So simple, one of the most classic of crochet projects, these 21 beautiful granny square crochet patterns make plain squares quite fun.
If you’ve never tried to crochet a granny square before, you might find the term a little confusing. What does this square look like, and what makes it a granny? Don’t let the slightly unusual name put you off – the granny square is an incredible tool in any crochet lover’s work box.
The granny square is essentially a square piece of crochet, made by stitching outwards in the round. They often have something of a lace effect, because of the neat gaps in the crochet.
Traditionally, a granny square was used for creating throws and blankets. However, they can be combined to make scarves, cardigans, sweaters – almost anything you can think of!
As to why they’re called “granny” squares. Well, it was often granny who made them.
Granny squares range from the simple and sweet to the intricate and complicated. Mastering the granny square is exciting, because they’re the building blocks of many great creations.
They’re also ideal for experimenting with, and learning something new. This guide rounds up beautiful patterns, from the easy to the advanced, so you can make squares any granny would be proud of.
21 Beautiful Granny Square Crochet Patterns
Ditsy Daisy Granny Square Crochet Pattern
Flowers are a classic granny square pattern, and a great way for newcomers to get to grips with the style. This daisy is adorable, and the simple shape allows for lots of experimenting with color.
If you’ve tried some crochet, but you’re still learning the basics, this pattern is a fantastic way for a beginner to advance.
Classic Granny Square Crochet Pattern
If you’re kind of testing the waters with making a granny square, this pattern gets you from cast on to finished quick with a basic design. It’s super pretty and very simple stitchery, perfect for a beginner crocheter.
Source: The Spruce Crafts
Crochet Granny Square Pattern
Granny squares are perfect for blankets and afghans because they’re so tactile. This pattern uses a variety of puffy stitches and v stitches, creating a granny square that you’ll be excited to wrap around you.
Crochet lovers with intermediate skill and experience will enjoy creating this intricately detailed square from a well written pattern.
Heart at the Center Granny Square Crochet Pattern
One reason why granny squares are so popular as gifts is that they really show love and attention – no more so than this beautiful “heart at the center” pattern. This adorable design is perfect for Valentine’s creations, or anyone who you want to feel loved.
The easy-to-follow pattern also includes instructions for how to turn your square into a blanket, and how to join the squares together.
Winter Opulence Granny Square Pattern
I absolutely adore this more complex granny square. It’s intricate, delicate and beautiful. Better yet, it’s a free pattern, so you can make a wall hanging or blanket using this pattern. So. Gorgeous.
Source: Kristen Holloway Designs
Sunburst Granny Square Crochet Pattern
A gorgeous sunburst granny square is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Full of color, this adaptable design may take some time to get the hang of, but the clear instructions on the pattern are there to help you along the way.
Once you’ve mastered the sunburst, this granny square lends itself to many types of design.
Crochet Sunflower Granny Square Pattern
The sunflower is a classic of the granny square, because it’s bright and lovely and makes use of the circular working shape. This sunflower has a 3D effect, making it a great accent on simple designs.
The pattern is clear to follow, and also includes a link to a video tutorial, for visual learners.
Granny Square Crochet Cardigan
So fun! The bright colors really highlight the individual stitching and design. One of my favorite things about granny squares is that they make the best building blocks for bigger projects. And this fun cardigan says it all!
Source: My Poppet
Granny Square Sunflower Purse Crochet Pattern
Once you’ve got to grips with the sunflower, there are so many ways to use it. This sunflower purse is the perfect bag for sunny beach trips, or long shopping days. The crochet pattern is suitable for advanced beginners.
If you’re excited to learn more about crochet, this beautiful and practical pattern is the way to go.
Granny Square Sunflower Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Isn’t it difficult trying to find what to wear as the last days of summer turn chilly with fall? Transitional weather can be a nightmare of too hot or too cold, leaving you never quite comfortable. This sunflower granny square cardigan is perfect!
The chunky knit is warming, while the open design keeps you cool. Cheerful sunflowers remind you of those happy summer days.
Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Granny squares are typically quite small, but this baby blanket variation can be any size you choose. The final row just keeps on extending, so you can get it to the absolute ideal size for any baby.
The pattern is very well written, ensuring that even those who are relatively new to crochet can follow along.
Easy Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern
Traditionally, granny squares were made to be linked together, creating a blanket that could be extended and changed as necessary. This easy granny square blanket is an elegant take on the classic design.
The very beautiful lace style design is supported by detailed instructions. A wonderful gift for a wedding or new baby.
Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern
If you’re an advanced beginner looking to expand your crochet repertoire, then this blanket pattern is what you need. Some squares are simple, while others are deceptively complicated.
As you go along, you learn new stitches, and improve your skills. A patchwork style design, this blanket can be completely unique.
Roses and Daisies Floral Granny Square Afghan Crochet Pattern
This vintage floral granny square afghan pattern is fun and fabulous! The varied and colorful design is surprisingly easy to follow for a vintage pattern, and it allows lots of room for experimentation.
Granny Square Crochet Pattern Zipper Pouch
Granny squares aren’t just for blankets. This zipper pouch pattern is adorable – and useful. Intermediate crochet skills are needed, and some sewing know-how is also necessary to affix the lining.
The end result is the cutest pouch for keeping threads, needles, and all of your crafting essentials.
Granny Square Cropped Sweater Crochet Pattern
Let’s be honest – granny squares don’t sound like the most stylish of items. But this cropped sweater made up of granny squares is super fashionable, as well as comfy and cozy.
The loose sleeves are airy, making it the perfect sweater for lounging in. Try one block color for effortless cool, or a patchwork of yarn for a bright finish.
Gummy Bear Granny Square Crochet Pattern
It’s surprising just how much you can do with a granny square, and this gummy bear pattern is testament that the only limit is your imagination! This 3D pattern is great for small children, or adding a sweet touch to blankets and bags.
Written instructions, diagrams, and photos all help you through the slightly tricky stitches.
Toadstool Granny Square Crochet Pattern
Flowers may be a classic of the granny square, but this toadstool pattern could become your new favorite. A fun but detailed pattern, crafting this mushroom requires some concentration.
Using tapestry style stitches to carry the colors around, this is a wonderful granny square to put together.
Granny’s Eye Granny Square Crochet Pattern
This eye-catching crochet pattern is enchanting, and a funky twist on the classic granny square. The clearly written pattern will have you seeing your square come together right before your eyes, although it’s not a design for beginners.
This is really fun to make, and the finish is incredibly cool.
Many Cats Granny Square Crochet Pattern
The “crazy cat lady” might be an unfair stereotype, but it’s hard not to go nuts for this adorable crochet pattern. An easy-to-follow pattern with plenty of room for customization, so you can memorialize all the cute cats in your life.