This solid granny square crochet pattern for beginners is unique because it does not have seams! It is a game changer for me. For quite some time, I have been trying to figure out how to crochet a solid granny square without that unsightly seam on one of the sides.
You might be familiar with a crochet pattern that has the turning chain stitches running up the middle of one side. While it is an effective way to do it, I find the turning chain seem to be visually distracting. Therefore, I went on a quest to find a solid granny square without a seam on a side.
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Solid Granny Square Without a Seam
Creating this technique for crocheting a granny square without a visible seam has taken months and months of trial and error. In a traditional granny square where there are clusters of three double crochet and a chain one between the clusters, the seam is much less noticeable. However, when crocheting a solid granny square, that is all I was able to see.
I have spent hours scouring the internet for the solution. There is a crochet project that I have had in my head for a long time. I wanted to be able to crochet solid squares and solid squares in two different colors on each half. P.S. I figured that out too! That pattern will be coming soon.
I finally got around to tackling this mystery. So, I have started and restarted this granny square over and over the past few months. Then I finally got a design that worked.
I am so excited about this and so happy to share this with you!
If this crochet technique has existed before now, it never came up in all the Internet searches.
Simple Stitches for this Modern Solid Granny Square
There is a step-by-step photo tutorial and a video tutorial to help even a beginner be able to master this beautiful granny square.
This crochet pattern uses the chain stitch, double crochet stitch, and the slip stitch. Therefore, even if you are a beginner at crochet, you can easily master this solid granny square.
Alternative to the Magic Circle
Another unique thing about this crochet project is that it does not start with a magic circle. Rather, all the round 1 stitches are worked into one of the crochet loops. It creates a wonderful small hole in the middle of the square.
Directions: Solid Granny Square Crochet Pattern for Beginners
The gauge will depend on the type of yarn that you choose to use.
The finished size depends on how many granny squares you choose to make and the number of rounds you do and the type of yarn and hook size used.
Any yarn weight will work for this pattern
Use a crochet hook to match your yarn
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] = Repeat between
This crochet square is worked in the round.
Each round is joined at the end with a slip stitch into the top chain three of the previous row.
The Chain 2 stitches are the corners. Each corner consists of a (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC).
Double crochet stitches are the stitches on the sides. You will double crochet in each stitch across the sides. The number of double crochet stitches on each side will grow by 4 each side for the round or 16 total each round.
Crochet Pattern Directions
CH 3 (Counts as DC). In the 3rd ST from the hook work (2 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2). Join to the top DC ST with a SL ST.
CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in the same corner CH 2 SP. DC in each ST across (3 DC). Work in the corner CH 2 SP (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Continue working a DC in each ST across and in each corner CH 2 SP work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) 2 more times. Continue working the DC in each ST across the last side (3DC). When you get to the final corner work (2 DC, CH 2) then a SL ST into the top of the first CH 3 to close the round.
Round 3 and Beyond
Continue repeating round 2. The only difference is that each round will have more double crochet stitches on each side.
Here is how round 3 would look.
CH 3, DC in the same corner CH SP. DC in each ST across (7 DC). Work into the next corner CH SP (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Continue working a DC in each DC ST around and in the corner CH 2 SP work the (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). When you get to the final corner work 2 DC, CH 2, and SL ST into the top of the first CH 2 to close the round.
For round 4 there will be 11 DC STs to work on each side.
Round 5 there will be 15 DC STs to work on each side, and so on.
Finish by weaving in yarn ends and removing the excess yarn.
YouTube Video Tutorial
Right Hand Crochet Video
Left Hand Crochet Video