Crowning Glory Free Granny Square Pattern

This clever free granny square pattern play’s tricks on your eyes with the stitches creating different images using the negative space between the stitches. This granny square pattern uses only the basic stitches to create an open granny square pattern.

Crowning Glory Free Granny Square Pattern

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Crowning Glory Granny Square | Free Crochet Pattern

I love how this square makes different people see different things in the spaces created by the crochet stitches; Some people see bows and I see crowns!

 Whatever you see, this pattern creates an interesting square using only the basic crochet stitches. It works up quickly and the open fabric is a stunning addition to any granny square blanket.

It has a nod to the chevron stitch square but the chain spaces between the stitches make the fabric more open.

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Crowning glory free Granny Square pattern


US Terms (UK terms in brackets)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

HDc (HTr) – Half Double (treble) Crochet

Tr (DTr) – Treble Crochet (double treble crochet)

Skill level: Advanced Beginner


  • Aran/worsted weight yarn
  • I used used 60m PaintBox Simply Aran 100% Acrylic yarn in the following shade:
  • Shade 245
  • 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 Crowning Glory 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.
  • This square is worked Rows
  • Beginning ch-1 does NOT count as stitch.
  • Beginning ch-4 DOES count as a Treble Crochet.

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, skip 1, *hdc, dc, tr, ch 2, tr, dc, hdc**, ch 2, skip 2 ch, repeat from * 2 times ending last repeat at **, skip 1, sc in last, turn. (6 tr, 6 dc, 6 hdc, 2 sc, 6 ch-2 sps)

Row 2: Ch 4 ( counts as tr), tr in ch-1 sp, *ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 tr in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * to across to ch-1 sp, tr in ch-1 sp, tr in last, turn. (8 tr, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 sps)

Crowning Glory Granny Square Pattern

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same, ch1, *(hdc, dc, tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (tr, dc, hdc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, repeat from * across to end, ch1, sc in top of ch4. Turn. (2 ch-1 sps, 3 ch-2 sps, 2 sc, 6, hdc, 6 dc, 6 tr)

Rows 4-12: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 4 times

Continue to Edging

Easy Crochet Granny Square Blanket


Ch 1, place 26 sc evenly across Row 12, (sc, ch 1, sc), 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, 26 sc (in each st and 2sc into each skipped ch sp), (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, rotate to work across row ends, place 24 sc evenly across rotate to work across Row 12, 24 sc (into end of each st and 2sc into each ch-3 sp), (sc, ch1, sc) in last, sl st to 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, weave in remaining ends.

Hodgepodge Granny Square Blanket CAL

Join the fun of this event is running from 15th August 2022 – 13th September 2022 with 30 new granny squares designs, one released each day. 

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.

Crowning Glory Granny Square pattern

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