Stitch Up a Granny Square with Heart

If you absolutely LOVE granny squares, here's how to prove it: start every square with a heart. You'll finish your square with traditional granny rounds, which means you can easily mix and match this square with other motifs.

Granny Square with Heart

Level: Easy

What You Need

Pro Tip

You can use any yarn and hook to make these squares, just remember that the weight of your yarn and size of your hook will change the finished size of your square.



Round 1

Chain 4.

Work all of the following stitches into the fourth ch from hook:
3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 4 tr.

Fasten off and weave in ends .

Round 2

Join the new color of yarn in the top of the ch 4 stitch that began round 1.

Working into same stitch: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (first corner made).

Ch 3, skip the next 5 sts, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (second corner made).

Ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (third corner made).

Ch 3, skip the next 5 sts, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (final corner made).

Ch 3, and sl st to top of first ch 3 to close round.

Fasten off and weave in ends .

Round 3 and Beyond

From here on out, you're working traditional granny rounds. Follow the instructions below, just adding an additional ch 1, 3 dc between each corner as you add more rounds.

Join new color of yarn in any ch-3 corner space from Round 2.

Working in that same space: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc (first corner made), [(ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, (ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of first ch-3 to close round.

Find Your Next Project

Can't get enough granny squares? We know how you feel. Try out a few more squares then join them all together for a wild-and-crazy mish-mash blanket.

A few subtle changes in the center of this square can make a dramatic impact: swap out your double crochets for triples, and work clusters of two instead of three.
We're bringing a dose of flower power to the basic granny square. By changing up the center before breaking into the traditional square motif, you'll make a granny, that's fresh, fab, and floral.
Show of hands: Anyone have a pile of random granny squares just sitting around? Thought so. Time for a stash-busting project!
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