free crochet patterns for granny squares

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I have put together for you a stunning collection of creative free crochet patterns for granny squares! Granny Squares are a classic pattern that never go out of style.

I love using Granny Squares in my crocheting projects because they are so versatile and can be customized in so many different ways.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there is a Granny Square pattern out there that is perfect for you. I hope these free crochet patterns for granny squares inspire you to get started on your next project.

You might also enjoy this collection of adorable baby gift crochet patterns.

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21 granny square patterns

What is a Granny Square?

I love crocheting granny squares! They’re a classic crochet motif that can be used in so many ways. You can find a basic granny square pattern in this post. 

Traditional granny squares are small, flat crochet squares that are typically made up of a few rounds of crochet stitches. They’re often made in bright, bold colors.

They are a fun and easy project for beginners and experienced crafters alike. With endless possibilities for color combinations, the granny square is a delightful way to create a crochet blanket, scarves, and other handmade items.

Its timeless charm and simplicity make it a favorite among crochet enthusiasts.

Materials Needed for Granny Squares

To make granny squares, you’ll need some basic crochet supplies:

  • Yarn in your choice of colors
  • Crochet hook in the appropriate size for your yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Basic Crochet Stitches for Granny Squares

Granny squares are typically made up of a few basic stitches:

  • Chain stitches 
  • Slip stitch 
  • Single crochet stitches
  • Double crochet stitches

Once you’ve mastered the basic granny square, you can experiment with different stitch patterns, colors, and sizes to create your own unique designs!

Here is a video tutorial for a granny square.

Creative Ideas for Granny Squares

Granny Squares can be used for so many projects that go beyond a granny square blanket – though I love love granny blankets! Especially a granny square baby blanket!

  • Get crafty with granny squares and brighten up your table setting by crocheting up some coasters and placemats.
  • Combine multiple squares to create eye-catching bags and purses that are truly one-of-a-kind.
  • Make your space cozy and inviting with a charming granny square pillow.
  • Use granny squares to make stylish accessories such as scarves, shawls, and hats. Play around with different yarn weights and hook sizes to achieve unique textures and patterns.
  • Add a trendy touch to your wardrobe by incorporating granny squares into your clothing designs. You’ll be amazed at how fabulous they look!

More Pattern Collections

Read on for my collection of some of the best free granny square fun projects from crochet designers on the web!

21 Creative Free Crochet Patterns for Granny Squares

Granny Square Bandana

crochet head scarf in granny squares

A free crochet pattern for a fun triangle Granny Square Bandana for that trendy Summer vibe! A pretty crochet head scarf is a great way to keep your hair neat and tidy. 

The pattern uses only small amounts of yarn and you could choose different color combinations from your stash to create a boho vibe!

Crochet Pocket Shawl

crochet granny pocket shawl

Make a fun granny square pocket for a shawl to add a pop of color and texture!

Pocket shawls are trendy and fun and this beginner friendly pattern will help you to create a stylish and unique accessory. By adding two crochet granny squares in different colors, you’ll fashion a chic and one-of-a-kind accessory!

Modern Granny Square Cardigan

The Revival Crochet Cardigan uses the sunburst granny square to create a stunning accent. The cardigan is a seamless design and includes a cozy hood.

The pattern includes a video tutorial for each part and uses worsted weight yarn

Mini Granny Crochet Pillow

mini granny crochet pillow

The Mini Granny Crochet cushion cover is a fun project to make and would be a beautiful gift for someone special. 

It is a great way to use up scraps of cotton yarn and get creative with your colour combinations. 

To save time you can make just the front panel of the pillow and then attach the crochet piece to the front of a store-bought pillow…..easy! No messing around with a fabric insert and zips. 

Granny Square Sweater

granny square jumper multicolor

This blog post provides a concise guide on how to crochet this fabulous granny square sweater, and includes helpful video tutorials and charts.

You will create two granny squares of similar width to a favorite jumper, adding shoulder tabs and sleeves, sewing everything together, and adding ribbing.

All techniques are suitable for beginners and there are loads of inspiring information about choosing colors and type of yarn to choose.

Tulip Square Crochet Vest

crochet square vest

 The Tulip Square Vest is made out of squares and triangles slip stitched together. The beautiful crochet square uses different crochet stitches, including puff stitches.

This granny square vest pattern is available in size XS up to 5XL including step by step video tutorial.

Granny Square Headband

granny square crochet headband

This cute granny square headband crochet pattern is an easy project using the basic crochet granny square.

It is the perfect pattern for using up scrap yarn. Includes the written pattern and a video.

