3 Inch Solid Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

3 Inch Solid Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy.

I have wanted to work on a pixel project for a while and have had ideas, but never actually sat down to do any. The other day, I was feeling quite inspired though, and so I decided to buy myself some new yarn and get to work on a project. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what it will be, and for the free crochet pattern/s!

Until then, these little squares are great for SEVERAL different types of projects. I have a lot in mind, but if you would like to see anything specifically, drop me a line below! – Alexandra


3 Inch Solid Granny Square



  • Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Light Taupe, Brown and Ivory
  • J10/6mm Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends


DC – Double Crochet


Gauge for this project isn’t essential, as long as your squares are consistent in size. Keep in mind, smaller or larger squares will produce smaller or larger projects.

Finished Size:

3″ Square


  • Each square took me about 6 minutes to complete.
  • The beginning chain 5 counts as a double crochet plus a chain 3, and the beginning chain 2 counts as the first double crochet.
  • Join to the second chain of the beginning chain, not the first stitch.
    *You may opt to work an invisible join at the end of Round 2 – I have a photo tutorial in my Chunky Baby Beanies post; or you may opt to work a slip stitch join. If you will be using the squares as they are to embellish projects or as an applique, I would suggest a clean invisible join. I knew I’d be joining mine together so I worked a slip stitch join.


Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)

R2: Chain 2. Work (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 3x, DC into the next 2 DCs and Join. (28 DC)

Fasten Off, and Sew in Ends.

 3 Inch Solid Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern by EyeLoveKnots for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Please feel free to make and sell your own 3” Solid Granny Squares, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead. DO NOT publish photos of my process, please.


Alexandra started her crafting adventure with needlepoint on plastic canvas nine years ago, making anything she could think of from masks for school plays to pictures frames and small trinkets. Two years ago she jumped head first into crocheting and jewelry making, and her blogging journey as EyeLoveKnots, named in honor of family members affected by Retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye. You can find more information about Retinoblastoma at Eye Cancer MD. See more from Alexandra on her Facebook page, Ravelry, and Etsy shop.


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