10 Easy Granny Square Crochet Patterns

Janne Kleivset
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These easy granny square free crochet patterns are perfect for beginners who want to learn how to crochet the classic granny square.

Find your next crochet project with these free granny square crochet patterns!

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The Classic Granny Square

Good crocheting is timeless and the classic square pattern is still being brought forward from time to time. The picture many have of crochet without knowing it is the standard double crochet granny square blanket.

However it doesn’t only have to be a afghan square, it can be used in many combinations to create crochet garments, home decor and crochet accessories.

If you don’t know the classic granny square, dive into this photo and video tutorial.

Lets dive into the beautiful granny square crochet projects!

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Clothing and accessories using the classic granny square

In the list below you will find crochet garment and accessories crochet patterns.

These free granny square crochet patterns all use the classic granny square. However you could easily swap it for a different granny square, as long as you make the squares the same size for the garments.

The crochet patterns pictured in this section uses Lion Brand Yarn and the timeless yarn called Wool-Ease.

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1. Granny Square Cardigan

The Granny Square Cardigan crochet pattern uses the basic granny square to create a crochet garment.

It’s an easy pattern that has sizing from XS to 5XL and skill level easy.

Pick your favorite color combination to create this beautiful crochet cardigan.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 1, the Granny Square Cardigan Pin

2. Granny Square Sweater

Similar to the granny cardigan, the free pattern for the Granny Square Sweater uses the classic granny square motif.

It has sizing from XS to 5XL.

Choose your favorite yarn colors to create this beautiful granny square crochet pullover.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 2, the Granny Square Sweater Pin

3. Granny Square Market Bag

This market bag crochet pattern is a great pattern idea using granny squares.

You can essentially make this using any granny square. The hook size and yarn weight isn’t as important for this pattern either.

If you want to use a different yarn and crochet hook, the only thing that will change is the size of the finished bag. With a smaller hook and yarn you may end up with a smaller bag if you don’t add extra grannies. With a larger hook and yarn you will end up with a bigger bag.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 3, the Granny Square Market Bag Pin

Home decor using the classic granny square

Directly below you can find some beautiful granny square crochet patterns for your home, such as kitchen items and a beautiful basket.

These are great ways to introduce some colors to your home with crochet, without crocheting a big granny square blanket.

4. Granny Square Basket

This free granny square project is a great idea to make for your home.

It uses a single color base basket, then the granny squares are added as a decorative element.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 4, the Granny Square Basket Pin

5. Granny Square Ottoman

This granny square crochet pattern also uses the classic granny square. However it could easily be made with a different granny square, like the leaf clover granny square.

Pick the colors you like and spruce up your home with this crochet ottoman.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 5, the Granny Square Ottoman Pin

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6. Granny Square Dishcloth

The crochet dishcloth pattern is a great granny square crochet idea. It’s a quick crochet project that is great for crochet beginners.

All you have to do is to crochet the classic granny square, that uses only basic stitches. The classic granny only uses chain stitches (ch), double crochet stitches and slip stitches (sl st).

Then choose your favorite method to assemble it: whip stitches, flat slip stitch join or the join as you go method.

Then finish off the edge with the reverse single crochet stitch.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 6, the Granny Square Dishcloth Pin

7. Granny Square Dish Towel

The granny square dish towel is a great kitchen crochet project.

It uses the double crochet stitch (dc) for the main parts and then a row of granny squares as decoration.

With only basic crochet stitches you can make this beautiful crochet dish towel, and you can even find some scrap yarn to crochet the squares.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 7, the Granny Square Dish Towel Pin

Crochet patterns using unique granny squares

The granny square crochet patterns below doesn’t use the classic granny. Find patterns using unique granny squares such as the Ferris wheel granny and the leaf clover granny.

If you prefer using the classic granny or a different unique square, you can easily swap the granny square you are using for any square motif you’d like.

8. Ferris Wheel Granny Square Shawl

This crochet pattern uses a unique granny square called the Ferris Wheel Granny Square. It got that name because the middle section of the square resembles a Ferris wheel.

To make this easy crochet pattern, you will crochet multiple squares and also a few half squares.

Then the granny square shawl is assembled and you can add tassels if you’d like.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 8, the Ferris Wheel Granny Square Shawl Pin

9. Your Sunday Shawl

This beautiful pattern uses a flower granny called the Leaf Clover Granny Square. It’s a single color granny square, that looks amazing in all crochet projects.

For this granny square shawl you are going to need worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook.

The pattern is assembled with the flat slip stitch join, that means there’s less seaming and you will only need your yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 9, the Your Sunday Granny Square Shawl Pin

10. Clover Leaf Granny Square Pillow

This cushion cover granny square pattern is a beautiful pattern for your home.

By choosing the colors that works for your home, it’s easy to personalize your house with crochet.

You can use the same granny square as suggested or swap for a solid granny square for less gaps or any other granny square like the sunburst granny square.

Free granny square crochet patterns number 10, the clover leaf granny square pillow Pin

Free Granny Square Crochet Patterns Summary

All the patterns on this page are fun and easy ways to implement some granny squares to your crochet projects!

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Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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