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Are you looking for some easy granny square patterns? If so, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will be sharing 25 easy granny square patterns that are perfect for beginners. These patterns are all free, and they range in difficulty from beginner to intermediate. So whether you are a brand new crocheter or someone who is just looking for a few new ideas, there is sure to be a pattern here that is just right for you!
Easy Granny Square Patterns
A basic granny square is a crochet motif that is worked in rounds to create a square shape. They are typically made with two or more colors of yarn, and can be as simple or as complex as you like. Granny square patterns may look complicated at first, but with the right instructions and resources, you’ll be able to do it in no time.
New to crochet? Not to worry! Check out our comprehensive How To Crochet guide. Then, review the basic crochet stitches that you’ll need for granny squares, including single crochet and double crochet.
Why are granny squares so popular?
Granny squares are so popular for a number of reasons. First, they are relatively easy to crochet. Even a beginner can learn how to make a basic granny square with just a little practice.
Second, they are easy to customize and make your own. You can change the colors, the size, the shape, really anything you like!
Third, you can join granny squares together to create all sorts of cool projects, like a granny square baby blanket, a granny square tote bag, or even a granny square bucket hat.
Supplies for Making Granny Squares
The only thing you need to get started with crochet is a hook, yarn, and a good pattern. From there on out, it’s all about creativity! You can customize your granny square with whatever type of yarn you like – the possibilities are endless!
What is the best yarn for granny squares?
One of the best things about granny squares is that you can use any yarn you like, from thick wool to thin cotton. It all depends on the look you are going for. You can make solid granny squares with just one color, or use multiple yarns for even more colorful granny squares.
Here are a few of my favorite yarns for granny squares.
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch. This acrylic yarn is affordable, super soft, has great stitch definition, and comes in a huge range of colors.
- Swish Worsted from Crochet.com. This machine-washable yarn is made from super soft merino wool. It is available in a full rainbow of colors.
- Shine Worsted from Crochet.com. This cotton-blend yarn is made from high-quality Pima cotton. It’s machine-washable for easy care, and comes in a wide variety of colorful shades.
Tip: If you want your square to have lots of color, but don’t want to mess with joining new strands of yarn, try using a self-striping or variegated yarn. This type of yarn will do all the work for you, and you will end up with a beautiful multi-colored square.
Popular Granny Square Patterns
There are endless possibilities when it comes to crochet granny squares.
Classic Granny Square: This is the most basic granny square pattern out there, and it is perfect for beginners. The only stitches you need to know for this one are chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.
Solid Granny Square: As the name suggests, this solid granny square is made with a stitch pattern that produces a solid-looking square. (Here’s another solid granny square without holes.) They’re usually made with just one color of yarn. If you are looking for a more simple design, this is the perfect square for you.
Hexagon Granny Square: This granny square is very similar to the classic granny square pattern, but it’s made in the shape of a hexagon.
Sunburst Granny Square: This sunburst granny square has a beautiful sunflower design, and it is perfect for intermediate crocheters.
Easy Granny Square Patterns
Now that we have gone over some of the basics, let’s get to the free granny square patterns!
Grab your hook and some yarn, and get started on one of these easy granny square patterns today!
Easy Granny Square Patterns for Beginners
A collection of my favorite 25 free and easy granny square patterns that are perfect for beginners to learn how to crochet.
How to Crochet a Granny Square
This is the most basic granny square pattern out there, and it is perfect for beginners. The only stitches you need to know for this one are single crochet and double crochet.
Check out this beginner-friendly tutorial to see how to make a granny square, step-by-step.
Seamless Solid Granny Square Pattern
Learn my favorite way to make a modern, solid granny square. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you the simple stitches you need to create beautiful granny squares.
Solid Granny Square Pattern (with no gaps!)
Here's a free crochet pattern for a solid granny square with no gaps or holes at the corners. If you want a really solid granny square, this is the pattern for you.
How to Crochet A Sunburst Granny Square
In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to crochet a sunburst granny square that looks like a sunflower. This free crochet sunflower pattern is a great project for beginners, and it's perfect for using up scrap yarn.
Farmhouse Granny Square Pattern
Here's a free pattern for a uniquely textured, crocheted granny square! These farmhouse granny squares can be used to make blankets of any size and color combination. When you combine the squares in a larger crochet project, they create a unique diamond pattern.
Two-color Solid Granny Square
Read this tutorial to learn how to crochet a solid granny square in two colors. They’re super easy and fun to make. Then, when you’ve made a few squares, you can create all sorts of geometric designs with them!
Dahlia Crochet Granny Square Blanket
In this blog post, you'll learn how to create a dahlia-inspired puff stitch granny square using colorful yarn from your scrap stash. The free pattern includes instructions so that you can use almost any weight yarn for your puff stitch circles.
