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Our top 5 free granny square patterns

12 Sep 2014
Our top 5 free granny square patterns

No longer is the humble granny square the preserve of hippies and ancient blankets. Today’s crocheters are getting inventive with their motifs to make a wide range of amazing projects. Here, Let’s Get Crafting magazine‘s deputy editor Elaine Bennett picks her five favourite free patterns to inspire you.

Our Top 5 Free Granny Square Patterns: Teddy Bear Granny Square<br />
 by Dragana Savkov Bajic

If you’re making a blanket for a newborn, this gorgeous teddy bear motif would be perfect. The easy-to-follow photo tutorials make it a breeze.

Edit: This pattern is now available as a detailed step-by-step tutorial for £3.92. For another free animal granny square, try these adorable owls from Repeat Crafter Me!

Get the free pattern here.

Our Top 5 Free Granny Square Patterns: Sophie's Garden by Dedri Uys

Start by making a circular mandala before using the photo guide to turn it into an impressive and vibrant granny square.

Get the free pattern here.

Our Top 5 Free Granny Square Patterns: Summer Headband <br />
by Lynne Rowe

Turn six granny squares into a contemporary headband with this free pattern from issue 62 of Let’s Get Crafting magazine.

Get the free pattern here.

Our Top 5 Free Granny Square Patterns: Bear's Rainbow Blanket<br />
 by Purl Soho

Using solid colours is an easy way to make your granny square blanket look bang up-to-date.

Get the free pattern here.

Our Top 5 Free Granny Square Patterns: Daisy Center Granny Heart<br />
 by Lauren Brown

Okay, so it’s not a square, but we couldn’t resist sharing this gorgeous heart pattern which uses many of the same techniques.

Get the free pattern here.

To view more free crochet patterns from Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting magazine, take a look at our archive here.

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