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30+ Free Granny Square Patterns

Whether you want to learn how to crochet a granny square, or something more challenging, here's our collection of free crochet Granny Square patterns!

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Granny Squares are a fantastic place to start if you’re new to crochet, and below you’ll find not only our basic crochet granny square pattern but also a whole blanket-load of free granny square patterns! A basic granny square is generally comprised of chains and treble stitches, worked from the centre outwards, but there are hundreds (if not thousands) of different granny square patterns out there – from intricate lace, textured stitches, pictorial crochet squares and much more.

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Below you’ll find some fab free granny square patterns, including the basics of how to crochet a granny square as well as a few more fun crochet square variations and some exclusive squares designed especially for us by our Granny Square Day Ambassadors!

How to crochet a basic Granny Square for beginners

Free patterns by our 2021 Granny Square Day Ambassadors

More Free Granny Square crochet patterns

And if you’re looking for projects to use your crochet granny squares in, check out our 40+ Granny Square Projects list – as much as we love a nice crochet granny square blanket there’s so many more uses for these cool little crochet squares! We’ve also included some extra granny square pattern gems throughout this post!

Granny Square Day 2021

Granny Square Day takes place on the 15th August every year  (put it in your diaries) and is our crochet highlight of the year. Head to our article about Granny Square Day for details on the event, or scroll down to find our collection of granny squares that you can hook up to join in the festivities.
 

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Granny squares have long been a popular project for crocheters throughout history, hitting their hay-day in the 1970’s. One of the main reasons for this is that they are quick shapes that you can make with any scraps of left over yarn. Granny squares are usually stitched together to create colourful granny square blankets, which have been historically called crochet Afghans (referring to the people of Afghanistan, with the first use of this term being used to describe hand woven blankets, colourful textiles and carpets appearing in the 1800’s). From its boom in the 1960’s and 70’s with super-colourful granny square outfits, granny squares have consistently gone in and out of fashion, even appearing regularly in catwalk collections by fashion designers since the millennium.

New to crochet?

Check out our how to crochet tutorials if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before, and you might also like our beginner’s guide to how to crochet a granny square, before you start exploring the awesome granny square patterns in this post! Blocking makes a big difference to the final shape of your crochet squares. Because of this we’ve left our squares unblocked in each picture so you’ll have a better idea of what yours will look like before blocking. If you’re new to blocking, check out our guide on how to block crochet – it’s an essential step for if you’re going to use your squares in a granny square blanket! You might also find our tutorial on How to join crochet shapes together useful too if you plan on using your squares for a project.
If you need a hand reading the granny square patterns in this post, you can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. All of these patterns are written in UK terminology but you can easily convert them to US terms using our guide.

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Basic Granny Square crochet pattern

Whether you’re new to granny squares, or just need a refresher – we’ve created this handy walk-through video to help you with the tricky bits! You may want to pause the video if you’re working along to it (as we fast-forward through some of the repeats).

You can also check out our full how to crochet a granny square tutorial, which includes step-by-step photo’s and plenty of handy tips and resources for beginners.

Basic Granny Square pattern

You can make this basic crochet granny square pattern using any type of yarn or hook size, but we’d recommend a cotton Dk yarn and a 4mm hook.

Make a crochet magic loop (alternatively, you can ch4 and join with a ss in the first ch to make a loop).

Round 1 (RS) ch5 (counts as tr, ch2 throughout), (3tr, ch2) 3 times, 2tr, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join [12 tr]

Round 2 (RS) ss into ch-2 sp, ch5, (3tr, ch1) into same ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) into next 3 ch-sps, 2tr in same place as ss from start of round 2, ss into third ch of beginning ch-5 [24 sts]

Fasten off (or change colour using your preferred method)

Round 3 Using new colour ss into any ch-2 sp, ch5, (3tr, ch1) in same sp, *(3tr, ch1) in next ch-1 sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * another two times, (3tr, ch1) in next ch-1 sp, 2tr in same place as ss from start of round 3, ss into third ch of beginning ch-5. [36 sts]

Fasten off (or change colour using your preferred method)

Round 4 using new colour ss into any ch-2 sp, ch5, (3tr, ch1) in same sp, *(3tr, ch1) in each ch-1 sp across to next corner, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * another two times, (3tr, ch1) in each ch-1 sp across to last, 2tr in same place as ss from start of round 4, ss into third ch of beginning ch-5

Fasten off (or change colour using your preferred method)

Round 5 (optional) join yarn with ss into any ch-2 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *(dc, ch1, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st and ch-1 sp across to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc

Fasten off

Now that you know how to make a basic granny square, why not treat yourself to The Ultimate Granny Square Collection – a stunning special edition magazine that celebrates the building block of crochet! Featuring a selection of gorgeous scarves, bags, tops and home décor as well as a library of 50 original square patterns well known crochet designers, this bumper magazine will appeal to both beginners and experienced crocheters alike!

