If you’re a fan of granny squares, you know just how many uses there are for them and how easy they to crochet. But have you ever tried making unusual granny square patterns? These designs can take your crochet game to the next level and create unique and stunning pieces.
In this blog post, let’s chat about some of the most creative and unusual granny square patterns out there! From funky geometric shapes to whimsical animal designs, there’s a unique granny square pattern for every style.
If you are looking for some unusual granny square crochet patterns, then you are in the right place! So grab your hook and yarn, let’s dive into the world of these fun granny squares and have some fun!
Supplies for Granny Squares
To crochet granny squares, you’ll need a few basic supplies from the list below.
- Yarn: You can use any type of yarn, but most people prefer a medium-weight yarn (also known as worsted weight or #4 weight) in their desired colors.
- Crochet hook: The size of your crochet hook will depend on the weight of your yarn and your personal preference. A size G or H hook is typically used for medium-weight yarn.
- Scissors: You’ll need a pair of scissors to cut your yarn when changing colors or finishing a square. A pair of stork scissors are my favorite go to yarn scissors.
- Yarn needle: A yarn needle is used to weave in the ends of your yarn when you finish a square. You may also hear this referred to as a tapestry needle as well.
Once you have these basic materials, you can start crocheting granny squares using one of the many patterns below. I promise you’ll soon be creating your own unique designs and more.
Stitches for Granny Squares
Granny squares are typically made up of a few basic crochet stitches that are easy to learn, even for beginners. The most common stitches used in granny squares include are below and are easy to learn.
- Chain stitch (ch): This is the most basic crochet stitch and is used to create the foundation chain for the granny square.
- Slip stitch (sl st): This stitch is used to join the beginning and end of a round or to fasten off your yarn.
- Single crochet (sc): This stitch creates a tight, dense fabric and is often used for the center of the granny square.
- Half double crochet (hdc): Hdc stitches can be used in a variety of crochet projects, including granny squares. They can create a slightly taller stitch than the single crochet, which can add texture and interest to your crochet work.
- Double crochet (dc): This stitch creates a taller stitch than the single crochet and half double crochet, and are sometimes used for the shell stitches that form the corners of the granny square.
- Triple crochet (tr): This stitch creates an even taller stitch than the double crochet and can be used for a more lacy look in the granny square.
By combining these basic stitches in different ways, you can create a wide variety of granny square patterns that are unique as well as sometimes unusual.
Geometric Square Patterns
Granny squares can be created with a variety of shapes, including geometric ones. These unique patterns add a modern twist to the classic granny square design. Below, I’ve listed out some popular geometric square patterns that I hope you’d like to make.
Honeycomb Granny Square
This pattern features a repeating hexagonal shape, creating a beautiful honeycomb effect. It’s a great option for blankets or cushion covers
Learn how to make a square with hexagons with the free pattern below.
Circle Granny Square
Granny squares don’t have to be square! A circular granny square can be used as a standalone piece or combined with other shapes to create a unique design.
Learn how to make a circle granny square pattern with the free pattern below.
Triangle Granny Square
Triangle-shaped granny squares can be used to create interesting patterns and textures when combined with traditional squares. They can be made in various colors for a funky geometric design.
Learn how to make a half triangle granny square pattern with the free pattern below.
Some other geometric patterns to explore include diamonds, squares with cut-out shapes, and zigzags. Get creative with colors and combinations to make your own unique geometric granny square patterns.
Floral Square Patterns
Floral granny squares are a popular choice for adding a touch of whimsy and femininity to crochet projects. There are a variety of different floral patterns to choose from, including:
Daisy Granny Square
These granny squares typically feature a white or yellow center surrounded by petals in different colors. They can be made in various sizes and colors to create a beautiful flower garden effect
Learn how to make a granny square with daisies with the free pattern below.
Rose Granny Square
Granny squares that look like roses typically feature tightly coiled petals in shades of pink or red.
Learn how to make a rose granny square pattern with the free pattern below.
Sunflower Granny Square
These granny squares feature a yellow center surrounded by petals in shades of yellow, orange, and brown. They can be used to create a cheerful sunflower-themed project.
Learn how to make a sunflower granny square with the free pattern below.
Other floral patterns to explore include tulips, pansies, and daffodils. The beauty of floral granny squares is that they can be combined with other shapes and patterns to create a unique and charming project.
Animal Square Patterns
Animal granny squares can be a fun and playful addition to any crochet project, particularly for children’s items. Some popular animal patterns to try include:
Cat Granny Square
These granny squares typically feature the face of a cat, complete with eyes, nose, whiskers, and ears. They can be made in different colors and combined with other granny squares to create a cat-themed blanket or cushion cover.
Learn how to make a granny square with a cat with the free pattern below.
Owl Granny Square
Granny squares that look like owls typically feature a round center with two large eyes and ears on both sides. They can be made in different colors to create a whimsical owl-themed project.
Learn how to make a granny square with an owl using the free pattern below.
Elephant Granny Square
This unusual granny square typically features the head of an elephant with a trunk, tusks, and large ears. They can be made in different shades of gray or other colors and combined with other granny squares to create an elephant-themed project.
Other animal patterns to explore include dogs, bunnies, and birds. These granny squares are a great way to add a playful touch to blankets, cushion covers and more.
More Free Crochet Granny Square Patterns and Motifs
I hope you enjoyed this collection of unusual granny square patterns and found a new favorite to make. If you did like these square patterns, you may like the ones below as well.