Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials
32+ Gorgeous Crochet Granny Square Patterns
Some of our prettiest & most unique granny square patterns to crochet!
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There are few things more gorgeous than colorful and intricate crochet granny squares. There are just so many ways that you can make a granny square your own, whether it's by working it up in a variety of your favorite colors or making one inspired by your favorite food, animal, holiday, and more!
If you've been wanting nothing more than to make a beginner crochet granny square blanket, you'll have plenty of options to choose from among these 32+ Gorgeous Crochet Granny Square Patterns.
A granny square pattern doesn't only have to be used for granny square blankets, however. The possibilities are endless for what you can do with these unique granny square patterns. Granny squares can be used to make dishcloths, sweaters, bags, rugs, and just about anything else you can imagine.
From beautiful and elegant floral granny square patterns to something more fun and quirky like any of the food or animal-related granny square patterns below, there is a granny square here to capture any imagination. As a bonus, we're also sharing a tutorial on how to join granny squares together to create beautiful projects, such as granny square afghans.
PLUS! If you want to start with the absolute basics, check out the video tutorial for How to Crochet a Basic Granny Square.
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Unique Granny Square Patterns
The great thing about granny square crochet patterns is that they can be as out of the ordinary as possible, and they will still look exceptionally cute and adorable. Whether you're making an entire afghan out of a variety of unique granny square patterns or are using a single granny square to add a decorative touch to a sweater or bag, these patterns are just the thing you need.
After all, granny squares like this Citrus Slice Granny Square will definitely make quite the impression. You're going to have to stop yourself from making a milion of each because not only are they fun to look at, they're also super simple and entertaining to work up!
- Rose Cross Afghan Square
This Rose Cross Afghan Square is super pretty, and we imagine it'd be hard to find someone who wouldn't agree. It looks great by itself or in conjunction with others. The center medallion brings to mind a radiating cross, and the color is so unique and gorgeous.
- Seashell Granny Square Pattern
The scalloped edging and overall design of this seashell-inspired square will definitely remind you of those summer days spent at the beach. This Seashell Granny Square Pattern can be used to create a crocheted afghan or can be doubled up and used as a trivet.
- Garden Trellis Afghan Square
This Garden Trellis Afghan Square is unique because of how elegant it is. According to the designer, the diagonal design works up into a beautiful trellis design when joined. This is a classic granny square that you will come back to over and over again.
- Festival of Fall Square
This Festival of Fall Square is such a fun and one-of-a-kind scrapbusting project. The textural stitching really stands out against the amazingly bold colors. You can make a pillow cover or afghan from several squares and have the prettiest decor around.
- Pizza Pie Crochet Granny Square
If you love pizza, then make it clear to the world with the Pizza Pie Crochet Granny Square. Featuring a design of a pizza pie that's almost mouth-watering, this crochet granny square will add vibrant colors and personality to any bag or purse.
- Heart Square
We think you'll come to understand that this Heart Square is hard to resist. Your friends and family will be proclaiming how adorable it is. It would be perfect to make in celebration of Valentine's Day. The square is reversible and looks great in any color combo.
- Sun Burst Crochet Granny Square
You'll be itching to get your hands on this Sun Burst Crochet Granny Square. It's such a cool crochet pattern and you can do a lot of different projects with it. You could make it into a wall hanging or work up a bunch to create a crochet blanket.
- Succulent Cactus Crochet Granny Square
It’s not every day that you come across a crochet pattern that includes the beauty and simplicity of a cactus. The Succulent Cactus Crochet Granny Square incorporates several bold colors and is an ideal choice if you love quirky crochet patterns.
- Moody Blue Crochet Granny Square
Are you in the process of creating a crochet afghan blanket, or at least thinking about one? Then you'll want to add some shades of blue in a big way with the Moody Blue Crochet Granny Square. This crochet pattern is easy to make and so intricate and unique.
