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Great granny square patterns you can crochet
Granny squares are versatile and can be used to create a wide range of crochet projects. From home decor to fashion accessories, there are endless possibilities for what you can make with granny squares.
What you can make with crochet granny squares?
This first thought likely is to use granny squares to make blankets and afghans. The variety of granny squares themselves is so vast you can create an heirloom look or one that modern and fresh.
They are fun to work up , like many mini projects within a project. You can crochet up one or two in a single sitting. Before you know it you have enough granny squares to create a full project.
The square shape of the granny square lends itself well to creating a patchwork effect, and you can easily customize the size and color scheme to suit the seasonal look or style you’d like. Whether you prefer a traditional look or a more modern design, granny square blankets are always a cozy and stylish addition to any home.
Let’s look beyond blankets for granny square pattern ideas.
You can also use granny squares to make pillows. By stitching together multiple granny squares, you can create a unique and eye-catching pillow cover. Mix and match colors and patterns to create a playful and eclectic look, or stick to a more coordinated color scheme for a sophisticated touch. There are patterns in this post to inspire your granny square pillow.
Granny squares can also be used to make accessories such as scarves, hats, bags, gloves, and even crochet cell phone holders. The small size of the squares makes them perfect for creating intricate patterns and designs. Add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe with a granny square scarf, or make a statement with a bold and vibrant granny square bag.
TIP: It’s a good idea to block granny squares before seaming together to ensure a uniform look.
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A delicate looking granny square pillow pattern
By using medium size granny squares made with sport weight yarn, you can create a subtle and elegant-looking crochet pillow cover. The designer uses small pops of complementary yarn colors to create a fresh modern-looking granny square pillow pattern design.
This would be a beautiful wedding or bridal shower gift in a set of two.
See more crochet bridal shower gifts.
This is a beginner-friendly design made to fit a 40 x 40 CM pillow insert.
Designer: Haak maar raak
Click images to see the pattern details for this granny square crochet pillow.
Granny square timeless elegance blanket
The nature’s walk granny square blanket pattern has a theme of natural elements that come together to create a spectacular eye-catching finished project. Think color combos like autumnal warms, spring pastels, red and white for the holidays or monochromatic like shades of blues, greens, or grays.
This pattern is for experienced beginners. You will need a 3.5 mm crochet hook and category 3 yarn that will result in a beautiful drape.
See the free pattern for this granny square blanket on Ravelry.
Granny square cropped cardigan
A cropped cardigan is a modern way to wear a crochet cardigan, even better if it’s a cropped granny square cardigan.
This patchwork look cardigan gained huge popularity in 2021, yet still looks classic. The designer uses beautiful fall colors that give a neutral calming vibe. A vibrant palate would be fun for spring and summer if you’re using cotton yarn. Think blues, purple and grays. Maybe tonal yellows, greens or pinks.
Pick what flatters your skin tone and basics best.
This pattern uses category 4 yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. Sizing Xs-4XL.
Pattern by : Hayhay crochet
Bulky yarn granny square blanket
For a dramatic look, work up some granny squares in chunky yarn for a quick and colorful soft blanket for baby or adults alike. The pattern says you make this in as little as 2 days! Isn’t that something we crocheters love about chunky yarn patterns? They work up so fast!
This pattern uses category 5 yarn and a 9 mm crochet hook to make a cheery sunburst style granny square. This type of tapestry needle is for thick yarns and you may find it helpful for finishing this type of project.
My mind goes wild when I think of the tonal color combos you can use for this beautiful blanket. Shades of yellow and orange, blues and purples, soft pink escalating up to vibrant fuschia! Even shades of neutral brown tones would be lovely.
Designer: Mallory Krall
Click image to be taken to the free pattern page. PDF download option is available on the page too if you like a printed pattern.
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Crochet granny square vest pattern
This adorable and chic granny square vest looks great for any age. So many crocheters love toppers like ponchos, cardigans and vests to show off handmade style which complement basic wardrobe staples.
This pattern uses a 4.5mm (US 7) crochet hook and 4.5mm (US 7) 16″ and 29″-36″ circular knitting needle along with worsted weight yarn.
Designer: Bethany Lynne Makes
See the free pattern to make the granny square Agnes sweater vest.
Granny square phone case with strap
This may be the prettiest phone case you will ever see! A single striking granny square front pocket accents this crochet cell phone holder and a sturdy strap attached with an o-ring adds flair.
I love hardware on all types of crochet bags to give them a designer feel. (see my most popular crochet designer-style bag with hardware)
This pattern is worked with a 3.5 mm hook and category 3 cotton or acrylic yarn.
This is a pattern for intermediate skill level crocheters – what is your skill level- see the chart.
Click image to be taken to pattern details.
Crochet granny square bag that is designer-inspired
In this post about modern crochet bag patterns, the specific design by Mama in a stitch closely resembles a Stella McCartney bag. Here it is we crafters can make something similar ourselves and perhaps, to me anyway, it’s even better because the bag won’t look like anyone else’s that is mass-produced. Check out the modern crochet bags post.
This pattern uses a 4.25 crochet hook and worsted-weight cotton yarn for great durability.
Check out the free pattery for the Magnolia granny square bag from Mama in a Stitch.
If you like a more sublte bag consider making your granny crochet squares a solid color or one simple pop at the very center of each square.
In the bag from Stella McCartney, the designer uses all one shade of granny squares accented with simple hardware to make the statement.
Granny square fingerless mittens
Lovely colorful and unique, these granny square mittens give your hands handmade style while keeping fingers free for day to day living like using electronics, crafting, and more.
The pattern is one size with an adjustable fit. The designer also has matching boot cuffs shown in next section. What a cute gift a set of these would be for a loved one during the holiday season or a birthday present.
See this post on crochet gift ideas.
The pattern uses DK weight yarn and
4mm (G) & 3.5mm (E) hook (sizes XS-S, XL)
3.5mm (E) & 3mm (C) Hook (size M-L)
See the free pattern from Lullaby Lodge by clicking the image.
Granny square boot cuffs
To go with the super cute fingerless gloves above, here are the matching granny square boot cuffs.
Imagine these colorful granny squares peeking out from the top of your favorite boots! How very charming.
Pattern uses DK weight yarn and
4mm (G) & 3.5mm (E) hook (sizes XS-S, XL)
3.5mm (E) & 3mm (C) Hook (size M-L)
Pattern by : Lullaby Lodge
Click image for free pattern details.
Granny square bucket hat
Bucket hats are hot! This version of a bucket hat by Jess Coppon of Make and Do Crew is a granny square take on this hat trend.
To make this sunhat, you will use category 4 cotton yarn and a 5.5 mm hook. The cotton yarn will help you keep your cool while shielding your face from the sun a bit.
You may like these other crochet hat patterns.
Find the free granny square crochet bucket hat pattern on the Make and do Crew site.