Crochet Perfect Granny Square (No Twisting)

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I’ve finally perfected the two-color granny square pattern! This crochet granny square pattern keeps the square from twisting, is reversible, hides the color change really well, and results in only 4 loose ends.

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Twisting Granny Square

In the past, I’ve made the mistake of using a granny square pattern that resulted in a warped square as you can see in the image below. Unfortunately, I was too far into the project when I noticed it, so I stuck with it. And although it’s a beloved blanket now, I still get a little sad that it’s not a perfect granny square.

Twisted Granny Square
If any of you watch Breaking Bad, you might recognize this blanket!

Another granny square pattern you might like is this heart granny square!

Reversible & Hidden Color Change

Granny squares are typically worked in rounds without turning, so they have a right and a wrong side. But with this pattern, both sides of the square look great! I definitely prefer the last round to be facing forward, but you can hardly tell the difference once they are seamed with other squares.

This granny square is especially reversible because of the way the color changes are hidden. It’s not a super complicated technique, but results in this perfect granny square.

Versatility

Granny squares can have so many different applications in crochet projects. You can make bags, sweaters, cardigans, and many, many other things. In my case, I decided to make a cat beanie with them. Using just 6 or 8 of these squares, I’m able to make a warm and cute cat beanie.

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Some projects that you can substitute in granny squares are this pouch pattern or these fingerless gloves.

Video Tutorial

You can follow along with my YouTube video to crochet your very own granny square with two colors! I have timestamps included to section the video and help you jump to any point you need to!

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Materials

Note: I will refer to the white yarn as color A and the green yarn as color B.

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Dimensions

12.5 centimeters wide x 12.5 centimeters tall (4.92 x 4.92 inches)

Notes and Tips

  • This pattern is written using US crochet terms
  • The chain 3 at the beginning of every round DOES count as a double crochet
  • Chain 1 every time you skip to the next chain space
  • The corner spaces have 2 chains and the side spaces have 1 chain
  • In corner spaces, dc3, ch2, dc3
  • In side spaces, dc3

Abbreviations

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

sk cl = skip a cluster

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch


Foundation

With color A, either make a magic circle or make a slipknot, ch4, and sl st to form a loop. I prefer the latter because it feels stronger.

If you have trouble with doing all the stitches in the ring for round 1, try chaining 5 instead.

Round 1

In the ring, ch3, dc2, *ch2, dc3; rep from * 2 more times, ch2, sl st (1 cl along each side of square)

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Round 2

Switch to color B, turn, (sl st, ch3, dc2) in ch2-sp, *ch1, sk cl, (dc3, ch2, ** dc3) in next ch2-sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st (2 cl along each side of square)

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Round 3

Switch to color A, turn, (sl st, ch3, dc2) in ch2-sp, *ch1, sk cl, dc3 in next ch1-sp, ch1, sk cl, (dc3, ch2, ** dc3) in next ch2-sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st (3 cl along each side of square)

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Round 4

Switch to color B, turn, (sl st, ch3, dc2) in ch2-sp, *(ch1, sk cl, dc3 in next ch1-sp) 2 times, ch1, sk cl, (dc3, ch2, ** dc3) in next ch2-sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st (4 cl along each side of square)

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Round 5

Switch to color B, turn, (sl st, ch3, dc2) in ch2-sp, *(ch1, sk cl, dc3 in next ch1-sp) 3 times, ch1, sk cl, (dc3, ch2, ** dc3) in next ch2-sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st (5 cl along each side of square)

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If you want a larger granny square, repeat the round before, but do (ch1, sk cl, dc3 in next ch1-sp) an additional time.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Now, you should have a perfect, two-toned granny square! And if you block it, it’ll look even more perfect!

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