Perfect Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Learn how to create a seam free, single sided Crochet Granny square for perfect results every time.

The humble Granny Square is the crochet staple of Nanna's everywhere, which is how it came to be known as a 'Granny Square'. Originally it was just called a crochet square.

The Granny Square is often the very first thing we are taught when learning to crochet, so it would follow that it would be simple to have a perfect square every time and those new to crochet often get discouraged when this is not the case.

However, to get a perfect square actually requires a bit of experience, good fundamentals and advanced row starting techniques, otherwise you are left with seams, the reverse side of stitches showing every second row or even a slight spiral effect.

This granny square is made without turning your work and has a right and a wrong side.

Winter Warmer Beanie Crochet Pattern For Beginners

Winter Warmer Beanie Crochet Pattern For Beginners - multicoloured beanie

This Winter Warmer Beanie is the perfect all rounder beanie that suits everyone.

Winter Warmer Beanie crochet pattern for beginners is a good project for those that are reasonably new to crochet.  You will find links to video tutorials to help learn any stitches you are unfamiliar with. Links are highlighted in red.
An intermediate version of the Winter Warmer Beanie crochet pattern suitable for more experienced crocheters is available. The intermediate Winter Warmer Beanie crochet pattern includes invisible half double crochet stitches, invisible finish, a more advanced method of joining rounds and staggered rounds so that the crown is more circular without that hexagonal effect standard rounds have.  An Australian/UK version will also be made available shortly.  Let me know in the comments if you are waiting for this version.

Throughout the Winter Warmer Beanie crochet pattern for beginners you will find helpful information highlighted in teal italics. Helpful tip boxes can be found under the row they are most relevant to.

Winter Warmer Beanie Crochet Pattern For Beginners

United States Crochet Terms

SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet 
HDC decrease - half double crochet decrease aka: HDC two together or HDC2tog
FPHDC - front post half double crochet
BPHDC - back post half double crochet 
I promise they're easier then they sound!

Yarn - 10 ply / Aran weight
Hook - 5.5 mm hook

Need some hooks? Here's an affiliate link to a great Crochet Hooks Set!

Pattern Difficulty 

Easy

After a bit more of a challenge? Go to the intermediate Winter Warmer Beanie Crochet Pattern.

Winter Warmer Beanie Crochet Pattern Cotton Grey and White Beanie

Make a Ring to start 

Ch 4, SS to join into a ring, or if you prefer you may use a magic ring.

Row 1

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - 12 SC into the ring, SS into first SC

TIP

Work over your tail so you can pull the ring tight later or alternatively sew the tail into the ring and then pull tight. 

Row 2

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - 2 HDC into each stitch  - 24 HDC stitches -  SS into the back loop of the first HDC of the row

TIP

Use a stitch marker to mark your slip stitches and do not work a stitch into them on the next round.
Work the first stitch of each row into the same stitch you SS into.

Row 3

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 7 more times - 4 stitches in each repeat - SS into the first HDC of the row - 32 HDC stitches

TIP

Count your stitches to be sure you have 32 half double crochet stitches.

Row 4

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 7 more times - 5 stitches in each repeat- 40 HDC stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row

NB: Don't be concerned if your work no longer lays flat but has a bit of a wobble to it or curls up.

Row 5

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 9 more times - 5 stitches in each repeat - 50 HDC  stitches - SS the first HDC of the row

NB:  Row 5 is almost the same as row 4 accept the stitches are worked in a different order at the start and finish.

Row 6

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 9 more times - 6 stitches in each repeat - 60 HDC stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row

Row 7

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 9 more times - 7 stitches in each repeat - 70 HDC stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row

Row 8


Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 9 more times - 8 stitches in each repeat 80 HDC stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row

Rows 9

final increase row

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *2 HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, repeat from * 9 more times - 9 stitches in each repeat 90 HDC stitches - SS into the back loop of the first HDC of the row

Row 10 - 16

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - HDC, in each stitch until end of row - 90 HDC stitches - SS into the back loop of the first HDC of the row

Row 17

decrease row

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *HDC into the next 7 stitches, work a HDC decrease in the next stitch 
- 8 stitches in each repeat  repeat from * 9 more times, 80 stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row

Row 18

decrease row

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - *HDC into the next 6 stitches, work a HDC decrease in the next stitch repeat from * 9 more times, 
70 HDC stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row

Row 19

Ch 1 - does not count as a stitch - HDC, in each stitch until end of row - 70 HDC stitches - SS into the first HDC of the row, cut colour A and finish off

Row 20

Join colour B
HDC, in each stitch until end of row - 70 HDC stitches - SS into both loops of the first HDC of the row

NB:  It is important that there be an even number of stitches to work the ribbing so if you have deviated from the pattern adjust your stitch count accordingly. 

Ribbing
Row 21- 27

Ch2 - counts as first stitch -  *FPHDC, BPHDC, repeat from * to end of round, SS into the second Ch 1 stitch

To finish fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Winter Warmer Beanie Crochet Pattern For Beginners


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