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Circle To Square Granny Square Blanket Pattern

The circle to square granny square blanket is a modern take on the classic granny square blanket!  This pattern is a must try!  Purchase the complete ad-free printable Circle to Square Granny Square Blanket pattern PDF here.

Circle to Square Granny Blanket

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You might remember a few weeks back I shared the photo tutorial and pattern for how to make the Circle to Square Granny Square and now I have FINALLY whipped up the blanket.

This pattern makes a throw blanket that is approximately 36 inches wide by 66 inches tall, and is the perfect size for a throw/lap wrap.  The blanket can be easily made larger or smaller by simply making more or less squares.

Do you think you’ll give this pattern a try?  Let me know in the comments below!

Circle to Square Granny Blanket

Without further ado, let’s dive into the pattern!

Purchase the complete ad-free printable Circle to Square Granny Square Blanket pattern PDF here.

Circle to Square Granny Square Blanket



  • 36 inches wide by 66 inches tall

Making the squares

The photo tutorial and pattern for the squares can be found here.  Create 60 squares.  Weave in all ends.

Each square measures out to be approximately 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches.  Wet block by shaping your squares to your average size square. (Be sure you don’t skip this step!  This helps your blanket join together more evenly, and it will look like a million bucks when you’re done!)

Joining the squares

Below is the color graph I used for my blanket, but feel free to get creative!

Circle to Square Granny Square Graph

Once your blocked squares have dried, lay them out as shown in the grid above.

Join squares by putting back sides together and lining up your stitches.  Join by single crocheting.  (The seam should be on the front of your work.)


To make your squares line up evenly, join all horizontal squares first, and then join all the vertical squares (these can be switched around – the important take away here is to pick either horizontal or vertical first and finish one direction’s joins before joining in the other direction!)

Blanket Border

After joining, you will be creating a border with hdc’s.

Round 1: Starting in a corner, ch 2 (ch 2 does not count as a stitch), make 5 hdc, hdc in each stitch around the blanket, making 5 hdc’s in each of the remaining corners, join with the 1st stitch of the round using slip stitch.

Round 2: ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), hdc in each stitch around the blanket, making 3 hdc’s in each center corner stitch.  Join with the first stitch of the round using slip stitch.

Cut yarn, and weave in all ends.


**For more tips and tricks on this pattern, check out this new post here!

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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! It’s so striking even though in essence it’s pretty simple 🙂

    I am just learning to crochet (will be 3 weeks on Friday) but I am addicted and loooooooving it! This is one of those I won’t book to do later, as soon as I’ve finished the projects I am currently on, I will undertake this beauty! I will have to sub the wool choices though

    Thank you for this pattern! Regards from South Africa

  2. I started mine last night I have 24 squares done so far…woo this is fun though. Thank you for.this free pattern it’s beautiful

  3. I love spots and dots so definately feel dotty enough (lol) to make this rug especially since I have lots of scraps. Just need to buy the main colour to bring it all together

  4. Hi Brittnay! This will be my next project the Big Twist Value yarn is no longer available from JoAnns would other options from their line be comparable (ie big twist Sincerely). Thanks!
    – Christina

    1. Hi Christina! This yarn is still available at my local JoAnn store, but you could you use any worsted weight acrylic yarn for this. (Red Heart Yarn would be a very similar substitute and can be found at Walmart, Michaels, AC Moore, JoAnn’s and possibly other stores.)

  5. Love this pattern. My son saw it while I was scrolling through Pinterest. We were looking for ideas for a full size afghan for his bed. I’m using Premier yarns Everyday Worsted and have made 9 of 143 squares so far. I’d love to send you a picture once its finished so you can see the colors we used. Is there an email I can send it to?

