How to Crochet Granny Squares: 10 Free Granny Square Patterns to Crochet and Wear

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The granny square pattern is the heart of crochet and the building blocks for all sorts of projects. With endless variations, from solid stitch squares to flowery squares, learning how to crochet granny squares will allow you to make afghans, socks, bags scarves, and more!

Here, we present you with 10 free granny square patterns, taking you from a simple bracelet to a classic afghan to a lovely vest and a crocheted granny stitch inspired sweater. Whether you're just learning how to crochet a granny square, or you're a long time enthusiast, this eBook is filled with colorful illustrations and helpful instructions that are sure to please. Check out these fabulous granny square crochet patterns and claim your free eBook!

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Crocheted granny squares are the foundation of many beautiful crochet patterns, so here we pay homage to this versatile technique by offering ten gorgeous granny squares patterns to make. This free eBook from the expert designers at Crochet Me is sure to inspire you to pick up your crochet hook and start crocheting granny squares! From quick and portable patterns, to intricate and more advanced patterns, the granny motif is a fantastic way to express your personal style.

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How to Crochet Granny Squares: 10 Free Granny Square Patterns

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Inside this eBook you'll find instructions for how to crochet a granny square.

Granny Square Blanket: Light and Shadow Blanket by Judith L. Swartz

#1: Granny Square Blanket

Light and Shadow Blanket by Judith L. Swartz

Granny motifs do what they do best in this pattern. Judith L. Swartz organizes the usual scrappy look into a color-shading blanket based on a quilt pattern. The classic granny square afghan has become an icon of comfort and home, but here we give it a contemporary look. Bulky yarn allows you to work up this version quickly.


Granny Square Bag: Messenger Bag by Judith L. Swartz

#2: Granny Square Bag

Messenger Bag by Judith L. Swartz

In this granny square bag pattern, Judith L. Swartz uses a four-round square as the building block, then with some quick joining creates a classic bag perfect for traveling around town. Styled after a bicycle messenger bag, it's great on the bike or off. Constructed from traditional crocheted granny squares, this retro-inspired bag looks contemporary once again. Wear it crisscrossed over the shoulder and landing at the hip. The adjustable strap allows for a personal fit.


Crochet Granny Squares Pullover: Child's Boho Blocks Pullover by Valentina Devine

#3: Granny Square Sweater

Child's Boho Blocks Pullover by Valentina Devine

This sweater pattern is made from strips of square motifs that are slip-stitched together, with a clever underarm gusset created by folding one motif in half. Holding two strands of a variegated yarn together creates a rich marled look—play with colors to make your own unique sweater!


Granny Square Scarf: Kaleidoscope Scarf by Judith L. Swartz

#4: Granny Square Scarf

Kaleidoscope Scarf by Judith L. Swartz

You can have it all with this scarf—the intricacy of modular motifs, the softest, most delicate yarn imaginable, and vibrant color combinations that are both gossamer and bold. Made up of the Sow Thistle Square Motif, a circle that blooms into a square, this design would make a fantastic addition to your scarf collection.


Crocheting Granny Squares: Four Corners Headband by MK Carroll

#5: Granny Square Headband

Four Corners Headband by MK Carroll

The squares in this headband are made up of solid stitches rather than shells, that better show off pretty color-changing yarn. Each motif is quick-to-make, taking an average of ten to fifteen minutes to crochet. Finish by joining granny squares and you could have one of these headbands to match every outfit.


Granny Squares Patterns: Bangle Bracelet by Marilyn Murphy

#6: Granny Square Bracelet

Bangle Bracelet by Marilyn Murphy

The inspiration for this pattern came from Marilyn Murphy's love for bangle bracelets and the ability to size it simply by increasing or decreasing the square sizes. Plus it was fast and portable to work on while traveling.


Granny Square Tutorial: Beaux Jestes Socks by Tracy St. John

#7: Granny Square Socks

Beaux Jestes Socks by Tracy St. John

These cozy socks bring to mind afghans from eras passed, comforting and nostalgic with two-round motifs that let you play with color—it's a great stashbuster if you have some sock-weight remnants. Choose one cuff option for both socks or make one of each for a playful pair. Both options use the same instructions for the foot portion, which is easily tailored to fit the length of your foot.


Granny Square Vest: Gladiolus Vest by Robyn Chachula

#8: Granny Square Vest

Gladiolus Vest by Robyn Chachula

Inspired by the shape of a gladiolus flower, designer Robyn Chachula mimicked the sharp points at the tips of the petals on the square motifs of this vest. Stitch diagrams clearly show the variations for full motif, half motif, three-quarter motif and quarter motif-and guide you through joining granny squares as you go to create this lovely vest. Short tabs are used in the stylish buckle closure.


Granny Square Sweater: Caramel Cardigan by Annette Petavy

#9: Granny Square Cardigan

Caramel Cardigan by Annette Petavy

This gorgeous cardigan proves that the traditional crochet granny stitch isn't just for squares. This easy sweater features waist shaping and one piece construction to the armhole, but the wide three-color granny stitch edging at the hem and sleeves make this a unique design.


Crocheted Granny Squares Motif: Light-as-Air Neckerchief by Maryse Roudier

#10: Granny Square Scarf

Light-as-Air Neckerchief by Maryse Roudier

This granny neckerchief is light as a feather with a delicate drape that makes it an ideal lightweight accessory. These six-sided crochet motifs are a great project for those partial skeins you have been saving.


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The basic granny square crochet pattern is a series of shells worked with increases at the corners to create a square. If you're just venturing into these designs, we have some great starter projects with a step-by-step granny square tutorial included with each.

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How to Crochet Granny Squares: 10 Free Granny Square Patterns

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