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Free Crochet Granny Square: The Pattern You Didn’t Know You Needed!


I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter [3]. The traditional granny square was one of the first projects I tackled when I learned how to read crochet patterns [4], and over ten years later, I still love to make different variations. I hope you’ll enjoy the version I’m sharing with you today! If you prefer larger granny-styled projects, you may like my free Rectangular Sampler Blanket [5] pattern, too.

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square (1 of 3) [6]

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square

Finished Size: 6” (15 cm) square.


Gauge: 6” (15 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Version A [7]
Version A

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • CE – Color E
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet (see Special Stitches)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn (see Special Stitches)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitches

Pattern Notes

Version B [8]
Version B

Pattern Instructions


From Christina Hammond, Editor of StitchandUnwind:  I hope that you’ve enjoyed this fabulous and free granny square crochet pattern [9] from our friend Marie.  I am going to be trying this beauty tonight, and I hope that you will too.  Be sure to post pictures below if you make one, Marie and I would love to see them!

If you need more granny square inspiration, don’t forget that we have a Pinterest [10] board filled with all the free granny square patterns and tutorials you could ever need.

Follow AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns’s board Granny Squares on Pinterest. [11]

What colors will you make this Popcorn Granny Square in?