13 Stunning Free Granny Squares for a Beautiful Crochet Blanket

These 13 Stunning Granny Squares are free crochet square patterns to add texture to your Friendship Crochet Along Blanket.

I can not quite believe we are over half way through this fun crochet along. The Friendship Crochet Along Blanket project started on 15th January 2021 organised by Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet. She has rounded up 28 talented crochet designers to create textured crochet granny squares for a blanket. We have put together 40 crochet granny square patterns and they are shared free on designers’ blogs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until 18th April 2021.


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It is never too late to join in with the crochet along.

If you would like to check all the basic information and yarn quantities needed for this project, check out the main CAL page.

Click here for all January Crochet Blanket Squares.

All the February crochet square patterns can be found here.


  • you can bookmark THIS PAGE and come back to check when new square is released
  • why not join my Facebook community group where I post each time a new square is released HERE?

But the best option in my opinion is getting all the lovely crochet granny squares in one handy PDF! So, if you are totally impatient like me, grab the crochet bundle! The Friendship Squares crochet bundle contains all 40 crochet squares patterns you can download right now and work at the CAL at your own pace. The bundle is an absolute bargain at $ 0.25 per one pattern.

Zanmi Crochet Square Pattern

Beautifully textured criss cross crochet square pattern that has been designed by Desamour Designs is free on the blog. Zanmi is the Haitian word for friends and friendship.

Find the free crochet granny square pattern HERE.

sun and stars crochet square pattern

Sun and Stars Crochet Square pattern

The granny square has originally been designed to look like the old Victorian weather pictures of yellow suns and stars against a blue backdrop. As you can see the square looks gorgeous in all different colours too!

The free pattern is on this website.

lasting links crochet blanket square

Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Granny Square Pattern

The Lasting Links Crochet Blanket Square has a unique take on the “Jacobs Ladder” stitch pattern.

For this square, the “ladder” is worked diagonally rather than vertically! And once the chains have been linked, they are secured with a single crochet stitch – these are links that can’t be undone.

Find the free crochet pattern HERE.

crochet pattern for blanket granny square

Crochet Square

This is a lovely crochet square pattern that is perfect for a beginner crocheter. It uses a simple combination of basic crochet stitches to create this pretty square. Check out the free pattern by clicking HERE.

mosaic crochet square for a blanket

Synergy Interlocking Crochet Granny Square Pattern

The synergy crochet square got its name based on the way the two colors work together to create intricate and interesting patterns. These are much, much cooler than simple crochet meshes by themselves. It’s like a good friendship – synergistic because we’re better together than we are apart! For the free pattern, charts and video tutorial click HERE

sedge stitch crochet square

Sedge Stitch Crochet Granny Square

This beautiful textured square is accompanied by a detailed tutorials for right and left handed crocheters. It is a lovely crochet square designed by the lovely Pam from Carroway Crochet. Click THIS LINK for the free pattern. 

arianrhod crochet granny square

Arianrhod Crochet Square Pattern

This beautiful square uses crochet cables in a circular pattern to create this interesting crochet square.

“Arianrhod” is considered the Lady of the Silver Wheel which descends upon the sea, and that is taken to be the moon. But she is more than that. She is the goddess of cycles.

Find the free crochet pattern by clicking on this link.

Harmony Square Crochet Pattern

Lovely square that starts as a circle using harmonious crochet stitches and contrasting colours. The pattern turns the circle into a square with textured post stitches. Find the free pattern HERE.

crochet cluster stitch granny square

Crochet Cluster This Way Granny Square

“Cluster this way” square is named after the texture and shape of the arrows created while using the half double crochet cluster stitch. This is such a fun crochet stitch that you master after few minutes. Check out the free pattern by clicking this link.

crochet cable stitch square

Easy Rialto Crochet Cable Stitch Granny Square

The decorative crochet stitch in this square works cable stitches both away and towards you and is great fun once you get the hang of it! You can find the free crochet pattern and video tutorial by clicking on this link.

textured crochet square with star motif

Friendship Star Crochet Granny Square

“Friends are like stars. You don’t need to see them to know they are there.”

Inspired by true friendships, this star symbol represents what’s important- the people close to you. Using textured crochet stitches against the lacy textures to make the design really pop. Check out my STUNNING TEXTURED CROCHET SQUARE FREE PATTERN

crochet granny square with motifs of little angels

Little Angels Lace Crochet Square

The Little Angel Square uses some unique crochet lace techniques to form a beautiful square!

Check out the free crochet pattern HERE and grab a copy from the website.

textured crochet granny square using raised double crochet stitches

The Victoria Crochet Granny Square

The Victoria Square is a granny square pattern worked from the center out in a textured take on the granny square pattern. The post stitches in this square give it a rich and squishy texture. Check out the free pattern by clicking here.

I hope you are enjoying these beautifully textured crochet patterns.

Happy Crocheting!

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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