- So Serene Granny Square
Bring some peace into your home with this So Serene Granny Square crochet pattern. The earth tones of this granny square are so relaxing, especially when you put them together to create a granny square afghan all together.
- Watermelon Square
You won't be able to get over how cute this Watermelon Square is. You can use this adorable applique for bags, pillow, werables, and more. This would be a great granny square pattern to make during the summer months.
- Patriotic Star Granny Square
If you're looking for something to make in time for Memorial Day or Fourth of July, this Patriotic Star Granny Square would be such a great option. They would be great as dishcloths, washcloths, or mug rugs. Make them in different colors if you desire!
- Christmas Crochet Snowman
This Christmas Crochet Snowman would be the best way to celebrate both Christmas in December and in July! You're going to make a ton of these cuties. This will bring many moments of festive enjoyment throughout the holiday season.
- Lemony Lime Citrus Square
Think of all the fun patterns you can create with this Lemony Lime Citrus Square. Using brightly colored worsted weight yarn, this free crochet afghan square pattern is perfect for summer, and would make a great summer granny square afghan.
If you want to see the kind of amazing afghans you can make out of your granny squares, check out these 25 Crochet Granny Square Afghans
Floral Granny Square Patterns
Whether you can happen to be crocheting in the spring and summer months or just want to add a bit of beauty and brightness to your winter crochet projects, a crochet flower square pattern is a great option. Floral granny squares might be a little bit more practical if you are working on an everyday project.
There are designs like this African Flower Granny Square that are more subtle if you want a hint of elegance and color to your projects without it becoming overwhelming or distracting. You can even pick your favorites below and make a gorgeous blanket of all the various types of flowers!
- Loopy Daisy Crochet Granny Square
Add some flower power to your next project when you create the vibrant Loopy Daisy Crochet Granny Square. Variegated yarn in shades of pink results in a vibrant three-dimensional design in the center of the crochet granny square.
- Daisy Flower Granny Square
Make an adorable gift for your new granddaughter or niece with this amazing Daisy Flower Granny Square. You can make two different types of crochet granny squares using the same flower design. The easy pattern only requires a few basic stitches.
- Floral Kaleidoscope Crochet Square
The colors and mesmerizing geometry of kaleidoscopes have found their home in this gorgeous Floral Kaleidoscope Crochet Square. This pattern reinterprets the traditional flower granny square to highlight layers of petals and colorful borders.
- Sunflower Granny Square
ring a little bit of nature indoors with this colorful Sunflower Granny Square crochet pattern. The bright colors of this granny square will remind you of a lovely spring garden. The slip stitch is also used to work up this crocheted flower granny square.
- 8" Tapestry Daffodil Afghan Square
The 8" Tapestry Daffodil Afghan Square is the definition of pretty. It will bring a smile to your face and add a bit of cheer to your day any time you look at it. Once spring rolls around, this is a pattern that you absolutely have to make.
- Aubrieta Bloom Afghan Square
This Aubrieta Bloom Afghan Square is inspired by the most gorgeous of gardens. Piece together a bunch of various floral afghan squares to get the true feel of a garden that's filled to the brim with the prettiest flowers.
- Daisy Dukes Flower Granny Square
This pretty Daisy Dukes Flower Granny Square is a fantastic folk art-inspired pattern that uses treble crochet, puff, and bobble/popcorn stitches. The flower in this square is wonderfully textured and the bold pink color really makes it stand out.
- Floral Granny Hexagon
If you can just about crochet granny squares in your sleep, then you might be ready for a bit of a challenge. See a new side (actually, two new sides) of the traditional crochet stitch when you try your hand at the Floral Granny Hexagon.
- Dahlia 12" Afghan Square
This Dahlia 12" Afghan Square is inspired by one of the most beautiful flowers out there. The surrounding lacy stitching makes the design even more interesting and visually appealing. Use it for throws, bags, table runners, pillows, and more.
