A variety of different Granny Square Crochet Patterns and how to join them to make patchwork purses, afghans, scarves and shawls
How many of you learned to crochet by making granny squares? I did! I remember being on a long road trip and my Mom, Sister and I crocheting different pattern granny squares.
That was a really fun way to learn different crochet stitches and patterns. The squares worked up nice and fast so that by the time you were bored with one stitch, you could move on to the next square.
Eventually, those squares were joined together into a large afghan. Wonder what ever happened to that.
Granny Squares are super rewarding to make because they work up so fast. You can whip up a bunch of them in a really short period of time. Use heavier yarn and a larger crochet hook and you can finish an entire afghan in no time.
And crochet granny squares are certainly not just for making large blankets or afghans. Grannies make great patchwork scarves, pillow cases, purses, shawls, dog beds, you name it.
Change your crochet yarn or change the stitch or color and you have a whole different look.
How do you crochet a granny square?
A granny is a really good beginner crochet project because it can be made with basic stitches as well as more advanced. It’s a small project that gives you the chance to practice the same stitches over and over which helps you even out your stitches.
Plus, a granny is usually fairly small so that it can be crocheted very quickly. This not only helps to keep you motivated, but it also gives you the confidence to try a more difficult pattern.
Check out the video below to learn how you can make a basic granny square pattern.
How to Join Granny Squares
Once you have all of your squares made, you will want to join them together. There are several ways to do this. Here is a good article on Wiki-How which shows you 4 ways to join your crochet granny squares.
Check out this Granny Square Afghan Kit …. you can pick from several different color combinations.
A great big Thank You goes out to the crochet designers for allowing me to share the many different granny square patterns with you. I hope you’ll go visit their sites.
Free Granny Square Patterns
Starburst Granny Square Armwarmers
Fun, free crochet pattern by Whistle & Ivey
Multi Color Granny Squares
Free Video and Photo tutorial shows you how to make these colorful squares and there is also a video which shows you how to join the squares. By Moogly
Latent Heart Crochet Square
A multi color pattern that would also look pretty made with a single color. By Cre8tion Crochet
The Windmill Square Pattern
p>This pattern uses front post stitches and is perfect for afghans or pillows. By Cre8tion Crochet
Granny Square Pattern
Video and written crochet pattern that shows you how to crochet a granny square. By Fiber Flux
The Crossed Square
Here’s a pretty 12 inch square that can be worked with multiple or a single color yarn. By Jessie At Home
The Revival Granny Square Cardigan
Wow! Why not use your grannies to make a cool cardigan jacket? by Make And Do Crew
Owl Granny Square
How cute is this little crochet owl? This fun pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me, featured on Petals to Picots
Beautiful Sunburst Square
A traditional granny square pattern where the center is a circle rather than a square. By Make And Do Crew
Caterpillar Square Crochet Pattern
Versatile, fun square based on the Caterpillar Stitch by Petals to Picots
Simple Crochet Blanket Square
Simple crochet pattern that uses worsted weight yarn in three colors. By Rescued Paw Designs
Granny Dish Cloth
This dish cloth pattern looks great with single or multi colored yarns. By Snappy Tots
Solid Granny Square Patterns
The Solid Granny Square
This is a simple, flat granny square tutorial by Moogly
Granny Square Dishcloth
Here is a quick way to make a crochet dishcloth although you could easily adapt this pattern to other projects. By Oombawka Design Crochet
Solid Granny Square Pattern
Here’s a step by step tutorial showing you how to crochet a basic solid granny square. By FiberFlux
Solid Granny Square Coaster without Gaps
Simple, crochet granny square that doesn’t feature holes or gaps by Raji’s Craft Hobby
Easy Crochet Flower Granny Pattern
Here is a pretty granny that is easy and uses mainly basic stitches, with the hardest stitch being a double crochet cluster. (this just means working double crochet to the last 2 loops before starting the next double crochet) Love Life Yarn