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Spring Court Granny Square · Free Crochet Pattern

If you're looking for a beautiful and colorful crochet granny square pattern that features a flower motif, you've come to the write page!  I recently designed the Spring Court Granny Square, and am excited to share the written pattern, photo tutorial, and video tutorial...all for free! 


    This granny square is dense and stiff with minimal gaps, which is great to piece up for larger projects that require a more solid construction.  This may include stuffed animals, pillow covers, thick cardigans, or more.  Alternatively, crocheting this pattern with a larger hook can produce an airier, softer granny square with more gaps, making it suitable for summer tops. 

    About the Pattern

    • Easy / beginner-friendly
    • Works up quickly
    • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
    • Perfect for playing with different color combinations
    • Super versatile and customizable
    • Has a rustic, farmhouse appeal 
    • Available as a FREE video tutorial, photo tutorial, and written pattern
    • Available as a printable PDF download as well, if you prefer written instructions with photo references! 


    You mgith be wondering what you can turn your pretty Spring Court granny square into.  Other than piecing it together to make a blanket, scarf, sweater, or cardigan, here are some other ideas and inspiration!

    Recommended Yarn

    A yarn that has crisp and clear stitch definition can really show off the beautiful stitches in this granny square!  Thus, I would avoid fuzzy, furry, and plush yarns.  Instead, you can try 100% cotton yarns, such as Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn.  I used Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8, which was a little splitty (you'll see me struggle with that in the video tutorial), but it has a generously wide range of colors available to choose from!  Other yarns that work great include acrylics, tencel, and bamboo.

    You are welcome to use thicker yarns (to produce larger squares) or thinner yarns (to produce smaller squares). Just make sure you size up or size down your hooks, to match the yarn thickness you're using!

    PDF Pattern

    The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

    You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.


    Free Crochet Pattern

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    Crochet Pattern Information


    3.5" x 3.5" square (using the materials listed)

    Level of Difficulty:

    ★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner/Intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and changing yarn colors.

    Stitches/Terms Used:

    • FO = fasten off 
    • ch = chain 
    • sl st = slip stitch 
    • sc = single crochet 
    • hdc = half double crochet 
    • dc = double crochet 
    • tr = treble (triple) crochet


    Crochet Instructions

    Notes/Special Stitches:

    • Switch the yarn color every round.
    • Drop stitch: Insert hook into the space between the dc clusters from R2, YO, pull yarn through, YO, and pull yarn through both loops.
    • The printable, ad-free version with photo references is available to download as a PDF here.

    Let's begin!

    Ch 5 and join with a sl st to create a ring.

    R1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), insert a dc in the ring, ch. (Dc 2, ch) x 7 in the ring. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3. (16 dc, 8 ch)

    Sl st into the next dc. Sl st into the ch-1 sp (and switch to the next yarn color).


    R2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch, and dc 2 in the same ch-1 space. ([Dc 2, ch, dc 2] in next ch-1 space) x 7. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3. (8 petals)

    Sl st into the next dc. Sl st into the ch-1 space (and switch to the next yarn color).

    R3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), and insert 4 dc in the same ch-1 space. (Dc 5 in next ch-1 space) x 7. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3. (8 petals)

    R4: Switch to the next yarn color. Ch (does not count as a st), and sc in each st around, but insert a drop st between each of the 8 petals. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (40 sc, 8 drop st sc)

    Here is a look at the drop stitch

    Insert hook into the space between the dc clusters from R2... 

    YO, pull yarn through, YO...

    Pull yarn through both loops. Drop stitch complete!

    Fasten off.

    R5: Attach yarn to the top of a drop st made in R4. 

    Ch (does not count as a st), and sc in the same st. Sc 2, hdc, dc 2. (Tr, ch 2, tr) in the drop st. (Dc 2, hdc, sc 5, hdc, dc 2. [Tr, ch 2, tr] in the drop st) x 3. Dc 2, hdc, sc 2. Join with a sl st to the first sc.


    R6: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), and insert a dc in the same st. Dc in each st around, but insert (dc 2, ch, dc 2) in each of the corner ch-2 spaces.

    Fasten off and weave in the ends.

    Video Tutorial

    Want to crochet this lovely square with me? Follow the step-by-step video tutorial below!

    Want to share your finished Spring Court Granny Square? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

    Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

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    Best wishes,