- Happy Blossom Granny Square
There are endless color options with this Happy Blossom Granny Square. It is absolutely perfect for spring and summer projects. You can even experiment with yarn weights and hook sizes to make this square unique to you.
- Lotus Pavilions Crochet Granny Square
In your busy day-to-day life, it can be difficult to remember to pause and seek tranquility. If you need a reminder to slow down, then the Lotus Pavilions Crochet Granny Square is just what you need. This design can help you meditate and refocus for the day.
- Easy Peasy Flower Squares
What could be better than the combination of flowers and squares? Nothing, we think, because these Easy Peasy Flower Squares are simply amazing. Join these pretty crochet flower squares together to make a crochet blanket or even a cute crochet shawl.
Now that you have mastered making the perfect granny square, you're going to want to take a look at this tutorial to learn How to Assemble Your Granny Squares
Animal Granny Square Patterns
If you're an animal lover, you know all too well the desire to capture your love for the furry friends among us in your crochet projects. Patterns like this Pretty and Playful Sheep Granny Square allow you to do just that! No matter if you're a dog or cat person, everyone will be in agreement that these are some of the cutest crochet granny squares around.
You're going to have a whole zoo of granny squares after you see how adorable they are. Turn them into a fun animal-themed afghan for your grandkids to cuddle with as they watch their favorite cartoon. These impressive and fun crochet granny square patterns will be your new favorites.
- Kitty Cat Granny Square
Kitty cat lovers will go crazy over this Kitty Cat Granny Square. It's such a fun and whimsical project that has so much personality. It works up quickly and uses small amounts of yarn, making it a great scrapbuster project if your stash just keeps growing.
- Woodland Bear Granny Square
This Woodland Bear Granny Square is just too cute. It's a great intermediate pattern for the nature and animal lovers out there. The woodland bear is worked in rows then worked around the main body to complete the legs, head, and back.
- Teddy Bear Square
Make this beautiful Teddy Bear Square for your little bundle of joy. This crochet afghan square is only nine inches in size. Make multiple squares to get your gorgeous blanket put together. Teddy bears are a classic baby theme.
- The Horsy Granny Square
If you grew up riding horses, or just wishing that you did, you're going to have to make The Horsy Granny Square. It's so cute, easy, and fun and perfect to create any type of project. It'll take less than two hours, and you can use any yarn or hook.
- Zoodiacs Mouse Afghan Square
This Zoodiacs Mouse Afghan Square is inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. It's worked using corner to corner crochet and measures around 18 inches wide. This square would look absolutely adorable when included in a fun baby blanket.
- Woodland Fox Granny Square
The Woodland Fox Granny Square is ridiculously adorable. It's one of the best crochet versions of a fox theme. You only need to know basic stitches to make cute little applique that's sewn onto a basic granny square.
BONUS! How to Join Granny Squares Together
Once you've finished crocheting your granny squares and you're ready to create something bigger out of your homemade crochet designs, you'll need to figure out the easiest way to join them together. Michael Sellick is sharing three methods. There are so many different techniques to choose from when it comes time to joining granny squares together.
This can be a somewhat tricky skill to master, but it's not as bad when you have a variety of helpful crochet tutorials available to help you learn. The best way to find out which one you prefer is simply trial and error. Find some of the most common techniques below and choose your favorite. You'll want to learn this technique as soon as you've picked your favorite free crochet patterns for granny squares.
- How to Attach Granny Squares--Method 1 Part 1 of 2
In the first video of Method 1, you'll learn how to create a seam between two crochet granny squares.
- How to Attach Granny Squares--Method 1 Part 2 of 2
In part 2 of 2 for method 1, Michael Sellick discusses how to seam together granny squares.
- How to Attach Granny Squares--Method 2
For the second method, rather than crochet granny squares and then connect them, learn how to connect them as you go! This method saves time later.
- How to Attach Granny Squares--Method 3
Learn how to attach granny squares using method number 3. Grab your squares, some thread, and a needle because it's time to do some sewing.
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