Week 4 – Circle in a Square

So I know that it’s called a “granny square”, but sometimes I get a little tired of squares.  Maybe I want to make a circle…  So that’s what I did this week.  This week’s square starts with a circle, but ends looking like a standard granny square.

Week 4 Completed Square

Week 4 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos

I used a size I hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A & B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
tc – treble crochet

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3 (this counts as the first dc).  15 dc into the loop.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 3 (this counts as the first dc).  1 dc into the same st as the sl st from before. 2 dc in every st around.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.  Cut yarn and fasten off.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: With color B, join with a sl st to any stitch of the circle.  Ch 4 (this counts as the first tc).  (tc, 2 ch, 2 tc) in the same st as the sl st from before.  *(ch 1, skip 1 dc, 2 dc) twice, ch 1, skip 1 dc, (2 tc, 2 ch, 2 tc) into the next st* 3 times.  (ch 1, skip 1 dc, 2 dc) twice, ch 1.  Join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4.

Round 3 Join

Round 3 Join

Round 3 Corner

Round 3 Corner

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color B, sl st in next tc and into ch 2 space.  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner ch 2 space.  *3 dc in each ch 1 space to next corner. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner ch 2 space* 3 times.  3 dc in each ch 1 space to next corner.  Join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Continuing with color B, sl st in next 2 dc and into the ch 2 space.  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner ch 2 space.  *3 dc in each gap between the dc clusters in the row below to the next corner.  (This may seem awkward at first, as we have previously been placing all dc in ch spaces.  See photo below for assistance.)  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner ch 2 space* 3 times.  3 dc in each gap in row below to the next corner.  Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 5 - dc in gap

Round 5 – dc in gap

Round 5

Round 5

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

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5 thoughts on “Week 4 – Circle in a Square

  1. Help! My round 3 is screwed up…
    (ch 1, skip 1 dc, 2 dc)- this means 2 dc in one stitch right? I keep ending up with 4 dc left at the end of the round.

  2. Pingback: 2013 Crochet Along Week 4

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