Granny Square Blankets

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Granny Square Blankets

Introduction

Granny square blankets are popular projects among crocheters of any skill level. Granny squares are simple to make because of their simplicity and are a great way of practicing your stitches. Technically, a crocheted granny square is made with granny clusters (3 double crochets) and chains. You can make the basic granny square, and solid granny squares or choose from a variety of beautiful granny square patterns. With the variety of yarn and color options available, you can easily make a granny square pattern in your favorite color schemes.

 

Granny square afghans are a great project to make with your crocheted granny squares. First, you have to choose the granny square pattern you would like to use for your granny square afghan. Next, you will start making the squares. Once you have crocheted enough granny squares for the size of your blanket, you can join them using your preferred method. For example, if you crochet 6″ granny squares, you will need about 12 granny squares to make a baby blanket that is 18″ x 24″.

 

Granny Square Blanket Patterns

Nora Granny Square Blanket Pattern

A modern take on the classic granny square blanket, this on-trend throw makes for a fun and beautiful project! Completely customizable, pick your favorite four colors and crochet away. Each square is worked in a simple five-round pattern, then seamed to finish. Granny squares are very easy to crochet, and they are perfect to take on-the-go projects for busy crocheters. The Nora Blanket uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted weight yarn. You can substitute any worsted weight yarn that you like, whether it be acrylic, cotton, or otherwise.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6.0mm)

Pattern via Mama in a Stitch

Nora Square Blanket

 

Crochet Baby Granny Stitch Blanket

This granny stripe crochet pattern is so quick to work up, you can make a lot of these in little time. This beginner-friendly crochet pattern is totally customizable in terms of yarn color palette as well. It also comes in granny baby blanket size as well as a stroller size blanket pattern. To crochet this granny blanket, you will need to know how to double crochet or (dc) as it is abbreviated in crochet patterns. The blanket also has a single crochet border stitch to help give it a clean and polished look.

Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted Yarn
Crochet hook: I/9 (5.5mm)

Pattern via Easy Crochet

Crochet Baby Granny Stitch Blanket

 

Hygge Burst Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Hygge (pronounced “Hue-guh”) is a Scandinavian word meaning everything that is cozy, happy, special, warm and nice. It’s becoming a regular part of the vernacular now. It’s used as a noun, a verb and an adjective! This granny blanket encompasses all the warmth, coziness and happiness that you can get from a blanket. This sunburst granny square is made using the puff stitch as well as a four double crochet cluster stitch.

Yarn: Wool of the Andes Tweed
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via NautiKrall Crochet

Hygge Burst Granny Square Blanket

 

Unique Granny Square Afghan Blanket

Traditional granny squares are always fun but there are lots of other unique patterns available too including this interesting take on the Triple Puff Granny Square. The finished squares are blocked and seamed together with the continuous join as your go granny square method. The border is also a granny stitch to keep things really simple.

Yarn: Stylecraft DK
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via TL Yarn Crafts

Unique Granny Square Afgan Blanket

 

Rainbow Granny Square Blanket

The colorful Rainbow Granny Square Blanket is the perfect pattern to learn how to crochet. If you can crochet a double crochet and a chain you’ve got all the skills needed to get started on this gorgeous blanket! This pattern can be customized to suit your own color preferences and size as it uses the join-as-you-go method. That means that you crochet the blocks together while working on the blanket, instead of at the end. The Rainbow Granny Square blanket contains 135 squares if you join the motifs in 15 rows of 9 motifs each.

Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via Haak Maar Raak

Rainbow Granny Square Blanket

 

Giant, Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Made with super soft merino yarn, this homemade blanket makes a wonderful coverlet that adds an old-school charm. This warm and welcoming crochet granny row blanket is perfect for any guest staying at your home or to give to a friend or family member. In reality, this is a super easy blanket that is simply a regular granny square that you just keep making until you get it to the size you want. That means you can make it a king size blanket, throw blanket size or even crochet baby blanket size.

Yarn: Purl Soho Super Soft Merino Bulky Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: P/16 (11.5mm)

Pattern via Purl Soho

Giant, Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern

 

Solid Granny Square Blanket – Criss Cross Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Criss Cross Blanket is a great crochet motif project if you’re looking for a quick and easy beginner crochet blanket to make. The deceptively easy solid granny square crochet blanket uses beginner stitches and clever construction. The difference between this one and the classic granny square is that there are no gaps in the main rounds of the pattern. This blanket pattern isn’t just a set of solid crochet motifs all joined together, it’s four sets of four small motifs that are then joined and bordered to create four larger squares. With video tutorials for both the solid granny square motif and the different joining methods, it’s a great first project for anyone just learning to crochet.

Yarn: Paintbox Yarn Simply Aran or Mighty Stitch Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: 7mm

Pattern via HanJan Crochet

Solid Granny Square Blanket

 

Mateo’s Granny Square Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners

This is a great granny square pattern for beginner crocheters to tackle. This particular pattern has a cleaner and neater look to it compared to the traditional granny square. This is done by working through both loops of both motifs and not cinching the stitches together. This pattern comes complete with a video tutorial to show you tips and tricks on how to make your squares look neat and polished. The border is made much like the last few rounds of the granny square motif.

