The Solid Granny Square. Sigh. A thing of beauty. Simple to make, yet can still deliver a beautiful punch. Read on to learn how to make the solid granny square.
Beginners often learn how to make a granny square as one of their first projects. The solid granny square is a variation of the basic granny square. If you’re you’d like to learn more about a basic granny square here are the basics and here is a cute granny square baby blanket!
Now we’re going to learn how to make a solid granny square! This versatile square can be used for afghans, clothing items and, my favorite, bags! We will be using this style square in our beautiful Boho Boss Bag! YUM! Don’t you just LOVE those colors? The crocheting of this bag is easy and uses basic crochet skills. The wonderful yarn makes it pop! The details for the Boho Boss Bag including the yarn and handles can be found on this post.
Let’s get started by making the solid granny squares for the Boho Boss Bag!
Solid Granny Squares (make 24):
Note: Each finished square is approximately 4.25” in diameter. If your square turns out larger, go down a hook size. A larger square will result in a larger bag and may require additional yarn. The pattern will still turn out nicely if worked in a slightly larger or smaller size (you just might need to adjust the amount of yarn you use).
With Main Color yarn, ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. (Note: if you find this is too tight to work in, you may chain 5 instead)
R1: Ch 3 (counts as 1stdc here and throughout), then work all of the following into the ring: 2dc, ch 2, *3dc, ch2, repeat from * two more times. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the starting chain.
R2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 st, in corner work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 3 st, *in corner, work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * one more time. In last corner, work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Join to top of starting chain.
R3: Ch 3, dc in next 4 st, in corner work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 7 st, *in corner, work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 7 st. Repeat from * one more time. In last corner, work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Dc in last 2 st of row. Join to top of starting chain.
R4: Ch 3, dc in next 6 st, in corner work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 11 st, *in corner, work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 11 st. Repeat from * one more time. In last corner, work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Dc in last 4 st of row. Join to top of starting chain.
Fasten off. I like to use the invisible join method which you can find here.
Now GO FORTH and make 23 more of these babies for a total of 24 solid granny squares!
If you are loving this solid granny square style bag, you might like the Daisy Mae Bag. Both bags are made with squares but in a different number and configuration, so they are different sizes and shapes. But you can swap components.
For instance you could use the solid granny square pattern in place of the flower granny squares used in the Daisy Mae Bag. The handle style can also be swapped. So the beautiful spiral handle used in the Daisy Mae Bag can be used instead of the purchased handle for the Boho Boss Bag.
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