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15 Must-Try Crochet Granny Square Patterns

15 Must-Try Crochet Granny Square Patterns

I absolutely love crochet granny square patterns. There are so many different kinds and they make great blankets, cardigans, and more. They’re also the perfect scrap yarn project!

They give me an older, vintage vibe that I only really get from granny squares, so I love to make things with them.

Today I’ve rounded up 15 granny square patterns to give you inspiration for your next project.

15 Crochet Granny Square Patterns

1. Classic Granny Square

This classic granny square is a perfect starting point if you would like to start learning granny squares. It’s made up of single and double crochet stitches with a flower-like motif in the middle.

You can find the free pattern here.

2. Circle to Square Granny Square

This circle-to-square granny square is a minimalist but unique-looking take on the classic granny square. You can make it in this style with one color for the circle and another for the surrounding square stitches.

The free pattern is available here.

3. Sunburst Granny Square

This sunburst granny square resembles a colorful, bold sun with bright colors and a burst pattern. This one would make a great bag, blanket, or cardigan.

The pattern is available for free here.

4. Maybelle Granny Square

I am loving the old-fashioned, doily-like pattern of this Maybelle granny square. The middle flower is deceptively intricate-it’s actually really easy to make.

Make several identical ones for a classic, beautiful project, or combine different color combinations for something a bit bolder.

The pattern is available for free here.

5. Circles of the Sun Granny Square

If you’re a fan of the big and bold, this Circles of the Sun square is for you. It resembles the many colors of a sunset sun and would make a beautiful afghan.

You can find the pattern for free here.

6. Solid Granny Square

Solid granny squares are great for simplistic projects or projects where you need solid sections, like stripes or blocks. They are a completely solid color and often have no gaps.

The pattern is available for free here.

7. Popcorn Stitch Granny Square Pattern

This granny square has a flower motif in the middle made up of popcorn stitches for a gorgeous textured square. This would be a good option for a baby blanket.

The pattern is available for free here.

8. Traveling Crochet Afghan Granny Square

This Netherlands-inspired granny square features the tulip stitch, v stitches, and puff stitches that come together to look like tulips.

It may look complicated but it actually only uses basic stitches, so it’s beginner-friendly.

You can find the pattern for free here.

9. Heart Granny Square Pattern

This heart granny square is just adorable and can be worked into Valentine’s Day crafts, children’s blankets and accessories, and many other things that need a cute, quirky touch.

The pattern is available for free here.

10. Owl Granny Square

I’m obsessed with this adorable owl granny square.

This can be worked into so many kid’s crafts, clothing, and accessories (the post shows a bunting for a gender-reveal party), or you can use it to create something adorable for yourself (I see an owl cardigan in my future).

You can find the pattern for free here.

11. Metamorphosis Square

This granny square is called the Metamorphosis square because of its fun pattern and repeat of colors in each row, each with a different stitch.

This one can be made in so many different color combinations with two, three, or maybe four colors.

The pattern is available for free here.

12. Mitered Granny Square Pattern

This granny square is unique because of its off-center look, something not super common in granny squares. But the effect of having all of them together in a project (like a blanket or a sweater) is really neat looking.

You can do a different color for each row, or repeat the same color pattern.

You can find the pattern for free here.

13. Tower Stitch Granny Square

This square is made up of the tower stitch, partial tower stitches, double crochets, and extended double crochets. The effect is unique and looks a bit like a windmill towards the middle.

The pattern is available for free here.

14. Marigold Sky Granny Square

This square is my personal favorite; it’s beautiful! The yellow and gold combination is so pretty and the raised gold flower in the middle adds some fun texture.

You can find the pattern for free here.

15. Sweetheart Granny Square Pattern

This incredibly intricate square is a romantic, doily-like pattern.  It creates a flower-like motif in the middle.

Due to the number of different stitches this square is best for intermediate crocheters, but if you’re an ambitious beginner crocheter and you want to give it a shot, go ahead!

The pattern is available for free here.

Bonus Patterns: Crochet Granny Square Pattern Kits

We’re pretty obsessed with crochet kits from Lion Brand. Here are a few of our favorites featuring granny squares.

Crochet Kit – Magnolia Tote Bag

crochet granny square tote bag

Cheerful, vintage style granny squares adorn this oversized bag that is sure to fit your spring and summer hauls. This tote adds the prettiest touch of boho style to any outfit! Completely customizable, you can pick your favorite four colors and go. Made with mercerized cotton, it’s sturdy and washable, making it perfect to take to the pool or farmers markets. And because it’s made up of squares, this is the ideal portable project. Have fun

LionBrand.com

Purchase the kit here.

Crochet Kit – Starry Night Afghan

crochet granny square afghan

Relax under the night sky with this cozy granny square styled afghan.

LionBrand.com

Purchase the kit here.

Crochet Kit – Nora Granny Square Throw

crochet granny square blanket pattern

A modern take on the classic granny square blanket, this on-trend throw makes for a fun and beautiful project! Completely customizable, pick your favorite four colors, and crochet away. Each square is worked in a simple five round pattern, then seamed to finish. Because it’s worked in individual squares, it’s an ideal project to take on-the-go as you get back to traveling this year! Available in two size options, a lapghan or larger throw blanket option.

LionBrand.com

Purchase the kit here.

Crochet Kit – The Weldon Bag

granny square shoulder bag pattern

The Weldon Bag gets its name from Weldon’s Practical Needlework which published what I believe to be the first written granny square pattern in 1897. What a long history the little ‘ole granny square carries and now with this bag you can carry the granny square – in style.

LionBrand.com

Purchase the kit here.

Crochet Kit – Wildrose Shoulder Bag

crochet tote bag pattern with granny squares

Crochet the romantic Wildrose Shoulder Bag that is composed of 15 granny squares that are seamed together in a special way! This lovely bag has an effortlessly chic vibe as it holds all your essentials and can be worn on one shoulder or across the body. A variety of crochet stitches using strong and sturdy mercerized cotton makes this design a very fun project!

LionBrand.com

Purchase the kit here.

Crochet Kit – Wildrose Market Bag

crochet market bag pattern with granny squares

Crochet this beautiful Wildrose Market Bag that is composed of 13 granny squares seamed together in a special way! This eye-catching bag uses a variety of crochet stitches and is very sturdy using strong mercerized cotton and a dense strap using the waistcoat stitch. This bag is the perfect way to carry around your groceries, beach, and travel items!

LionBrand.com

Purchase the kit here.

Did you find any granny square patterns you can’t wait to try? We’ve seen granny square items for sale in stores like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn, plus celebs have been rockin’ the look as well lately.

This is definitely a trend we can get behind!

15 must-try crochet granny square patterns
15 granny squares to try
round-up of crochet granny square patterns