How to Make a Granny Square: FREE Crochet Granny Square Patterns You’ll Love

Learn how to make a granny square like a pro with this FREE eBook on crochet granny square patterns.The granny square pattern is the heart of crochet and the building blocks for all sorts of projects. With variations from solid stitch squares to flowery squares, once you learn how to crochet granny squares the options are endless. You can make afghans and socks, bags, scarves, and more!

To celebrate all that granny has to offer, we’re pleased to offer this exclusive collection of free granny square patterns. We’ll take 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 for you. Check out these fabulous granny square crochet patterns and claim your free eBook.

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The Basic Granny Stitch is created by working a series of shells offset from the shells in the previous row. It is one of the most easily recognized crochet techniques as well as one of the easiest. By working increases at designated corners, you can quickly create simple granny squares, hexagons, octagons and more great shapes.

In this free eBook, How to Crochet Granny Squares: 10 FREE Granny Square Patterns, we have put together a collection of patterns for granny squares that will show you how this classic crochet stitch can be used to create granny crochet squares, hexagons, and edgings and how crocheting granny squares has inspired crochet motif designs.

Learn how to make a granny square with these FREE crochet patterns:

Light and Shadow Blanket

Make this color-shading blanket based on a quilt pattern in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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.

Messenger Bag

Learn how to make this granny square bag patterns in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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.

Child’s Boho Blocks Jumper

You'll love crocheting this jumper pattern found in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
By Valentina Devine
This jumper 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 colours to make your own unique jumper!

Kaleidoscope Scarf

Learn how to crochet this scarf with granny squares in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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.

Four Corners Headband

You'll love this crocheted headband pattern found in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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 your squares and you could have one of these headbands to match every outfit.

Bangle Bracelet

Learn how to crochet this bangle bracelet using granny squares in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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.

Beaux Jestes Socks

Crochet these cozy socks using granny squares in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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 too. 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.

Gladiolus Vest

Learn how to make this amazing crochet vest in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
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 your squares as you go to create this lovely vest. Short tabs are used in the stylish buckle closure.

Caramel Cardigan

Crochet this vest pattern using the traditional crochet granny stitch in our free eBook on how to make a granny square and patterns.
By Annette Petavy
This cardi proves that the traditional crochet granny stitch isn’t just for squares. This easy pattern features waist shaping and one piece construction to the armhole, but the wide three-color granny stitch edging at the hem and sleeves make it unique.

Light-as-Air Neckerchief

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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.

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 helpful granny square tutorial included with each.

Put your personality into each free crochet granny pattern—smiles guaranteed! Whether you are new to crocheting or an experienced veteran, you’ll appreciate the helpful instructions on how to crochet a granny square, colorful illustrations, and 10 different wonderful free granny squares patterns to choose from. Download your free copy, grab your yarn, and enjoy exploring the granny square pattern with your friends at Interweave.

Whether you are an experienced crocheter or a beginner, you will find a fabulous selection of traditional free granny square crochet patterns and modern twists. Download your copy of How to Crochet Granny Squares: 10 FREE Granny Square Patterns today!

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