the video will demonstrate it.
You’ll also use chains at the corners and a half double crochet stitch to join the final corner in each round.
If you need a visual for any of those stitches, watch the video to see for yourself how to crochet a solid granny square.
What can I do with these granny squares?
There are so many things you can do with your finished solid granny squares! You can use them individually as coasters or hotpads, depending on their size.
You can seam granny squares together to make larger projects like blankets, pillows, tablecloths, scarves, ponchos, and even sweaters! I have a lovely free crochet pattern that uses the granny squares I made in this video. It’s called Ramona Scarf, and you can get that free crochet infinity scarf pattern here.
Do you have other granny square patterns?
I do! Recently I designed a fall crochet blanket made with six different squares. It includes three squares worked from the center, outward and three worked in rows and then edged all around with single crochet. The Hearth Square, Mum Square, and Pumpkin Square are all granny squares, worked from the center, outward.
Another interesting granny square design is my Peacock Feather Square, which you can see here.
And for Halloween, my Granny Ghost crochet pattern uses the most traditional of all granny squares, but in a unique way!
How do you join crochet squares together?
There are actually a lot of ways to join granny squares. Which method you choose depends on the look you are going for. Check out the links below for some options.
Solid granny square tutorial video
Watch the video below and learn how to crochet a solid granny square.