Granny Square Blankets and Block Patterns and Clever Ideas

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A collage of colorful crocheted items, featuring a blanket with square patterns and a selection of multicolored crochet motifs.
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Granny squares aren’t just for your grandma’s blanket anymore! We’ve got quick and easy projects perfect for beginners, stunning statement pieces, and lacy designs ideal for summer weather.  Whether you’re looking for a vibrant blanket, a unique decoration, or a way to use up leftover yarn, there are modern granny square blankets and block patterns waiting for you!

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1. Daisy Diamonds

Quite a thick and colorful crocheted granny square that will go well with vibrant blankets. Such a blanket is great for summer and midseason, and if you use warmer yarn, it’s okay for winter, too. The flower motif gives the project a spring feel, so it’s a good idea to make it now. And the granny square crochet pattern is free.

  • DESIGNED by Mermaid Wiggle
  • PROJECT TYPE granny square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
two crochet granny squares, one in blue and one in green, featuring a flower motif at the center

Photos by Mermaid Wiggle / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Granny Hearts

Rather unusual shape, yet a simple design. This crochet granny square is suitable for decorative purposes: you can use it as a simple hanging or as an applique. The project is simple and suitable for beginners with basic skills. You can also experiment with colors.

  • DESIGNED by Lynne Samaan
  • PROJECT TYPE granny square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a set of crochet granny squares in the shape of a heart in different colors

Photos by Lynne Samaan / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on d60crochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Scrap Granny Square Blanket

This crochet granny square blanket is easy and quick to make, but the best part is that you can make it with your leftover yarn! If you have enough leftover yarn, this is the perfect opportunity to put it to good use. The free granny square blanket pattern isn’t complicated and you’ll find yourself crocheting away.

  • DESIGNED by Art EC
  • PROJECT TYPE granny square blanket
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a blanket made of crochet granny squares in different colors

Photos by Art EC / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on creazioniartec.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Coupe Lacy Granny Square

The lacy design of this crocheted granny square makes it perfect for summer projects. Whether you’re looking for a nice breathable blanket or want to make a lightweight cardigan, this pattern will definitely do the trick. The project is designed with beginners in mind so you will be able to complete it quickly.

  • DESIGNED by Joanne Fowler
  • PROJECT TYPE granny square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a crochet granny square with a lace design

Photos by Joanne Fowler / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on madewithloveandfibres.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Mitered Granny Square Easy

This granny square is a fantastic choice when you want something relaxing. With its simple yet striking design, it’s a good way to add a pop of color to your next blanket or accessory project. You can mix and match colors to create a unique and eye-catching finished piece. The pattern is easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by CrochetFrog blog
  • PROJECT TYPE 
  • CRAFT 
  • SKILL LEVEL 
a mitered crochet granny square in four colors

Photos by CrochetFrog blog / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetfrog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Granny Square Round Center

A timeless pattern that offers a charming and traditional design perfect for blankets, throws and more. The round center adds a lovely touch and makes each square a beautiful building block for your crochet projects. Good for those who are tired of the classic square shape. Start today, the pattern is free!

  • DESIGNED by Barbara Roncaglioni
  • PROJECT TYPE 
  • CRAFT 
  • SKILL LEVEL 
crochet granny squares in multiple colors

Photos by Barbara Roncaglioni / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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