The ultimate granny square collection

Once you know how to crochet a granny square, there’s plenty of simple variations you can make to get different results from your crochet squares. With a basic granny square pattern you end up with quite a few holes in your square, but if you’re after a more full and solid square, try this pattern below.

P.S. Blocking makes a big difference to the final shape of your squares. Because of this we’ve left our squares unblocked in each picture so you’ll have a better idea of what yours will look like before blocking. If you’re new to blocking, you can find our Blocking Tutorial Video here!

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Treble Granny Square crochet pattern

How to crochet a treble granny square

Treble crochet squares are a great alternative to your basic granny square pattern, giving you an ever so slightly more filled-out square – this makes them particularly well suited for if you’re making a granny square blanket! You can find the instructions below, or you can check out our handy video which also includes references to the chart (a simple way of understanding and introducing yourself to charts).

You will need

Any DK cotton yarn
1 ball of each:

  • Yarn A Pink
  • Yarn B Blue

Hook size
A 4mm or US G/6 hook

Treble Crochet Granny Square Pattern

With Yarn A, ch4, join with a ss into a ring (or make a crochet magic loop).

Round 1 Ch5 (counts as 1tr and 2ch), (3tr into ring, ch2) 3 times, 2tr into ring, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any corner sp with a ss. Ch7 (counts as 1tr and 4ch), 2tr into same corner sp, *1tr in each of next 3 tr, (2tr, ch4, 2tr) into corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 3 tr, 1tr in corner sp, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn A in any corner sp with a ss. Ch7 (counts as 1tr and 4ch), 2tr into same corner sp, *1tr in each of next 7 tr, (2tr, ch4, 2tr) into corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 7 tr, 1tr in corner sp, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Join Yarn B in any corner sp with a ss. Ch7 (counts as 1tr and 4ch), 2tr into same corner sp, *1tr in each of next 11 tr, (2tr, ch4, 2tr) into corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 11 tr, 1tr in corner sp, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

The following round is an optional round. Often adding on an extra round of dc stitches will help to straighten up your edges and will also make it a bit easier when joining your squares together.

Round 5 (optional and not shown on chart below) Join Yarn A in any corner sp with a ss. Ch1 (does not count as stitch, *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner space, dc in each stitch along to next corner space* rep from * three times, ss in first dc to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Now that you’ve learnt the fundamentals of how to make a crochet granny square, you’re ready to try combining them together! Why not check out some of our free granny square patterns and use your granny square skills to make something amazing!

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Granny Square Day 2021 Ambassador Patterns

For Granny Square Day 2021 we’ve got some fabulous new Ambassadors to help us celebrate the day. They’ve also each designed us an exclusive free granny square pattern, you can find the free squares by @fanaticalfibres and @steffi_glaves below, as well as links to the free grannys quare patterns by @hanjancrochet and @attic24 too


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Frog Granny Square crochet pattern by @fanaticalfibres 

Sarah C Free granny Square Pattern

You will need

Any aran-weight yarn in green, blue, black, and pink

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

2 safety eyes, 7mm

Tension

Tension is not critical for this project

Abbreviations

hdtr (half double treble) Yrh twice, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up a loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops on hook, yrh and pull through all rem loops on hook

Notes

The frog’s body and head is worked first in rounds. The remainder of the square is worked around this piece. The frog’s eyes, legs and arms are made separetly and sewn in place at the end.

Frog Granny Square pattern

Using green, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch2 (does not count as st throughout), 15tr in loop, ss to top of beg tr. [15 sts]

Round 2 (RS) Ch2, 2tr in each st around, ss to top of beg tr. [30 sts]

Round 3 (Working in fl only) Ch1 (does not count as st), *2dc in next st, htr in next st, 2tr in next st, tr in next st, 2hdtr in next st, hdtr in next st, 2dtr in next st, dtr in next st, 2hdtr in next st, 2tr in next st, tr in next st, 2htr in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * once more, ss to beg dc. [46 sts]

Fasten off.

Join blue in first unworked bl from Round 2.

