Free Pattern | Summer Lawn Granny Square

The official Granny Square Day might have passed, but as a granny square can be for any day I thought I’d share a free copy of one of the patterns I designed for Simply Crochet back in 2020. The pattern is called Summer Lawn and it’s a relatively easy block – perfect for beginners.

I used Rico Ricorumi for my blocks, with a 4mm hook (closest US size G) which is a DK (Light Worsted) weight 100% cotton yarn that I had in my stash. However this design would work equally well in any DK yarn or in fact with other fibres and yarn weights to make bigger or smaller blocks.

This is a fun summer block that would look great together in a blanket or as a component in a multi-square afghan, bag or cushion project. Like most motifs they are quick and satisfying to make and a great way to use up scraps.


The Summer Lawn pattern is available for free here on the blog or, if you prefer working with a printout, you can pick up a PDF of the pattern for a nominal price (links below).

The pattern is available in both UK and US crochet terminology via the PDF download; the pattern below is written just in UK terms. But you can view a handy conversion chart here on the blog.

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Summer Lawn Square

Yarn Required: 25g / 58m

Yarn Used in photos: Rico Ricorumi DK

  • YARN A – Tangerine (026)
  • YARN B – Saffron (063)
  • YARN C – Pistachio (047)

About the yarn: Rico Ricorumi DK; 8ply / Double Knit;  25g / 58m; 100% Cotton

Finished Size: 10cm width x 10cm high

Hook Size(s): 4mm (US size G).

Pattern will work in other hooks and yarns though finished size may be different.

You will also need:

Gauge: A single square motif measures 10cm² (3.9in²) using a 4mm hook

Obtaining the correct gauge is not critical to this  project but if your gauge does not match the gauge stated then your finished item will be a  different size.

Stitch Guidance:

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Treble (tr): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • How to surface crochet: start by attaching a slip knot to the back of the crochet area then from the front of the work, insert your hook into the stitch nearby and start working chain stitches on the surface of your crocheted area, continue to work in this way according to the design.
  • (…) any stitches in brackets work into one stitch or space.
  • *…* any stitches between * icon repeat as required


The ch3 at the beginning of each round counts as a tr throughout.


Ch4, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch-3, 11tr into the ring, ss to top of beginning ch-3 to join [12 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends

Rnd 2: With YARN B join on RS with a ss to the top of any tr, ch3, 1tr in the same st as the beginning ch3, then work 2tr in each st around until end, ss to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. [24 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends

Rnd 3: With YARN C join on RS with a ss in-between any tr of the previous rnd, ch3, 2tr in the same sp, * miss 3sts, 3tr in-between the next tr’s of the previous rnd, miss 3sts, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in-between the next tr’s of the previous rnd *repeat from * twice more, miss 3sts, 3tr in-between the next tr’s of the previous rnd, miss 3sts, ss to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. [36sts + 4 x ch3-sps]

Rnd 4: Ch3, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) in the next sp, * 3tr in the next 2sps, (3tr, ch3, 3tr) * repeat from * twice more, 3tr in the next sp, 2tr in the last sp, ss to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. [48sts + 4 x ch3-sps]

Rnd 5: Ch3, 1tr in 3sts, (1tr, ch3, 1tr) in the next sp, * 1tr in 12sts, (1tr, ch3, 1tr) * repeat from * three times, 1tr in the next 8sts, ss to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. [56sts + 4 x ch3-sps]

Fasten off and weave in ends


  • With YARN A surface crochet around the top of rnd 1
  • With YARN A surface crochet on top of two opposite sides of rnd 4
  • With YARN B surface crochet around the posts of rnd 5 on opposite sides to the YARN A

And that’s it, you’ve finished your lovely new motif!

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Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx


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