10+ Granny Square Crochet Patterns to Challenge Your Skills!

“What’s so special about granny squares? Aren’t they just simple square swatches sewn together?”

Yes, and no! Granny squares come in many different shapes, sizes, color combinations, and stitch patterns. We often see simple granny square patterns such as in the image below. But there are so many ways to make granny stitch projects, it’s truly mind-bending!

Granny Square Crochet Patterns

Granny squares are fun to make, and offer easy, modular ways to stitch up big projects. Granny squares, or granny stripes are made using clusters of stitches separated by open space. This makes them light-yet-cozy at the same time. That’s pretty magical! This technique hasn’t lasted over 100 years for no reason.

Crafters of all ages use this gorgeous stitch to create gorgeous masterpieces that are all so creative. Let’s take a look at some free patterns that use granny squares to their full potential!

What You Need for Granny Squares

Granny squares are pretty low-maintenance material-wise. Of course, if you’re extra like me, then you’ll probably want a few extra fancy accessories. Here’s a list of the basic tools you should have on hand before you begin!

  • Crochet hooks – The most important tools you will need is a few sturdy and slip-proof crochet hooks. Hooks come in different sizes and you can find all of the details including the suggested size on your yarn’s wrapper or listed in the ‘materials’ section of your chosen patterns!
  • Yarn – These crochet granny square patterns will have their own yarn suggestions, so make sure to check those out too in the “recommended yarn” section! Pay attention to the yarn weight and suggested fiber type if you’re going to choose a different yarn than what the designer recommends.
  • Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut yarn tails and hide loose ends.
  • Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of where you are in a given pattern. Make sure to grab a set of “locking stitch markers” for crochet projects.
  • Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose yarn ends and sew the blocks together when you’re ready.
  • Granny square crochet patterns – Take a few minutes to find your favorite granny square patterns on this list!

10+ Granny Square Crochet Patterns to Challenge Your Skills!

Granny squares are some of crochet’s most amazing inventions. Any crafter can make gorgeous pieces using just granny squares and their imagination.

Let’s see what you can do. Check out these crochet granny square patterns!

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Dockside Squares Throw
© Mallory Krall

1. Dockside Squares Throw

By: Mallory Krall

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: 3.25″ x 3.25″ square , 43″x 53″ blanket

The classic granny square is a timeless pattern that is often used in home decor projects. The shape of the stitches are perfect for adding subtle touches of texture and color to any home.

The Dockside Squares Throw is a relatively simple crochet granny square pattern that’s perfect for beginners and well-loved by pros!

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Sweet Granny Baby Blanket
© Toni Lipsey

2. Sweet Granny Baby Blanket

By: Toni Lipsey

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 5.5″ x 5.5″ square, 40″ x 44″ blanket

The Sweet Granny Baby Blanket pattern is a slight variation on the traditional granny square with an equally timeless look. In this pattern the squares are stitched on the diagonal to create a diamond effect.

By using coordinating colors you can achieve a unique look that suits your space or gives a personal touch to your gift for a loved one!

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Solstice Granny Square
© Erangi Udeshika

3. Solstice Granny Square

By: Erangi Udeshika

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 6.25″ x 6.25″

The Solstice Granny Square pattern is a great introductory project to other fun ways to riff off the beloved granny square crochet pattern.

The unique zigzag pattern is created using double crochet “v” stitches wrapping around the square. This is definitely a must-try if you want a one-of-a-kind project!

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Crochet Sunburst Granny Square
© Sarah Stearns

4. Crochet Sunburst Granny Square

By: Sarah Stearns

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: 5” x 5″

Incorporating florals into crochet granny square patterns is quite popular among crocheters. While some flower motifs are quite intricate, this pattern sticks to basic stitches for a relaxing project.

This Crochet Sunburst Granny Square is a beginner-friendly pattern that packs a big punch!

