Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Granny Square!

Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Granny Square!

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Thanks for visiting my page! A staple crochet pattern for any crocheter out there is the granny square! I bring you my version of the Basic Granny Square pattern!

There's a reason its one of the first patterns most crocheters start out making. It's a easy pattern to follow and once you get into the groove of the pattern it's also fun!

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Here is the free pattern/tutorial:


Yarn – Any yarn will work – I used Medium/Aran weight for my example square

Crochet hook – Any hook will work – I used a I hook for my example square – 5.0 MM


Stitch Markers


I Fasten Off each row to change colors, tutorial here!

To keep your square straight, flip your work every row

Crochet Stitches Needed:

Chain – CH

Stitch – ST

Skip – SK

Slip Stitch (SL ST):

Magic Circle/Ring/Loop:

Chain 4 starting method:

Slip Stitch starting method:

Double Crochet Stitch (DC):


Pick your favorite way to start a circle or square: Magic Circle/Ring/Loop, Chain 4 method, Slip Stitch method

Row 1: Make circle, 2 DC into center of circle, CH 2, *3 DC into circle, CH 2, Repeat from * 2 more times, SL ST into first DC stitch made in this row

Row 2: CH 3, 2 DC into the same space as CH 3 just made, CH 1, *3 DC in corner space, CH 2, 3 DC into same space, CH 1, repeat from * around the square, SL ST into first CH 3 made in this row.

Row 3: CH 3, 2 DC into top right corner space, *CH 1, 3DC into next open space, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC into open corner space, Repeat from * around square, SL ST into first CH 3 made in this row.

This will be the same pattern throughout. In each open space on any side you will do 3 DC. In-between any 3 DC on the sides you will CH 1. In each corner space you will make 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC into the same corner space.

Repeat this pattern for any future rows made


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You can find this free pattern here in my Ravelry shop!

Video tutorial on Youtube here!

Full step by step photo tutorial for this square here!

Let me know what you think of this pattern! Enjoy! 🙌

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Check out this playlist featuring more free Square Patterns here!

Here are some more free square patterns to check out:

Sunburst Granny Square, tutorial here!

Blocked Granny Square, tutorial here!

Open Concept Granny Square, tutorial here!

You can find video tutorials from me here!
More crochet patterns from me here!
& photo tutorials from me here! 💗

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