Saturday, May 10, 2008

Crochet Circle to Square - Granny

The idea behind turning a circle in to a square is the same for any size that you want to make. If you want to make it larger, you will make a larger circle to start with and alter the stitches to create a larger square. As you increase the size of your project, you need to remember to add increase stitches to add fullness to the outer edges of your project so it does not pull and pucker from being to tight.

Crochet Circle to Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Circle to Square

Skill Level - Easy

DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Red Heart “Classic” Knitting Yarn - Mid Brown, CAFE LATTE Red Heart Super Saver yarn worsted.

Start with Magic Circle

*NOTE: When your square is complete, make sure you pull your magic circle tight and secure it with a couple of knots. Sew your tails in. The magic circle is crocheting over the yarn so if you don't make secure knots, the tail could come out and your stitches will come apart during the a wash cycle.

Round 1: CH 2, 19 HDc in loop. Join in beg CH 2. (20 Half-Double Crochet)

Round 2: CH 2, HDC in ea ST around. Join in beg CH 2. (20 Half-Double Crochet)

Round 3: CH 2, HDC in same St. 2 HDC in EA ST around. Join in beg CH 2. (40 Half-Double Crochet) Cut yarn to change color. Make sure you sew in the tail when your square is complete.

Round 4: Attach new color to any previous HDC.(This will form the square. The next stitches will be worked across 10 stitches) CH 3, DC in same ST. DC in next, HDC in ea of the next 2 STS, SC in ea of the next 2 STS. HDC in ea of the next 2 STS, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST. *CH 2, 2 DC in next ST. DC in next, HDC in ea of the next 2 STS, SC in ea of the next 2 STS. HDC in ea of the next 2 STS, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST.* Repeat from * to * 3 times. CH 1, SC in BEG CH 3.

Round 5: CH 3, DC in same sp. DC in ea ST across. In the corner CH 2 SP, work: 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC, continue around to beginning corner space. 2 DC in space, CH 2, Join. Cut yarn and change color.

Round 6: CH 1, *3 SC in CH 2 SP. 1 SC in EA ST across* Repeat from * to * 4 times. Join in BEG SC. Sew in tails.

Crochet Circle to Square


  1. Teresa,

    I was wondering if a square can be converted into a circle. I did try doing it but I failed.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Teresa, I need your help.
    I'm trying to do a big circle in a square, but I don't know how can increase and decrease stichs to crochet a square with a 5 rows circle, begining with 19 double crochet??
    How is the formula? what are the exactly quantity of stichs that I have to crochet to transform it in a square??
    I want to do for my daugthers a quilt like de blue one in the video where the lady crocheted circles in squares and then she join them.
    Thank you

  3. Teresa, I understand what you answered me, but if you can explain me haow can i do a 5 rows circle (round by round) and how can i start with de square, 'cause i don't know how to calculate de increases and decreases, I try but the crochet turn into a triangle.


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