Circle to Square Granny Crochet Bag Pattern – Circus

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How do you turn a circle into a granny square?

To turn a crochet circle into a granny square, start by using stitches of varying heights across the round.

Begin with a standard crochet circle, then strategically place taller stitches, like double or treble crochets, at the four points where you want the corners of your square to form.

This creates the necessary angles and begins to shape the circle into a square.

Fill the sides between the corners with shorter stitches, like single or half-double crochets, to even out the edges.

Now that is fun, right? Scroll down for the instructions for this circle-to-square tutorial

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Sew A Liner

You can sew a simple fabric lining in your finished bag. Not only does this prevent stretch, it also ensures your tiny items don’t escape.

Decrease Your Hook Size

Use a smaller hook size to create a tighter stitch. I used my 5 mm hook in this project with a bulky weight yarn so the stitches would be tighter

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Let’s get to the pattern, shall we? Making a Circle to Square Granny Bag

Watch the video with the full tutorial below


Stylecraft Special Chunky, 100 gr, 100% Premium Acrylic. 144 meter / 157 yards, shades: Duck Egg, Spice, Mustard Denim,Total use  of 86 grams 

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Hook: US Size (5mm) 

Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


  • 12 st X 6 rounds (4″ X 4″)


  • Each square is 7” X 7”

Stitch Key

Specialty Stitch

BloHdc – Back Loop Only Hald Double Crochet

Yarn over, Insert the crochet hook into the back loop only Pull up a loop, Yarn over, and Pull through the 3 loops on the crochet hook

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  • This pattern is written in US terminology
  • This pattern is worked in rounds
  • Ch 3 does count as st at the beginning of each round
  • Ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch
  • This pattern consists of two identical squares and a strap
  • I used multiple colors for a more vibrant style. You can choose a solid color or more.
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The circle to square

Make two Squares( change colors as you wish)

Chain 4, Slst to 1st ch to form a circle or use the magic circle method

Round 1: Ch 3, Dc 11 more st into the circle, Slst to Ch 3 to close the round (12)

Row 2: INC Ch 3 (counts as st), dc 1 in same st, dc 2 in next st and around to end of the round, Slst to Ch 3 to close the round (24)

Row 3: INC Ch 3 (counts as st), *[dc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st]* and around, finish with dc 2 in last st, Slst to Ch 3 to close the round (36)

Here I changed colors: to do so, secure your yarn weave in ends and cut the yarn.

Introduce the next color in any stitch

Round 4: Ch3 (counts as st), dc 1 in same st, ch 1 dc 2 in next st, ( this is our 1st corner for the square), *hdc 1 in next 2 st, sc 1 in next 3 st, dc 2 

in next st, ch 1 dc 2 in next st ( second corner), repeat from * make a 3rd corner and finish  by Slst to ch3 from the beginning

You sound have 7 stitches between corners and a square shape

Round 5: Slst to ch 1 space, (dc 2+ch 2+dc2) in ch1 space (1st corner), dc 1 in each st to next Ch 1 space, (11 st), (dc 2+ch 2+dc2) in ch1 space, 2nd corner, repeat  to close the square, Slst to ch3 from the beginning

Round 6: Slst to ch 1 space, (dc 2+ch 2+dc2) in ch1 space (1st corner), dc 1 in each st to next Ch 1 space, (15 st), (dc 2+ch 2+dc2) in ch1 space, 2nd corner, repeat  to close the square, Slst to ch3 from the beginning

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The Strap

Ch 5

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 1 in next 3 ch, turn (4)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), BlHdc 1 in 1st st from hook, BloHdc 1 in next 3 st, turn (4)

Repeat row 2 as long as you wish your strap to be. I made 56 repeats


Using a 4 mm hook and single crochet stitches, join the strap to the squares, insert your hook on both right sides of the square and the strap, pull through, yo, and pull through both loops. 

Join 3 sides of the squares to leave one side open. Watch this video


Secure the yarn, weave in the ends, and cut the yarn.

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