Textured Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern

Textured Granny Square – Free Crochet Pattern
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Inspiration behind the design

This is the second square I have contributed to the event hosted by E’Claire Makery and Madame Stitch. I wanted it to compliment the previous square.

If you didn’t see my Sunflower Granny Square you can see it here.

I just love how the stitch combinations in this one work so well together without competing with each other!

Construction of the design

his square is worked in one piece from the bottom to the top. You can really go wild with your colour choices for this one — make it in a solid colour like I have or use those scraps and really jazz it up!

When you look at all of the parts there really is a lot going on in this design, but golly! All of the elements work so well together. No one part overwhelms any of the other parts.

I am really thrilled with how it turned out.

The Yarn

For my prototype I used Paintbox Simply Aran in champagne white, coffee bean and buttercup yellow.

This yarn is 100% acrylic and each skein contains 201 yards which is really good for a 100g skein. It is a #4 weight yarn (aran) and I think is on the heavier side of #4 weight yarns but it is lovely and soft and so nice to work with. The colour choices in this yarn are also great with 63 different colours to choose from.

Being a thicker #4 weight yarn this one does not have a lot of drape (at least not when you use it with a 5-6mm hook) which makes it perfect for warmer afghan projects and winter accessories and sweaters.

I used this yarn in my version of the Flower Garden blanket, the Friendship Blanket CAL and lots of my cowls and ear warmers such as the Kristine Set.

Get the PDF pattern!

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

**Please note, if you are here for the Friends with Granny Event you CANNOT use these buttons – you must use the special event button further down the page! The free PDF Pattern is NOT available via my shops!**

The pattern specifics:

Skill level:

This pattern would be classed as an advanced beginner pattern using the granny stitch and camel stitch.


5mm hook
– #4 weight yarn of your choosing – you will need approx. 100 yards- Stitch markers (optional)
– Scissors
– Tapestry needle


10 sts and 8 rows of *DC in first st, sc in next st* across in 2”


Your square will be just under 8” once completed, it will measure 8” once blocked

Abbreviations used:

– Ch(s)–chain(s)
– St(s)–stitch(es)
– rep–repeat
– sk—skip
– FSC – foundation single crochet
– SC – single crochet
– DC – Double crochet
– SS – slip stitch
– YO—yarn over
– FO—fasten off

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 
·      Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
·      The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.

Special Stitches:

FsC – You can find my tutorial on the foundation stitches (you will find the sc at about 23 mins into the videos:

I find the foundation stitches have a more aesthetically pleasing finish than the chain starts to projects and it gives the project more movement.

Camel St – This is also known as “third loop” hdc. To do this:

YO, insert hook into the THIRD loop of the HDC from the previous row (this will be a horizontal bar below the two loops

you normally work into. If working in rows, it will be on the side of your work facing you). Pull up a loop, YO and pull thru all 3 loops on your hook.

HDC2tog – To work this stitch:

YO, insert hook into indicated st, YO and pull through, YO and insert hook into next st, YO and pull through, YO and pull through all 5 loops on hook.

The Pattern:

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For the Square:

Row 1: FSC 32. OR CH 33 , SC in second CH from hook and each CH across (32)

Row 2: Turn, CH3 (counts as a st), sk1 st, 3DC in next st *sk2 sts, 3DC in next st Rep from * until you have 2 sts left, sk1 st, DC in last st.(10 sets of 3DC,2 individual DC)

Row 3: Turn CH3 (counts as a st) 2DC between the last 2 sts on the previous row, *sk the next 3 DC, 3dc between the last DC and the next DC. Rep from * across until you have 3 DC and turning CH left, 2dc between last DC and turning CH, DC in top of turning CH (11 sets of 3 DC)

Note: due to the nature of working granny stitch in rows you do get an extra st on this row. We will reduce by 1 st in the next row.

Row 4: Turn, Ch3 (counts) sk next 2 DC, *3DC between the two sets of 3DC. Rep from * until you have 3 sts left, sk2, DC in turning CH. (32)

Your square should be 1.75” tall at this point.

Row 5: Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count)), HDC in each st across across. (32)
Row 6: Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count) HDC in first st, Camel St in next 30 sts, HDC in last st. (32)

Row 7: Turn, CH2 (counts as a DC), SC in next st, *DC in next st, SC in next st. Rep from * across. (32)

Row 8: Rep row 7

Row 9: Rep row 5

Row 10: Rep row 6

Row 11: Rep row 2

Your square should be 4” tall at this point.

Row 12: Rep row 3 (33)
Note: due to the nature of working granny stitch in rows you do get an extra st on this row. We will reduce by 1 st in the next row.

Row 13: Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), HDC in first st and next 14 sts, HDC2tog, HDC in next 16 sts. (32)

Row 14: Rep row 6
Your square should be 5” tall at this point. Rows 15-16: Rep rows 7-8.
Row 17: Rep row 5
Row 18: Rep row 6
Row 19: Rep row 2
Row 20: Rep row 3
Row 21: Rep row 4
Row 22: Turn, CH1, SC in each st across (32) FO and weave in ends.

And there you have it – your Textured Granny Square is completed.

I hope you have enjoyed crocheting up your own Textured Granny Square as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Happy crocheting!

Friends with Granny Crochet Along (CAL)

On 10th August 2022 you cab get the pdf version of this pattern as a free download as part of the Granny Square Blanket CAL hosted by Madame Stitch and E’Claire Makery.

What is this event?

Every day from 8th – 24th August 2022 a new 8″ square design will be released by a different designer. Each square will be available as a FREE PDF Pattern for 24 hours. And each square will have the granny stitch in it somewhere. Make them all to create this gorgeous afghan!

How do you join in?

There are two ways of joining in this event:

  1. Collect each square as it becomes available. Some of the squares will be Ravelry downloads, some direct downloads from the designer’s website. You need to click the special event button to be sure to go to the correct place for your download!
  2. Purchase the 75 page e-book with all 16 gorgeous squares and the border included for one amazing price of $10! (That makes each square less than $0.63 each and the border free!) Then get started making all of your favourite squares now without worrying you may miss it! Just click the button below to grab your copy of the e-book:


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