Great solid Granny Square crochet patterns can be hard to come by. Ones that work up quickly, are easy to memorize, and beautiful are like finding gold! The Marigold Sky Solid Granny Square checks off all those boxes and I know you’ll love to crochet them, too!
Marigold Sky Granny Square
Small Granny Squares are some of my very favorite things to crochet, especially in the hot and humid summer months. I also love to keep a bit of yarn in my emergency crochet kit so I can whip up a square or two while waiting in line at the pharmacy, to pick up the kids from school, or while I listen to an audiobook during a much needed break in the park.
This solid granny square crochet pattern is super easy to memorize. Once you make a few, the pattern will be quick to crank out. You can use the recommended Cotlin yarn, or virtually any other yarn with the corresponding hook size.
Use these Granny Squares to make them into a bag (like the recently published Fat Bottom Bag pattern), or sew them together to make a pillow cover, a wrap for chilly evenings, or even coasters! The possibilities are endless.
Edited to add that the Marigold Sling Bag pattern has been published!
I chose to use the Cotlin yarn – a 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen blend – because of the high content of cotton. I plan to turn these into a cross body market bag (pattern coming soon!) so I wanted a nice, sturdy yarn that will not stretch overmuch.
If you are planning to assemble your squares into a blanket and will use acrylic yarn, that will work just fine! If you choose to use acrylic your squares will also turn out a bit larger than mine since Cotlin is a size 3 yarn, and most acrylic is a 4 weight, or worsted weight, yarn.
Cotlin yarn in two colors
-approx. 7 yards Color A (“Mustard Seed” pictured)
-approx. 15 yards Color B (“Surf” pictured)
Crochet hook in size D/3.25mm
Note if you use acrylic yarn and a larger hook, you will naturally use more yarn. It still shouldn’t take much though!
Finished square should be ~4” wide and tall
Pattern written using US terms.
Pop (Popcorn) = 5dc in same sp, remove hook, insert hook from front to back into the first of 5 dcs made, hook working loop, pull through, Ch-1 to close the stitch.
Chain at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch.
Do not turn throughout.
When making dc in top of pop (row 3) place in the ch-1 that closed the stitch.
Marigold Sky Granny Square Pattern:
Round 1: with Color A, Magic Circle. Ch-1, * Pop, (dc, ch-2, dc) * repeat between * * 3 more times. Join to first Pop with sl st.
Round 2: Ch-2, * Pop in between dc and Pop, Pop in between Pop and dc, (dc, ch-2, dc) in corner space * repeat between * * 3 more times. Join to first Pop with Color B.
Round 3: Ch-2, dc in top of Pop, dc in between Pops, dc in top of next Pop, dc in between Pop and next dc. (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in corner space. * Dc in between dc and next Pop, dc in top of next Pop, dc in between Pops, dc in top of next Pop, dc in between Pop and dc, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in corner space * repeat between * * 2 more times. Dc in between dc and next Pop. Join to top of first dc.
Round 4: Ch-2, dc in next 6 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in corner st. * dc in next 9 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in corner st * repeat between * * 2 more times. Dc in remaining 3 sts. Join to top of first dc.
Round 5: Ch-2, dc in next 8 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in corner st. * dc in 13 sts, (2dc, Tr, 2dc) in corner st * repeat between * * 2 more times. Dc in remaining 5 sts. Fasten off using Invisible Join. Weave in all ends.
What will you use your Marigold Sky solid granny square for? I hope you’ll share a photo of your finished project with me! Tag @HeartHookHome on social media so I can see. ♥