Round 4 (Working in unused bl from Round 2) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), tr in st at base of ch-3. tr in next 3 sts, ch2, tr in next 8 sts, ch2, tr in next 3 sts, 2tr in next st, tr in next 3 sts, ch2, tr in next 8 sts, ch2, tr in next 3 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [32 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 5 Ch3, *tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2tr ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp, tr in next 4 sts, tr in next st and through the central dtr from Round 3, tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp; rep from * once more, tr in each st to end, ss to top of beg ch-3. [48 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

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Round 6 Ch3, *tr in each st to ch-3 sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [60 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 7 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), skip next st, (tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st) across to ch-2 sp, *(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp, (tr in next st, ch1, skip 1 st) across to next corner, rep from * around to end, ss to third ch of beg ch-4. [48 tr, 4 ch-2 sps, 28 ch-1 sps]

Round 8 Ch1, *dc in each st and ch-1 sp across to ch-2 sp, 5dc in ch-2 sp; rep from * around to end, ss to beg dc. [96 sts]

Eyes (make 2)

Using green, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 10dc in loop, ss to beg dc.

Fasten off.

Secure the safety eyes through the centre of each eye.

Sew the Eyes to the top of the frog.

Arms (make 2)

Using green, ch12. Ss in second ch from hook and each ch to end.

Fasten off.

Sew the Arms either side of the frog.

Legs (make 2)

Using green, ch9. Ss in second ch from hook and each ch to end.

Fasten off.

Sew the Legs either side of the frog.

To finish

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Using black, embroider the mouth over the top of Round 2.

Using pink, embroider French knots for the cheeks.

Weave in all ends.


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Free granny square pattern by Steffi Glaves

Steffi Glaves free granny square pattern

You will need

Any DK yarn in red, grey, green, and coral

A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook

Tension

Tension is not critical for this project

Measurements

Square measures approx 11.5×11.5cm (4½x4½in)

Notes

Square is worked in rounds, with RS facing throughout.

Free granny square pattern

Using green, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), (dc in loop, ch2, tr in loop, ch2, 2dc in loop) 4 time, ss to beg dc. [16 sts, 8 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Join red in any tr.

Round 2 Ch1, *dc in tr st, skip ch-2, skip next dc, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next dc, skip next dc, skip ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss to beg dc. [28 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Join coral in first ch of any ch-2 sp.

Round 3 Ch1, *dc in first ch, ch2, dc in next ch, dc in bl of next 3 sts, (dc, ch2, dc) in tr from Round 1 (working over dc from Round 2), dc in bl of next 3 sts; rep from * 3 times more, ss to beg dc. [40 sts, 8 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Join white in first ch-2 sp.

Round 4 Ch1, *(dc, ch2, dc) in ch-sp, (5tr, ch2, 5tr) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 times more, ss to beg dc. [48 sts, 8 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Join green in first ch-2 sp.

Round 5 Ch1, *(dc, ch2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in bl of next 5 sts, ch2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in bl of next 5 sts; rep from * 3 times more, ss to beg dc. [44 sts, 8 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Free Granny Square and Cushion crochet pattern by @hanjancrochet

HanJanCrochet Granny Square

Hannah Cross has not only designed a special granny square for 2021, but has also used it in this fabulous free cushion pattern!

You can find the pattern on HanJanCrochet.com

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The Flora Granny Square by Attic24

Lucy from Attic24 has designed us this beautiful Flora granny square, and has also created it as a full step-by-step photo tutorial to help you with every round!

Find the free Flora granny square pattern here

Flora free granny square pattern

Granny Square Day 2020 Ambassador Patterns

If you missed out on last years Granny Square Day, you can still hook up these fab granny square patterns by our 2020 Ambassadors!

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Nomad Stitches

Granny Square Day 2020 Ambassador Sandra Gutierrez not only designed us a special crochet granny square, but even turned it into one that you can make as a CAL. You can find the whole pattern on her blog here, as well as accompanying Youtube video’s for each part where Sandra takes you through each step! You can find all of the videos here!


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Free Colour Circle Granny Square Pattern by Ola Ogunlolu

Our 2020 Ambassador Ola designed this fabulous Colour Circle granny square especially for Granny Square Day. You can find the free granny square pattern on his Instagram here!

If you want an epic granny square project, then you’ve got to check out this amazing granny square cardigan by Cassie Ward! With supersize granny squares and some awesome fringing, it’s a real show-stopper of a project. This pattern originally appeared in issue 90 of Simply Crochet, which you can still buy as a digital issue or you can buy the pattern from Cassie’s Etsy store!

Crochet granny square cardigan

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Free Bloomfield Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Toni Lipsey

We love this beautiful Bloomfield Crochet Square by Toni, and you can find the free granny square pattern over on her blog!


