Crocheted Granny Squares

crochet granny squares free pattern

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

Let me introduce my new addiction to you.

It’s crocheted granny squares, everybody.
crochet granny squares free pattern

This is what I am talking about.

If you come somewhere these days and find about 20 squares like these lying around you will know I must have been there.
crochet granny squares free pattern

What I like about them?

They are colorful.

They are cheerful.

And they can be easily transformed into awesome things like coasters, rugs, or purses.

And in my world those things rule.

 

So far I’ve made a few coasters and plan to make a purse.

Actually, the purse is half-finished and I can’t wait to show it to you.

 

But until then, here’s a little picture tutorial showing how to make a very simple granny square.

You’ll need 4 different colors of yarn and a hook.
crochet granny squares free pattern

1. With first color, CH 4 and join to first ch with a SL ST to form a ring.

2. CH 3 (counts as first double crochet now and throughout), 2 DC in ring, CH 1,*3 DC, CH 1 in ring three times. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first ch 3.

Finish off.

 

3. With a second color (I am using blue here) join yarn with a SL ST (or any way you prefer) to any ch 1 space.
crochet granny squares free pattern

4. CH 3, 2 DC in ring below, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1 in same space. *3 DC, 1 TC in ring below, 3 DC, CH 1* in each chain 1 space around. Join with a SL ST to top of first ch 3.

Finish off.
crochet granny squares free pattern

5. With third color (I am using red here) join yarn with a SL ST to any tc stitch. CH 3, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1) in same stitch [this is starting the corner of your square]. *Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1. 3 DC, CH1, 3 DC in next tc. CH 1.*

Repeat  *…* two more times.

Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1. Join with a SL ST to top of first ch 3.

Finish off.
crochet granny squares free pattern

6. With the first color join with a SL ST to any corner ch 1 space. In same space CH 3, 2 DC, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1.
crochet granny squares free pattern

*Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1 two times. In corner ch 1 space 3 DC, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1. Repeat from * two more times. Skip next 3 dc and crochet 3 DC, CH 1 in two next chain 1 spaces. Join with a SL ST to the top of first ch 3.

Finish off.
crochet granny squares free pattern

7. With fourth yarn (I am using black here) join with a SL ST to corner tc stitch. In same stitch CH 3, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1.
crochet granny squares free pattern

*Skip next 3 dc set, 3 DC, CH 1 in ch 1 space; repeat two more times. 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1 in corner tc stitch. Repeat from * two more times.

Skip next 3 dc set, 3 DC, CH 1 in ch 1 space; repeat two more times. Join with a SL ST to the top of first ch 3.

Finish off.

 

And that’s it.
crochet granny squares free pattern

Here I’ve made a square using a slightly different color scheme.

Though I haven’t strayed too far from the previous one.
crochet granny squares free pattern

I am sure that once you create your first granny square you won’t be able to stop. Just like me.

It is such a relaxing and satisfying activity.

 

Bye for now, dear friends.

Next up – Granny Square Purse.

 

Love,

Petra

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

22 Responses to Crocheted Granny Squares

  1. 1
    Elizabeth says:

    You can also connect them and make a blanket! :)

  2. 2
    Krystal says:

    I love granny squares! I made a throw out of them! I love the colors on your squares!

  3. 3
    jenna laughs says:

    Amazing! You are so talented :)

  4. 4
    Jana says:

    A few years ago, I went through a granny square, or triangle, phase, and a bag full of them tucked in my parents’ closet is still there to prove it. Somewhere online I saw a scarf made out of granny “triangles” that was so gorgeous I had to have it! But, life got in the way, and I moved across the world for a while, and the scarf was never born. Mom framed a few of the triangles, and I think my sister uses them as coasters, too.

    Your colourful creations certainly bring back memories; – Su nadherne, Petra!

  5. 5

    Love granny squares and actually have a big project this year that demandsthem so that’s going to be fun.

  6. 6
    Tes says:

    I’ve been away from chrochet for a while…
    This is so cute…it inspired me to try again :)

  7. 7
    Laurel says:

    These totally remind me of my grandma, and at the same time are cute and useful! I’d love for you to submit this (and your finished purse!) to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  8. 8
    Dorothy Ladd says:

    Please where can i get the pattern for the hats your mother made. I am 76 years old and have looked high and low for a pattern like this. Thank you Dorothy

    • 8.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Hi Dorothy! When I meet my Mom I’ll ask her in more detail how she makes the caps. I’ll let you know what I find out here in this comment section. Is that all right? :)

  9. 9
    Kimberly says:

    Your granny squares really inspire me to learn how to crochet! Do you have any tips or guides for beginners? You are amazing by the way. :)

    • 9.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Thank you Kimberly!

      You are sweet!

      Anyway, I think that all you need to know to start crocheting is how to make:
      – chain stitch,
      – single crochet stitch,
      – half-double crochet stitch,
      – double crochet stitch, and
      – slip stitch.

      These stitches are the ones that are most frequently repeated in almost all patterns and projects.

      You can find good videos and tutorials on how to make those stitches on youtube.

      Happy crocheting to you!

      Hope to see you soon, at least virtually.

      Love,
      Petra

  10. 10

    [...] Crocheted Granny Squares (zoomyummy.com) [...]

  11. 11
    desiree Naranjo de Chahin says:

    me gustaria saber si los patrones no los tienes en espanol. Los de los splipper, el Individual y esta pieza cuadrada, ademas como se hacen las slippers rosadas.

    Gracias

  12. 12

    [...] You can find the tutorial here. [...]

  13. 13
    micah says:

    I would enjoy trying to make a granny square but in your third line it uses the abbreviation TC. What’s that?

  14. 14
    Livia says:

    krásne, ďakujem, dlho som to hľadala

  15. 15
    urvi patel says:

    hi petra…i love this granny pettern…thanx 4 u learn me…

  16. 16
    maryethal says:

    this also makes a very nice baby blanket done in pastel baby yarn !

  17. 17
    maryethal says:

    granny square baby afghans are a hit here i have a tub full of left over baby yarn from other projects and this made for a perfect solution to using up all that old thread! and my hospital gift shop luvs it when i donate a new one to them !!!

  18. 18
    red says:

    thanks to share that pattern, cause i have black yarn but i didnt know what i ll make.

  19. 19
    Patricia says:

    I found your tutorial at Pinterest and it was really helpfull.
    It’s simple and easy and very cute.
    Thank you very much!!
    Pat.

Add Comment Register



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>