26 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns For Beginners

A compilation of 26 amazing crochet granny square patterns you can make. These will be perfect to make into a lovely blanket, cushion cover, granny crochet cardigans, or anything you fancy.


With Granny Square Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to round up crochet granny square patterns.

These are stunning square projects from some of the best designers and bloggers around.

Crochet granny squares are such humble makes. It is usually one of the first square projects every beginner crocheter starts with.

There are so many square variations that you will be entertained forever even if you are an experienced crocheter.

You can use a mix of different square designs for granny square blankets. You will learn some new stitches and it is an easy way to have a portable project on the go.

A mix of solid granny square with more fancy squares like sunburst granny square would make a beautiful blanket.

Classic Granny Square Designs

The classic three double crochet cluster (dc cluster) worked into a ch-2 space is a look that every crocheter identifies without any hesitation.

The classic granny square often starts with a magic ring or magic circle. Double crochet stitches arranged in different ways with a mix of chain stitches, single crochet, and slip stitch (sl st) make for an easy granny square pattern.

People very often opt for worsted weight yarn with the appropriate crochet hook size, please refer to the yarn label for the recommended hook size.

However, any type of yarn will be great for granny squares. If you have made the classic granny square before, you might have noticed that after a few rounds, your square will start to tilt.

Everyone has their preferred method of working the traditional granny square shape, but if you want to avoid the slant, you need to turn your work before the next round.

This is the perfect way to stop your rounds from twisting. The only difference is, that your square will not have a definite right and wrong side.

However, once you master the basic crochet granny square pattern, you might want to move on to something a little more advanced.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to using different stitch combinations and techniques.

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26 Crochet Granny Square Patterns

To celebrate Granny Square Day this year, I am bringing you a round up of some of my favorite crochet granny square patterns.

We have a wide variety from simple, textured through to more complicated flower granny squares.

You can make these squares and join them into beautiful blankets, cushion covers, bags, rugs, table runners, or even cardigans and sweaters.

The possibilities really are endless.

Friendship Star Crochet Granny Square Pattern

I have used a combination of textured and lacy crochet stitches.

The square uses textured crochet stitches like popcorn and front post crochet stitches to create the star shape.

This is then surrounded by lacy crochet stitches to make the star shape stand out.

Stunning Textured Crochet Square Free Pattern is available right here on my blog.

textured crochet square with star motif

Circle of Friends Square

I have come up with more of a lacy granny square. It starts off as a circle to represent the circle of friends and family around you.

These are the people celebrated in this crochet along. The circle is then turned into a 9-inch square that complements the blanket beautifully.

I used basic crochet stitches grouped in an innovative way to create this stunning lacy crochet granny square.

As you can see it uses crochet puff stitch for some gorgeous texture. The other stitches used in this pattern are double crochet and even treble crochet.

Easy Lacy Crochet Granny Square – free pattern is available here on my blog.

lacy granny square crochet pattern

Turquoise Delight Square

The blues and grey give this crochet square a little bit of a winter/ice feeling.

However, you can opt for warmer colors or have a completely random mix of colors.

It is always a great idea to look around your room and pick out some basic colors your blanket will match.

Add a couple of accent colors and you will make a stunning crochet throw to have on show! Beautiful Turquoise Delight Crochet Square- free pattern is a free pattern on my blog.

Turquoise Delight Square

Crochet 3D Flower Granny Square

I have designed a crochet flower granny square, especially for this day!

It consists of a sweet flower motif in the middle. The subsequent rounds are then worked to the back of the flower making it pop out and 3D.

Lastly, it has a couple of rounds of lacy crochet stitches to finish it off.

Crochet Flower Granny Square is a lovely square available here on my website.

crochet flower granny square next to a flower decoration

Vintage Star Join As You Go Squares

These delicate lacy crochet squares use the join-as-you-go technique so you don’t have to make a pile of squares…

Yes, the intimidating pile of squares that stares at you waiting for the ends to be sewn in and then joined together.

I have added a lacy crochet border to my Vintage Star crochet squares and made them into a table runner piece.

But these squares lend themselves to endless possibilities to be made into blankets, cushion covers, bags even cardigans or sweaters.

Join as you go crochet squares is a fun tutorial and pattern here on my website.

join as you go crochet square being used as a table cloth

Lily’s Sunset Crochet Granny Square Pattern

This is a beautiful crochet square I designed a while ago for a crochet magazine. It uses an interesting set of stitches and techniques.

I used an ombre shades of pink which created a beautiful crochet blanket.

The pattern is available on Ravelry as a paid PDF. You can take a look HERE.

Lily's Sunset Crochet Granny Square Pattern

Granny Squares eBook by Blue Star Crochet

Granny Square eBook by Blue Star Crochet

You can grab all 6 crochet granny square patterns in my Granny Squares eBook.

