Learn how to crochet a variety of granny squares with unique designs in this collage.

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Crochet squares are popular patterns and great for beginners to start their crochet journey. Find 30 free crochet patterns for granny squares easy enough to make even if you are an absolute newbie.

Granny squares are pretty small, allow you to count your stitches quickly and easily frog a row or two to correct any mistakes. It’s also not a big deal to put a project away and follow the pattern later – once you memorize how to learn a square, you can come back to your crochet project any other time. You don’t have such a big idea that you don’t know what you have been doing before.

30 Free Crochet Patterns for Granny Squares 

If you are making your first crochet squares, it’s good to start with basic granny squares for the beginning. The easiest granny squares are:

1. Basic Granny Square Pattern

You can’t ever forget or forego the classic S=granny square. This timeless piece is always in style. Follow our step-by step tutorial to learn how to crochet this basic granny square.

How to crochet a classic granny square.

Go to a free pattern and photo tutorial on Your Crochet.

2. Solid Granny Square

The solid granny square is based on a double crochet, but is more dense than a basic granny square. It is great for many crochet projects like blankets, bags and event tops.

How to crochet a solid granny square.

This free crochet pattern you will find on Your Crochet.

The following patterns will be a variation of basic granny square or a solid granny square:

3. Battenberg Blanket

Once you learn how to make a solid granny square, you are good to go with a bigger project, like a blanket. This one is made from tiny solid granny squares – plain and colorful mixed together.

Battenberg blanket pattern - free pattern.

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Free Crochet Pattern for the Granny Square Heart

Next, you can never get enough of patterns for crochet hearts and these two will be perfect for any occasion. As it turns out, all you need is love and the perfect square. There is no other square like a solid granny, to make something really nice! 

Solid heart granny square crochet pattern.

Find original free pattern on Lanukas blog. More info about photos on Instagram.

5 . Granny Loves a Baby

This easy pattern will allow you to break up the solid texture of a square and add more airyness to your project. Less is more.

Granny loves a baby square crochet pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on Ravelry..

6. Mitered Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

The mitered granny square is a variation of basic granny square pattern, but has a diagonal construction. It gives opportunities to play with color changes and create beautiful geometric patterns.

Learn how to crochet a granny square with just a crochet mat, chopsticks, and a bowl.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on Crochet Frog:

Mitered Granny Square

7 . Pizza Pie Square

Who doesn’t love pizza? This playful pattern will be kids’ favourite. And it’s quite simple, you can give it a try, even if you are a crochet newbie.

Learn how to crochet a pizza square with this free pattern. Perfect for beginners looking to try their hand at granny squares.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on Sewrella:

Pizza Pie Square

8. Victorian Lattice Square

The Victorian lattice square is an amazing square which looks nice by himself but creates a whole next level pattern when joined with sister Victoria Lattice squares.

Victorian lattice square free crochet pattern.

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.  More info about photos on Instagram.

9. Butterfly Garden Square

A similar idea to the Victorian Lattice Square, but this time the empty spaces evoke butterflies. 

Butterfly garden square free crochet pattern.

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.  More info about photos on here.

10. Circle Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

If you already know the basic solid square, the next step will be practicing to make a circle. You will have a beautiful square, and you will get new useful skills as well.

Learn how to crochet a circle granny square with this free pattern.

Find original free pattern on Lullaby Lodge blog.

11. Daisy Granny Square

This cheerful square is perfect for intuitive beginners who want to try out popcorn stitches. In just 3 rounds of single crochet, double crochet and bobble stitches, you’ll have a 4″ daisy granny square block!

Daisy granny square free crochet pattern.

Find original free pattern on Lullaby Lodge blog.

12. Heart Granny Squares

Back to hearts now! Here is a little C2C-looking heart, that will be perfect as an accent or applique.

Learn how to crochet a granny square with this free pattern featuring heart motifs. Perfect for beginners wanting to expand their skills.

Find original free pattern on JellyBeanJunction blog.

13. A Heart Granny Square

In addition to double crochets, this pattern also uses half double crochets to form a heart. By doing so, you’ll be able to create a more solid shape in the center.

Heart granny square free crochet pattern.

Read more about Heart Granny Square here.

14. Block Stitch Square

Regular, geometrically spaced voids are amazing. This mosaic-like effect is nicely highlighted by the intermittent connectors of alternate yarn colors.

Block stitch square free crochet pattern.

Find original free pattern on Pattern Paradise blog.

15. Many Cats Square

If cats are your thing, then these cat-themed granny things definitely are your thing too! In particular, you will note the versatility of decorated granny crochet.

Many cats square free crochet pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are here:

Many Cats Square

16. Lily Pad Granny Square

Flower, colors and a solid edge… Can you think of a better building block for a beautiful throw or afghan?

Lily pad granny square free crochet pattern.

Find original free pattern on Pasta and Patchwork blog.

17. Blizzard Warning! Square

Wrap up in this gorgeous blanket on a blustery day! Better still, the stunning pattern is a particularly mesmerising project when done in a color gradient.

A blanket with a pattern.

Read more info here.

