If you’ve never crocheted with granny squares before, now’s your time to learn. They’re super fun to work with. And they’re perfect for crafting clothing that’s going to stun in your latest Instagram post.
It's a great crochet stitch to try if you'd like to learn how to crochet. You'll also learn how to make the cluster stitch and the puff stitch too.
You don’t have to carry the entire piece you’re working with everywhere and you can crochet square by square. And when you’re making something as cute as this sweater, it’s even better.
Show off your signature style when you reach for this unique crochet sweater. We guarantee you’ll get a compliment every single time. Inspired by bright colors and bold patterns, we can’t wait for you to shine when wearing it. Now you can dress to impress!
Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern
FINISHED SIZE: Medium
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Pattern is written for size x-small/small with changes for medium/large/x-large in parentheses
36 (48) inches at the bust
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn – Berroco Pima 100 , 5 skeins Magnolia, 2 (3) skeins
Alyssum, 2 skeins each Marigold and Wisteria
Sl st: slip stitch
Dc: double crochet
Tr: triple crochet
Yo: yarn over
Granny square = 6 inches x 6 inches
Puff stitch: [Yo and pull up a loop] 3 times in same st or sp (7 loops on hook). Yo, pull through all 7 loops. Ch 1 to close.
Cluster st: [Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through 2 loops] 4 times in indicated st or sp (5 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops. Ch 2 to close.
Make 32 (40) granny squares total in the following color combos. Color combos are listed from the center out. Rows 4 & 5 are always worked in magnolia.
4 squares each in
Wisteria, Alyssum, Marigold
Alyssum, Marigold, Wisteria
Marigold, Wisteria, Alyssum
Marigold, Wisteria, Marigold
Wisteria, Alyssum, Marigold
Wisteria, Marigold, Wisteria
Marigold, Alyssum, Wisteria
Wisteria, Marigold, Alyssum
Size medium/large/x-large only, make 8 squares in Alyssum, Wisteria, Alyssum
With first color, make a magic ring, ch 4 (counts as dc and chain 1). [dc, ch 1] 15 times into the ring. Sl st into 3rd ch of ch 4. Fasten off. 16 dc, 16 ch-1 sps
Round 2: Attach next color yarn in any ch-1 sp, Ch 1, puff st in each ch-1 sp around. Sl st into first puff st to join. Fasten off. 16 puff sts
Round 3: Attach next color yarn in any ch-1 sp between puff sts, ch 2, cluster st in each ch-1 sp around. Sl st into first cluster st to join. Fasten off. 16 cluster sts
Rounds 4 & 5: Attach Magnolia in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc). 2 dc in same ch-2 sp. *Ch 2, (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp for corner. [Ch 2, 3 dc in next sp] 3 times; rep from * around ending last rep with [ch 2, 3 dc in next sp] 2 times, ch 2, sl st in stop of beg ch 3.
Lay the granny squares out for assembly in two sets (one for front and one for back), ensuring they are all right side down. The top two rows should be 7 (8) granny squares, the bottom two rows should be 3 (4) squares wide. Sl st to join in horizontal rows first, starting in the ch-3 sp of the corner, then in each st and ch-2 sp across, ending in the opposite corner. Keep the sl st tight when joining the next square. Once all horizontal lines are closed, sl st the vertical lines. Once both sets of squares are joined, lay them together with the right sides facing. Begin at the bottom corner of the second row of squares, and sl st the side and sleeve seams closed. Repeat on the other side. Sl st the first squares together on the top row for the shoulder seam, leaving a 12-inch opening for the neck. Repeat on another side.
Make tassels by wrapping magnolia yarn around the cardboard 10 times (or use this great tassel maker to construct your tassels). Slide an 8-inch strand of yarn under the wrapped yarn, and tie a knot at the top. Let one tail hang down, and slide off the cardboard. Tie 3-4 knots around all of the strands a ¼ below the top knot, then use a tapestry needle to run the strand up through the top knot. Use this strand to whip st each tassel to the sweater around the bottom. Attach 2 tassels to each square.
If you've fallen in love with the granny square and want more, check out these 20 Easy Granny Square Blankets to Cuddle Up With.
Once you make this crochet sweater, we know you’ll be hooked (pardon the pun, haha). It’s time to start planning your next crochet project.