Cable & Crossed Free Granny Square Pattern

This free granny square pattern combines 2 crossed crochet stitches to create a textured granny square that will be the perfect addition to any crochet blanket or afghan.

Cable crossed free granny square pattern

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Cable & Crossed Granny Square | Free Crochet Pattern

Whether you love them or loath them, granny squares are usually one of the 1st projects that many beginner crocheters complete, making them a long favoured project.

Granny Squares like the Cable & Crossed granny square pattern can be used in place of any other square pattern.

You simply need to know what size you want your completed square to be. 

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The Cable & Crossed combination is a firm favourite as it creates an open stitch but when worked in a garment it’s still cosy and snuggly. Below you can see the cable and crossed stitch pattern in 2 other crochet projects:


US Terms (UK terms in brackets)

St(s)              Stitch(es)

Ch                 Chain

Sc (Dc)        Double Crochet

Dc (Tr)        Treble Crochet 

Cable          Cable Stitch

CDc             Crossed Double (Treble) Crochet

RS                Right Side

Skill level: Beginner


  • Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • I used I used Paintbox Simply Aran 100% Acrylic yarn
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 sts and 8 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in pattern using a 5mm hook. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct tension.

Finished Size:

  • 7″ x 7″
  • 8″ x 8″
Free granny square pattern

How to make this free granny square pattern

Pattern Notes:

  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning, regardless of skill level. Please contact me [email protected]) if help is needed to understand any part of pattern.
  • Beginning ch-1 does NOT count as stitch.
  • Beginning ch-3 counts as dc. It may be helpful to place st marker in 3rd ch to keep track of that stitch.
  • Pattern can be made in 2 sizes 7”(8)” and will be written with larger size st counts in parentheses.

Special Stitches:

Cable – Cable Stitch

  • skip 1, dc in next 3
  • yo, working around last 3 dc just made, insert hook in skipped, pull loop up to height of dc
  • [yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

CDc – Crossed Double Crochet

  • skip 1, dc in next
  • working around last dc made
  • dc in skipped

Row 1: Ch 23 (27), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn. (22 (26) sc)

Row 2: RS. Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), cdc across to last, dc in last, turn. (10 (12) cdc, 2 dc)

Cable & Crossed Square

Row 3: Ch1, sc in each st across. Turn. (22, (26 sc)

Row 4: Ch 3, cable across to last, dc in last, turn. (5 (6) Cables and 2 Dc)

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 6-15 (17): Repeat Rows 2-5, ending on Row 3 (5) repeat.

Fasten off, weave in ends. Block lightly to size as required.

Free Crochet granny square pattern

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