Learn how to crochet this **simple mitered granny square.** This granny square is a great one to have fun with the colors because these squares look great in pastels, muted, or dark colors.

## Table of contents

- Mix And Match Details
- What Is A Mitered Granny Square
- Tips For Making Granny Squares
- Skill Level
- What You Will Need
- Finished Size
- Stitches and Abbreviations Used
- Pattern Notes
- Mitered Granny Square Step-By-Step Phot Tutorial
- Finishing
- Easy Ways To Join Granny Squares Together
- More Free Crochet Patterns
- Learn To Crochet
- Stay Connected
- Printable Pattern
- Comments

## Mix And Match Details

- Yarn weight: #3 Light, with12
__WPI (wraps per inch)__ - Hook size: 5mm (H/5)
- Finished size: 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
- Number of rounds: 9
- Stitch count per side: total 23 stitches (18 stitches + 5 chain 1 spaces) and chain 2 corners

Explore other granny squares of similar sizes for potential pairings. You can search our collection of 6 inch granny squares for more options.

## What Is A Mitered Granny Square

This mitered granny square pattern showcases a small two-round granny square nestled in the corner, it is surrounded by rounds of colorful colors that are worked on two sides of the square, creating a distinctive and sophisticated mitered effect. The design is then framed with a single-color border.

## Tips For Making Granny Squares

**Tighten the starting ring** - If you have used a magic circle to start the granny square, pull it tight to close the center, and securely weave in the end to ensure it does not work itself open in the future.

**Be consistent with your tension** - Having an even stitch tension will make the square look good, and the squares will be relatively consistent in size.

**Count stitches **- Regularly count your stitches to catch mistakes early.

**Choose the right yarn **- When learning to crochet, choose a smooth, medium-weight yarn it will be easier for you to identify stitches and easier to work with.

**Block Your Squares** - Block your finished squares for a neater, more professional look.

**Weave in ends** - Weave in yarn ends as you go to save time later.

**Read patterns carefully** - When crocheting a new granny square pattern for the first time, take your time and read the pattern before starting. This will help you become aware of any new stitches or terms you may need to know before starting the pattern.

**Don't stress mistakes** - Mistakes happen, don't be afraid to undo and redo a few stitches or rounds if they happen.

**Yarn color change - **When making the color changes, pull the new color through the last two loops of the last stitch of the round - by doing this, the pattern will flow like it would when using a single color.

## Skill Level

This mitered granny square is easy to make but you will need to know how to change colors in crochet.

## What You Will Need

**Yarn **

We used a #3 Light (light worsted, DK, 8ply) yarn weight, with 12 WPI (wraps per inch) in the following colors:

- Color A - amber
- Color B - blue
- Color C - green
- Color D - sand
- Color E - cream

**Hook**

- A 5mm (H/5) hook was used to make the square.

Note - You can use other colors and yarn weights and use the hook size recommended on the yarn label.

**Notions**

- Scissors
- Yarn needle

## Finished Size

This is a medium-sized granny square that measures about 6 inches (15 cm) unblocked, using the yarn weight and hook size mentioned above.

## Stitches and Abbreviations Used

- ch - chain
- hdc - half double crochet
- dc - double crochet
- prv - previous
- sl st - slip stitch
- st/sts - stitch/stitches
- sp/sps - space/spaces
- rnd - round
- rpt - repeat
- [ ] - at the end of a round, indicates the number of stitches in that round

## Pattern Notes

US Crochet Terms

**The information in this guide refers to US crochet terms, and instructions are for the right-handed. **

- The foundation on this square is made with a chain 4 ring, however, the foundation can also be started with a magic ring.
- When making the color changes, pull the new color through the last two loops of the last stitch of the round - by doing this, the pattern will flow like it would when using a single color.
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## Mitered Granny Square Step-By-Step Phot Tutorial

The first two rounds create the square in the corner of this mitered granny square.

**Foundation, Color A - **Chain 4, slip stitch into the 1st chain to join.

**Abbreviated version**

**Foundation, color A - **Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to join.

### Round One

**Round 1 - **Chain 3 (this counts as a double crochet stitch), then make 2 double crochets into the ring, then chain 2, next * make 3 double crochets and chain 2 into the ring and repeat the instructions from * 2 more times, then make a half double crochet (this will count as a chain 2 space) into the top of the chain 3 to join. turn the work. [You should have 12 double crochets and 4 x chain 2 spaces.]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 1 - **Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc into the ring, ch2, * 3dc, ch2, rpt from * 2 more times, hdc (counts as a ch-2 sp) into the top of ch-3 to join, turn. [12dc, 4 x ch-2sps]

### Round Two

**Round 2 - **Chain 3, then make 2 double crochets into the chain 2 space, then chain 1, next make * (3 double crochets, chain 2 and 3 double crochets) into the next chain 2 space, chain 1, repeat the pattern from * 2 more times, then make 3 double crochets into the next chain 2 space, then chain 2, then make a half double crochet (which counts as chain 2) into the top of the chain 3 to join, turn the work.

[You should have 24 double crochets, and 4 x chain 1 spaces, and 4 x chain 2 spaces]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 2 - **Ch3, 2dc into the ch-2 sp, ch1, * (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into the next ch-2 sp, ch1, rpt from * 2 more times, 3dc into next ch-2 sp, ch2, hdc (counts as ch-2) in top of ch-3 to join, cut yarn and fasten off, turn. [24dc and 4 x ch-1 sps, and 4 x ch-2 sps]

### Round Three

Rounds 3 - 8 form the miter of this square and the rounds are worked on two sides of the square.

