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15 Fun and Free Granny Square Crochet Patterns

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Granny squares have been around for forever, but talented designers are still finding so many different ways to use them in their designs, and they’re using them in really modern ways! The granny stitch is one of my all-time favorite stitches so I was really excited to be able to put this fabulous curated list together for you. I’m not sure what 2021 holds for us, but I sure do hope it includes even more amazing granny square patterns for us to enjoy. I just can’t get enough of them! Check out these colorful and creative designs and prepare to get inspired! 

1.Flag Bunting

Flag Bunting - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Felted Button

I really wish I had a bike because this is the cutest little bike basket bunting I’ve ever seen. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to make one anyway and put it up on my porch or in my garden. I also think it would look amazing in a kid’s bedroom! Granny hexagons for the win!

2. Cactus Granny Square

Cactus Granny Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon

There’s basically a granny square for everything, so why not a cactus granny square? Cacti are super popular right now. Maybe because they look great on everything and they’re easy to care for. The bright colors are so nice and refreshing too! 

3. Mini Granny Square Baskets

Mini Granny Square Baskets - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: This Little Street

First, we had granny squares on a basket and now we have a basket made out of granny squares! This is a really easy but totally clever idea. If getting organized is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then these granny square baskets might be the solution!

4. Granny Square Pocket

Granny Square Pocket - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Redagape

Add a pop of color to a plain pair of jeans and show off your crafty side with this amazing crochet fashion redesign. Let’s make granny square pockets the hot new clothing trend of 2021! Seriously, this is the cutest thing ever. 

5. Heart Granny Square

Heart Granny Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Petals to Picots

Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day yet or is that too far ahead? You could whip up a bunch of these adorable heart granny squares to make a throw, a scarf or a bag! Seriously, the possibilities are endless. 3 cheers for geometry!

6. Granny Square Pincushion

Granny Square Pincushion - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer:  Lulu Loves

If you are one of those wildly talented people who know how to crochet and sew (or you know someone else who does) why not make this cute and practical granny square pincushion? All I know how to sew is a button but this would still totally come in handy! 

7. Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth

Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Dabbles and Babbles

A rainbow granny square dishcloth is just the thing to ward off those dreary winter blues. Plus, these granny squares are (almost) solid, which makes them super practical. They’re almost too pretty to use! 

8. Latent Heart Square

Latent Heart Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Cre8tion Crochet

The start of a new year is the perfect time to start a big crochet project! How about a sampler afghan? It’s a great way to challenge yourself to learn new stitches and make lots of different squares. This 12” latent heart square looks great in monochrome as well as multiple colors!

9. Modern Granny Square Potholder

Modern Granny Square Potholder - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Mama in a Stitch

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. Granny gets a makeover with this stylish and modern potholder. The black and white color scheme gives it a vintage charm and the checkered motif brings it into the 21st century. 

10. Owl Granny Square

Owl Granny Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me for Petals to Picots

Oh my cuteness! Whoo will be the lucky recipient of the crochet afghan or lovely spring scarf you are going to make with this adorable owl granny square? This pattern is just too cute to pass up!

11. Caterpillar Square

Caterpillar Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Petals to Picots

How have I never heard of the caterpillar stitch before? These gorgeous caterpillar squares utilize 4 different colors and the caterpillar stitch to make the lovely mosaic masterpiece you see before you! 

12. How to Make a Granny Square

How to Make a Granny Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Fiber Flux Blog

If you’re not familiar with the granny square, then you should definitely give this tutorial a whirl. The granny stitch has been around forever, but it’s still a very popular and much loved stitch. Plus, there’s so many different patterns that use it! 

13. Circle to Square Granny

Circle to Square Granny - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Just Be Crafty

A circle in a square? It must be magic! This circle to square granny looks great for blankets, throw pillows, and more. It will give your project a fun and modern look with brightly colored polka dots. 

14. Sunburst Granny Square

Sunburst Granny Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Creative Jewish Mom

I sure wouldn’t mind a little extra sunshine in the middle of this dreary gray winter I’m having. The puff stitches in this design are the perfect choice for replicating sunbursts. I also think these sunburst granny squares look a bit like flowers in bloom. Beautiful!

15. Lily Pad Granny Square

Lily Pad Granny Square - Easy Crochet Granny Square Free Patterns for Beginners

Designer: Pasta and Patchwork

With colors inspired by a painting swatch color scheme and a very detailed pattern along with a chart, you can tell that this designer put a lot of thought and love into this design! The colors give me a vintage vibe but the design is very modern and bold. I love the juxtaposition! 

Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s head over heels for granny squares! I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my ravings today. If you know of any other fabulous granny square patterns out there, please please please share them with me in the comments below!!

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