Crochet Pattern: Circle and Popcorn Granny Square

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square free crochet pattern by Underground CrafterIt’s no secret that I love crocheting granny squares! I make granny squares for “mindless” crochet at night with the tv on, or for making gifts, or for charity projects.

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the samples was generously provided by Lion Brand.

But I do like to mix things up a bit. (Don’t worry if you prefer the “traditional” granny square. Just check out my Mod 9-Patch Blanket, a free blanket pattern using the classic granny, instead!)

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square, free 6" # crochet square pattern by @ucrafter
Version B in Lion Brand Heartland in 109 Olympic (CA) and 105 Glacier Bay (CB).

Today’s free crochet pattern adds a little spice to your granny square by including some shape changes (from a circle to a square) and some texture (with popcorn stitches).

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square, free 6" # crochet square pattern by @ucrafter

I made two versions. Version A (at left) is great for adding a variety of colors or using up yarn scraps. Version B (at right) is easy to add to a planned blanket with just a few colors.

I’ve rated this pattern as intermediate because it uses popcorns, but most adventurous beginners can make it!

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Circle with Popcorn Granny Square

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Add some texture to your next granny square with the popcorn stitch!

 

Finished Size

  • 6” (15 cm) square.

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Materials

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Gauge

  • 6” (15 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet (see Special Stitches)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn (see Special Stitches)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitches

  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. Sk st behind FPdc. (A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.)
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn – Dc 5 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first dc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Square is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing.
  • Version A is crocheted using CA for chain, Rnd 1, and Rnd 2; CB for Rnd 3; CC for Rnd 4; CD for Rnd 5; and CE for Rnd 6.
  • Version B is crocheted using CA for chain, Rnd 1, Rnd 2, Rnd 4, and Rnd 6; and CB for Rnd 3 and Rnd 5.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of first ch 3. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Starting in first st, *FPdc around next, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc, fasten off. (12 sts + 12 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Join next color with sl st to BL of any FPdc, ch 3, dcBL in same st, pop in next ch-1 sp, *(2 dcBL in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp) twice,** 2 dcBL in next st, pop in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Join next color with sl st to st to right of any pop (or, if you’re a leftie, join next color to st to left of any pop), (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, ch 2, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, *dc, hdc, sc in next 2 sts, hdc, dc,** 3 dc in next st, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (48 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Join next color with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same sp, *(sk 3 sts, 3 dc between next 2 sts, ch 1) twice,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (48 sts + 12 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Join next color with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same sp, *[(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp] 3 times,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, fasten off. (60 sts + 12 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)


Yarn

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/07/22/free-pattern-circle-and-popcorn-granny-square. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Circle with Popcorn Granny Square, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice or Heartland yarn

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