Granny Square Pattern made with HDC Stitch

A Granny Square pattern for the simplest pupluar square of quadrangle art. Unusually, I use the half double crochet stitch for it.

The most common format in the world of crocheters. The Granny Square. So many great variations to keep the pretty squares to individual pieces. Almost like snowflakes, in which none looks like the other. Well, okay… perhaps not quite so many varieties, but still extraordinary. 😉

Easy made crocheting square!

Easy Granny Square pattern in a modified form. Get big differences with small changes.

I’ll show you in this post, how to crochet this easy and slightly different variation of Granny Squares. Of course, the color choice is entirely up to you and if you want to mix two or more colors. A color change can be made very easy after each round.

What I mean by a slightly different form you will see in the following two pictures. On the left the classic Granny Square and on the right my modified variation.

Classic Granny Square made with HDC.

Classy Granny Square mit leichter Abwandlung.
My variation made with HDC.

Most pattern for Granny Squares work with double crochet stitch, but I thought to myself (since I prefer HDC stitch to DC stitch): ‚Nope.‘ HDC must sometimes be in the spotlight. 😀

What do you need:

Wool by Schachenmayr „Catania Grande“. A 50g skein is 63m long and made of pure cotton. Washer-friendly at 40° C. But actually you can use any kind of wool for Granny Squares. Whether thick or thin, no matter what material … Just use your favorite wool for the following pattern.

Let’s start with the Granny Square pattern:

  • Start with a Magic Ring consisting of 2 chains like in the video.
  • 1. Round crochet in the ring: 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 3 ch, *1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 3 ch* repeat from * to * two times. End with sl st in the chain after the first sc (marked in red)
  • 2. Round: 1 sl st in the edge consisting of 3 ch. 1 ch, 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch. In every following edge *1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch*. End with a sl st in the red marked chain.
  • 3. Round and every following round: 1 st st in the edge consisting of 3 ch. 1 ch, 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch. In the space between two edges crochet *1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch,*. In the following rounds fill in one more gap between the edges. In all following edges crochet like round 2 *1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 3 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch, 1 hdc, 1 ch*. End every round with a st st in the red marked chain.

Tips for color change:

If you want to crochet the Granny Square with more than one color, then I recommend you to start each round with the new color directly in one of the 4 edges (consisting of 3 ch’s).

Soon I’ll show you what I have done out of this Granny Square. I’m looking forward to ’see‘ you soon 🙂
Until then.

Alexandra (aka ‚First Sknitter‘)

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