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Free ‘Look up at the rainbow’ Granny Square pattern by Natalie Beard

Free rainbow granny square crochet pattern

You will need:

Hook to suit your chosen yarn weight
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn (any weight will do, but keep to the same weight throughout)

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Pink

Rainbow

Using Pink, make a crochet magic loop.

Row 1 (WS) Ch3 (counts as a tr throughout), 2tr into loop, turn. [3 sts]

Change to Purple.

Row 2 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, 2tr in next 2 sts, turn. [6 sts]

Change to Blue.

Row 3 Ch3, 2tr in next st, (tr in next st, 2tr in next st) twice, turn. [9 sts]

Change to Green.

Row 4 Ch3, tr in next st, 2tr in next st, (tr in next 2 sts, 2tr in next st) twice, turn. [12 sts]

Change to Yellow.

Row 5 Ch3, tr in next 2 sts, 2tr in next st, (tr in next 3 sts, 2tr in next st) twice, turn. [15 sts]

Change to Orange.

Row 6 Ch3, tr in next 3 sts, 2tr in next st, (tr in next 4 sts, 2tr in next st) twice, turn. [18 sts]

Change to Red.

Row 7 Ch3, tr in next 4 sts, 2tr in next st, (tr in next 5 sts, 2tr in next st) twice, turn. [21 sts]

Change to Blue.

Row 8 Ch3, tr in next 5 sts, 2tr in next st, (tr in next 8 sts, 2tr in next st) twice, turn. [24 sts]

Row 9 Ch1 (counts as a dc throughout), dc in next 2 sts, htr in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dtr in next 2 sts, 2dtr in the next st, ch2, 2dtr in the next st, dtr in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, htr in next 3 sts, dc in final 3 sts, turn. [26 sts, 1 ch-2 sp]

Row 10 Ch1, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dtr in next 4 sts, (2dtr, ch2, 2dtr) in ch-2 sp, dtr in next 4 sts, tr in next 3 sts, htr in next 3 sts, dc in final 3 sts, turn. [30 sts, 1 ch-2 sp]

Row 11 Ch3, tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp, tr in each st to end, turn. [34 sts, 1 ch-2 sp]

Row 12 As Row 11. [38 sts, 1 ch-2 sp]

With RS facing, join Pink in ch-2 sp.

Work on in rounds.

Round 13 (RS) Ch3, (2tr, ch2, 3tr) in same sp, skip 3 sts, 3tr in next st, (skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st) 4 times, skip 3 sts, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr) in corner, work 5 3-tr groups evenly across side to next corner; rep from * once more, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in final corner, skip 3 sts, 3tr in next st, (skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st) 4 times, skip 3 sts, ss to top of beg ch-3. [28 3-tr groups]

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Free ‘You are my sunshine’ Granny Square crochet pattern by Natalie Beard

Free sunshine granny square crochet pattern

Using bright yellow, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as a tr throughout), 11tr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-3. [12 sts]

Change to pale yellow.

Round 2 Ch3, tr in same st, 2tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [24 sts]

Change to bright yellow.

Round 3 Ch3, (2tr in next st, tr in next st) 11 times, 2tr in final st, ss to top of beg ch-3. [36 sts]

Change to blue.

Round 4 Ch3, *tr in next st, htr in next 4 sts, tr in next 2 sts, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the next st, tr in next st; rep from * three times more omitting final tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [48 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 5 Ch3, *tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [64 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 6 As Round 5. [80 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Join orange in any ch-2 sp.

Round 7 Ch3, (2tr, ch3, 3tr) in same sp, *skip 4 sts, 3tr in next st, (skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st) 4 times, skip next 3 sts, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * three times more omitting final corner, ss to top of beg ch-3. [84 sts, 4 ch-3 sps]

Fasten off.

Using pale yellow, sew straight sts over Rounds 4-5. You can use the image as a guide.

Weave in all ends.

Calling all cat fans!!! If you want your granny squares to look purrr-fect, then you’ve got to check out this amazing cushion by Pony McTate. With her specialised kitty granny squares, and instructions on how to customise your kittys, this is a pattern that really is the cats pyjamas! Find the pattern on Etsy.

Crochet granny square cat cushion

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Free ‘Cloudy with a chance of smiles‘ crochet Granny Square pattern by Natalie Beard

Free cloud granny square crochet pattern

Solid Granny

Using blue, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as a tr throughout), 2tr into loop, ch2, (3tr in loop, ch2) 3 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [12 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 2 Ch3, *tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2tr ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [28 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Rounds 3-5 As Round 3. [76 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Join yellow in any ch-sp.