Yarn: Scheepjes Softfun, Scheepjes Softfun Denim, and Scheepjes Softfun Aquarel
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via Cypress Textiles

Mateo's Granny Square Blanket

 

Granny Square Blanket Pattern

At first look, this might look like your traditional granny square blanket. But is is actually made up of half double crochet (hdc) granny clusters instead of the usual double crochet granny clusters! It is crocheted the same way as a classic granny square, and with a thick blanket yarn it works up very quickly. 

Yarn: Bernat Blanket Super Bulky Yarn
Crochet Hook: N/P (10.0mm)

Pattern via Crochet Dreamz

Granny Square Blanket Pattern

 

Chunky Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

This chunky granny square blanket is great for the beginner who is learning how to crochet. You only need to make 35 squares to make a blanket that is lapghan-sized. This chunky blanket crochet pattern works up quickly and it is absolutely beginner friendly. The squares are seamed together using the slip stitch method to give each square a framed look.

Yarn: Bernat Blanket and Bernat Blanket O’Go Super Bulky Yarn
Crochet Hook: L/11 (8.0mm)

Pattern via Sigoni Macaroni

Chunky Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

 

Crochet Daisy Granny Square Blanket

This adorable daisy granny square blanket is a perfect crochet blanket for spring. This daisy motif pattern is created with the popcorn stitch. The afghan pattern comes with step-by-step photos that walk you through the entire process. The squares are assembled together using the join-as-you-go method, also known as JAYG.

Yarn: Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via A Crafty Concept

Crochet Daisy Granny Square Blanket

 

Add It Up Granny Square Blanket

Sometimes it’s all about how you lay out your granny squares that can completely change the look and feel of a blanket design. This blanket is made using the classic granny square motif but then assembled in plus sign patterns. Make and stockpile your squares until you have enough to join them into a blanket.

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6.0mm)

Pattern via A Beautiful Mess

Add it Up Granny Square Blanket

 

Twinkle Twinkle Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Twinkle Twinkle Baby Blanket is absolutely adorable and a very easy granny square blanket that is made extra special with the fun addition of simple star appliqués! This simple granny square baby blanket pattern is made with the classic, beginner-friendly granny crochet stitch. The basic crochet granny square utilizes chains and double crochet stitches worked in “clusters” of 3. The crochet star appliqués are very easy and made with just two rounds in simple basic crochet stitches – single, double, and treble crochet stitches with the addition of picots to create the star points.

Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via Nana’s Crafty Home

Twinkle Twinkle Granny Square Baby Blanket

 

Ferne Granny Square Blanket

The modern Ferne Granny Square Blanket is made with absolute basic stitches using the double crochet stitch and chain stitch and done in a simple closed granny square design using three simple colors. This is a square blanket which means you can easily substitute this yarn for any weight and make it any blanket size that you would like. Made with chunky yarn this blanket pattern works up quickly and is a great crochet project for beginners.

Yarn: Stylecraft Special Chunky or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5mm)

Pattern via Truly Crochet

Ferne Granny Square Blanket

 

Sweet Granny Baby Blanket

The modern Sweet Granny Baby Blanket starts with a single granny square and additional squares are added using the join-as-you-go method. This eliminates the need to seam your squares together later. Once all squares are seamed, triangles are added to the outside to make straight edges. The entire project is finished off with a 2-round picot border edging.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5mm)

Pattern via TL Yarn Crafts

Sweet Granny Baby Blanket

 

Adelie Granny Square Blanket

The Adelie granny square crochet blanket pattern is a classic granny square crochet blanket pattern with a few twists: decorative seams and a gorgeous woven border. The cute woven border is really what makes the Adelie Granny Square crochet blanket pattern unique. A simple crocheted border of double crochet in the neutral white is enhanced and softened by weaving in a thread of 5 of the main blanket colors.

Yarn: Katia Yarns Merino Classic DK weight yarn (double strand) and Katia Yarns Merino Classic Aran
Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5mm) and J/10 (6.0mm)

Pattern via Knitting with Chopsticks

Adelie Granny Square Blanket

 

The Paisley Crochet Baby Blanket

This sweet pastel baby blanket pattern uses a special stitch called the Extended Double Crochet Stitch (EXdc): yarn over (yo), insert hook into st or sp, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yo, pull through 1 loop (3 loops remain on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), yo, pull through both loops. The blanket is joined together using the flat slip stitch seam.

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via Maisie and Ruth

The Paisley Crochet Baby Blanket

 

Giant Continuous Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Here’s another fun granny square blanket pattern that used super bulky yarn and is made as a simple square. You’ll be able to finish this granny square blanket over the course of a weekend. Once you get the basic rhythm of the basic granny square down, it’s so relaxing and enjoyable to make. If you’re looking for a crochet project you don’t have to use much brain power for, this granny square project is perfect! 

