On Fridays, I share a link blast on Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! Keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns were first released last year (or earlier).
It’s no secret that I love the portability of granny squares! Today’s roundup is all about 6″ (15 cm) and 12″ (30.5 cm) squares. I’ve included links to more than 20 granny square patterns, most of which are available for free!
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@SwirlsSprinkles has a series of 6″ alphabet letter blocks. These are great if you want to customize a blanket, bag, or pillow for a special gift! You can find the free patterns for A through E here, F through J here, and L here.
Melinda Miller has so many wonderful granny square patterns that it is difficult to choose from her collection! Two of my favorite free patterns from her collection are the More V’s Please 12″ Square and the Crown Jewels 12″ Square.
I designed a series of 6″ floral squares for National Crochet Month in 2014. My favorite is the Hydrangea Shrub, which is available for $1.99 on Craftsy.
If you’re looking for some floral sunshine, try Linda N‘s free 6″ Sunny Sunflower Square.
I love granny squares so much that I wrote a roundup of 10 granny square books here! A recent favorite granny square book that wasn’t on that list is @WoolnHook‘s 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet (reviewed here).
@CraftingFriends has a free 6″ Ribbon Puff Granny Square that would be great for an awareness blanket.
If you like to crochet for charity, you may want to check out these 6″ squares Michele DuNaier designed for the Ravelry group Afghan Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation. Both Lakota Sky Dance and Lakota Star are available for a nominal fee which supports the charity efforts of the group. (Or, you can use the coupon code to download them for free.) You can learn more about Michele in my interview with her here.
Do you like learning through video tutorials? You might enjoy @MeladoraCrochet‘s 6″ Flower Granny Square pattern which includes written instructions, both right- and left-handed video tutorials, and a photo tutorial!
@anastaciaknits is the self-described scrap yarn queen, and she has some great granny patterns. Two of my favorite free 6″ square patterns from her collection are BLO and Simply EZ PZ. I had the pleasure of interviewing Anastacia here.
Another talented granny designer is @donnalacey, who I interviewed here. Donna’s free 6″ Forever Lace Block will add a feminine touch to your next project.
@mooglyblog has a free reversible pattern, the Squares Squared 12″ Block and Custom Blanket, for those of you who don’t want to spend all day worrying about whether your blanket is the right side up :). If you’d like to learn more about Tamara, check out my interview with her here.
The Majestic Bloom Granny Square by @Myhobbyiscroche is a delightful free pattern with a detailed photo tutorial.
@Dragonflymomof2 has tons of free 6″ and 12″ granny square patterns. One of my favorites is the Snowfall 12″ Square.
Sue Rivers shared a free diagram of her Mitered Square Granny here, for those of you who prefer international stitch symbols.
The Argyle Diamond by Tammy Carlton is a great unisex 12″ square pattern.
If you like grannies as much as I do, follow my Crochet Motif Patterns – Squares Board on Pinterest!
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