Granny Square Scarf

crochet granny square scarf

If you love making granny squares, you will enjoy this fun retro easy granny crochet scarf! This version uses lots of color, but if you prefer, you could make this scarf in a single color, which would also be beautiful. 

This easy crochet scarf pattern consists of 14 granny squares attached together, and a fun border added each side for a bit of flair.

Granny Square Bucket Hat

This packable crochet granny hat is so charming! Made with colorful crochet squares, it brings a touch of nostalgia.

 With its wide brim, it provides shade and style for sunny days at the beach or park. 

Crochet Square Slippers

crochet square slippers

Warm your feet with these easy crochet square slippers! There are so many square designs in crochet and this lovely square motif incorporates beautifully into slippers! 

They are made with worsted weight yarn so they aren’t too thick to walk around on. This cozy and comfy free pattern also includes a video.

Caldwell Crochet Market Bag

crochet market bag in squares

This lovely crochet market bag uses beautiful granny squares in its construction. You’ll first whip out your squares, sew them together, then add a little border and rope handles so you’ll be ready for the market in no time!

The free pattern includes instructions to make the squares and create this lovely bag. 

Granny Square Top

crochet granny square top

How about a fitted granny square top pattern? This simple top uses granny stitch which is a fun way to use the traditional granny stitch in a classy way. 

Make this top a little shorter and you have a beautiful granny square crop top perfect for summer.

Teatime Dishcloth

crochet dishcloth in gingham squares

The crochet Teatime Dishcloth is a simple and elegant washcloth that you can use both in the kitchen and for the bath.

This dishcloth uses the solid granny square, and is crocheted in 3 different colors and arranged in a gingham pattern. Isn’t it just lovely?

The solid granny squares create a soft and solid fabric, which is very functional for drying up surfaces.

Granny Square Balaclava

granny balaclava

This granny square balaclava is a unique and cozy accessory that is practical with a playful, handmade touch. It features the granny square pattern that adds a splash of color and personality to this winter essential.

The balaclava covers the head, neck, and face, ensuring warmth and protection against chilly winds and snow.

Magnolia Granny Square Bag

crochet granny tote bag

A happy, pretty, vintage style granny square bag to carry all your things! You will crochet 24 simple granny squares and put them together to make this super fun tote bag. 

The color options are endless, and it can be used as a market tote, a large purse, or even a grocery bag. Pick your favorite four colors and make this gorgeous crochet project!

Tulip Square Dress

crochet dress with cream squares

This Granny square dress is made out of squares and triangles slip stitched together. This pretty garment uses Lionbrand Coboo yarn which contains 50% cotton and 50% Bamboo. It feels very soft and has excellent drape and stitch definition.

Length can easily be adjusted by adding or removing extra squares at the bottom. The pattern is available in size XS up to 5XL including step by step video tutorial.

Granny Square V-Scarf

granny square scarf

The granny square scarf is a delightful accessory that combines lightweight comfort with a delicate pastel color palette. Perfect for complementing any outfit.

The granny squares are only 3 rounds and use 2 colors. The squares can be made in just one solid color to have less ends to weave in.

The V shape brings a touch of elegance to this pretty scarf

Granny Squares Bookmark and Glasses Case

crochet bookmaek and glasses case in mini squares

Make a pretty bookmark and glasses case from small grannies! These two lovely projects are perfect for using up scrap yarn. Perfect for gifts or for making for craft fairs

Granny Square Wall Hanging

granny square crochet wall hanging

The granny square wall hanging is a delightful and simple piece of decor. It features a crochet granny square with a fringe added. 

This lovely easy project would add touch of warmth and creativity to any wall!

Crochet Surprise Pop Up Gift Box

This free pattern is for a Reversible Surprise Pop Up Gift Box for the Holiday Season, Birthdays, and Gender Reveal Parties. The gift box is reversible and has its box sides fall down once you lift the lid after removing the ribbon and bow.

What a fun pattern using granny squares!

Ramona Infinity Scarf Pattern

crochet infinity scarf

Ramona Scarf is a free crochet infinity scarf pattern made in two sections, one with solid granny squares, and the other with double crochet stripes. You will start this crochet infinity scarf pattern by making 24 solid granny squares, three rounds each. 

Then you join them all together. Next you crochet the striped section in double crochet, then you join the two sections together. Last, you edge the top and bottom of the scarf. What a lovely accessory!

Granny Square Apron

Add a touch of vintage charm to your kitchen with this granny square apron crochet pattern. Its cheerful design brings joy and style to your kitchen or workspace, making it a delightful addition to your daily routines.

I hope you enjoy this collection of granny square patterns.

Happy Crocheting!

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