Round 6 Ch3, (2tr, ch2, 3tr) in same sp, *skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st, skip 3 sts, 3tr in next st, (skip 2 sts, 3tr in next st) twice, skip 3 sts, 3tr in next st, skip 2 sts, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in ch-2 sp; rep from * three times more omitting final corner, ss to top of beg ch-3. [28 3-tr groups]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Cloud

Using purple, ch13.

Round 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook, dc in the next 10 ch, 3dc in the final ch, turn to work into opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next 10 ch, 2dc in final ch, ss to beg dc. [26 sts]

Work on in rows across top of Cloud.

Row 2 Skip 2 sts, 4tr in next st, tr in the next 8 sts, 4tr in the next st, skip s sts, ss in next st, turn. [16 sts]

Row 3 Ss in next 4 tr, skip next st, 6tr in next st, skip next st, ss in next st, skip 2 sts, (4dtr, 4tr) in next st, skip next st, ss in next st.

Fasten off and sew to your Square.

Raindrops

Make 5 using any colours.

Make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 2dc in loop, ch3, 3dc in loop, ss to beg dc.

Fasten off and sew to your square.


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Free Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Jessica Carey (the.hook.nook)

We’ve converted Jessica’s crochet square patterns into UK terms, but if you would like the patterns in US terms you can find them on her blog here. Alternatively you can find our handy abbreviations and conversions guide here!

Free granny square crochet pattern by Jessica Carey

You will need:

The Hook Nook Small Stuff, Foggy Morning (or alternative Dk yarn)

size H/5mm hook 

Ch2.

Round 1 (RS) 3tr in second ch from hook, ch2, (3tr in same ch, ch2) 3 times, ss to beg dc. [12 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 2 (RS) Ss to ch-2 sp, ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), (3tr, ch3, 3tr, ch1) in each ch-2 sp around, ss to top of beg tr. [24 sts, 4 ch-3 sps, 4 ch-1 sps]

Round 3 Ss into ch-3 sp, ch1, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in ch-3 sp, ch1, 3tr in ch-1 sp, ch1; rep from * three times more, ss to top of beg tr. [36 sts, 4 ch-3 sps, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 4 Ss into ch-3 sp, ch1, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in ch-3 sp, ch1, (3tr, ch1) in each ch-1 sp to corner; rep from * three times more, ss to top of beg tr. [48 sts, 4 ch-3 sps, 12 ch-1 sps]

Repeat Round 4 to required size.

Next Round Ch1, dc in each st and ch-1 sp to next ch-3 corner sp, 5dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Free Circle Centre Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Jessica Carey (the.hook.nook)

Free circle granny square croche pattern by Jessica Carey

You will need

The Hook Nook Main Squeeze, Multigrain (or alternative Aran yarn) –

size I/5.5mm hook

Ch2.

Round 1 (RS) 8htr in second ch from hook, ss to top of beg htr. [8 sts]

Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), 2htr in each st around, ss to top of beg htr. [16 sts]

Round 3 Ch1, (2htr in next st, htr in next st) 8 times, ss to top of beg htr. [24 sts]

Round 4 Ch1, (2htr in next st, htr in next 2 sts) 8 times, ss to top of beg htr. [32 sts]

Round 5 Ch1, *dc in next 3 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, ch3, skip 1 st, tr in next st, htr in next st; rep from * three times more, ss to top of beg dc. [28 sts, 4 ch-3 sps]

Round 6 Ch1, *htr in each st to ch-3 sp, (2htr, ch3, 2htr) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg htr. [44 sts, 4 ch-3 sps]

Round 7 Ch1, *dc in each st to ch-3 sp, 5dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc. [64 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Free Flower Crochet Granny Square Pattern by Jessica Carey (the.hook.nook)

Free flower granny square crochet pattern by Jessica Carey

You will need:

The Hook Nook Yummy/Luxe/Tweed (or alternative Chunky yarn) –

  • Little Black Dress (Color A)
  • Latte Foam (Color B)
  • Cookies & Cream (Color C)

size J/6mm hook 

Using Yarn A, ch2.

Round 1 (RS) 8htr in second ch from hook, ss to top of beg htr. [8 sts]

Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), (ss, 3htr, ss) in each st around, ss into beg ss, turn. [24 sts]

With WS facing, join Yarn B in fl of first ss on any petal.

