7 Best FREE Granny Square Patterns
There are a lot of FREE Granny Square Patterns on the internet, but these are the absolute best (in my humble opinion). Find links to each one of these beautiful crochet patterns and be inspired to start your next project.
Who doesn’t love a free crochet pattern? I know I do.
The trouble is that there are a lot of free patterns out there on the interwebs, as the kids would say, but not all of them are exactly what you’re looking for.
But when I want to find a new project, I need something that inspires me and I believe each one of these seven FREE granny square patterns checks all the boxes.
FREE Granny Square Patterns
First let me admit right now that I am not an impartial admirer of granny squares. I am a self-proclaimed fanatic.
I truly believe that there is something very special about crocheting granny squares. They are simple and clever little geometric shapes that harken back to a quieter, simpler time.
And I’m craving uncomplicated activities right about now.
Simply put, granny squares are the comfort food of the crafting world.
Don’t confuse simplicity with boring though. Oh no! These seven FREE Granny Square Patterns are anything but boring. Buckle up your seatbelt and get ready to be inspired.
And if you’d like to learn how to make a granny square check out my tutorial:
How to Crochet Granny Squares for Beginners
You will also find a free pattern and tutorial of my own, if you would like to practice on something small before embarking on a full blanket:
Floral Granny Square Bookmarks
Every time I share this beautiful blanket on my Instagram account, I get so many comments and likes. It is a show stopper for sure.
If you aren’t familiar with Dragana (the incredible designer behind Dada’s Place), you are in for a real treat. Every single one of her designs is spectacular and I’m not exaggerating even a little bit.
Although you will find plenty of patterns for purchase on Dada’s Place, you will also find a very generous selection of free patterns. These aren’t the duds that she couldn’t sell. They include patterns for gorgeous blankets, shawls and borders, just to name a few.
When I crocheted my own Primavera Flowers blanket a few years ago, I enjoyed every single second. It was the beginning of my love affair with all things granny square and that love has continued to this very day.
Find the Primavera Flowers Pattern here.
The Sweet Granny Baby Blanket
This may be my next blanket project.
I am in love with every single pattern that Toni, from TLYarn Crafts publishes. She designs everything from shawls to garments, and she is definitely the reigning queen of Tunisian crochet.
Toni is also the master of combining color. This is a true art and I can’t think of anyone who chooses colors any better than her.
The Sweet Granny Baby Blanket is a modern granny square project, but with hints of tradition.
With many projects, I change the colors to suit my taste, but I wouldn’t change one single thing about this pattern. And I think I have all these colors in my stash as well. Score!
Find the Sweet Granny Baby Blanket here.
Dainty Daisy Granny Squares
If sunshine could be gathered up and crocheted into a blanket, this would be the result.
The Dainty Daisy Granny Square blanket is on my short list of projects to make.
Brittany from Just Be Crafty has some of the most beautiful crochet and knit patterns. And this one knocks it out of the park.
One of my favorite things about this pattern is the ability to customize the flowers. Just by changing the colors you could turn those daisies into Chrysanthemums or Black Eyed Susans. The options are endless.
Not only is the pattern free, but Brittany has a full video tutorial to go with it. That is so helpful for us visual learners.
Find the Dainty Daisy Granny Squares pattern here.
I have written about this project before here:
Granny Square Blanket Project Details
…but I could not exclude this gorgeous granny square project from my list.
Most of you probably already know Lucy from Attic 24. She is the queen of crocheted blankets and blogs about her creative life in a quaint village in England.
Lucy has the unique ability to share bits of her life along with creating some of the most stunning projects. Her gift for combining color is truly magical. She draws a lot of inspiration from the nature around her.
My own Harmony Blanket initially was inspired by the gorgeous springtime colors of my own neck of the woods here in the piedmont of North Carolina.
But after rescuing an orphaned kitten, the blanket inspiration quickly shifted to comfort our beloved fur-baby, Olive. (I share all about it in the blog post above).
Find the Harmony Blanket pattern here.
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Great Yarns for Granny Squares
Stylecraft Special DK is one of my favorite yarns for making granny squares. There are several reasons for that.
- 81 Different Shades
Affordability combined with durability make the Stylecraft Special DK the perfect yarn for granny squares. Being able to throw the completed blanket in the washing machine is also essential.
Another fantastic yarn is the Paintbox Baby DK. Paintbox Yarns is one of my favorites for all things crochet.
- 25 Beautiful Colors
- Budget Friendly
- Throw it in the Wash
- Deliciously Soft
The Hexagon Burst is one of the most unique granny square designs I’ve ever seen.
Every single project that Rachele from, Cypress Textiles, manages to publish takes my breath away.
The blend of color and design in this blanket pattern is truly spectacular. The dark backgrounds of each hexagon combined with the pops of colorful rounds feels modern but it also has a touch of the Victorian era.
Make sure to check out Rachele’s Instagram account for the most incredible crochet inspiration. Every one of her posts is just beautiful and full of crochet genius.
Find the Harmony Burst Pattern here.
Sunburst Granny Square
Sarah-Jayne is the creator of the blog and YouTube channel, Bella Coco Crochet. She has built a crochet empire full of tutorials and patterns.
Her Sunburst Granny Square blanket is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made. Her British accent gives her crochet tutorials an international flair which I adore.
The Youtube tutorial for this square has close to a million views at the time of writing this and there’s good reason why.
This beautiful square is not just gorgeous, but looks much more difficult to make than it actually is.
I also love that you can completely customize the colors, how you join the squares and the border you add. I love that part of the creative process.
Find the Sunburst Granny Square Pattern here.
Granny Square Baby Blanket
Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs is a gifted crochet designer. Her gorgeous website is cozy and colorful, two of my favorite things.
One of the things I like best about her Granny Square Baby Blanket design is its simplicity. Basically it is one large granny square with a beautiful border.
This is the type of project that is perfect for beginners or those looking to use up your yarn stash. But it’s more than that.
Many of us are looking for projects that take a little less brain power. Once you get the hang of this pattern, you are easily able to crochet away without having to think much about it.
That’s my kind of project these days.
Find the Granny Square Baby Blanket here.
FREE Granny Square Patterns
I hope you found these FREE granny square patterns as inspirational as I do.
Granny squares are the kinds of projects that bring comfort and beauty into our lives for years to come.
Let me know if any of your favorites didn’t make my list. I would love to check them out.
Happy Stitching, friends.
I love how the color combinations in a granny square can evoke so many different vibes.
Exactly!!! I started one just two days ago and am already dreaming of all the different colors I’m going to do next!! ❤️
Remember when they were scorned because we only ever saw them in garish colors adorning the backs of brown and orange plaid sofas? Now they are almost like quilts with their aesthetic. I love the one you showed with the grey background just as much as the white with delicate pastels.
Yes!!! My grandmother made super scratchy ones that laid across the back of a sofa just like the one you described!! I completely agree that now they are more like a timeless quilts.