20 Free Crochet Granny Squares Patterns

Last Updated on May 12, 2024

Are you looking for a variety of fun and easy granny square patterns?
I have put together this round up post with 20 beautiful and unique crochet granny square patterns (don’t worry you will also find the basic granny square pattern here!).

Along the classic granny square pattern, you will also find here modern granny squares and even more unusual granny square patterns, like Christmas themed granny squares.
If you are looking for Flower themed granny square patterns, make sure to check out these Free Flower Granny Square Patterns.

 

20 free crochet granny square patterns

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What to Do with Granny Squares?

  • Granny square blanket – use the same square (like I did in the Flower Granny Square Blanket), or mix and match different kinds of squares.
  • Granny Cardigan – use the squares as a motif, or make a granny cardi constructed only from squares!
  • Granny square bag
  • Cushion cover
  • Use 100% cotton yarn and make a rug from granny squares


How to Join Granny Squares?



20 Free Crochet Granny Square Patterns

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Classic Crochet Granny Square Pattern – Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Well, we must start with the original granny square!

Yarn used in this pattern: Caron Simply Soft

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

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Puffs and Hugs Granny Square – K.A.M.E Crochet

Beautifully textured granny square, the puffs add another dimension to the solid granny square.

Yarn used in this pattern: Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: K.A.M.E Crochet

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Lacy Granny Square – Blue Star Crochet

This lovely 9” square is using basic stitches to create a lacy and delicate texture.

Yarn used in this pattern: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Blue Star Crochet

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Ataraxy Square – Amethy Storm Crochet

A semi solid square, involved different stitches to achieve a nice and interesting texture.

Yarn used in this pattern: DK (#3) weight yarn

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Amethy Storm Crochet

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No Cuss Granny Square – Sunflower Cottage Crochet

With a simple trick, this classic granny square pattern eliminates the turning of the square center!

Visit the free pattern HERE.

 

Photo credit: Sunflower Cottage Crochet

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Lavender Fields Blanket Square – The Loopy Lamb

This easy square creates an ombre effect with 4 different shades of yarn.

Yarn used in this pattern: Knit Picks – Brava Worsted

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: The Loopy Lamb

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Tunisian Crochet Sun Square – YarnAndy

Beautiful sun-themed square, made using Tunisian crochet!

Yarn used in this pattern: DK (#3) weight yarn

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: YarnAndy

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Peacock Crochet Square – Banana Moon Studio

This unique peacock square will make an eye-catching blanket, mix up your favorite colors!

Yarn used in this pattern: Worsted (#4) weight yarn

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Banana Moon Studio

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Sunburst Granny Square – You Should Craft

A classic granny motif with a beautiful texture. 

Yarn used in this pattern: Read Heart Super Saver

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: You Should Craft

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Christmas Granny Square – Raffamusa Designs

Such an adorable square, will make a cute blanket or even a pillow.

Yarn used in this pattern: Paintbox Yarn Simply DK

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Raffamusa Designs

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Crochet Heart Granny Square – Golden Lucy Crafts

Beautiful and romantic crochet heart granny square, will be perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Yarn used in this pattern: Worsted (#4) weight yarn

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Golden Lucy Crafts

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Grandview Granny Square – Stitching Together

With only 4 rounds, you get to make this gorgeous textured square!

Yarn used in this pattern: Premier Anti-Pilling Everday

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Stitching Together

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Marguerite’s Square – The Loophole Fox

This delicate lacy square will be beautiful joining with solid squares into a blanket.

Yarn used in this pattern: Bernat Softee Cotton

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: The Loophole Fox

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Northern Diamond Square – Torun Johansson

Join 4 of these stunning squares together to form a circle!

Yarn used in this pattern: Scheepjes – Catona

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Torun Johansson

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Apple Granny Square – Nana’s Crafty Home

Cute and fun apple motif square! 

Yarn used in this pattern: Caron Simply Soft

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Nana’s Crafty Home

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Falling Leaves Granny Square – You Should Craft

Welcome the Autumn season with this lovely leaves motif square.

Yarn used in this pattern: Knit Picks – Brava Worsted

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: You Should Craft

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Little Love, Linked Granny Square – Dora Does

Using the linked double crochet stitch to create a unique solid texture.

Yarn used in this pattern: Scheepjes – Bamboo Soft

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Dora Does

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Leaf Clover Granny Square – Joy of Motion Crochet

Make this pretty 4 Leaf Clover square with only 3 rounds.

Yarn used in this pattern: Lion Brand – Wool Ease

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Joy of Motion Crochet

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Crochet Heart Granny Square – Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Easy and cute, turn a heart into a granny square!

Yarn used in this pattern: Worsted (#4) weight yarn

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

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Turquoise Delight Crochet Square – Blue Star Crochet

This pretty square will be a nice addition to any blanket, joined with other squares.

Yarn used in this pattern: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran

Visit the free pattern HERE.

Photo credit: Blue Star Crochet


Granny Squares FAQs


How Do You Make a Crochet Granny Square?

All granny squares are made starting from the middle out, you can either start with a magic ring or work into a loop made with a few chains slip stitched together to form a loop.

Then you start working the first round into that loop/ring and build your square round after round. Some squares are working the rounds while the right side is facing you, and some squares are suggesting to turn your work in each round.

While the classic granny square is worked with 3 double crochet clusters separated with 1 chain, you will find here so many unique variations for a granny square! For example, my Crossways Granny Square.


Is a Crochet Granny Square a Beginner Friendly Pattern?

It depends on the pattern itself. You can find a lot of beginner to easy skill level crochet granny square patterns, and as you can see from the patterns above, there are also quite a lot of intermediate patterns, with more complicated techniques.

But it’s always recommended to check the designer’s description of the pattern, some of these squares are much easier than they look!


What Kind of Yarn Should You Use for Granny Squares?

This depends on the type of project you want to make from those squares.
If you are going to make a blanket, then any type of soft cotton, acrylic or wool mix would be great.

But if you’re planning to make an item like coasters, trivets, a bag, or any kind of home decor or kitchen item then 100% cotton yarn is the most suitable for this kind of project, because it is easier to wash and safer when used as coasters or potholders.


How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket?

First thing, choose the granny square (or squares) you want to use for your blanket.

You can choose one of the designs above, then make as many squares as needed to create a blanket in the size you want (maybe use different colors for each square).

Another fun option, is to mix and match different squares to create an eye catching blanket.



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