How To Crochet a Pentagon Granny Square

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Want to learn the pentagon granny square? This is the place to be, because you have found a great step-by-step pentagon granny square tutorial.

In this tutorial you will learn how to crochet a pentagon granny square.

This pentagon granny square pattern is perfect if you need an alternative shape to the traditional granny square and enjoy everything related to granny squares.

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Crochet A Beautiful Pentagon Granny Square

The pentagon-shaped granny square is a great granny square shape as an alternative to the classic granny.

The only difference between the pentagon granny square and the regular is the extra corner.

Learn this amazing granny stitch with this pentagon granny tutorial.

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Materials & Tools For Granny Squares

To crochet granny squares and granny square shapes, you can use any size/mm crochet hook and yarn.

You can use any yarn fiber, like cotton, wool or acrylic yarn.

However, it’s most common to use either 3 light yarn (dk weight yarn) or 4 medium weight yarn (aran or worsted weight yarn).

Here are a couple of yarns I’d recommend to crochet granny squares:

These two yarns come in many beautiful colors & work for a range of granny square patterns.

Next, you’ll need a crochet hook that matches the yarn weight & a granny square blocking board is helpful when you block the finished pieces.

Best Tips for Crocheting Granny Squares

There are several factors that can help you have success when crocheting granny squares.

  1. Count stitches: Make sure you got each round right by counting stitches after finishing one round or side of the granny square.
  2. Weave in yarn tails as you crochet: Don’t leave weaving in yarn tails until you finish crocheting all your granny squares. Make a habit of weaving them in before you crochet another granny square, which will make weaving in ends less overwhelming.
  3. Use colors that contrasts well with each other. This will give you an overall more stunning look.
  4. Block your granny squares: Make sure you get a professional finish by blocking your granny squares.

How To Crochet a Pentagon Granny Square Pin

How To Crochet a Pentagon Granny Square

Janne Kleivset Janne Kleivset
Learn how to crochet a pentagon granny square with this step by step photo tutorial. Use the pentagon granny square as a separate project or combine more to create creative crochet projects like a pentagon crochet ball, use your imagination to make something unique.
Cost $2
Total Time 15 minutes
Gauge NA
Sizes Depends on your crochet hook size, yarn & how many rounds you crochet

Skill Level

Easy

Materials

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.
Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Instructions

  • Ch 3, counts as 1st double crochet + base chain.
    Round 1: dc 2 in 3rd ch from hook (base ch), *ch 1, 3 dc in base ch*, repeat from *to* 3 times, ch 1, sl st in 1st st (=20 st).
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  • Note:
    To change color: Fasten off, cut yarn, and make slip knot with new color.
    Continue with same color: sl st loosely in next ch-space and ch 2 (counting as the first dc on next round.
    Do the same for all following rounds.
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  • Round 2: *dc 3 in next ch-1-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in same corner ch-1-sp, ch 1*, rep from *to* 4 times, sl st in 1st st (= 45 st).
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  • Round 3: *dc 3 in next corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in same corner ch-2-sp, ch 1, dc 3 in next ch-1-sp, ch 1*, rep from *to* 4 times, sl st in 1st st (= 65 st).
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  • Round 4: *dc 3 in next corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in same corner ch-2-sp, ch 1, dc 3 in next ch-1-sp, ch 1, dc 3 in next ch-1-sp, ch 1*, rep from *to* 4 times, sl st in 1st st (= 85 st).
    If you want to make a bigger granny pentagon continue increasing stitches each round, by working "3 dc + ch 1" into the extra chain space on each edge made on the previous round.
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  • Fasten off and weave in ends with a yarn needle.
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Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terms (learn how to change to UK terms).
  • The crochet pentagon granny square is crocheted in rounds with the right side facing at all times.
  • This crochet granny square shape can be crocheted with any crochet hook size and yarn. 
  • Use it as a full project itself, or make many for a combined crochet project.

Pentagon Granny Square Project Ideas

The granny pentagon pattern can be used in many crochet projects. While it’s not as popular as the regular granny square or granny hexagon, it’s still a fun crochet project to make.

On thing to note is that it’s not possible to join the pentagon-shaped granny squares together to form a blanket, as the shapes will not line up.

However, if you line the pentagon motif edges up, you will be able to join multiple together to create a ball.

How to Join Granny Square Shapes Together

After learning to crochet this granny square shape, you of course need a way to join them together. There are several great ways to join granny squares together. But I’ll share 2 of the most common with you!

Whip Stitch

  1. The whip stitch uses yarn and needle.
  2. To whip stitch granny squares together, align the stitches of two granny squares with the right side facing against each other.
  3. With a needle, work through each of the aligned stitches with the yarn and needle

Whip Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Flat Slip Stitch Join

The flat slip stitch join creates a beautiful slip stitch seam between each of the granny squares.

  1. Make a slip knot and place it on the crochet hook.
  2. Line up two granny squares with the right side facing.
  3. Insert hook through the back loops of corner stitches on each square and slip stitch.
  4. Continue repeating for each stitch along the edge of the granny squares.

Flat Slip Stitch Join Tutorial

More Granny Square Shapes

Now that you have learned this granny square shape, you may want to explore a few more:

  1. Triangle Granny Square
  2. Square Granny Square
  3. Rectangle Granny Square
  4. Hexagon Granny Square
  5. Octagon Granny Square
  6. Granny Circle
  7. Granny Star
  8. Heart Granny Square
Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

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Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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