Round 3 (WS) *Ch3, skip 3 sts, ss in fl of next ss on same petal, ss in fl of next ss on next petal; rep from * seven times more, ss in base of beg ch-3, turn. [8 ch-3 sps]

Round 4 (RS) Ch1, ss into ch-3 sp, (5tr, ss) in same sp, (ss, 5tr, ss) in next 7 ch-3 sps, ss in beg ss, turn. [40 sts]

Join Yarn C around post of centre tr of any 5-tr group.

Round 5 *Ch5, ss around centre tr of next 5-tr group; rep from * seven times more, ss around same post as begin ss, turn. [8 ch-5 sps]

Round 6 Ch1, 3dc in each ch-5 sp around, ss to beg dc, do not turn. [24 sts]

Round 7 Ch2 (does not count as a st), *tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, ch3; rep from * three times more, ss to top of beg tr. [24 sts, 4 ch-3 sps]

Rounds 8-9 Ch1, *htr in each st to ch-3 sp, (htr, ch3, htr) in ch-sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg htr. [40 sts, 4 ch-3 sps]

Join Yarn A in any ch-3 sp.

Round 10 As Round 8. [48 sts, 4 ch-3 sps]

Round 11 Ch1, *dc in next 4 sts, ch5, ss around post of tr directly below from Round 4, ch5, skip 4 sts on current round, dc in next 4 sts, 5dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * three times more, ss to beg dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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More Free Granny Square Crochet Patterns

If you’ve caught the granny square bug, here’s a few more different granny square patterns for you to try – and all of the following are free granny square patterns too!!!

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Rainbow granny square crochet pattern by Marianne Rawlins

free rainbow granny square pattern

You will need

Any DK yarn in blue, green, orange, red and white

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Small pompom maker (optional)

Pattern

Using blue, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as a tr throughout), 11 tr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, 2tr in next 5 sts, change to green, 2tr in next 6 sts, change to blue, ss to top of beg ch-3 [24 sts]

Round 3 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next st, *(2tr in next st, tr in next st)** 5 times, change to orange, rep from * to ** 6 times, change to blue, ss to top of beg ch-3. [36 sts]

Round 4 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in next 2 sts, *(2tr in next st, tr in next 2 sts)** 5 times, change to red, rep from * to ** 6 times, change to blue, ss to top of beg ch-3. [48 sts]

Fasten off all colours except blue.

Round 5 Ch3, *2dtr in next st, ch2, 2dtr in next st, tr in next st, htr in next 2sts, dc in next 4sts, htr in next 2 sts, tr in next st, rep from * 3 times more omitting final tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [56 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 6 Ch3, *tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-sp, rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [72 sts, 4 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To finish

Using white, make 2 small pompoms and sew to the ends of the rainbow.

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Popcorn granny square crochet pattern by Sam Hermes

popcorn stitch free granny square pattern

You will need

DK yarn in 3 shades
A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Abbreviations

Popcorn 5tr in same sp, remove loop from hook, insert hook into top of first tr, place loop back on hook and pull through st, ch1 to secure

Pattern

Using any colour, ch4 and ss to first ch to form a loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first tr of popcorn), 4tr in loop and complete as popcorn, (ch3, popcorn in loop) 3 times, ch3, ss to top of beg popcorn. [4 popcorn, 4 ch-3 sps] Fasten off.

Join next colour in any ch-3 sp.

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as first tr of popcorn), 4tr in loop and complete as popcorn, ch3, popcorn in same sp, ch1, (popcorn, ch3, popcorn, ch1) in each ch-3 sp around, ss to beg popcorn. [8 popcorn, 4 ch-3 sps] Fasten off.

Join next colour in any ch-3 sp.

Round 3 Ch3 (counts as first tr of popcorn), 4tr in loop and complete as popcorn, (ch3, popcorn) in same sp, ch1, *popcorn in next ch-1 sp, ch1,** (popcorn, ch3, popcorn, ch1) in next ch-3 sp, rep from * 3 times more ending final rep at **, ss to beg popcorn. [12 popcorn, 4 ch-3 sps, 8 ch-1 sps] Fasten off.

Join first colour in any ch-3 sp.

