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10+ Unusual Granny Square Crochet Patterns

Here are some of the most stunning, unique and unusual granny square crochet patterns that I would like to share with you! They are all very special in their own way and I can’t wait to share those crochet patterns with you!

Most of those granny square patterns are available for free on designer’s website – either as a written pattern or a video demonstration. And some of them are available for a small fee from designer’s shop.

You can find a variety of granny square patterns for more inspiration and ideas

If you don’t know how to crochet, you can learn it here step by step or check out some of the tutorials and easy granny square crochet patterns here.

14 Unusual Granny Square Crochet Patterns

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1. Crochet Heart Granny Square – Free Pattern

unusual granny squares

This is such a pretty design for a granny square! I think the little hearts inside the squares are very cute and popular especially for Valentine’s Day. The pattern is for intermediate crochet skill level. What colours would you choose?

Pattern design and photo credit: Golden Lucy Crafts

2. Crochet Gnome Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

unusual crochet granny squares with a gnome

How can you not fall in love with these little gnomes?! What makes this granny square unusual and unique is the texture! Such a fun crochet project to do for Christmas or any time of the year. You’ll find a detailed video demonstration of the stitches used from start to finish on designer’s website.

Pattern design and photo credit: Raffamusa Designs

3. Greta’s Garden Granny Square Crochet Pattern

unusual granny squares with flowers

Just imagine… sitting in the garden and being surrounded by colourful fragrant flowers, butterflies, sunshine, birds… That’s what those little garden flowers remind me of! You can create your own special garden with those flower granny squares! Find out more details from designer’s shop below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Torun Johansson

4. Crochet Ruffle Flower Granny Square Pattern

unusual granny square crochet in white and yellow

Now, we have seen flower granny squares already… but have you seen one with ruffles? This granny square is unique in a way that it has multiple layers of flower ruffles! This little detail makes this granny square appear more playful and cheerful which would be perfect for a baby blanket, don’t you think? Find the full written pattern below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Raffamusa Designs

4. Peacock Feather Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

unique crochet granny square in purple

The Peacock Feather granny square sure is one of a kind! Did you know that you can create something so unique by just using basic crochet stitches? Find the full written instructions on how to make this granny square on designer’s post below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Banana Moon Studio

6. Northern Diamond Granny Square Crochet Free Pattern

unusual granny square in green and white diamond shaped pattern

What makes this granny square quite unusual is that when you make at least 4 of them and join together, a circle will appear. It’s quite interesting indeed! This pattern can be used for blanket or throws and the pattern is available for free from designer’s Ravelry store!

Pattern design and photo credit: Torun Johansson

7. Dear Peony Flower Granny Square – Free Video Pattern

unique crochet granny square in white with pink flower

This 3D Peony flower brings a touch of elegance and glamour to your crochet project! You can make this gorgeous peony flower granny square by watching the free video demonstration on designer’s page. The written instructions are also available for a small fee from designer’s shop. You’ll need intermediate to advanced skill level for this project.

Pattern design and photo credit: Yarn Andy

8. Primrose & Proper Ruffled “Granny” Square Free Crochet Pattern

different crochet granny square with different textures

This pattern will take your favourite Primrose & Proper stitch style and transform it into something new. With the delicate ruffle around the centre it softens the corners and makes it look more feminine and overall very charming and romantic! This free pattern is for intermediate skill level and you can find the full written instructions on the designer’s page below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Kirsten Holloway Designs

9. Sunflower Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

unusual crochet granny square with sunflower

How gorgeous is this bright and cheerful sunflower? It will brighten your mood in no time plus it’s really fun to make! This granny square is perfect for blankets, bags, shawls and so much more! Free pattern is available on designer’s website below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Nana’s Crafty Home

10. Flower Granny Square Crochet Free Pattern

unique crochet granny square in white and bright colours

This granny square looks like it starts with a beautiful flower in the centre and then wrapped in a pretty and colourful frame! The colours are bright and happy! This stunning crochet blanket is made by stitching the individual granny squares together. If you want to make your own happy blanket, follow the free pattern on designer’s website.

Pattern design and photo credit: Made by Gootie

11. Ferris Wheel Granny Square Crochet Pattern – Free

unusual crochet granny square

This is quite an interesting and eye catching little granny square! It is made up of only 3 rounds, so will be quite quick to work up. Put your own spin on your granny squares with the Ferris Wheel for a unique look! Free pattern on designer’s website below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Joy of Motion Crochet

12. Kisses Granny Square Crochet Pattern – Free

unusual crochet granny square in three block colours

The creative granny square design reminds me of the XOXO – kisses and hugs! This crochet pattern uses multiple colours (but you could also use it in one solid colour ) and is intermediate level of difficulty. You can find all the details and written pattern below.

Pattern design and photo credit: Creations by Courtney

13. Friendship Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

unusual crochet granny square with texture

With this 12 inch granny square you’ll get a burst of colour and a great deal of texture! There is a flower in the centre that is wrapped in multiple circles and then framed in a perfect square. Make it in one solid colour or go for a multicoloured version like this one. The pattern is intermediate level as you’ll need to know quite a few stitches. A video demonstration is provided.

Pattern design and photo credit: The Purple Poncho

14. Flower Trellis 12 Inch Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

unusual unique crochet granny square with purple 3d flower in the centre

This is a pretty unusual design with a 3D flower in the centre! You can play with different colours to highlight different stitches and elements of the granny square. You can also make it in one solid colour which looks pretty amazing too. Check designer’s post for more pictures in different colour versions and the free crochet pattern along with a video demonstrations!

Pattern design and photo credit: The Purple Poncho

I hope you like these unique granny square crochet patterns! Which one would you try and what are you going to use it for?

There are many uses for crochet granny squares. You can make baby blankets, afghans, throws, scarves, shawls, bags, rugs, cardigans and basically anything you like! It all depends on what type of yarn weight, type and colour you’re using but also how you put them all together!

You can make crochet projects that are made out of granny squares entirely or integrate a one a couple of squares inside of your project. Granny squares can make your project very unique and stand out from the rest! 🙂

Let me know in the comments below if you would like to give it a go or if you have already made granny squares and how you like them.

Have fun and enjoy your creative time! 🙂

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