Crochet Eye Granny Square, a free crochet pattern

This is a free crochet Eye Granny Square pattern. There are so many fun uses for it; from cushions, tops or even throws! The ideas are endless.

I get a lot of requests for variations of my crochet eye applique pattern and I’ve finally caved and decided to make a crochet eye granny square. I’m going to be honest and say I didn’t actually expect to love it as much as I do. Now I have all these eye-themed ideas popping in my head! Stay tuned for more eye inspired makes.

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This is a free crochet Eye Granny Square pattern. There are so many fun uses for it; from cushions, tops or even throws! The ideas are endless.

Get the Eye Granny Square.

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About the Eye Granny Square.

So, this is a fun little project that will take you 20- 30 minutes to complete. As you already know by now, I’m a lover of all things granny squares. I’m talking classic, solid and of course the beloved hexagon granny squares. And just like in all those variations, there are many fun uses for this square as well. A bunch of these would make a super cool cushion, throw, tote bag or even a top! The ideas are endless.

Crochet Eye Granny Square Pattern

Skill Level:  Beginner

Materials:

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  • 29 yards total of acrylic DK yarn in:
    • Black (C1) 1.5 yards
    • Dark brown (C2) 3 yards
    • Mustard (C3) 4 yards
    • White (C4) 4 yards
    • Lilac (C5) 12 yards
    • Hot pink(C6) 4.5 yards
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Stitches and terms used:

  • Ch= chain
  • Sl st= slip stitch
  • Sc= single crochet
  • Hdc= half double crochet
  • Dc= double crochet
  • Tr= treble crochet
  • “= inch(es)
  • St(s)= stitch(es)
  • Sp(s)= space(s)
  • C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 & C6= Colour 1, Colour 2, Colour 3, Colour 4, Colour 5 & Colour 6

Size: With the yarn and hook specified Eye Granny Square measures approximately 5” across and 6.5” diagonally

Yarn alternatives: Any DK, #3 or 8 ply yarn

Gauge: Using DK yarn and 4 mm crochet hook, 9 sts & 9 rows in sc = 2”

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Notes:

  • Read through the pattern before starting your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration while working on the project.
  • Ch 1, Ch 2 counts and Ch 3 at the beginning of the round count as 1 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc respectively.
  • This pattern is written in US terms. For a conversion into UK terms, get my free eBook with the conversion charts here.
  • The pattern is worked in joined rounds.
  • This pattern starts with a magic ring. For a detailed tutorial on how to work and secure the magic ring, read through my blog post on the same.
  • Repeating sections within the rounds are shown in round () brackets followed by the number of times they are repeated e.g. (Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times means the sequence in the brackets must be repeated a total of 11 times.
  • Stitch totals are shown in square [] brackets at the end of each round e.g. [12] means you should have a total of 12 stitches at the end of the round.
  • Make all colour changes in the last 2 loops of the final stitch of the old colour.

Instructions:

Using C1 and 4 mm crochet hook, in a magic circle,

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc into magic circle. Join using sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning ch 3 [12]

End of round 1

Rnd 2: Using C2, ch 3. Dc in same sp as ch 3. 2 dc in each st across. Join using sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning ch 3 [24]

End of round 2

Rnd 3: Using C3, ch 3. Dc in same sp as beginning ch 3. (Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times. Work dc in last st. Join using sl st to the 3rd ch of beginning ch 3 [36]

End of round 3

The next 2 rows use a lot of different sts. To avoid confusion, I’ve segmented them into more consumable sentences so as to avoid eye fatigue.

Rnd 4: Using C4, ch 1.

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  • Sc in the next st. (Inc, sc in each of the next 2 sts) 3 times.
  • Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, dc in the next st.
  • 2 tr in next st. Dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st. Sc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • (Inc, sc in each of the next 2 sts) 3 times. Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, dc in the next st.
  • 2 tr in next st. Dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st.
  • Join using sl st to 1st st of the rnd. [48]
End of round 4

Rnd 5: Using C5, ch 2, hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Dc in each of the next 3 sts.

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This is a free crochet Eye Granny Square pattern. There are so many fun uses for it; from cushions, tops or even throws! The ideas are endless.
  • 2 tr in the next st, ch 2, 2 tr in the next st. (1st corner)
  • Dc in each of the next 3 sts. Hdc in each of the next 5 sts. Sc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • 2 sc in next st, ch 2, 2 sc in next st. (2nd corner)
  • Sc in each of the next 2 sts.  Hdc in each of the next 5 sts. Dc in each of the next 3 sts.
  • 2 tr in the next st, ch 2, 2 tr in the next st. (3rd  corner)
  • Dc in each of the next 3 sts. Hdc in each of the next 5 sts. Sc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • 2 sc in next st, ch 2, 2 sc in next st. (4nd corner)
  • Sc in each of the next 2 sts. Hdc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • Join using sl st to the 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. [56 sts & 4 ch-2 corner sps]
  • Do not fasten off C5
This crochet Eye Granny Square pattern is a fun twist on my crochet eye applique. There are so many fun uses for this square.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in corner sp. Hdc in each of the next 14 sts) 3 times. Hdc in each of the remaining 6 sts. Join using sl st to the 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. [72 sts & 4 ch-1 corner sps]

End of round 6

Rnd 7: Using C6, ch 1. Sc in each of the next 9 sts, (2 sc in corner sp. Sc in each of the next 18 sts) 3 times. 2 sc in corner sp. Sc in each of the next 8 sts. Join with a sl st to the 1st ch at the beginning of the rnd. [80 sts]

This crochet Eye Granny Square pattern is a fun twist on my crochet eye applique. There are so many fun uses for this square.

Finishing:

  • Use white yarn to embroider eye detail between Rnd 1 and 2
Embroider eye detail
  • Weave in all your ends and block if necessary

And there you have it. Your very own crochet eye granny square. I’d love to see you process and finished product so please tag me @morines_shop on Instagram or share you projects on Ravelry.

This is a free crochet Eye Granny Square pattern. There are so many fun uses for it; from cushions, tops or even throws! The ideas are endless.

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7 thoughts on “Crochet Eye Granny Square, a free crochet pattern”

  1. In looking at your Eye Granny Square, It seems more of an eye when looked at it as more of a diamond than a square. So maybe we can start thinking of them as Eye Granny Diamonds! A whole new field of crochet patterns! They can still make a regular blanket rectangle, but you have to make half-diamonds to fill in the ends… (does that make any sense to you? I ramble a lot!!)

    1. I totally get you Claudia. Love the enthusiasm!! Thought about the same thing about the blanket. I have so many ideas and can’t wait to start sharing them.

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  3. Love this pattern! On Rnd 4 how did you get 48 stitches? have worked it a few times and keep ending up with 30 some odd stitches. Is there an update to this pattern? thanks!

    1. Hi Samantha. Thank you. Round 4 does total to 48 stitches. All the increases and repeats can get a tad confusing so I’d suggest zooming in on the picture and comparing it to your piece to see if you missed any stitches. Let me know if you have any more questions. Have a wonderful day.

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