30+ Modern Granny Square Patterns
From bold designs to geometric motifs, you're sure to find a crochet granny square pattern to try!
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Traditional crochet granny squares have their places in crochet projects, but sometimes we all just need to try something that is a little different — and on trend, too. With 30+ Modern Granny Square Patterns, you'll find creative and unique squares for just about any crochet afghan blanket that you plan to create. These aren't your granny's granny squares, that's for sure!
If you want people to notice your crochet blankets, then these modern granny squares need to be on your radar. This is your chance to learn how to crochet new projects with that extra bit of flair, pizzazz, and uniqueness that you crave. Using elements of the basic square, these patterns will add a bold look to any full-size project.
Whether you're looking for just the right geometric design to incorporate in a full-size blanket or just want to create a square that features characters from your favorite movie, you can't go wrong with this collection of unique and colorful crochet patterns! These modern squares will help keep your crochet skills fresh and in style.
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Geometric Granny Squares
When you think of geometric granny squares, you're probably thinking of dull designs that are better left forgotten. These patterns, however, will blow your mind. Get ready for some off-kilter, wacky, and abstract crochet squares. You'll also discover crochet patterns that take the basic granny square design and transform them into hexagons, circles, or even triangles. These original squares are simply too good to miss!
Try something new and crochet the Avant-Garde Square. Sometimes granny square patterns can be boring, but this one is truly a work of art.
The "X" Marks the Spot Square is a true treasure of a granny square pattern. It boasts a lacy "X" design that's perfect for a Valentine's Day X's and O's afghan.
You cant call yourself an expert until you've tried out this beautiful crochet square pattern. The Corner Stripe Square creates a fun optical illusion with its unique design.
The Maze Square is a crochet square you will love to make. Babies and toddlers are known to like geometric patterns and will most likely trace the maze with their fingers.
Geometric shapes are useful to know because so many crochet patterns incorporate them. If you're new to crochet, learn How to Crochet a Simple Circle.
Take your granny square patterns to the next level with a different shape. Learn How to Crochet a Hexagon in just a few simple steps.
This Crochet Granny Triangle is a fun lesson in geometry. You can experiment with light and dark yarn to make the central shape really stand out, or stick to pastels to blend the shapes together.
If you enjoy the mountains, then you're sure to enjoy this Mountain Ridges Afghan Square. Post stitches are used in this free crochet afghan square pattern to create the texture.
Combine geometry and crochet with the Four Triangles Square. This modern crochet granny square pattern weaves four triangles together to craft a fun and funky design.
This is a pattern to try out if you're on the search for some unique afghan crochet patterns. This Lacy Diamond Square is delicate and pretty, plus it's easy to make!
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Feminine Crochet Squares
Bring out the girly girl in you with these granny square patterns. Unique and elegant, these crochet squares can make your next afghan blanket absolutely beautiful when created with just the right yarn. You can't go wrong with lacy crochet squares and dainty designs. These patterns will help you crochet a gorgeous afghan that is sure to be treasured for years to come.
Bring the sun into someone's life with the Wagon Wheel Puff Motif Pattern. This sunny crochet granny square pattern is full of vitality, and the fun motif really pops!
Understated and elegant are the two words that come to mind when I see this free crochet afghan square pattern. This Freesia Square can be made with any yarn and hook you prefer.
Have some fun with this cute Wiggles Square! Out of all the easy crochet square patterns to choose from, this cute one will be especially popular among girls of all ages!
Nothing says dainty and elegant quite like ruffles! This adorable Ruffley Granny Square is perfect for all the ladies in your life. This free crochet afghan square pattern is perfect for any celebration!
Are you a fan of vintage patterns? Then you're going to love the Friendship Ring Square. The intricate web design is reminiscent of the Victorian vintage patterns we all know and love.
These Pink Hearts Crochet Granny Squares are perfect for a number of occasions. Spread a little love for Valentine's Day by joining a few of these squares together.
This 3D Pink Rose Granny Square Pattern has a flower that will bloom all year round. The three dimensional texture of this rose is as unique as it gets.
Create a little winter wonderland with 24 Crochet Granny Squares for Winter
Modern Granny Square Patterns for Kids
Instead of using basic granny squares for your next blanket, check out these adorable patterns that are perfect for kids. With these squares, you can crochet your own blankets that feature cute baby owls and yummy ice cream cones. There are even a few crochet designs inspired by pop culture! Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy squares made with these unique patterns.
Crochet your very own owl with the Baby Owl Granny Square! Learn how to crochet this little owl so you can make a crochet blanket filled with baby owl squares.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This crochet square pattern definitely heard you calling because it has not one, not two, but four ice cream cones to crochet!
Don't worry, be happy! You'll be all smiles as you follow this free crochet granny square pattern! This funky Smiley Face Square is sure to put anyone in a good mood when they see it, especially the kids.
Who, who, who wouldn't want to create this adorable crochet pattern? The Owl Make This Crochet Granny Square is cute as a button, fun to make, and not only unique, but precious beyond belief.
There is almost nothing cuter than the Minions in Despicable Me. This Make a Minion Granny Square Pattern will bring that joy and cuteness to your next afghan.
Love gaming or know someone who does? You'll want to check out this Pac-Man Crochet Square and the other four crochet square patterns in this set! Pick your favorite or crochet them all.
Your friends will be all aflutter when they discover you made this Pretty Butterfly Square with your own two hands! This free crochet afghan square pattern is easy to make with any two colors of yarn you'd like.
Add some holiday cheer to your next crochet project when you make this Christmas Lights Crochet Granny Square! This crochet pattern is easy to make and can be modified to include your choice of color.
Bold Crochet Granny Squares
When it comes to color, there's no holding back with these bold crochet granny squares! Whether you're looking for an understated design or want a more intricate pattern, you're sure to find a square or two to try in this section. You'll want to incorporate these designs in the next crochet afghan blanket on your project list!
These crochet granny squares look so good you'll want to take a bite out of them! Juicy Watermelon Squares are the perfect bright, summer accents for you.
If you are looking for a gift to reward your little shining star, the Shining Star Granny Square Pattern will make the perfect, super cute crochet project.
The Double Rainbow Granny Square will remind you of gorgeous days when Mother Nature swipes her paintbrush across the sky to leave an arch of colors.
You can almost taste the sherbet just looking at this delectable design. Summer hasn't arrived until you make the Summer Sherbet Granny Square Pattern.
With a bold floral design in the center and a delightful array of colors, you'll want to make the Shells Aflutter Crochet Granny Square the centerpiece of your next afghan blanket!
If you're looking for crochet blanket patterns that are perfect for kids, then take a look at our collection of 34 Free Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns for Boys & Girls
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