18. Sweetheart Square

Floral and subtle, the Draiguna square is a fun base ofr many blanket and throw projects. 

Sweetheart square free crochet pattern.

The full article about this pattern is here:

 Sweetheart Square

19. Kitty Cat Granny Square

For more cat-themed granny square projects, please check out these afghans. The versatility of the cat as a model animal for patterns is undeniable.

Kitty cat square free crochet pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are here:

Kitty Cat Granny Square for Afghans

20. 4-Heart Granny Square

A lovely square for a baby blanket. The 4-heart shape reminds of a clover, so the pattern can be also used for St. Patrick’s day. The square measures 5 3/4″.

4 heart granny square free crochet pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are here:

4-Heart Granny Square

21. Boho Diamond Square

A granny square with a modern twist. There is lots of combination you can use it to create a mosaic blanket. You can easily personalize it by changing colors.

Boho diamond square free crochet pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on YouTube:

Boho Diamond

22. Sweetest Baby Granny Square

This interesting granny square will be an amazing pattern for a baby blanket. Each square measures about 4.25″, so using them you can make a  6 x 6 square blanket.

Sweetest baby square free crochet pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on Moogly:

Sweetest Baby Granny Square

23. Bunny Granny Square

A bunny (rabbit?) will be a great pattern it practice before Easter. This one is so cute, that can be used for any baby shower blanket.

Learn how to crochet a bunny granny square with this beginner-friendly pattern.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on Maisie and Ruth:

Sweetest Baby Granny Square

24. Water Lily Granny Square

Next square maybe a little bit more complicated than the rest, but it definitely worth to try. The water lily square places the elevated 3D blossom as a central rosette.

Crocheted water lily square

The full article about the pattern and the photos are on Instagram:

Water Lily Square

25. Arches All Around Square

Here is a square that’s a lot like peacock feathers, but also a bit like cathedral arches. It’s absolutely stunning, and the combination of blue and purple is absolutely amazing.

Arches all around free crochet pattern.

Arches All Around – visit the free pattern site.

26. Solid Triangles

A great pattern if you need triangles or a  colourful bunting to hang up.

A crochet pattern with different colors of yarn.

Go to the pattern:

Find original free pattern here – Solid Triangles.

27. African Flower Square

African flowers are another great design for granny squares. In particular, I think that the concentric layers of the flower are particularly eye pleasing.

African flower blanket free crochet pattern.

Read more about African flower squares here.

28.  Around the World Granny Square Blanket

Here we go with a classic granny square design in a large project. Coupled with fashionable colors, this is a sure hit.

Around the world granny square blanket free crochet pattern.

Read more about African flower squares here.

29. Kaleidoscope Granny Throw

Here is another example of how you could modify the wonderful granny square to make it a thoroughly modern and amazing project. It’s stunning… and yet as simple as any other granny-based project.

Squared diamond afghan free crochet pattern.

Read more about Kaleidoscope Granny here.

30. Daisy in the Corner Square

Here is another granny square blanket with a rosette. Indeed, this is a beautiful example of how to use an eccentric motif to really draw the eye and set the tone for each square.

A crocheted afghan with purple and white flowers.

The full article about the pattern and the photos are here:

Daisy in the Corner Square

Conclusion:

Here it is – a substantial assortment featuring 30 free crochet patterns for granny squares, each crafted by skilled designers. With your yarn and crochet hook in hand, you’re all set to begin your creative journey. Dive into the patterns, let your imagination soar, and remember to show appreciation to these remarkable designers by visiting their pages. Enjoy the crocheting process, and may your collection of squares be as diverse and expansive as your creative mind!

 

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Granny Square FAQs:

Here are some of the most frequent questions I get from you about granny squares:

How long does it take to crochet a granny square blanket?

This depends of the square’s simplicity, the desired blanket size and your skills. Also, it depends on the yarn weight and hook size. A crochet blanket can be made in a few hours but can also take indefinitely 🙂

A simple granny square from 4 rounds can be made in a few minutes, depending on your skills. If you are a beginner, and you are able to make 4 rounds of a simple 5” granny in 10 minutes, it will take you approx. 7 hours to make a stroller sized baby blanket. With practice, you can decrease this time by half or more.

While choosing the pattern, remember that a larger yarn works faster, and simple patterns go faster. If you decide to add more colors of yarns, or are using a thinner yarn or making smaller squares, it will takes longer. 

What is the best size crochet hook for granny squares?

The best size of the crochet hook for granny squares will be determined by the yarn you are using. Check the yarn label to see which hook size is recommended. If you don’t have a yarn yet or are unsure which one to get, a worsted weight yarn (size 4) or thicker will be the best choice.

How do you crochet a granny square step by step?

A granny square is one of the most popular techniques and you will be able to master it quickly. After you get proficient with the basic granny square, you can then use it to make blankets, scarves, vests and many other different projects. You can crochet a granny square even if you have never crocheted before.  Go to a free pattern on Your Crochet and follow the step-by-step tutorial.

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  1. I really like this list – Kaleidoscope Granny Throw – winer 🙂

    1. Wicky, I glad you like it!

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