free granny square pattern

Free Granny Square Pattern

Here is my free granny square pattern. Now, I know there are plenty of free granny square patterns on the internet but I thought I’d add my pattern to their number. I use this pattern for all my crochet granny blankets and wanted to share it with you all. I always work the first dc as (sc, ch2) rather than ch3. I find it looks fuller and neater than the ch3.
free granny square pattern
Granny Square


The beauty of the granny square is you can work it in any yarn weight.  I usually use worsted or light worsted yarn (aran or DK for UK folks) and a H size (5mm) crochet hook.

The instructions below are for the first three rounds.  Repeat the instructions for round 3 on further rounds – you can keep on going until your square is massive!

The pattern is in US terminology.

Free Granny Square Pattern:

Foundation Ring:
With Color A, ch4 and join to form a ring.

Round 1:
ch 1, sc, ch 2 (counts as 1dc), 2 dc, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] three times. Join in 2nd ch of first dc. End Color A.

Round 2:
Join Color B in any ch2sp, ch 1, sc, ch 2 (counts as 1dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 all in same ch2sp. [ In next ch2sp work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1.] Rep [ to ] in each ch2sp. Join to first dc of round. End Color B.

Round 3:
Join Color C in a corner ch2sp, ch 1, sc, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in same ch2sp. [ In each ch1sp work (3 dc, ch 1).  In each ch2sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1)]. Rep [ to ] around. Join to first dc of round. End Color C.

Repeat Round 3 for as many rounds as you want.


Hope you enjoy crocheting my free granny square pattern!

Happy Hooking!

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    1. xu0zqm Reply →

      Hi Molly,
      I’ve joined the squares by holding the squares so the right sides are facing, then worked slip stitches through the back loops. I’m going to do a tutorial soon so keep checking back to my website!

  1. Bonnie Reply →

    Your color combinations are beautiful. You really have a talent for matching your colors. Thank you for posting this pattern.

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