Round 4 Ch3 (counts as a tr), (2tr, ch3, 3tr) in same sp, *3tr in each ch-1 sp to next corner,** (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in ch-3 sp, rep from * 3 times more ending final rep at **, ss to top of beg ch-3. [48 tr] Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Firework granny square crochet pattern

free colourful granny square pattern

You will need

DK yarn in 5 shades
A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Pattern

Using Yarn A, ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 3tr into ring, ch3, (4tr into ring, ch3) 3 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [16 sts, 4 ch-sps] Fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in top of beg ch-3 with a ss, ch5 (counts as tr and ch2 throughout), skip 2 tr, tr in next tr, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next ch-sp, tr in next tr, ch2, skip 2 tr, tr in next tr, rep from * twice more, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next ch-sp, ss to top of beg ch-3. [24 sts, 8 ch-sps] Fasten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn C in top of beg ch-3 with a ss, ch5, *tr in each of next 3 tr, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 corner sp, tr in next 3 tr, ch2, rep from * twice more, tr in each of next 3 tr, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 corner sp, tr in each of next 2 tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [40 sts, 8 ch-sps] Fasten off.

Round 4 Join Yarn D in top of beg ch-3 with a ss, ch5, *tr in next 5 tr, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 corner sp, tr in each of next 5 tr, ch2, rep from * twice more, tr in each of next 5 tr, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 corner sp, tr in each of next 4 tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [56 sts, 8 ch-sps] Fasten off.

Round 5 Join Yarn E in top of beg ch-3 with a ss, ch3, tr in each st around, working 2tr in each ch-2 sp and 3 tr in each ch-3 sp. Ss to top of beg ch-3. [76 sts]
Fasten off and weave in ends.


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Bee granny square crochet pattern by Cara Medus

bee granny square crochet pattern

You will need:

Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton, 50g/125m)
1 ball of each:
Yarn A Saffron (249)
Yarn B Chocolate (507)
Yarn C Lemonade (403)
Yarn D Linen (505)
A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

Measurements

15cm (6in) square

Notes

On the Chart (below), each square represents 1dc stitch, and the bold lines represent back stitch worked afterwards. Read all RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right. When changing colours, change in the last yrh of the previous st and twist the yarn ends together to avoid holes forming.

Pattern

Using Yarn A, ch34.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [33 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn.

Rows 3-36 Cont working each row as Row 2, following Chart for the colour changes.

Fasten off and weave ends.

Using Yarn B, work back stitches using the stitches as a grid, following the lines on the Chart.

Border

Using Yarn C, join in top edge, in third st from right.

Round 1 (RS) (Tr in st 2 rows below, dc in next st) repeat to last st of top row, 3dc in last st. Tr in same point as previous tr, dc in next st. Cont working (tr, dc) as before, so that the tr sts are in line with the first tr worked on this side. You may have to adjust the number of sts when you reach the corners so that the tr sts at the corners line up as closely as possible. Cont in same fashion around, working 3dc in each corner, ss to first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Granny Doris crochet granny square pattern

Granny Doris crochet granny square pattern

Materials

Materials

Any DK cotton yarn
1 ball of each:

Yarn A Claret Red
Yarn B Yellow
Yarn C Aubergine
Yarn D Light Blue
Yarn E Peacock Blue

Hook size
A 4mm or US G/6 hook

Pattern

With Yarn A, ch4, join with a ss into a ring.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into ring, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any st with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr into back loop of same st, *(1tr into front loop, 1tr into back loop) of same st; rep from * 10 times, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn C in any st with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (1tr, ch2, 2tr) into same st, *1tr into each of next 5 tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) into next tr to form corner; rep from * twice, 1tr into each of next 5 tr, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Join Yarn D in any corner ch-2 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (1tr, ch2, 2tr) into same sp, *1tr into each of next 9 tr, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) into next ch-sp to form corner; rep from * twice, 1tr into each of next 9 tr, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 5 Join Yarn E in a corner ch-sp with a ss. Ch1 (does not count as st), dc evenly around with 1dc in each st and 2dc in each ch-2 sp, fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Chart

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Granny Doreen crochet granny square pattern

Granny Doreen crochet granny square pattern

Materials

Any DK cotton yarn
1 ball of each:

Yarn A Green
Yarn B Navy
Yarn C Light Orange
Yarn D Grey Brown

Hook size
A 4mm or US G/6 hook

Special abbreviations

3-tr cluster: (Yrh, insert hook in space/st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same space/st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

4-tr cluster: (Yrh, insert hook in space/st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, inserting the hook in the same space/st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

Pattern

With Yarn A, ch8, join with a ss into a ring.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr), 3-tr cluster into ring, *ch4, 4-tr cluster into ring; rep from * twice, ch4, ss to top of 3-tr cluster, fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any ch-4 corner sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (2tr, ch3, 3tr) in same corner sp, *tr into top of next cluster, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn C in any ch-3 corner sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (1tr, ch3, 2tr) in same ch-3 corner sp, *1tr in each of next 7 tr, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next ch-3 corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 7 tr, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Join Yarn D in a corner ch-sp with a ss. Ch1 (does not count as a st), dc in each st around working 2dc in each corner ch-sp, ss to first dc, fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Chart