Yarn: I Wanna Make a Blankie Super Bulky Yarn
Crochet Hook: N/P (10.0mm)

Pattern via Marching North

Giant Continuous Granny Square Blanket Pattern

 

Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern

The Granny Stripe pattern is stunning in it’s simplicity and makes a fantastic afghan blanket. This is also a very relaxing pattern for any crocheter who is looking for a therapeutic, soothing blanket to work on without needing to count or think too hard. The pleasure to be had from working these colourful rows using just one simple stitch is not to be underestimated, it really is a complete joy.

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
Crochet Hook: G/6 (4.0mm)

Pattern via Attic24

 

Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern

 

Crochet Granny Square Afghan Pattern

For this classic granny square pattern, you work stitches into chain spaces versus stitches which can be much easier for a beginner. For the avid crocheters, this makes crocheting a breeze and we can crochet these granny squares quickly! These crochet squares are worked from the inside out using just double crochets and chains. After the first few rows, each row it the same and very easy to repeat as many times as you want.

Yarn: I Love This Yarn! and Paintbox Yarn Simply Aran
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6.0mm)

Pattern via Maria’s Blue Crayon

Crochet Granny Square Afghan Pattern

 

Classic Granny Square Throw Pattern

Calling all beginners, try out this easy blanket in the pattern of a giant granny square. Sized up or sized down, all you need to do is imagine your colors if yarn you want to get you started. This is a great pattern for those that like to donate blankets to charity too. Quick and perfect for making while you watch your favorite series on TV.

Yarn: Caron One Pound Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6.0mm)

Pattern via Yarnspirations

Classic Granny Square Throw Pattern

 

Free Video Tutorials on How to Make Granny Square Blankets

If you like to learn by watching videos, here are several free crochet granny square blanket patterns with step-by-step instructions:

Easy Crochet Blanket Project | Infinity Granny Square | Infinity Granny Rectangle

You can make this free granny square blanket in different sizes, all you need to do is continue adding rounds until you reach your desired size. This is a great pattern to use with variegated yarn so you won’t have to worry about choosing color combinations, and weaving in ends when you change color. Of course, you can also make this in a solid color if you prefer. You can use a different yarn weight and the recommended hook size for your yarn. The video also gives you tips like how to keep your edges straight and what to do when you miss a stitch. 

Yarn: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via Play Hooky with Me

Infinity Granny Square

 

Easy Crochet: How to Crochet a Granny Square for Beginners

Put on your favorite series as you crochet these cute granny squares to make your blanket. This free pattern is super easy, it’s the perfect mindless crochet project. You’ll be surprised you’d have made a dozen squares in no time! Choose a yarn that will give you lots of color choices so you can mix and match color combinations.

Yarn: Lori Holt Chunky Thread / Scheepjes Catona sport weight yarn
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via Erica Arndt

How to Crochet A Granny Square for Beginners

 

Crochet Log Cabin Granny Square Blanket

If you have crocheted a granny square or a mitered granny square before, this pattern will be easy peasy! It’s a 4-row repeat that works up quickly, all you will need to know are how to make granny clusters and chains. This is the perfect stash busting project, choose your color combo, plan your color changes, and crochet until you get the right size blanket for you. 

Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Crochet Hook: G/6 (4.0mm)

Pattern via Hooked by Robin

Crochet Log Cabin Granny Square

 

Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan

This granny afghan uses the brick stitch to give it a more modern look. Use a self-striping yarn and watch the different colors come out as you crochet. You can also use your favorite sport team yarn colors to make an afghan that is perfect to use during those chilly games. 

Yarn: Caron Cakes Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)

Pattern via The Crochet Crowd

Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan

 

Crochet C2C Granny Square JAYG Method

This pattern is a little more advanced, but the good thing is that the video will show you exactly what you need to do to make your own granny square from corner-to-corner. You will also learn how to join as you go, a popular joining method used for making bigger projects with granny squares. 

Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter DK Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: G/6 (4.0mm)

Pattern via Hooked by Robin

Crochet G2C GrannY Square JAYG Method

 

Daisy Granny Square Blanket Tutorial 

You can make these granny squares anywhere – in the car while waiting for your kids at school, at the doctor’s office while waiting for your appointment, or even at the park while you watch your kids play. These cute squares are easy to make, and if you want to make it a little bigger just repeat the last row. Use your favorite joining method to create almost anything – from bucket hats, to bags to a full sized lapghan!

Yarn: Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6.0mm)

Pattern via Melanie Ham

Daisy Granny Square Tutorial

 

Because granny squares are such a popular and versatile motif, you will find a lot of unique granny square variations. You can create flower squares, animal squares, textured squares, and even 3D squares!

If you want to create your own unique granny square blanket, start with choosing a size you want to make. Then choose your square patterns and a color scheme. Get the yarn colors you need, the right hook size, and your other supplies (tapestry needle, stitch marker, tape measure). Crochet as many squares as you need to meet your blanket size. Use your favorite joining method to connect your squares, and you will have your own unique granny square blanket.

There’s one more thing I wanted to mention before I go. If you’re still starting to crochet or want to take your abilities to the next level, I strongly recommend the Crochet Fundamentals professionally filmed workshops to help you grow your skills fast and effortlessly.

 

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