Celtic Cross mini granny square | Free crochet pattern

The Celtic cross is a ringed cross motif that emerged in the the early Middle Ages in Ireland, France and Great Britain. They were commonly used in monumental stone crosses.

This crochet Celtic Cross is such a sweet little square and an excellent motif for adding some texture to a granny square project. Because of its size (only 5 quick rounds!), it’s great for scrap busting and would also look gorgeous as a border for a blanket or other home decor items. Post stitches are used to create the lovely cross shape that radiates out from the centre of the square.

Close up of the Celtic cross granny square

Materials

2.75mm / size C crochet hook
Yarn needle
DK (light worsted) cotton yarn (such as Paintbox Yarns or equivalent)

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*Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK: 50g (1.75oz), 125m (137yds), 100% cotton, 8 ply (less than 1 ball is required for this square)

NOTES

  • Finished size: 5cm square using the hook and yarn suggested
  • This pattern uses US terminology (see abbreviations here)
  • Don’t know how to do the magic ring? Head over to my tutorial

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Celtic Cross mini granny square | Free crochet pattern

Free Celtic Cross granny square pattern

Rnd 1: sc 8 into a mr, slst to close ring (8)

Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc into same st, 2 dc in each st around, slst to close ring (16)

Rnd 3: ch 1, *[FPdc around next 2 st, ch 1, BPdc around next 2 st, ch 1], repeat from * around, slst & fasten off

Rnd 4: Join yarn in 1st FPdc of any FPdc group. *FPdc, FPdc, 2 hdc into ch-sp, sk 1 st, [hdc + ch 2 + hdc], 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * 3 more times. Fasten off yarn.

Rnd 5: Join in ch-2 sp. *Into ch-2-sp [2hdc + ch 1 + 2 hdc], sk 1 st, BLOsc in next 2 st, sc in next 3 st, BLOsc in next 2 st; rep from * 3 more times.

Fasten off, weave in ends, block

Happy stitching!

6 thoughts on “Celtic Cross mini granny square | Free crochet pattern”

  1. I make things like this for the nursing home residents, worry squares. I also have a pattern from someone with a puff cross.

    Reply
    • A larger size would be great wouldn’t it! If you wanted the cross and the circle to be larger then one would need to rework the pattern a bit. However, you can also keep working around and extend the cross portion quite easily. To do this, work a corner (dc + ch 1 + dc or 2dc + ch 1 + 2dc), work double crochets across each side of the square, making sure to work a front post stitch into the front post stitches of the previous round. You can also use thicker yarn (or even two strands held together) and a larger hook to make the square bigger. I hope that helps!

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