Granny Square Spinning Dress – Free Crochet Pattern


This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to crochet a spinning skirt dress using Granny squares and double crochets.

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Granny Square Spinning Dress – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this Granny Square Spinning Dress project you will need:

HOOK: 3 mm, size 11 for the UK, or size D for the US

YARN: 3 ply for the US , 10 ply for AU


The type of yarn I used was microfiber Acrylic. It’s a softer yarn. 


100 grams / 3.5. oz

260 meters / 284 yards


My daughter is about a size 12 which is a size 15 in the US


I used 4 colors. 1 of those colors needs to be chosen as the main color. For my dress I chose Red. The 4 colors I chose were Red, Pink, White and Yellow.

Since you will be picking your own colors I am going just tell you when to CHANGE COLORS in the pattern.


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Using each color as the border, I would mix the colors in the center. I got 6 different granny squares for each border color as seen in this picture. You will need to make a total of 42 grannies.


Ch = chain

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

beg st = beginning stitch

sts = stitches

( ) repeat what is in brackets # of times told





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To Start

ch 4 and sl st in beg st.


Round 1

Ch 3, work two more dc’s inside the ring, *(ch 2, then work 3 more dc’s into the ring)* repeat this 2 more times. After the last set of 3 dc’s, only ch 1 instead of 2 and sl st into top of beginning ch 3. This sl st counts as second chain. This is why you only chained one at end or row. You should have you 4 spaces.



Ch 3, work two more dc’s into this corner space. (ch 2 and working in the next corner space put DC 3, ch 2, DC 3 all worked in the same space. ) repeat 2 more times, which brings you up to your beginning corner. DC into this last space ch 1 and sl st into beginning ch 3.



Ch 3, work two more dc’s into this corner space. (Ch 1 and dc 3 into middle space, ch 1 and working in next corner DC 3. ch 2. DC 3. ) repeat 2 more times, which brings you up to your beginning corner. DC into this last space ch 1 and sl st into beginning ch 3. Cut your yarn leaving a long tail to work in with a tapestry needle. Do not take the short cut and try to crochet over your tails. Take the time to do it right or you’ll regret it later.





To connect the granny squares, you will be using the back loops only. Make sure you have the right side (or good side) facing one another. Then starting from one corner chain to the next corner chain, sc the pieces together.


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It’s best to start this top piece by making the straps first. Make 2 straps of 4 grannies.


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Then place two grannies in between the top and bottom to form a square. And work your way around single crocheting them together using the same method as shown before until your square is connected. This is going to be your neck hole.


GRanny lesson comb 1



Then fold your piece in half and sew the next row of grannies. But this time you will need to add a granny to the end giving you a total of 10 grannies this row.


Granny lesson comb 2


The end grannies are the sides of the top.

Repeat this for two more rows.


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Then you need to turn your piece inside out. Hide all the tails you have up to this point! Then start to sew your pieces together the other direction.

Take one row at a time. Single crocheting the pieces together and when you come to a crossroads where you met your sewing job going the other direction. Just sl st or single crochet to bring yourself on top of it, and continue to sew the next grannies as before.



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Attach your yarn back to the top where you connected your grannies to form the neck. The connection round counted as one round of single crochets, so lets continue from there.


Rounds 2 and 3

SC in all stitches around


Rounds 4 – 6 (for 3 rounds)


SC in all stitches until you get to a corner, doesn’t matter exactly where in the corner, just in the corner do a single crochet decrease. SC to the next corner and repeat. You have 4 corners so you will be doing this 4 times for the next 3 rounds.


Granny lesson comb 3






Attach your yarn on one corner. You will be working back and forth in rows on the sleeves. Because you want to leave the bottom square un-worked.


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Row 1

Dc 2 in all stitches. turn


Rows 2 and 3

ch 3 and dc 1 in all stitches. Turn


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Round 1

Attach your yarn by single crochet method, or sl st and ch 1 and sc in first stitch. * sc in all stitches around.* repeat for round. Sl st in beginning sc.


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Round 2

ch 3 and work 2 more DC’s into the same stitch. *DC 3 stitches in next stitch* repeat for round. Sl st int beginning ch 3.


Round 3 – ?

ch 3 and DC 1 into next stitch, put 1 DC in all sts around. Sl st in beginning ch 3 to end the round.


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I worked a total of 20 rows of dc’s, this number includes round 2.


Skirt measures 22 cms or 8 ½ inches. Feel free to make yours as long or short as you want.




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Hi I'm Candy from Meladora's Creations and I design crochet patterns and film them on YouTube. I want to start by saying, I am by no means a professional teacher. I figure things out as I go along and I love playing with yarn! This is how I have discovered new crochet stitches. I am a mother of two and I live in Israel presently, but I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I met a man on an online game and became friends and through time we fell in love and I came out here to Israel to be together. From lack of knowing how to speak Hebrew, I had to find a way to help take care of our two kids, so after sharing my crochet projects online and being asked to do a tutorial on one of them, I finally broke down and tried it. Click on the "About Me" on the top of the page to read a longer version of my story.

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