How to Crochet a Granny Circle

By Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence

Do you love the look of the classic granny square but need a circle for your next project? This tutorial will show you how to make a granny circle. It’s perfect for coasters, placemats, rugs or any other round item you want to crochet.

Step One:

Make a foundation chain of four stitches. Close with a slip stitch to make a ring.


Step Two:

Chain three (counts as first double crochet). Working into the center of the ring: 1 dc, [ch 1, 2 dc] 5 times, ch 1, sl st to top of chain three.


Step Three:

Chain three (counts as first double crochet). Work the following into the same ch1 space next to the chain three: 1 dc, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1.


Step Four:

Working into the next ch1 space: dc2tog, ch1,dc2tog, ch1.


Step Five:

Repeat Step Four around the round and sl st to top of chain three (created in step two) to close the round.


Step Six:

Chain three (counts as first double crochet). Work 2dc into same space (creating the first cluster of 3 dc; this is where you begin to see a pattern similar to when you crochet a granny square).

Step Seven:

Ch 1, 3 dc into next space and repeat all the way around to the end where you will sl st into the top of the first chain three to close the space.


Step Eight:

Repeat steps six and seven. There is no increase in this round.

Step Nine:

(Now there will be an increase; you can think of increases as somewhat similar to the corners in a granny square). Chain three (counts as first double crochet). Working into the same space: 2dc, ch 1, 3 dc.

Step Ten:

Working into the next space: ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, 3 dc. Repeat this all the way around to the end where you will join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3 to close the round.


Growing the Circle Bigger

If you want to keep growing your circle you will continue with two or three rows that do not have increases (in other words, repeat step eight two or three times) and then an increase row. BUT, your increase row will not be an exact repeat of steps 9 and 10. Instead, each time that you increase, you will grow the space between the double clusters by doing a single cluster between them. Remember, these are working similarly to the corners of a granny square so in each larger round you’ll need more 3dc clusters between those “corners”.

For example, in your next increase, you will Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and then working into the same space you will do 2 dc, ch 1, 3dc to create the first increase cluster (two clusters next to each other in the same space with a ch 1 separating them. Then in the next space you will do 3 dc (a normal cluster like you’d make in a granny square). Then in the next space you’d repeat the double cluster by doing 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into the space. Then you’d repeat the single cluster of 3 dc all the way around.

The next time that you wanted to increase, you would do something similar but instead you would have two single clusters of 3 dc in the two spaces between the increases. (So you would do the increase, next space would be 3 dc, next space would be 3dc, next space would be the increase, etc., all the way around.) Then the next increase round would have three single clusters of 3 dc in the three spaces between each increase.

Want to take it further? See our instructions for the Granny Ghan Motif to see how a crochet circle becomes a crochet hexagon.


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It looks amazing! I really like the handmade products like this. Thanks for great share! I think my younger sister may concern about this. she is working for a Minnesota web design firm!

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Thanks so much for the pattern/how to. I just would like to know if u have an idea of why my circle is puckering,
If u have an email I could send u a pic?
Thanks in advance

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