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Pear Granny Square
© Raffaella Tassoni

5. Pear Granny Square

By: Raffaella Tassoni

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 4″ x 4″

Leaving the “blocky” granny square themes, we’re going to get to know other crochet granny square patterns that incorporate more shapes and techniques!

This Pear Granny Square is definitely a head-turner and conversation-starter. Plus, it’s pretty stinking cute! Just look at that adorable little pear applique in the middle. This is definitely not something you see every day! I love the idea of stitching these blocks together to make a fun and functional market bag.

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Citrus Fruits Granny Square
© Raffaella Tassoni

6. Citrus Fruits Granny Square

By: Raffaella Tassoni

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 4″ x 4″

Perfect for adding a dash of freshness and pops of color in your space, this Citrus Fruits Granny Square crochet pattern is another adorable block that any crocheter should know.

This particular crochet granny square pattern will look perfect as a crocheted tote bag, throw, or even cardigan!

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Eye Granny Square
© Annanitato Lolo

7. Eye Granny Square

By: Annanitato Lolo

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 5″ x 5″

The “Evil eye” symbol has always been used to ward off ill intentions aimed towards the wearer.

Now, whether you subscribe to this belief or not, we all have to admit how truly fascinating this particular crochet granny square pattern is.

The colors used give off a more mystical vibe. Definitely one of those crochet projects that is rarely seen (hahaha!).

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Sun and stars granny square
© Cat Venner

8. Sun and Stars Granny Square

By: Cat Venner

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 9″ x 9″

Time to explore more intricate crochet granny square patterns, introducing the Sun and Stars Granny Square!

This is a free pattern that guides you through each step of crocheting this pretty project. A more challenging stitch journey, but the finished piece is definitely worth all that work.

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Elloth Granny Square
© K.A.M.E. Crochet

9. Elloth Granny Square

By: K.A.M.E. Crochet


SIZE: 4” x 4” [10 x 10 cm]

Dainty and elegant are some of the first words that might come to your mind when you first see this lovely Elloth Granny Square pattern.

The use of puff stitches, single crochets, and tight double crochets are the perfect combination for creating such a sweet crochet granny square pattern.

These little flowers would be perfect strategically scattered all over a blanket!

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Bobble Drops Granny Square
© Erangi Udeshika

10. Bobble Drops Granny Square

By: Erangi Udeshika

YARN: Worsted

SIZES: 3.5″ x 3.5″

Who knew the simple bobble stitch could be used in such an elegant way? This Bobble Drops Granny Square pattern showcases these unique puffy stitches in the middle.

Definitely the perfect accent piece to many a crochet project!

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Granny Allsorts Blanket
© Esther Graafland

11. Granny Allsorts Blanket

By: Esther Graafland


SIZES: Square sizes may vary, 43″ x 51″ blanket

Want to put your scrap yarn to good use? The Granny Allsorts Blanket is filled with numerous granny squares of different sizes!

All you need to do is to raid that pile of yarn scraps that you just can’t seem to get rid of. Don’t worry, with a little bit of color-matching, you’re sure to end up with a one-of-a-kind granny square blanket!

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Rainbow Granny Blanket CAL
© Raffaella Tassoni

12. Rainbow Granny Blanket CAL

By: Raffaella Tassoni

YARN: Aran

SIZES: Square sizes vary, 53.5″ x 75″ blanket

Sometimes cohesive chaos is just what a home needs to feel warm and welcoming.

This Rainbow Granny Blanket CAL pattern is a whole riot of color and pattern on its own which makes it truly awesome!

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Exploring the World of Granny Squares

Crochet is an ever changing art that evolves as time goes by. It’s always exciting to have so many new crochet granny square patterns pop up seemingly everyday.

There is so much you can do using the granny square patterns from this list. You can make bags, blankets, cardigans, vests, headbands, pillow cases, and SO. MUCH. MORE!

Here’s an idea: Ellot Granny Square pattern and the Sweet Granny Baby Blanket, for example, would look so gorgeous paired together in a large Afghan!

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