Learn how to crochet the Mitered Granny Square. Among many crochet squares and techniques, the mitered granny square stands out as a classic and timeless design. The mitered granny square is a very versatile pattern, perfect for kids’ blankets, afghans, cushions and other decorative projects.

A mitered granny square is based on the traditional granny squares but has a diagonal construction. Both squares start with a square, but in mitered granny, Instead of working in rounds, we will continue working only on 2 sides of the square. The pattern is easy to learn and grows quickly by simply repeating  2-rows.

 

Due to its interesting layout, the mitered granny square is a very playful pattern which gives lots of opportunities to play with color changes and gradients, from sweet baby blankets to optical illusion geometric patterns.   

What will I learn?

 

In this blog, you will learn how to crochet a mitered granny square with my free pattern and photo tutorial. We will go through all the stitches needed to make this square, so you can start with this pattern even if you have never crocheted before!

Mitered Granny Square Free Pattern pin

Materials you will need:

Yarn ( feel free to use any yarn you want! I this tutorial,  I am using Lily Sugar’n Cream -a worsted weight yarn) 

Crochet hook – H/8 5mm or size suggested on your yarn label 

Scissors

 

Yarn or tapestry needle

 

 

Terms and Abbreviations:

St(s) = Stitch (es)

Ch=  Chain stitch = made by yarn over and pull through.

Sl St = Slip Stitch = insert the hook in the required spot, yarn over, pull through both loops on the hook.

Dc  = Double Crochet = yarn over, insert into required stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop.  Now you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Pattern notes

(…)  Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.

*…  Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.

The pattern is written in US terms. If you are British, replace double crochet stitches with treble crochets.

Mitered Granny Square Pattern

Foundation:

  1. Make a slip knot. 
  2. Ch 4.
  3. Insert the hook into the 4th chain from the hook (it will be the first chain just after the slip knot). Yarn over and pull loops on the hook through – (you just made a sl st closing the foundation ring.

TIP: Instead of using a foundation chain, you could use a magic ring.

mitered granny row 1

First row:

  1. Start with ch 3 (it will count as our first dc).
  2. All the next dc stitches will be made into the foundation chain:  2 dc, ch 2. (3 dc, ch 2) *repeat 3 times. 
  3. Insert the hook into the 3rd chain of ch-3 from the start of this round. Sl st.

  4. Sl st twice into the following chains to move to the 2-ch space.
mitered granny row 2

Second row:

  1.  Ch 3. Make 2 dc into ch-2  (corner) space.
  2.  Ch 3 and make 3 dc into the 2-ch space. 

  3.  (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next 2-ch space. * Repeat 2 times.

  4. Sp st into the 3rd ch of ch 3 from the beginning of the round.

3rd row:

  1. Join yarn color B by sl st. Ch 3. 
  2. 2 dc into the same space. 
  3. 3 dc into the next space in between 3 dc from the previous round. 
  4. 3 dc, Ch 3, 3 dc  in the corner.
  5. 3 dc into the next 2 spaces.
mitered granny row 4

4rd row:

  1.  Ch 3. Turn your square into the other side.
  2. 3 dc into each of the 5 spaces, except the corner, where we will make 3dc, ch3, 3dc.
  3. dc into the top chain of the last dc. Join Color C by sl st.
mitered granny row 4

5rd row:

1. Ch 3. 2 dc into the same space. 

2. 3 dc into each space, except the corner, where we will make 3dc, ch3, 3dc.

6rd row:

  1.  Ch 3. 3 dc into the next space.
  2.  3 dc into each space, except the corner, where we will make 3dc, ch3, 3dc.
  3. dc into the top chain of the last dc. Join Color D by sl st.

7th row – border:

  1.  Ch 3. 3 dc into the corner space, ch 3, 3 dc into the same space.
  2.  Continue around 4-sides of the square by making 3 dc into each space, except the corner, where we will make 3dc, ch3, 3dc.
  3. Join by sl st with the top of ch 3.

 

Here is how the finished square looks like:

mitered granny square border

 

Learn how to make a SOLID GRANNY SQUARE with my easy tutorial or pin this post for later:

mitered granny square
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