Crochet Patchwork Granny Square Pattern using Tapestry Crochet

Learn the tapestry crochet colour work technique as you make your own patchwork granny square with this free pattern and video tutorial.

Crochet Patchwork Granny Square Pattern using Tapestry Crochet

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Classic Patchwork Granny Square | Free Crochet Pattern

The use of colours in crochet is what can take a simple stitch can turn it in to something stunning.

There are lots of different way’s to work colours:

  • Striped
  • changing colours in the rows
  • Tapestry Crochet
  • changing colours within the row while carrying the colour
  • Fair Isle/Intarsia
  • Changing colours within the row without carrying the colour and allowing the strands to float

This free granny square pattern uses the tapestry crochet technique where the colour not in use for the stitches being worked is carried along the row and worked over, underneath the stitches. 

Top Tips for Tapestry Crochet

This technique can feel fiddly and a little challenging the first time so here are some top tips for tapestry crochet:

  • don’t work too tightly – release your tension and check there is enough movement/stretch when you change colour
  • check that the strand of yarn being worked over isn’t poking through – give it a gentle pull before changing colour
  • Take your time – this is not a technique to rush when you are learning, practice is progress
  • Don’t get twisted – working with tangled yarn is not fun, take a moment to flip your project over your hook, towards you at the end of each row to reduce the number of twists in your yarn.

Ready to get  started on this granny square? Read on for the free pattern.

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Crochet patchwork granny square pattern


US Terms (UK terms in brackets)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

Skill level: Beginner


  • Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • I used used 75m PaintBox Simply Aran 100% Acrylic yarn in the following shades
  • 245
  • 242
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


  • gauge not essential – Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct finished square size.

Finished Size: 

  • 8″ x 8″
Easy Granny Square Blanket Pattern

How to crochet the Classic Patchwork Granny Square

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.
  • Once second colour is introduced that colour will be carried when not in use, be sure tension is consistent and square stays in shape.
  • Change between colours in the stitch before the new colour is required. e.g. changing from A to B:
  • Insert hook into stitch, with A, YO, bring up loop
  • Change to B
  • With B, YO, pull through 2 to complete stitch
  • Continue with until next colour change

Row 1: With A, ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4, *with B, sc in next 5, with A, sc in next 5; repeat from * across, turn. (15 A, 10 B sc)

Row 2: Continuing with same colour as previous 5 sc, ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same, sc in next 4, change to alternate color, sc in next 5, change colour in 5th st, continue working 5 sts alternatively in A and B to end, turn.

Crochet Patchwork Granny Square

Rows 3 & 4: Repeat Row 2

Rows 5-8: Work as Row 2, working square of B over A, and square of over B.

Row 9-12: Work as Row 2, working square of A over B, and square of B over A.

Rows 10-28: Repeat Rows 2-9.

Continue to Edging.

Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket


Ch 1, rotate to work across row ends, place 24 sc evenly across, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work opposite side of starting ch, 24 sc (into end of each st), (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work across row ends, place 24 sc evenly across, ch 4, rotate to work across Row 28, 24 sc evenly, (sc, ch1, sc) in last, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, weave in remaining ends.

Hodgepodge Granny Square Blanket CAL

Click here to see all the 30 square designs and decide which one you will be stitching up next

A huge thank you to my pattern testers and editor who kindly helped test all 30 of the square designs to check for accuracy in this pattern – it’s always such a pleasure to see a pattern come to life.

Crochet patchwork granny square pattern

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