The granny square is one of the most well-known crochet stitches and even though it's called a “granny” square, these aren't your granny's blankets! There are so many variations of the granny squares, the skies are the limit in terms of variety. These blankets are fresh and fun and the perfect accessory for any room.
Even if you haven't crocheted very much, the granny stitch is easy and perfect for beginners. There are plenty of great crochet patterns out there but we've narrowed it down to these 20 easy granny square blankets that are perfect to cuddle up with.
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Simple Granny Stripe Afghan
This simple granny stripe afghan is made up of cluster stitches, which are just 3 double crochet stitches in one space and then the border is 3 rows of SC all the way around, joined at the end with a slip stitch.
Vibrant colors make this stunning blanket the perfect wrap to welcome a baby into the world! The beautiful colors will stimulate baby and make mommy happy.
Via Red Heart
Giant Granny Square Blanket
Imagine sleeping under this big, beautiful granny square blanket – you ’ll never leave the bed! Made with a size P Crochet Hook, you'll whip up this beauty in no time.
Granny Ripple Blanket
The granny ripple makes a beautiful pattern of alternating peaks and valleys, and one of the best things about it is that it's pretty mindless once you get a few rows under your belt. Perfect for Netflix watching!
Via Just B Crafty
Basic Granny Square Baby Blanket
A very simple pattern perfect for the next little one in your life.
Colorful Granny Stripe Blanket
Here’s a fun and colorful granny stripe blanket that you’ll be able to whip up in no time flat.
Via Attic 24
Simple Granny Square Blanket
This granny square blanket is simple, but very elegant, and would look great on any bed or couch. It's very simple and works up fairly quickly for a blanket.
Via Crochet From J
Never Ending Crochet Granny Square Baby Blanket
Here is a very easy crochet granny square blanket with a very nice calming palette and very neutral. This beautiful Granny Square Baby Blanket by Lauren Brown is basically a never-ending crochet granny square baby blanket. The colors are very pretty; it is so tranquil and beautiful.
Via Daily Crochet
Cozy Chunky Granny Square Blanket
This crocheted granny square blanket will be sure to keep you nice and toasty as it’s made using super soft yarn that is also chunky, which means it’s an incredibly quick blanket to make up.
Via Hobby Craft
Sunburst Granny Square Blanket
If you are not into making a huge blanket, you may adapt this method to crochet a smaller one. It is great as gift for baby shower, or as throw on the couch or cover for pillow etc. For a smaller blanket, you need fewer yarn colors to crochet.
Via Craft Passion
Easy Granny Stripe Blanket
The perfect blanket for family and friends to curl up on the couch with for movie nights.
Via Megs Made It
Rainbow Granny Square Throw
The Rainbow Granny Square Throw is a crochet blanket that is essentially one large granny square, so you can work it as large or as small as you want by choosing how many rounds to crochet when working this up. This crochet blanket is beginner-friendly, so this is perfect practice if you're just learning how to crochet.
Via Charmed by Ewe
Speedy Granny Throw
You only need to crochet 12 squares to make this especially striking throw. Shades of blue and grey combine for a relaxing colorway, but if you prefer other colors just choose 4 and go for it!
Via Red Heart
‘Meadowsweet' Crochet Cot Blanket
Here’s a great granny strip and once you have the basic blanket you could edge it in any number of ways.
Via Lucy In The Sky
Hexagon Honeycomb Stroller Blanket
This blanket is made up of 46 hexagons and it keeps the honeycomb shape for visual appeal.
Maybelle Baby Blanket
The gorgeous baby blanket is made up from 30 Maybelle Squares in 6 different colors, being 5 squares wide and 6 squares long.
Via My Rose Valley
Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant
We love how this blanket makes us rub our eyes to make sure we’re seeing correctly, such a familiar pattern at such an unfamiliar scale!
Via Purl Soho
Sara's Granny Stripe Blanket
This gorgeous granny stripe blanket is the perfect colorful accessory to spice up any room in your house.
Via Black Sheep Wools
Easy afghan is the perfect beginner project. Measures approx. 50 x 65 inches and you can adapt it to as big as you like in any yarn.
Plaid Mini Throw
This throw in fresh colors is perfect for a light interior and for spring/summer.
Via Little Z Handmade
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