One Color Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Make this one color granny square cardigan crochet pattern in your favourite color! Granny stitch is even easier without the color change. And these squares were especially designed to be super easy yet provide nice surface texture so you can love and wear your cardigan even more.

This pattern includes a YouTube video as well.

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Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

It All Begins with Yarn…

For this crochet granny square cardigan I’m using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet. I like to use a 9 mm hook with this medium weight yarn.

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

…And Inspiration…

The inspiration for this cardigan came from my Crochet Daisy Granny Square Cardigan. I modified the Bobble Daisy Granny Square from that pattern a little so it looks great made with just one color.

This fun & easy beginner crochet daisy granny square cardigan comes in 9 sizes. The daisy granny square is worked almost the same as the traditional granny square as the daisy flowers are made with the bobble stitch. This crochet cardigan jacket pattern features a simple shell border & includes links to the video and photo tutorials that explain how to change color without any tails and how to join granny squares together. This free crochet pattern includes a YouTube video tutorial as well.

Let’s Talk Stitches!..

The surface texture is provided by combining the granny stitch & bobble stitch together. Also there are the single crochet back loop only stitches and the braided effect of joining granny squares together between the double crochet posts in the last round.

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

One Color Granny Square Cardigan – Free Pattern

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Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

Description

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

Sizes

This cardigan is available in 9 sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X.

The cardigan is approx 23 (23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 29, 29, 29) inches long (but in reality crochet garments can stretch by an additional 1 – 2″ when worn). Model is 5’7″, wears and is a size M.

You can also add & remove the squares to the length to make it longer or shorter and still be able to follow all the same instructions to make your cardigan.

These sizes are based on the Craft Yarn Council standard body measurements and sizing. But if you would like to double check your size, search for “Craft Yarn Council woman size charts”.

Care Instructions

The Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn is a 100% acrylic. It’s machine washable at 30 C / 86 F.

Pattern Notes

  • Project Level: Easy
  • The long sequence of numbers in the pattern corresponds to the 9 sizes starting from XS and ending with 5X, with XS being placed first and then others arranged in ascending order in brackets and separated by commas.

One Color Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern – Video Tutorial

Here’s a link to the One Color Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern Video Turorial on YouTube.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (4 / Medium / Aran weight, 100 g / 3.5 oz, 156 m / 170 yd, 100% acrylic) 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) skeins in Scarlet
  • 9 mm crochet hook

Gauge

Following the pattern below, one granny square (4 rounds) measures about 5.6 “.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • blo: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc5tog: double crochet five together, or the bobble stitch. Work 5 partial double crochet stitches into the same stitch leaving the last loop of each on the hook. So yarn over, insert hook in the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops and stop there. Repeat 4 more times. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook
  • flo: front loop only
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • rep: repeat
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl: slip
  • st: stitch
  • t: turn

One Color Granny Square Cardigan Crochet Pattern:

Pattern Overview – 7 Easy Steps

  1. Make your first granny.
  2. Join granny squares into columns (see diagram & instructions below).
  3. Make two front pieces.
  4. Begin the back piece and join with the front pieces.
  5. Make the sleeves.
  6. Seam.
  7. Add a border.
Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

1. Make Your First Granny

Make the first granny square as follows. This one color granny square is only 4 rounds!

Crochet Bobble Granny Square

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd1 Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 1, 3 dc in ring; rep from * two times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch-3, t (16 sts).

Rnd2 (Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc5tog, dc, ch 1, dc, dc5tog, dc) in same space, (dc, dc5tog, dc, ch 1, dc, dc5tog, dc) in each space around, join with sl st to top of ch-3, t (28 sts).

Rnd3 (Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, make 3 dc in each space placing (3dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner spaces, join with sl st to top of ch-3 (40 sts).

Rnd4 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st and every st, placing (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner stitches, join with sl st to top of ch-3, fasten off (64 sts).

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

2. Join Granny Squares Into Columns (See Diagram)

Join the second and subsequent granny squares together on one side into “lines” or “columns” as follows. Make 4 columns of 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) granny squares joined together and 2 columns of 3 granny squares joined together as shown in the diagram below. The taller columns will be used to make the front and back pieces and the shorter columns will be used to make the sleeves.

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. The pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

Join The Granny Squares

To join granny squares: as you’re making the last round of your granny, leave one full side undone to be joined with the other square. We’ll start joining in the corner.

Start making the corner but stop after the first 3 dc. Remove your hook from the loop, insert the hook front to back through the corner space of the other square you’re joining with, pick up the loose loop, pull it up and ch 1, dc in the same corner space. *Remove the hook from the loop, insert the hook front to back through the next space along of the other granny, pick up the loose loop, pull it up and ch 1, and make a dc again (be sure to complete the corner before moving on). Rep from * until you joined the second corner with a ch 1.

For more details, see the video tutorial!

3. Make 2 Front Cardigan Pieces

a. Take your column of 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) granny squares joined together. Face the front and turn the granny squares so they’re aligned horizontally in front of you.

Join new yarn (I used the slip stitch method: make a slip knot on your hook, insert hook int the space indicated, yarn over and pull through the fabric & the slip knot) in the top right corner of a granny square & make the following rows:

Row#1 Ch 1, sc in same space. Make sc-blo in every dc post, sc-blo in last ch-1, t.

Row#2 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from *, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, t.

