The humble granny square can be transformed into an array of amazing makes. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite free patterns from around the web to help you get started with this enjoyable pastime.
They may not be square, but these African flower motifs by Heidi Bears are addictive to make. Get a step-by-step tutorial here
Shrug it off
This colourful shrug by Lucinda Ganderton is great for intermediate crocheters who want to practise an array of stitches. It’s made from five large granny squares which are sewn together and finished off with a border along the bottom edge. Get our free pattern here.
Start with a circle then turn it into a hexagon with this free step-by-step tutorial from Lucy of Attic24.
I heart crochet
Use this pretty heart square as the central motif in a blanket for a loved one. Find our free pattern here.
There’s something very satisfying about making huge piles of tiny squares in different colours. Learn how to make these pretty summer squares with the free Attic24 tutorial here.
Hip to be square
With Kate’s free photo tutorial, you’ll be making these freewheeling circle-within-a-square designs in no time.
Sarah Zimmerman’s adorable owl motif is definitely one of the cutest granny square patterns we’ve seen! Get the pattern here.
Set yourself the challenge of making a massive rainbow blanket that the family will treasure. You’ll find Purl Bee’s pattern here.
This sweet granny square is easier than it looks to make. Get all the details here.
Treat your feet
A granny square pattern you can wear on your feet and admire all day long? Yes please! Find the free pattern here.
Have all these granny square patterns inspired you to start your own blanket project? Look at this amazing blanket from South Africa which measures over 1000 square metres! Find out more here.