Crochet Granny Square Pattern

Crochet Granny Square

This is the way my sister used to crochet granny squares when I was a young girl and I would sit and watch her on the lounge. I was never taught, I simply just watched and copied what she was doing.

I asked her recently who taught her to make them and she can’t really remember. She can’t recall anyone in particular teaching her. She thought maybe she picked it up from school somehow. Anyways, we aren’t really sure.

So, I’d really like to call this crochet granny square My Sister’s Crochet Granny Square Pattern.

My sister never worked from a written pattern and neither did I. We didn’t even know the names of the stitches we were doing at the time! I just learnt by watching her and so I have this granny square and my sister to thank as they are the reason I am a Crochet Designer today. I had to write this pattern off the top of my head seen as we never had any written instructions as kids.

I have seen several ways of doing granny squares over the years so there are other ways of doing them but this is the one I’m most comfortable with and it has stuck with me since I was a girl.

Materials Required

Any yarn. Pictured above is Red Heart With Love Yarn, color: Candy Pink (medium worsted weight category 4)

Any crochet hook. I used a 5.0mm crochet hook with the above yarn.

craft scissors

yarn needle

optional – 1 button

Skill Level


Stitches & Terms

This pattern is using U.S. stitches. To convert stitches go to my Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart.

ch = chain

ch-2 sp = a space created by 2 chain stitches

dc = double crochet

hk = hook

sl st = slip stitch

sp = space

tch = turning chain

Basic Crochet Stitch Video Tutorials

Crochet Granny Square Video Tutorial

Written Instructions

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, (working over yarn tail) 2 dc into ring, ch 2, * 3 dc into ring, ch 2, rep from * 3 times in total, sl st into top of tch to join.

Rnd 2: sl st into each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp), * ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp), rep from * 3 times in total, ch 1, sl st into top of tch to join.

Rnd 3: sl st into each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp), * ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into same ch-2 sp), rep from * 3 times in total, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st into top of tch to join.

Finish off.

Weave in yarn tails with a yarn needle.

Sew a button to the middle of the crochet granny square if you like just for something different.

Make lots of them and join them together to make a blanket.

Larger Granny Squares – Please refer to the end of the video tutorial above at the time of 28 minutes & 25 seconds for an explanation on how to make your granny squares larger.

Share a photo of your crochet granny squares on the Crochet Hooks You Facebook Page.

All the best,

Paula Daniele


101 Granny Squares101 Granny Squares

Welcome to the wonderful world of granny squares!

These beloved motifs have been a treasured part of our crochet heritage for well over a century and they continue to grace our fashions and homes in countless creative new ways.

They’re super-easy, portable and you can make them out of almost anything. This one is for all skill levels to enjoy.


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About Paula

I'm the Crochet Designer, Teacher & Video Producer of Crochet Hooks You.

I taught myself how to crochet when I was a young girl and quickly picked up how to crochet the granny square and got hooked. Read More.


  1. Terilyn says:

    How do I sew the granny squares together after all squares are completed?

    • Paula says:

      Hello Terilyn, I will be doing a video tutorial on how to sew granny squares together soon but in the meantime here is another tutorial which can teach you:

  2. Sandra Henderson says:

    Hello Paula, Thanks so much for the easy to follow video’s. I’m at the beginner/intermediate level and I have some friends and family interested in purchasing my finished items. For copyright reason’s, I understand that the pattern is printable for my own use. However, I wanted to submit a request to you permission to sell the actual crocheted item, with reference to you as the designer.

    • Paula says:

      Hello Sandra, Please feel free to use any of my patterns to make items and sell them. I hope you sell many things – do well!

  3. kai says:

    Hi…This square goes back 4 generations in our family. My great great great grandma taught me this one. I’ve been making baby hoodies for years with this as well as afghans and slippers. Such a delightful square to work with for so many reasons. I hope everyone enjoys this one as much as I do.

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