Two animal granny square dishcloths with a mouse and a ladybug.

10+ Fun Animal Crochet Squares – Free Crochet Patterns

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Today we have a great selection of free crochet patterns for you to try. Fun Animal Crochet Squares will surely help you put a smile on your little one’s sweet face!



Seriously, which child wouldn’t love to fall asleep every night under a soft blanket with a cute animal square motif? All the little people would like that, obviously, especially if we are talking about handmade blankets. You don’t have to be an experienced crocheter to make these. Only basic stitch patterns such as double crochet and sl st are essential.

Crochet baby blanket patterns are great baby shower gifts. Especially if made by a loving parent, grandparent, or friend of the family. If you play any of these important roles, these animal squares crochet patterns are certainly for you.



If you’re bored with regular granny squares, be sure to try these ideas. Adding animal faces to these crochet projects is easy and will make all the difference. It all depends on the type of colors you choose for your project. 

Remember that the color palette will change the mood of your crochet square. Choose the colors wisely and always consider what you want to achieve. The lion faces, mice, elephants, or bunnies – we have it all, so don’t wait and try it.

What I like the most about crochet square projects is their versatility. You can join them together to create a lovely baby blanket or make a cute crochet bag. Just a few of them will be enough to make a zipper pouch or a fun crochet cushion.

Explore the best joining techniques to choose the one you like most, then use it in your projects. Obviously, learning such things will come in handy in the future as well – with other creative projects of yours. A nice join is a crucial part of any blanket made with squares, so don’t skip this part.

Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Blooming Coasters and Dreamy Mandalas.

Animal Granny Square Free Crochet Patterns

1. Ladybug Granny Square

What a charming project that you can crochet in any weight yarn! Such a simple and lovely idea, right? We have always admired Raffaella Tassoni’s patterns for their originality. Well then, are you ready for your brand new crochet ladybug square afghan?

Level: upper beginner Author: Raffaella Tassoni

Ladybug Granny Square

The original pattern and the photos are on lovecrafts.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com.

2. No Drama Llama Granny

Llamas and squares get along well, that’s a widely known truth! Are you crocheting a gift for a special kid in your life? Or maybe looking for animal squares patterns for sweet accessories for your own bedroom?

Winnie Su has got you covered! You will have so much fun.

Level: upper beginner Author: Winnie Su

 Llama Crochet Square

The original pattern and the photos are on ravelry.com.

3. Elephant Square

Did you know that elephants are emotional creatures with excellent memory? That is only one fun fact about these enormous animals.

If you want to teach your children about these fascinating animals, wrap them up in this adorable square blanket first. They will listen carefully, without a doubt!

Level: upper beginner Author: Chassity Oquendo

Elephant Crochet Square

The original pattern is on two-little-cs.blogspot.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com. Info about this version by mom2iain and the photos are on ravelry.com.

4. Lion Square: 8×8″

Do you want to become the queen of crochet baby boys’ blankets? Surely! There is no better way to get the title than by making a couple of animal square blankets.

Don’t forget to cover them with the faces of the king of the jungle. Will you make him smile?

Level: upper beginner Author: Maggie Menzel

Lion Crochet Square 8x8

The original pattern is on ravelry.com. Info about this version by hydra-star and the photos are on ravelry.com.

5. Mouse Granny Square

Oh, your baby mice will never let go of the blanket you make for them with these sweet squares! We have seen plenty of versions of the classic granny square, but this one is particularly adorable, isn’t it? Obviously! What colors will you use this time?

Level: upper beginner Author: Wiam’s Crafts

Mouse Crochet Granny Square

The original pattern and the photos are on wiamscrafts.blogspot.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com.

6. Bunny Granny Square

The bunny season is at its peak, evidently! With Easter approaching quickly, we all obsess about festive crochet patterns. This one by Wiam’s Crafts certainly made our hearts beat faster! Will you try bunny crochet blankets this spring?

Level: upper beginner Author: Wiam’s Crafts

Bunny Granny Square

The original pattern and the photos are on wiamscrafts.blogspot.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com.

7. Cupcake Granny Square

Is anyone in the mood for cupcakes? Always, don’t you agree? Well, now we have an even more important question. Are you in the mood for Cupcake Granny Square?

Trust us, with this pattern by Caitie Moore Thoresby Cottage, you will never get enough of them.

Level: upper beginner Author: Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage)

Cupcake granny square

The original pattern and the photos are on thoresbycottage.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com.

8. Spring Bunny Square

The season for bunnies is right around the corner, although it may not seem like it just yet. If you are still very much into winter crocheting, no worries! We will be on the lookout for bunnies for you.

All you need to do right now is to put this pattern on your to-do list. Patterns by Crafting Happiness are the best choice for spring.

Level: upper beginner Author: Crafting Happiness 2022

Crochet Bunny Square

The original pattern and the photos are on craftinghappiness.com.

9. Little Bunny Granny Square

Are you planning to crochet some animal square blankets and throws this spring? You are now! We can’t imagine anyone resisting this pattern by genius Caitie Moore from Thoresby Cottage. Do you have enough yarn in pastel shades in your stash?

Level: upper beginner Author: Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage)

 bunny granny square

The original pattern and the photos are on thoresbycottage.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com

10. Cat Granny Square

We have seen many crochet patterns for granny squares, obviously, but some of them still manage to surprise you. Especially the ones with adorable animal motifs! If you have some colorful yarn left in your stash, follow the instructions by Eleonora Cugini (Elendipity).

Level: upper beginner Author: Eleonora Cugini (Elendipity)

Cat Granny Square

The original pattern and the photos are on elendipity.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com.

11. Rainbow and Cloud C2C Square

Do you know what is simple and awfully charming? This Rainbow and Cloud crochet square by Hannah Cross features the corner-to-corner technique – one of our absolute favorites! If you are looking for something super relaxing and quite beginner friendly, this is it.

Level: upper beginner Author: Hannah Cross

 C2C Square

The original pattern and the photos are on hanjancrochet.com. For additional information please visit ravelry.com.

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