Row#3 Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in next space and every space, dc to top of ch-3, t.

Sizes XS + S: proceed to b.

Row#4 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, 3 dc in next space and every space, 2 dc in last space, t.

Now rep rows 3 & 4 until you have -(-, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13) granny rows & fasten off (it’s easier to count just granny rows, so this number represents just granny rows).

b. Turn your piece around / upside down. Facing the front, join new yarn again in the top right corner of a granny square and rep rows 1 & 2. Fasten off. One front piece complete. Repeat the same steps for your size (so a & b) to make the second piece.

4. Begin Back Piece & Join With Front Pieces

a. Take your column of 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) granny squares joined together. Face the front and turn the granny squares so they’re aligned horizontally in front of you.

b. Join new yarn in the top right corner of a granny square. Rep rows 1, 2 & 3 and fasten off.

c. Rep a & b but as you make your last row, join with the last row from the first piece (see photo below and the video) & fasten off. You just joined the middle back. Now you have two granny square columns joined together with 6 rows in between (or 4 granny rows).

This join as you go method can be used for joining granny squares or in this case, the middle back and the sides of my granny square cardigan.

d. Face the front and turn your piece so the granny squares and your rows are aligned horizontally in front of you. Join new yarn in the top right corner of a granny square. Rep rows 1 & 2. Then rep rows 3 & 4 until you have 2 (2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13) granny rows (it’s easier to count just granny rows, so this number represents just granny rows). As you make the last row, join with the last row of the front piece (as shown in the diagram above), leaving 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8) granny clusters unjoined on one side for the armhole (ch 3 / dc and 2 dc / ch 3 + dc all count as your first cluster).

e. Turn your piece around / upside down and rep d, making sure the unjoined granny clusters for the armhole are all on the same side!

5. Make The Sleeves

a. Take your column of 3 granny squares joined together. Face the front and turn the granny squares so they’re aligned horizontally in front of you.

b. Join new yarn in the top right corner of a granny square. Rep rows 1 & 2. Sizes XS + S proceed to row#5. All the other sizes rep rows 3 & 4 until you have – (-, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5) granny rows (it’s easier to count just granny rows, so this number represents just granny rows).

Rows 5 to 9:

Row#5 Ch 1, sc in same st. For the next 8 granny clusters including 2 dc below, sc in every st. Then make 3 hdc in space below and next space, 3 dc in next space and every space, ending with dc to top of ch-3. Size M: fasten off. Everyone else: t.

Row#6 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, 3 dc in next space and every space until you have 5 granny clusters including 2 dc at the beginning, 3 hdc in next space twice, sc in next space. Sizes XS, L: fasten off. Everyone else: t.

Row#7 Ch 1, skip same st and next st, sc in next st, 3 hdc in same space below and next space, 3 dc in next space and every space, dc to top of ch-3. Sizes S, XL: fasten off. Everyone else: t.

Row#8 Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, 3 dc in next space twice, 3 hdc in next space twice, sc in next space. Sizes 2X, 3X: fasten off. Everyone else: t.

Row#9 Ch 1, skip same st and next st, sc in next st, 3 hdc in same space below and next space, 3 dc in next space twice, dc to top of ch-3, fasten off.

c. Turn your piece around / upside down. Face the wrong side and turn the granny squares so they’re aligned horizontally in front of you. Rep b but in row#1 make sc-flo instead of -blo, so it looks the same from the front. One sleeve complete.

d. Rep a, b & c for the second sleeve.

6. Seam

Seam the shoulders, the sleeves and the sleeves into body. I used the mattress stitch.

Pick your favourite shade for this easy crochet granny square cardigan which provides surface interest through bobble stitches that look great even when made all in one color. This one color granny square cardigan crochet pattern is free, it comes in 9 sizes & includes a YouTube video as well.

7. Add a Border

I added a simple scallop- / shell- like border which consists of 3 dc, sl st, 3 dc, sl st and so on (see the video).

Facing the front, begin at the bottom of the cardigan, say next to the front square. Join new yarn in the space behind the sc post from the sc-blo row. In the spaces behind posts at the end of granny rows, make 3 dc in one row and a sl st in next row, alternating between the two. When you run out of granny rows, make a sl st to sc-blo row again. When you crochet into the granny square, make dc-blo in the first three dc stitches, sl st (also into the back loop) in next dc, dc-blo in next three sts again and so on. And when it comes to turning the corner, make 3 dc in the corner space. Lastly, when you crochet around the front of your cardigan, make sl st between each granny cluster and a dc for every dc in the granny cluster.

Weave in the ends.

More Ideas

This crochet Winterberry cardigan by Crochet With Carrie is a fellow red cardi, this Haven Bobble Cardigan by Make & Do Crew looks cozy, this long Endless Eyelets Cardi is made by Mama In A Stitch uses the granny stitch as well, this granny square by Nomad Stitches that was made for the Granny Square Day uses the bobble stitch and is totally adorable! Find more ideas for granny squares in this post by Gathered called 25+ Granny Square Patterns.

Well Done!

I hope you enjoyed this free one color granny square cardigan crochet pattern. What should I crochet next? See you in my next pattern!

Happy crocheting!

Justina

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Hi I'm a home-educator-crocheter and I love designing colourful crochet patterns around my kiddos when we're not out & about discovering the world!

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