10 Stunning Crochet Granny Square Blanket Patterns

A collection of 10 amazing granny square blanket crochet patterns for beginner crocheters. Make these stunning blankets for a cozy home.

Granny square blanket is such an iconic make. I am sure most crocheters started their journey with crocheting a granny square blanket!

I personally love a simple granny square blanket! They are easy to make, relaxing and mindless pattern is great for the soul.

And you will have a stunning blanket at the end of it that will keep you cozy and warm.

You can also add a statement piece to your home decor creating something that matches and fits right into your space.

Granny square blanket is also an amazing gift for friends or family. You can completely customise the size and color palette to suit the recipient!


granny square blanket pattern collection

How many squares do I need to crochet a granny square blanket?

There is no written rule as to how many squares you need in total. That is the beauty about crocheting a blanket, you can use as many squares as you need.

However, to give you a rough idea how many squares you might need, you will need two things.

Firstly, you need to take a measurement of your finished square. Whether you have followed a certain pattern for a granny square, or you simply created a basic square yourself, measure it.

Next you need to decide on the desired size of your finished blanket. Would you like it to be lap blanket, single bed or double bed size?

As an example, I would like a lap blanket which measures 120 x 150 cm. To make things easier, let’s assume my granny square measures 10 x 10 cm.

That means you would need 12 x 15 squares, which is 180 squares.

That is a basic way to work out how many squares you would need for a blanket of your chosen size.

What size crochet hook is best for granny square blanket?

The size of your crochet hook greatly depends on the yarn you choose to work with for your granny square blanket.

Worsted weigh or aran weight yarn seems to be a popular choice for granny square blankets. This weight is perfect as it isn’t too thin, so it won’t take you ages to make.

On the other hand, it isn’t too thick, so your blanket won’t weigh too heavy.

For worsted weight yarn you will need a H-8 5mm crochet hook. Of course you can use slightly smaller or larger hook, this completely depends on your gauge and how tight or loose you want the texture to be.

yarn weigh and hook sizes

How do you crochet a granny square for absolute beginners?

Crocheting a granny square can be so relaxing once you know how to.

However, I know that it can also be a frustrating process when it just isn’t making a lot of sense or working out the same way as the pictures.

Here are some resources that are great at teaching how to crochet the basic granny square:

  1. for an in depth photo tutorial CLICK HERE.
  2. if you prefer a step by step video tutorial, THIS ONE is great.

10 Amazing Granny Square Blanket Patterns

Now you have mastered the basics when it comes to granny square, it is time to get some inspiration for a great blanket.

Basic Crochet Granny Square Blanket

If you are looking for a fun granny square project to crochet, this crochet granny square blanket pattern is for you!

You can make a granny square blanket in any size you’d like by making as many or little granny squares as you’d like.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.


Nora Blanket

This is a great go-to pattern for you to make your own, unique granny square blanket!

Granny squares are very easy to crochet, and they are perfect to take on-the-go project so you can crochet anywhere and anytime.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free blanket pattern.

Granny Square Crochet Blanket

Rainbow Granny Square Blanket

The colourful Rainbow Granny Square Blanket is the perfect easy pattern to learn how to crochet.

If you can crochet a double crochet and a chain, you’ve got all the tools and skills you need to get started on this stunning blanket!

The pattern is available ON THIS BLOG.

rainbow granny square blanket

Dolphin Blue Granny Square Blanket

This is a beautifully simple but stunning crochet blanket that uses granny squares.  

It is made up of 64 Granny Squares that are joined together using the join-as-you-go method.

Each Granny Square is made up of a single colour, then a single color is used to join them all together for a uniform blanket.

You can access the pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

dolphin blue granny square blanket

Giant Continuous Granny Square Blanket

Of course you do not have to make loads of small granny squares to make up your blanket.

If you are enjoying crocheting the granny square pattern, you can just continue until your square is big enough to be a blanket itself.

This continuous granny square blanket is quick and easy to work up and a great pattern for beginners!

Granny squares are made by crocheting granny clusters, or groups of 3 double crochet stitches in a chain space.

Once you get the basic rhythm of the basic granny square down, they’re so relaxing and enjoyable to make. 

The pattern as well as a video tutorial is available ON THIS WEBSITE.

continuous granny square blanket

Solid Granny Square Blanket

There are also many variations to the original granny square pattern. One of those is a solid granny square.

This is another easy square pattern you can use to make up your blanket. Instead of the 3 double crochet clusters worked into chain spaces, you will be working solid double crochet stitches.

This arrangement of squishy colourful squares, alternated with a simple squares in a neutral shade made me think of the chequerboard pink and yellow sponge cubes of a Battenberg Cake.

Check out the pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

solid granny square blanket

Daisy Granny Square

There are also many versions of the granny squares. These take the basic concept of the three double crochet clusters and elevate it to the next level.

One of those is this super cute and still very simple Daisy Granny square.

This daisy granny square is so cute and fun to make.

THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial.

daisy granny square blanket

Paisley Blanket

The Paisley Blanket uses a more intricate granny square pattern. So, if you fancied elevating your crochet blanket to the next level, this pattern is for you.

The centre of the square starts off as a circle which is later made into a square by creating four corners.

The pattern is free to view, CHECK IT OUT HERE.

Paisley baby blanket

Bloom Away Blanket

As you can see, this stunning granny square blanket has been made out of leftover yarn.

Isn’t it great how small scraps of yarn you have leftover from various projects can come together and create something so beautiful?

THIS LINK has the free pattern and tutorial.

scrap granny square blanket

Log Cabin Blanket

This beautiful blanket has slightly different construction.

However, if you can crochet a granny square, this blanket will be super easy for you!

With just a 4 Row repeat this blanket builds very quickly and it is perfect for stash busting!

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

4 row repeat cluster stitch afghan

Final thoughts…

Firstly, I hope you love these crochet doily patterns. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

You can share a direct link to this pattern on your social media. 

If you enjoy these patterns, you might also like these square patterns:

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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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