Are you looking for a complete list of awesome crochet granny squares? If so, you’ve found it with this collection of free granny squares!
Below you will find a collection of different crochet squares from animal squares to unusual granny square patterns too! Most of which are simple to crochet into pillows, blankets and more that use simple crochet stitches, plus easy to find yarn.
Scroll on down to learn more about the granny square, why it is a favorite crochet pattern of makers, and what you’ll need to make one, as well as patterns for all skill levels from beginners to more advanced.
How to Make a Granny Square
To crochet a granny square, you will need to do how to do a one simple stitch of the double crochet, chain both of which are basic crochet stitches and make a magic circle.
You will also need any type of yarn, a crochet hook, and other optional crochet supplies! I’ll explain each of these below if you’d like to take a look before exploring our granny square crochet pattern list.
Types of Granny Squares
You will find a big variety of granny squares to crochet when you start looking. They are all special in their own way and fun to crochet.
Take a look at a few of the unique granny squares you may find below.
The magic circle method is an adjustable loop (aka magic ring or a magic loop) technique that quickly starts a crochet project in the round that has a yarn tail that pulls to close the center hole when tightly closed.
Be sure to look over each of the square designs below before you start. This will help you understand what the square requires in terms of skill.
I love using all types of yarn and yarn weights for square projects. Below are a few of my favorite yarns to make granny squares with.
I do tend to use Lion Brand yarns such as Vanna’s Choice and the Thick & Quick lines. These are easily my go-to yarns when crocheting a square (or any type of) crochet pattern. Learn more about each yarn below.
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice: Vanna’s Choice is a 100% acrylic, four weight yarn that is easy to find, available in beautiful colors and is fairly inexpensive.
You can learn more about Vanna’s Choice Yarn and see all the color options, so when you make a square you can do any number of color combinations.
Lion Brand Thick & Quick Varieties: Wool Ease Thick & Quick and Thick & Quick (without wool!) are great choices for squares that you want to work up quickly. This super bulky yarn (6 weight) makes for a fast project, which in my opinion is always a good choice when crocheting up any type of project.
Keep in mind, these are the yarns that I love and aren’t necessarily for everyone. Be sure to look around to see if you can find a new favorite yarn too! If you do love to use a different favorite yarn for squares, then let me know in the comments.
Other Supplies to Make Granny Squares
Crochet Hook: You will also need a crochet hook to make a granny square. The crochet hook size will depend on the yarn you use, so check the label to see which hook is recommended on the label.
Stitch Markers:Stitch markers help mark your stitches and place in a pattern. If you would like to be extra sure of what stitch count you are on or where your first stitch is, then these are a good to have on hand.
Scissors: A good pair of scissors is essential to working with yarn. I have a special pair of stork scissors that are a yarn only cutting pair.
Easy Crochet Squares to Make
Now that you’ve looked over the materials needed to make a square, then you are ready to get started browsing through all these fantastic square designs below.
If you are searching for a crochet project that is easy to make and perfect for a beginner, then I recommend these two granny squares for beginners to start with.
This classic square crochet pattern is the perfect beginner square design to start with! It uses two simple stitches and works up fast. This basic granny square pattern can be joined with others to make a pillow, blanket and more! Get the classic granny crochet square pattern below.