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Crochet Circle Center Granny Square Pattern

I’ve been getting a few inquires about the granny square my appliques are shown on.

When I first started this crochet-a-long, I got pretty much confused when I got to the ‘squaring off the round’ part of this granny square. So after having many lop-sided squares, lots of frustration, and endless frogging I turned to Google for possible instruction. I learned this type of granny square was called the circle center granny square and I found several versions on how to make them, including a couple of great YouTube videos. One video is by Catalina Stan  and another by Teresa Warrior. Using their patterns as inspiration, I created my own that made sense to me.

Please keep in mind: I am not claiming to have created the original ‘circle center granny square’ pattern. This is simply my version.

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Circle Center Granny Square

Click here for a free, downloadable copy of this pattern!

Supplies

  • 32.5 yards of Worsted Weight yarn (4)
  • Crochet Hook size H (5.0 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
Pattern

Chain 2 counts as a stitch throughout.

1.) MR, Ch 2, 11 DC in circle, join to top of Ch 2. (12)

2.) Ch 2, DC in same, 2 DC in each stitch around, join to top of beginning Ch 2. (24)

3.) Ch 2, DC in same, 1 DC, [2 DC in next, 1 DC] around, join to top of Ch 2. (36)

Your circle piece should measure approximately 4 inches across.

4.) Ch 2, DC in same, [DC, HDC, HDC, SC, SC, HDC, HDC, DC, 2 DC in next. (You should have 12 DC so far including your beginning Ch 2). Ch 2, 2 DC back in same stitch. (These two DC are the first and second stitches of your next side).] Repeat between the [ ] two more timesDC, HDC, HDC, SC, SC, HDC, HDC, DC, 2 DC into same space as your beginning Ch 2, Ch 2, join to top of your beginning Ch 2.

Block should now measure approximately 4½ inches square.

5.) Ch 2, DC in same, DC 11, 1 DC into Ch 2 space from previous round. (You should have 14 DC so far including your beginning Ch 2). [Ch 2, DC in same Ch 2 space, DC 12, 1 DC into Ch 2 space.] Repeat between the [ ] one more timeCh 2, DC in same Ch 2 space, DC 12, 1 DC into Ch 2 space, Ch 2, join to top of beginning Ch 2. (56 DC, 8 Ch)

Block should now measure approximately 5.75 inches square and have 14 DC on each side.

6.) Ch 2, DC in same, DC 13, 1 DC into Ch 2 space from previous round. (You should have 16 DC so far including your beginning Ch 2). [Ch 2, DC in same Ch 2 space, DC 14, 1 DC into Ch 2 space.] Repeat between the [ ] one more timeCh 2, DC in same Ch 2 space, DC 14, 1 DC into Ch 2 space, Ch 2, join to top of beginning Ch 2. Fasten off, weave in ends. (64 DC, 8 Ch)

Block should now measure approximately 7 inches square and have 16 DC on each side.

 

 

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