Rainbow Puff Square
Love color? Then you'll love this rainbow puff granny square! This pattern will show you how to hold two strands of yarn at a time to create a colorful granny square with fewer ends to weave in. Yay!
The Simple Square Pattern
Here's an easy granny square pattern with a twist! This pattern mixes up the stitch pattern to create a simple granny square pattern with a lot of visual interest.
Granny Square Heart Pattern
Did you know that you can create all sorts of graphic patterns by working a simple solid granny square in multiple colors? This tutorial will show you how. (For fewer ends to weave in later, carry the yarn throughout - like in tapestry crochet.)
Sunny Granny Square Pattern
Here's another cool variation on the flower granny square. Check out this blog post for a full tutorial on how to make this sunny granny square.
Granny's Baby Log Cabin Blanket
This pattern takes the simple granny square stitch pattern and transforms it into a graphic log-cabin-inspired blanket. Perfect for baby blankets!
Circle to Square Granny Square Tutorial
Check out this graphic pattern, made by crocheting a circle inside of a granny square. This would be an awesome pattern to turn into a polka dot granny square blanket. So cute!
Summer Garden Granny Square
Try this summer-inspired floral granny square blanket. Make a bunch of colorful squares, and join them together to create a veritable crochet garden.
Feather Stitch Square Motif
Here's a super textured granny square pattern for you to experiment with. This square is based on the crochet feather stitch, which makes for a cozy, warm fabric.
Crochet Flower Granny Square Pattern
This pattern is a little bit more difficult than some of the beginner-level patterns in this list - but I think you'll agree that the results are worth it. I think that this flower granny square looks beautiful, and would be perfect for spring.
Spiral Granny Squares
Have you ever thought about crocheting in a spiral? Yes, it's possible! This pattern and tutorial will teach you how to crochet a spiral with three colors of yarn - and then how to turn those spirals into granny squares.
Harmony Granny Square
This colorful granny square pattern only looks complicated. It's worked in six easy rounds, using just two stitches: single and double crochet.
Victorian Lattice Square Pattern
When you're ready for a bit of a challenge, try this lattice granny square. This elegant, eye-catching design is created with chain stitches, single crochet, and double crochet. The pattern also includes a stitch diagram, if you prefer to work that way.
Leo Granny Square
Another flower granny square pattern, you say? Sure, here you go! This Leo Granny Square pattern is particularly good for using up small scraps of colorful yarn that you might have in your stash.
Dainty Daisy Granny Square Motif
Check out this sweet little granny square pattern inspired by a vintage daisy blanket. You'll love this easy pattern and the adorable results.
Mitered Granny Square
This pattern takes the classic granny square pattern and turns it on its side -- or should I say corner -- to create a unique look. Instead of working from the center out, you'll work from one corner to the opposite corner.
Textured Ripple Granny Square
Here's another solid granny square worked up in a textured crochet stitch. Check out this pattern to learn how to crochet an alpine (aka raised ripple) stitch granny square with post stitches.
C2C Granny Square
If you love corner-to-corner crochet, you'll love this C2C granny square pattern. Make a bunch of these squares in different colors, and join them together to create a cool patchwork blanket.
Flower Pop square Pattern
Last but not least, we have this pretty, floral granny square. Suitable for experienced beginners, it's relatively quick and easy to make. This pattern includes lots of step-by-step pictures to guide you through every round.
Granny Square FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions we get about granny squares.
What is the best size crochet hook for granny squares?
The best size crochet hook for granny squares will depend on the type of yarn you are using. If you are using a thick yarn, then you will want to use a larger hook. If you are using a thinner yarn, then you will want to use a smaller hook. Check your yarn label to see which size hook it recommends – or check this crochet hook size chart.
Do you need to block granny squares?
Blocking is an optional step, but we recommend doing it if you want your squares to have straight edges and lay flat. Blocking is simply a process of wetting and then drying your squares so that they will hold their shape better. To block your granny squares, wet them with a spray bottle or soak them in water for a few minutes. Then, lay them out on a towel to dry. You can pin the edges and corners to help them dry straight.
How long does it take to crochet a granny square?
Granny squares a usually pretty quick to make, but the answer depends on your skill level and how fast you crochet. A beginner might spend an hour or more on a single square, while an experienced crocheter could finish one in 15 minutes or less.
How many granny squares does it take to make a blanket?
The number of granny squares you need for a blanket will depend on the size of the blanket and the size of your granny squares. For example, a baby blanket might require 49 6-inch granny squares, while a throw blanket might use 64 8-inch granny squares.
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Thursday 29th of September 2022
Your patterns are Awsome. I have sewn the Granny square many time about 5 years ago. My grandson will be have a baby this coming November and I can't seem to remember how to sew a granny blanket. This will help me to remember how to sew a granny blanket again. Thanks