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Mitered Granny Square

2020-08-02 | 07:00:00

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Since 2014, the 15th August has been Granny Square day. Let’s face it, this iconic little square DEFINITELY deserves more than just one day. So, at Bella Coco Crochet, August is becoming Granny Square month. I’ll be sharing videos, patterns and round-ups all dedicated to the hard working crochet square. I can’t wait! I’m kicking off Granny Square month with the mighty mitered granny square. Play with perspectives in pastels with this fun little square and create a beautiful blanket or cute cushion.

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Need some help with the granny square? Try these:

Ready to start your own Mitered Granny Square? Let’s go!


Yarn: Paintbox Simply Aran, I used Paper White (200), Candyfloss Pink (249), Dusty Rose (241) and Misty Grey (203)

Hook: 4mm or size required for gauge

Darning needle

When I say a Granny Square is versatile…I’m not joking. Check out some AMAZING uses of the humble little crochet square in my blog post, 5 Ways To Use Granny Squares.



This pattern is written in UK terms.


Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.

Stitch(es) (st/s)

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Love the different styles of Granny Square? Grab more of them here, 5 Granny Squares You Need To Try NOW!


Chain 3, join with a ss into 1st ch to make a circle. Alternatively, you could use a magic circle.

Round 1 (RS): Using Colour A. Ch 3 (Counts as tr here and throughout). Working into the centre circle, work 2 tr, ch 2. (3 tr, ch 2) three times. Join to the top of ch-3 with a ss. Turn.

Round 2 (WS): Ch 3, 2 tr into ch-2 sp, ch1 *(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1) into next ch-2 sp; repeat from * two more times. 3 tr, ch 2 into next ch-2 sp. Join to top of ch-3 with a ss. Tie off.

Mitre Row 1 (RS): Join Colour B into any corner sp with right side facing. Ch 3, 2 tr into same ch-2 sp. Ch 1, (3 tr, ch 1) into next ch-1 sp. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1) into ch-2 corner sp. (3 tr, ch 1) in next ch-sp, 3 tr in next corner sp. Turn.

Mitre Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr plus ch 1), (3 tr, ch 1) into each ch-sp to corner. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1) into ch-2 corner sp. (3 tr, ch 1) into next 2 ch-sps. Tr in top of ch-3 from previous row. Tie off. Turn.

Mitre Row 3 (RS): Join Colour C into end ch-sp from previous row. Ch 3, 2 tr in same sp, ch 1. (3 tr, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp to ch-2 corner sp. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1) into ch-2 corner sp. (3 tr, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp to end of mitre row, 3 tr in ch-4 sp. Turn.

Mitre Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr plus ch 1), (3 tr, ch 1) into each ch-1 sp to next ch-2 corner sp. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1) into ch-2 corner sp. (3 tr, ch 1) into each ch-1 sp to end of mitre row. Tr into top of ch-3 from previous row. Tie off.

Continue to repeat Mitre rows 3-4 changing colours every 2 rounds if you wish to make your square bigger.

Border Round: With right side facing. Attach Colour D into any corner space. Ch 3, 2 tr, in same sp. Ch1, *(3 tr, ch 1) into each ch-1 sp to ch-2 corner sp, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 1) into ch-2 corner sp. Repeat from * around working 3 tr in beginning corner sp, ch 2, join in top of ch-3 with a ss. Tie off.

Sew in ends.


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  • AMY
    August 11, 2020 at 6:43 pm


    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Amy this is a very difficult question to answer as it really depends on what yarn you are using, the size of your crochet hook and your tension 🙂

  • Rebecca R
    September 13, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I was unable to find where the link is for attaching the ‘Mitered Granny Squares’. Would you please share this link with me. Your tutorials are very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing your patterns with all of us.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 15, 2020 at 7:45 am

      Hi Rebecca You are very welcome, here is the link:- 🙂

      • Carrie
        January 17, 2021 at 6:55 pm

        I still can’t find the video on how to attach these squares. The link above is for making the squares. Thanks for your help.

        • BellaCocoTeam
          January 25, 2021 at 2:21 pm

          Hi Carrie So sorry for the late reply, I have several video on how to join granny squares, if you search on youtube bella coco how to join granny squares you will get a list of my tutorials which you can then have a look through to see which one will suit you best 🙂

  • Dawn A Ewing
    December 30, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Can you use a cake yarn for this granny square pattern.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 6, 2022 at 11:35 am

      Yes absolutely; you will be able to create some really good effects by using a gradient cake for example


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