Granny Square Circle Center Pattern in 4 easy steps

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a step by step tutorial that will explain my easy method for a Granny Square Circle Center Pattern. So if you have a circle, we will create corners to make it a square.

One of the most popular crocheting posts on my blog is this Basic Granny Square Pattern. Today we will work a variation of that, and you will want to start by creating a circle following this easy How to Crochet a Granny Circle Tutorial. In this post we will learn to add corners and turn it into a Granny Square with Circle Center.

Granny square circle center pattern

Step by step explanation of a Granny Square circle center pattern with photo images.

Total Time: 15 minutes

Create a Granny Circle. Stop at Round 3.

Now, in any ch space of below circle, insert hook and slip stitch and Ch3 (counts as a dc). Into the same ch space, 2dc, ch2, 3dc. This forms the first corner of our square.

Next, ch1, 3dc into next ch sp below twice.

Now its time to create our second corner. Into the next ch space, 3dc, ch 2, 3dc.granny-circle-to-square

Here is a close up of how each Granny Square Circle corner should look like. This is the most important part to figure out. You have 2 clusters of 3 dcs- one cluster for each side of the square while the ch2 forms the neat corner.


Simply repeat the first four steps, till you reach the end of the square, where you will not need to create a corner (step 4) and instead use a slip stitch to join to the top of the beginning ch 3

And that is how you create your Granny Square Circle Center design.

TIP: Count how many 3dc clusters your circle has on its outermost row. Here mine has 12 clusters. So that means that we get 12 divided by 4 (a square has 4 sides) = 3 clusters. So that means we need to create a “corner” of our square for every 3 clusters in the circle.

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And your Granny Square Circle Center block is ready and you can enjoy making these in bulk!

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Smitha Crochets granny square circle center pattern

Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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