Circle in a Granny Square Motif
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2014.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- 5 colors of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton, Approx 21 yds total – each motif
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Darning needle
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Gauge and Sizing
The finished motif using a worsted weight (#4) yarn and a 5 mm hook is a 4.5″ square. Please note that sizing may vary slightly based on your yarn choice and crocheting style.
- Ch – chain
- Sc – single crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Tc – treble crochet
- Slst – slip stitch
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
This pattern is worked in the round starting at the center of the motif outward. The pattern and video tutorial suggests that you chain colors each round, but this is not a requirement. You can get as creative as you want with the color choices!
So what can you make with motifs? The answer is simple, just about anything! Here is a list I’ve compiled to give you some creative inspiration:
- Baby blankets and afghans (Check out my beautiful scrapghan made using motifs!)
- Purses/Handbags (Check out my granny square tote!)
- Cup Cozies
- Sunglasses Case
- Hat brim accents
- Pillows (Check out my Retro Granny Square Pillow!)
- Stuffed Animals
- Table Runners
This is really only a glimpse of what you can do with crochet motif patterns. Let’s check out the Circle in a Square Motif. It creates even more visual interest by incorporating a circle into the traditional granny square. You can really play with color with this crochet motif pattern!
This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed video on YouTube.
Round 1: Color A: Ch 3. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc into the center of the ring and Ch 2. *Dc 2, Ch 2* into the center of the ring and repeat at * 4 more times. Join with a slst. (6 groups of 2 Dc and 2 Ch) Optional: Bind off color A
Round 2: Color B: Bind on at any Ch 1 space and Ch 3. Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc in the same space. *In the next ch 1 space, 2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc, Ch 2*. Repeat from * for every Ch 1 space. Join with a slst. (6 groups of 2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc) Optional: Bind off Color B
Round 3: Color C: Bind on at any Ch 2 space and Ch 3. Dc 2 more times into the same space and Ch 2. *In the next ch 2 space, 3 Dc, Ch 2*. Repeat from * for every Ch 2 space. Join with a slst. (12 groups of 3 Dc) Optional: Bind off Color C
Round 4: Color D: Bind on at any Ch 2 space and Ch 3. 2 Dc into the same space. In the next ch 2 space, 3 Tc, Ch 2, 3 Tc. In the next two ch 2 spaces, 3 Dc. In the next ch 2 space, 3 Tc, Ch 2, 3 Tc. In the next two ch 2 spaces, 3 Dc. In the next ch 2 space, 3 Tc, Ch 2, 3 Tc. In the next two ch 2 spaces, 3 Dc. In the next ch 2 space, 3 Tc, Ch 2, 3 Tc. In the last ch 2 space, 3 Dc. Join with a slst. (4 courners and 8 groups of 3 Dc) Optional: Bind off Color D
Round 5: Color E: Bind on at any stitch and Ch 1. Sc in every stitch including the space in between the groups of 3 Dc. When you reach a corner, 2 Sc, Ch 2, 2 Sc. Complete the round for a total of 76 Sc stitches. At end of round, join with a slst. Bind off and weave in your ends.