We Love Free Patterns: Granny Squares!
The traditional Granny Square appears in many different guises these days – and they’re not limited to being square either! We’ve found you three fabulous granny patterns that are absolutely FREE!
1. The September Square by Pukado, from the Crochet Mood Blanket
This gorgeous granny square pattern has super clear instructions with photos and step by step instructions. The pattern uses US crochet terminology, uses popcorn stitch, and some very pretty shell stitches too!
Patricia Stuart (Pukado) uses Stylecraft Special DK for many of her squares but this one is illustrated in cotton. We love Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK for its shimmery mercerised finish and gorgeous colour palette! Egyptian cotton has long fibres making it super soft and smooth, ideal for crochet.
Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK comes in 20 shades, but we love the startling blue of Cornelia (329), super sweet Macaroon (386) and cool Willow (356).
2. Happy Wheel Applique by LillaBjörnCrochet
Grannies don’t have to be square! These fabulous wheel patterns follow the basics of a granny square without the squaring off round – and you can join them if you like, but they also make gorgeous motifs for applique on any project as an embellishment!
These simple circles use basic stitches and the pattern has clear step by step instructions complete with photo tutorials. The stitches are listed in US crochet terms, and this pattern uses a sport weight, or 4 ply yarn.
Schachenmayr Catania is a fabulous sport weight cotton yarn that comes in over 45 fantastic shades! You can pick your own colour scheme for your project, but we love, clockwise below: brilliant sky Hellblau (00173), earthy Taupe (00254), delicate Orchidee (00222) and bright sparkly Sonne (00208).
3. Moss Stitch Crochet Granny Square by Sara Bygvraa
Cute as a bear cub! We loved this fantastic textural moss stitch granny square – with the added challenge of working two colours at the same time. The pattern is written in US crochet terms and has a step by step guide to follow in both English and Danish.
In the example photo above, the squares are joined to make a baby blanket in a DK yarn – so we have found you a comparable yarn that will be soft and snuggly, but washable too!
Rico Baby So Soft DK is 100% acrylic, so it can be popped in the wash and not lose its shape or colour! In 16 fabulous shades, and brilliant value 100g balls, you can’t go wrong!
We love cool Light Grey (17), sweet flowery Purple (11) and zingy Mint Green (16) – a fabulous combination (why not add a yellow too?) and the range includes other pastels that would work beautifully for nursery accessories.
Grab your hooks and release your inner granny!
How to download the patterns: Click on the images above to download the free pattern – this requires you to create an account with LoveCrochet. If you’ve already shopped with us, then you will already have an account and can simply sign in. Many of you may receive our newsletter but have not yet created an account on our site. It only takes a few moments and once you have your free account, you can access all patterns that you download in your very own library! Learn more here.