A new crochet blanket square, the Granny Linen Blanket Square Crochet Pattern, is now a free crochet square pattern on the blog. Read all about my easy color change technique (no ends!) or scroll down for the free crochet pattern.
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The Linen Granny square crochet pattern is an easy beginner-friendly crochet blanket square pattern. Worked in 2 colors it looks at its best with highly contrasting colors.
Don’t get discouraged, you won’t need to weave in endless ends with my easy trick to carry up the unused color yarn. You will only have 3 ends to weave in total.
The crochet blanket square is designed in worsted weight yarn for a 30 cm / 12” square but you can easily adapt the yarn weight and size of the square to your needs (simple 2 round repeat).
Granny Sitch Sampler Blanket
This blanket square was designed as part of te Granny Stitch Sampler Blanket CAL hosted by MadameStitch. For this CAL 12 designers each designed a 12” square that included the granny stitch somewhere in the design.
If you don’t want to look around different blogs to follow the CAL, you can grab the convenient printable PDF of the Granny Stitch Sampler Blanket CAL here.
Downloadable Linen Granny Square Crochet Pattern
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Before you Start
- 5 mm / US H – 8 hook.
- Lionbrand Pound of Love (worsted weight (4), 100% Premium Acrylic, 454 g / 16 oz, 932 m / 1020 yd) in Hunter green (MC) and Elephant grey (CC).
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
Crochet Square Size
The Linen Granny Square crochet pattern is designed for a 30 cm / 12” square. You can easily adapt the size by adding / removing repeats
The gauge for this pattern, in stitch pattern, is 14 st by 12 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
The diameter of rounds 1 – 4 is 10 cm / 4” square
Abbreviations & Instructions
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
Work instructions between () in the same stitch.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
The turning ch 1, ch 2 count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
- “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- And “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.
Special Stitches and Techniques
- Magic ring (aka magic circle or Magic Loop): if you’re not familiar with this technique, this detailed tutorial (includes a video) will help you.
Tips & Tricks
Although the square is worked in rounds of alternating colors, you don’t need to cut your yarn after each round and weave in all the ends!
Instead, you can very discretely carry the yarn up to reuse on the next round:
- Before closing the round, bring the new color to the front.
- Insert hook in indicated ch st, pull up a loop with your current working color (2 loops on your hook).
- Finally, yarn over and pull through both loops with your new color yarn.
- You’re ready to start the next round in your new color.
The Actual Crochet Square Pattern
With your 5 mm / US H – 8 hook and your MC yarn, in a magic ring: ch 2, dc, [ch 2, 3 dc] three times, ch 2, dc, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <12 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces>
Switch to CC yarn.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1sc + 1ch), skip 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip 1, sc, ch 1, skip 1] three times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip 1, join in the round*. <12 sc>
*Note: I like to work over my end of CC yarn in round 1 so I don’t have to weave that end in later.
*Note: Refer to tips and trick section to close the round and change color without cutting your yarn and having to weave in ends.
Switch to MC yarn
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1dc), 1 dc in ch-1 space, *[skip sc below, 2 dc in ch-1 space] until corner ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 1dc) in corner ch-2 space, repeat from * four times, [skip sc below, 2 dc in ch-1 space] until end of round, join in the round. <28 dc>
Switch to CC yarn.
Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1sc + 1ch), skip 1, *[sc, ch 1, skip 1] until corner ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * four times, [sc, ch 1, skip 1] until end of round, join in the round. <20 sc>
Repeat Round 2 and 3 six times.
Finish by repeating Round 2 once more.
Bind off and weave in the ends.
You are done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your square nice and flat, help even your stitches and sharpen your corners, block your project.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.