The eBook contains PDF patterns of all 6 squares including the premium Lily’s Sunset Blanket pattern. Check out the eBook over on Ravelry.


More Crochet Granny Square Patterns For You To Enjoy

Read on for more beautiful crochet squares to choose from.

Classic Crochet Granny Square

Check out this handy crochet tutorial on how to master the basic granny square.

CLICK HERE for the post.

Classic Crochet Granny Square

The Primrose Granny Square

The Primrose granny square is a beautiful, modern take on something that is very traditional and has stood the test of time.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

The Primrose Granny Square

Dear Peony – flower granny square

In this flower granny square pattern, you’ll find full video instructions showing you how to make a wonderful granny square with a plump peony in the middle.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the video tutorial.

Dear Peony – flower granny square

Simple Flower Granny Square

A plain version of a flower square that you can use to make a lovely blanket.

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

Simple Flower Granny Square

Linked Crochet Granny Square 

This design uses linked crochet stitches which create a solid fabric. They are really fun to work can create a beautiful texture that looks a little like Tunisian crochet.

THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern and tutorial.

Linked Crochet Granny Square

Viral Square Pattern

A quick crochet granny square pattern for when you want to have some granny square fun! They’re extremely addictive!

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

Viral Square Pattern

Crochet Flower Motif

I really love flowers and flower-inspired designs, so this beautiful flower design is a perfect crochet pattern.

Beautiful Lacy Flower Granny Square – Free Pattern is available on my blog.

Star Portal Afghan Block Pattern

This beautiful square uses an interesting crochet technique. Overlay crochet is a term used for stitches that are overlaid on top of previous rows.

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

Star Portal Afghan Block Pattern

Ferris wheel Granny Square

The square is made up of only 3 rounds and makes a beautiful square for all kinds of projects.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

Ferris wheel Granny Square

Grandview Afghan Block

A gorgeous crochet granny square motif perfect for heirloom quality blankets, bags, scarves, or wherever else you’d like to use a beautiful granny square crochet pattern.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

Grandview Afghan Block

In Bloom Crochet Motif

The in bloom crochet square motif is made in just 5 rounds making it the perfect quick crochet project.

FOLLOW A LINK TO THIS BLOG for the pattern.

In Bloom Crochet Motif

Around The Post Crochet Square

It is such a fun square pattern that can be made into anything you can think of- blankets, tops, bags, whatever else you can dream up.

CLICK ON THIS LINK for the pattern.

Around The Post Crochet Square

Peacock Feather Granny Square

Lovely crochet block pattern that looks like a peacock feather! It would make a stunning crochet blanket or a throw.

THIS BLOG has the free crochet pattern.

Peacock Feather Granny Square

Lacy Daisy Granny Square

The Lacy Daisy Granny Square is a very simple floral crochet block, with a tridimensional daisy in the center.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the pattern.

Lacy Daisy Granny Square

Lavender Fields

The Lavender Fields Crochet Blanket Square is an intermediate-level crochet pattern that features an ombre-effect using 4 different solid-coloured shades and a coordinating speckle yarn.

THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern.

Lavender Fields

Flower Block Pattern

This beautiful square uses a pattern for a simple flower square with a retro feel to it.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the pattern.

Flower Block Pattern

Granny Bobble Wall Hanging

This is a fabulous décor piece that works up quickly and is simple to make.

It’s the perfect size for those small spaces where you need something to hang and will certainly add a unique and personal touch to your home.

THIS WEBSITE has the pattern and tutorial.

Granny Bobble Wall Hanging

Botanical Garden Afghan Square

This square design was based on walking through botanical gardens. High rows of hedges and flowers create small pathways as you walk through.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the pattern.

Botanical Garden Afghan Square

Maia Square

The Maia Square was named after the Roman Goddess of spring and rebirth.

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

Maia Square

Endless Summer Afghan Square

Beautiful crochet block featuring a lovely three-dimensional flower pattern.

THIS BLOG has the free pattern.

Endless Summer Afghan Square

I hope you enjoyed this round up of some amazing crochet granny square patterns.

At the beginning of the year I have been a part of an amazing crochet along where a group of designers put together 40 crochet square patterns to create a Friendship Blanket.

You can read more about Free Blanket Crochet-a-long to celebrate love and friendship on my website.

Some of the square patterns are no longer free. However, you can grab the crochet pattern bundle in one handy PDF. Check it out HERE.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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3 thoughts on “26 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns For Beginners

  1. Thanks for featuring my designs! I’ve just published another granny square pattern, I can’t wait to see the awesome grannies tomorrow!

  2. So many great squares and projects in this round up! Thank you so much for including my Endless Summer square!

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