    1. Hi Meaghan! I’m so glad you are enjoying the pattern!! Your afghan is going to be a beautiful work of art when you are done! And yes, I would love to see it!! My email is [email protected]

      Also, are you on instagram?? If so, I’d love to be friends! Tag me @justbecraftyblog and use the #justbecrafty so I can see your work! Happy crocheting to you!! 😀

  6. I scanned down to were the messages stopped and mine are not there. Are you one of these people that if they do not like a post you delete it. I am not impressed. You need to double check your pattern. STILL CAN NOT DO IT YOUR WAY.

    1. HI Sheila, please see my response below. I hope this helps.

      I have 3 blog posts that discuss this project. Please see below.

      1. Circle to Square Granny Square Tutorial – This post features a photo tutorial of the squares. https://justbcrafty.com/2017/04/circle-to-square-granny-square-tutorial.html
      2. Circle to Square Granny Square Blanket Pattern – In this post I talk about joining method and show a schematic of my squares. https://justbcrafty.com/2017/09/circle-to-square-granny-square-blanket-pattern.html
      3. Circle to Square Granny Square Video Tutorial – In this post I walk the reader through step by step how to make a square in VIDEO form. I also talk about other tips and tricks with this project. https://justbcrafty.com/2019/03/circle-to-square-granny-square-new-video-tutorial.html

      I have not deleted any of your comments, though I do reserve the right to remove comments that do not fit within my policy. My policies can be read about here (https://justbcrafty.com/disclosure.). Your comments were left on posts 1 and 2 (referenced above).

      I truly want to help! In one of your last comments on post #1 you indicated you had completed some squares. Where exactly are you having an issue? This pattern has been replicated by many others and is correct as written. Have you followed the photo tutorial as written? Have you followed the video tutorial? Please let me know exactly where you are having an issue so that I can help.

    1. Hi Rhonda! I crocheted through both loops but you could totally do just the front loops. Either way would work well!

  7. Thanks for the great, easy-to-follow pattern. I’m not sure how to post a picture comment (if you can) but I made a Christmas themed blanket by drawing myself out a pattern and making a variety of squares varying the outside and inside colors of each! It turned out awesome and will be a great gift for someone!

    1. Oh that sounds lovely!! If you are on Instagram, share by tagging me @justbecraftyblog and using the hashtag #justbecrafty or feel free to send me via email! [email protected] I’d love for you to share with me! 🙂

      Happy Crocheting!

  8. Hello, I have done all 60 squares and joined them. this is gorgeous. I am just confused about the borders with 3 HDC in the center….I do not really get it.

  9. Hello ! I am at the end of making this blanket but so confused with this pattern. I cannot visualise it. what do you mean by center corner ?

    ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), hdc in each stitch around the blanket, making 3 hdc’s in each center corner stitch. Join with the first stitch of the round using slip stitch.

    1. Hi Eva! For Round 1 of the blanket border, you’ll be making 5 half double crochets in each of your blankets 4 corners.

      For round 2, once you get to each corner you should see 5 stitches from the row below. You’ll be making 3 half double crochets in the center stitch of that 5 hdc corner from the row 1. So this would be the 3rd stitch in, out of the 5 hdc’s created in each corner from the previous row.

      I hope this helps! This is just to keep your corners from curling inward so that your blanket lays nice and flat.

  10. Thanks for the colorful idea. Since I am in pandemic quarantine, I am going to start on this afghan for myself.
    I am going to use the colors of the rainbow as this will cheer me every time I look at it. People are using rainbows in their windows to cheer up everyone that looks at them.
    So again, thanks for sharing this pattern and be safe, please.

  11. This is so much fun and the squares crochet up very quickly. I can’t wait to finish mine. Thanks for producing such great and easy to follow tutorials

  12. Hi there. Extremely well written pattern. I have now made several squares. I am an extremely experienced knitter and crocheter (40+ years). I am encountering an inaccuracy with the last round stitch count. If each edge contains 15 dc, x4 edges, that comes to 60dc. Add in the 4dc in each corner (4dc x 4 corners = 16dc). Total stitch count the way I add it up is 76 dc, not 72 as stated. Have I misinterpreted something?

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