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  • Writer's pictureJacquelyn Zunic

Pocket Grannies Crochet Pattern

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

There's nothing quite like a granny square. This classic crochet motif has a ton of different ways to work it up, all of which have their own merits and uses. I think there's as many ways to make a granny square as there are crocheters. For this teensy tiny project, I've had the most success with the instructions I've listed below.

Pocket Grannies Ornament Layout

Pocket grannies are a super fun project that works up quickly and is too adorable to handle. I love working up bunches of them and using them for larger projects. Great to use up floss scraps from embroidery projects! I like to use this to make mini flowers, so I chose yellow, white, and green to mimic a daisy.

Dale Gribble of King of the Hill throwing pocket grannies

I call them pocket grannies because they’re pocket-sized! The name may have a strong influence from Dale Gribble's Pocket Sand defense.

Y'all know I had to make a gif of that, not sure when it'll come in handy, but it exists.

Skill Level


Not too hard, but requires working with small, somewhat finicky stitch structures, and very basic color work.

Abbreviations (U.S. Terms)

ch: chain

st: stitch

sl st: slip stitch

sp: space

dc: double crochet

RS: right side

Rnd: round

Tools and Materials

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Final Size

1.5" H x 1.5" W

Technical Notes and Gauge

Worked in joined rounds, RS always facing. Rounds are worked in the spaces created by the chain stitches, not into the previous rounds’ stitches themselves.

Upon fastening first color, project measures 0.625".

Pocket Grannies Pattern Layout

The Pattern

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ch 4 in color A, sl st into first ch to form ring

Rnd 1 (color A): ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; sl st into beg ch 3 using color B — break yarn color A

1 row of a granny square
End of Round 1

Pocket Granny

Rnd 2 (color B): ch 3, 2 dc in same corner; (move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) 3 times; move to last corner, 3 dc, ch 2; sl st into beg ch 3 using color C — break yarn color B

2 rounds of a granny square
End of Round 2

Rnd 3 (color C): ch 4, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1; (move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, move to next sp, 3 dc, ch 1) 3 times; move to next corner, 3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc; sl st into third ch of beg ch 4 using color C, break yarn color C

3 rounds of a granny square
End of Round 3


Weave in ends. Block.


What to Make

As I release patterns that contain Pocket Grannies, I'll link them here so you can make larger projects!

What's Next

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✌ jcq

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