5 Granny Square Afghan Patterns to Crochet

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Granny square afghans are easy to crochet and wonderfully versatile. You can crochet granny squares in just about any yarn, thread or fiber imaginable. The squares are small and portable so you can work on them anywhere as well. Once you've crocheted a stack of them, it's easy to turn them into a throw or afghan. All you have to do is sew the squares together and add an edging.

You can get inspiration from these free granny square afghan crochet patterns. Make them for gifts or charity projects.

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    Mount Vernon Granny Square Afghan

    Hand made crochet blanket
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    Use a vintage crochet pattern to create a classic granny square afghan.  This pattern uses 192 4-inch squares. It can be a great way to use up scrap yarn and transform it into an heirloom.

    Mount Vernon Afghan Pattern from Yarn Lover's Room

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    Jack and Lydia Floral Granny Square Afghan

    Jack and Lydia Floral Granny Square Afghan
    Dedri Uys, Look At What I Made

    Two different 4-inch floral squares are combined in this lovely granny square afghan. Alternating them creates a lovely design. But if you prefer one over the other, you could certainly work it in different colors and alternate that square.

    Jack and Lydia from Look at What I Made

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    Giant Granny Square Afghan

    Granny Square Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

    Planet Carina 

    If you don't want to make a pile of granny squares to join together, just keep working a single granny square into an afghan. This is perfect for when you want a square afghan.

    Super Scrap Baby Blanket Pattern from planet carina

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    Hexagon Granny Square Afghan

    Scrap Yarn Hexagon Crochet Blanket Pattern

    Cypress Textiles 

    Not every crocheted granny is a square; there are crochet pentagons, hexagons, and other shapes. One example is a floral hexagon loosely based on the granny square—it has six sides instead of four but is otherwise similar to a granny square. Put hexagons or pentagons together for a lovely afghan.

    Hexagon Burst Pattern from Cypress Textiles

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    Flower Center Granny Square Afghan

    Granny Square Afghan
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    Simple floral center granny squares can be worked in one or more colors. These can create afghans as beautiful as any garden.

    Floral Center Granny Square Pattern from The Spruce Crafts