**Round 3, color B - **Chain 3 (this counts as double crochet), then make 2 double crochets in the chain 2 space, chain 1, then make 3 double crochets in the chain 1 space, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, then chain 1, then make 3 double crochets in the chain 1 space, then make 3 double crochets in the chain 2 space and turn the work. [You should have 18 double crochets and 4 x chain 1 spaces, and 1 x chain 2 space]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 3, color B - **Ch3 (counts as a dc), 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch1, 3dc in ch-1 sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, 3dc in ch-1 sp, 3dc in ch-2 sp, turn. [18dc and 4 x ch-1 sps, 1 x ch-2 sp]

### Round Four

**Round 4 - **Chain 4 (this counts as 1 double crochet and a chain 1), make (3 double crochet and chain 1) in the next 2 chain 1 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2 and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, chain 1, the make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 2 chain 1 spaces, make 1 double crochet on top of the chain 3 of the previous round, turn the work. [There should be 20 double crochets, 6 x chain 1 spaces, and 1 x chain 2 space in this round.]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 4 - **Ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), (3dc, ch1) in the next 2 ch-1 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 2 ch-1 sps, 1dc in top of ch-3 of prv rnd, turn. [20dc and 6 x ch-1 sps, and 1 x ch-2 sp]

### Round Five

**Round 5, color C - **Chain 3 (this counts as double crochet), make 2 double crochets in the same space, then chain 1, next make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 2 chain 1 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2 and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, and chain 1, then make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 2 chain 1 spaces, then make 3 double crochets in the chain 2 space, turn your work.

[You should have 24 double crochets, 6 x chain 1 spaces, and 1 x chain 2 space.]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 5, color C - **Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 2 ch-1 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 2 ch-1 sps, 3dc in ch-2 sp, turn. [24dc, 6 x ch-1 sp, 1 x ch-2 sp]

### Round Six

**Round 6 - **Chain 4 (this counts as 1 double crochet and a chain 1), make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 3 chain 1 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2, and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, then chain 1, make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 3 chain 1 spaces, then make 1 double crochet on top of the chain 3 of the previous round, turn the work. [You should have 26 double crochets, 8 x chain-1 spaces, and 1 x chain 2 spaces.]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 6 - **Ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), (3dc, ch1) in the next 3 ch-1 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 3 ch-1 sps, 1dc in top of ch-3 of prv rnd, turn. [26dc, 8 x ch-1 sps, 1 x ch-2 sp]

### Round Seven

**Round 7, color D - **Chain 3 (this counts as double crochet), make 2 double crochets in the chain 1 space, then chain 1, make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 3 chain 1 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 1 and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, then chain 1, then make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 4 chain 1 spaces, and turn the work. [You should have 30 double crochets, 8 x chain 1 spaces, and 1 x chain 2 space.]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 7, color D - **Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in ch-1 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 3 ch-1 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 4 ch-1 sps, turn. [30dc, 8 x ch-1 sps, and 1 x ch-2 sp]

### Round Eight

**Round 8 - **Chain 4 (this counts as 1 double crochet and chain 1), then make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 4 chain 1 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2, and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, then chain 1, then make (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 4 chain 1 spaces, then make 1 double crochet in top of the chain 3 of the previous round, turn the work. [You should have 32 double crochets, 10 x chain 1 spaces, and 1 x chain 2 space.]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 8 - **Ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), (3dc, ch1) in the next 4 ch-1 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) in the next 4 ch-1 sps, 1dc in top of ch-3 of prv rnd, turn. [32dc, and 10 x ch-1 sps, and 1 x ch-2 sp]

### Round Nine

Border this is worked around all four sides of the mitered square.

**Round 9 - **Chain 3 (this counts as double crochet), make 2 double crochets in the chain 1 space, then chain 1, then make * (3 double crochets and chain 1) in the next 4 chain 1 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2 and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, chain 1, repeat the pattern from * 1 more time, then make (3 double crochets and chain 1) into each of the next 4 turning chain 3 spaces, then make (3 double crochets, chain 2 and 3 double crochets) in the chain 2 space, then chain 1, and make (3 double crochets, and chain 1) into each of the next 4 turning chain 3 spaces, then make (3 double crochet and chain 2) in last corner, slip stitch in top of the chain 3 to join, chain 1, cut the yarn and fasten off. [You should have 72 double crochets, 20 x chain 1 spaces, and 4 x chain 2 spaces]

**Abbreviated version**

**Rnd 9, color E - **Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in ch-1 sp, ch1, * (3dc, ch1) in next 4 ch-1 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, rpt from * 1 more time, (3dc, ch1) into each of the next 4 turning ch-3 sps, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, (3dc, ch1) into each of the next 4 turning ch-3 sps, (3dc, ch2) in last corner, sl st in top of ch-3 to join, ch1, cut yarn and fasten off. [72dc, 20 x ch-1 sps, and 4 x ch-2 sps]

## Finishing

Use a yarn needle to weave in the loose ends and if necessary block the squares to ensure that they are of an even size and shape to make joining easier

## Easy Ways To Join Granny Squares Together

Once you have completed multiple granny squares, the next step is to join them together to create a larger project.

And there are many ways to do this, depending on the desired final product and the look you want to achieve.

### Here are a few techniques for joining granny squares:

- Whipstitch - This simple method use a needle and thread to sew the squares together. The stitches are worked through the back loops of each square, creating an invisible seam on the front.
- Single crochet join - This method involves using a single crochet stitch to join the squares together. The squares are held with the wrong sides facing each other, and the single crochet stitches are worked through the back loops of the squares to create a decorative border.
- Slip stitch join - This method involves using a slip stitch to join the squares together. The squares are held with the right sides facing each other, and the slip stitch is worked through the back loops of each square to create a decorative ridge on the front.
- Join-as-you-go - This method involves crocheting the squares together as you work on each square. This creates a continuous seam that eliminates the need to sew the squares together later.

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