Granny Doreen crochet granny square pattern Chart

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Granny Florence crochet granny square pattern

Granny Florence crochet granny square pattern

Materials  

Any DK cotton yarn
1 ball of each:

Yarn A Light Green
Yarn B Bright Pink
Yarn C Pink
Yarn D Navy

Hook size
A 4mm or US G/6 hook

Pattern

With Yarn A, ch6, join with a ss into a ring.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr into ring, ch3, (3tr into ring, ch3) three times, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any corner ch-3 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) into same ch-3 sp, ch2, *(3tr, ch1, 3tr) into next ch-3 sp, ch2; rep from * twice, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn C in any corner ch-1 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) into same sp, *ch2, (tr, ch2, tr) into next ch-2 sp, ch2, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) into next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice, ch2, (tr, ch2, tr) into next ch-2 sp, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Join Yarn D in any corner ch-1 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) into same sp, *ch3, skip next ch-2 sp, (tr, ch3, tr) into next ch-2 sp, ch3, skip next ch-2 sp, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) into next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice, ch3, skip next ch-2 sp, (tr, ch3, tr) into next ch-2 sp, ch3, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Chart

Granny Florence crochet granny square pattern Chart

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Granny Audrey crochet granny square pattern

Granny Audrey crochet granny square pattern

Materials

Any DK cotton yarn
1 ball of each:

Yarn A Light Orange
Yarn B Grey Brown
Yarn C Light Green
Yarn D Fuchsia

Hook size

A 4mm or US G/6 hook

Pattern

With Yarn A, ch6, join with a ss into a ring.

Round 1 Ch6 (counts as 1tr, ch3), (1tr into ring, ch3) 7 times, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any ch-3 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr in same ch-3 sp, ch2, (4tr into next ch-3 sp, ch2) 7 times, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn C in any ch-2 sp with a ss. Ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch2), (6tr into next ch-2 sp, ch2) 7 times, 5tr into next ch-2 sp, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Join Yarn D in any ch-2 sp with a ss. Ch1 (does not count as dc), dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch3, dc in centre of 6tr group (in sp between 3rd and 4th tr), ch3, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch3, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in centre of next 6tr group (in sp between 3rd and 4th tr), ch3, dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, ch3, dc in centre of 6tr group (in sp between 3rd and 4th tr), ch3, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch3, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in centre of next 6tr group (in sp between 3rd and 4th tr), ch3, ss to first dc, fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Chart

Granny Audrey crochet granny square pattern Chart

We’ve been fans of HanJan Crochet since day one and we especially love her pattern for Granny Square Day 2020. She even shares her tips on how to avoid twisting your granny squares.


Sharna Moore (@sweet_sharna) was one of our 2019 Granny Square Day Ambassadors, and you can still find her gorgeous flower power crochet square over on her blog here.

The lovely Emma Wilkinson designed this heart granny square crochet pattern for Mollie Makes and it’s the perfect crochet square to add to your collection. Spread the love through crochet!


Katie Jones is an icon of the crochet world and for Granny Square Day 2019 she shared this colourful creation. It might have been back from 2019 but it will still make a fab addition to this year!

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Here’s another fab free granny square by one of our 2019 Granny Square Day ambassadors Sarah Shrimpton (@Annaboos_House). You can find the instructions for this pattern in both UK and US terms on her website here.

If you like the look of diagonal 2-tone granny squares and want to take it one step further, then give this neon cushion by Emma Friedlander-Collins a go! Hooked up in bright neons and with a fan geometric design, it’ll look stunning in any home. Find the pattern on Etsy.

Neon granny square cushion pattern

Daisy granny squares are super popular so we had to include a free pattern for Granny Square Day 2020. Brittany from Just Be Crafty has a quick and easy tutorial on her blog for these floral squares.


Next up we have a square from across the pond. Polly Plum’s Nadine granny square is a step up from your basic square but don’t worry, Polly breaks the crochet square down into simple steps on her blog.


Dedri Uys (@barbertondaisy) was another of our 2019 Granny Square Day Ambassadors, and designed this crochet granny square which she dedicated to her friend Sue. You can find the pattern with full step-by-step pictures on her blog here.


Finally, we’re finishing our round-up with this funky swirling pattern by Josie Calvert Briggs. She uses Snovej’s tutorial for the two colour spiral and has modified it into a granny square.

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