Free granny square pattern for National Granny Square Day!

granny square pattern by Simply Crochet


To celebrate the countdown to National Granny Square Day our pals at Simply Crochet have given you this lovely granny square pattern. They’ll be giving away loads of freebies in the lead up to the big day (15th August) so make sure you check out their InstagramFacebook and Twitter to keep updated. Oh, and keep your eyes peeled because we’ll be giving away our own granny square pattern on the 15th August to join in the crochet fun.

They’ve also provided a Youtube video for you to follow so even if you’re a crochet newbie you can join in! We’d love to see your granny squares when they’re finished so use the hashtags #grannysquare2019 and #molliemakers on InstagramFacebook and Twitter!

Abbreviations (UK)

ch chain

ss slip stitch

tr treble

dc double crochet

RS right side

Basic granny square pattern

Make a magic loop (alternatively, you can ch4 and join with a ss in the first ch to make a loop).

Round 1 (RS) ch5 (counts as tr, ch2 throughout), (3tr, ch2) 3 times, 2tr, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join [12 tr]

Round 2 (RS) ss into ch-2 sp, ch5, (3tr, ch1) into same ch-sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) into next 3 ch-sps, 2tr in same place as ss from start of round 2, ss into third ch of beginning ch-5 [24 sts]

Fasten off (or change colour using your preferred method)

Round 3 Using new colour ss into any ch-2 sp, ch5, (3tr, ch1) in same sp, *(3tr, ch1) in next ch-1 sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * another two times, (3tr, ch1) in next ch-1 sp, 2tr in same place as ss from start of round 3, ss into third ch of beginning ch-5. [36 sts]

Fasten off (or change colour using your preferred method)

Round 4 using new colour ss into any ch-2 sp, ch5, (3tr, ch1) in same sp, *(3tr, ch1) in each ch-1 sp across to next corner, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) in ch-2 sp; rep from * another two times, (3tr, ch1) in each ch-1 sp across to last, 2tr in same place as ss from start of round 4, ss into third ch of beginning ch-5

Fasten off (or change colour using your preferred method)

Round 5 (optional) join yarn with ss into any ch-2 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *(dc, ch1, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st and ch-1 sp across to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc

Fasten off and weave in the ends, and you’re done – one funky granny square pattern which you can join together to make all sorts of projects! Check out our 16 ways with granny squares post for inspo, or scroll down for more crochet pattern links.

granny square pattern by Simply Crochet

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