Woodland Granny Square Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Purchase the crochet patterns for the entire Woodland Granny Square Blanket in one compiled file here.
Or find all the information and links to patterns to make this Woodland Afghan below.

Winter is in full swing! Except it has been pretty mild here in Central Pennsylvania. I'm looking forward to snow and frigid cold days (I know, I can't believe I'm saying this either). It's just not Winter when the temperatures barely dip below freezing during the day - bring on the cold!

To convince the colder weather to come, I'm creating a Woodland Afghan comprised of granny squares, scattered with cute little woodland animals. Are you excited as I am? Woodland themed anything just gives me heart eyes, so I'm super excited about this afghan.

Here you will find the pattern for the granny square base along with the links to the little woodland critter granny square patterns.

Granny Square

Materials for Granny Squares
H/5.00mm hook
Worsted weight yarn:
2 skeins (277 yards each)Loops & Threads Impeccable in:
Rouge, Soft Taupe, Deep Forest, and Chocolate Brown
2 skeins (858 yards each) Loops&Threads Impeccable Grande in Aran (I only used about 1.5 skeins of these large skeins)

Materials for Woodland Animal appliques
G/4.00mm hook
E/3.5mm hook
F/3.75mm hook
You will need to following worsted weight in small amounts (much less than a skein, I mostly used my scrap yarn in different brands so I will give you colors vs. specific color/brand):
Dark brown, brown, taupe/light brown, beige, white, gray, mustard, orange, forest green, white, black, and light pink
Other yarns (optional): Bernat Pipsqueak in white and Lion Brand Fun Fur in chocolate
(27) 6mm safety eyes - or you can use black to sew on eyes

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Granny Square Pattern
Row 1: Magic circle, Chain 2, 12 DC in circle, join (12)
Row 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, join (24)
Row 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2 DC, repeat from *, join (36)
Row 4: Chain 3, DC into same space, *DC, HDC, HDC, SC, SC, HDC, HDC, DC, [2 DC, Chain 2, 2 DC] into same stitch, repeat from * two more times, DC, HDC, HDC, SC, SC, HDC, HDC, DC, [2 DC, Chain 2] into beginning chain 3 space, join to chain 3
Row 5: Chain 3, (do not start DC into same space) *DC across, [DC, chain 2, DC] into Chain 2 space from previous round, repeat from *, join to chain 3 (14 DC across for each side)
Row 6: Chain 3, (do not start DC in same space) *DC across, [DC, chain 2, DC] into Chain 2 space from previous round, repeat from *, DC into next space, join, fasten off (16 DC across for each side)

**UPDATE: Video tutorial for the granny square is now up! Link to watch tutorial:

I have mapped out what I would like my granny square afghan to look like on an app called PixelArt (this app has many other great uses such as graphing a picture for a C2C afghan or tapestry crochet).
The lightest color (Aran) represents the squares I will have my woodland themed granny squares on, creating a checkered pattern. I plan on having 10 or so different designs so I will be making multiples of each one.

Here are the number of squares you need of each color if you would like to follow this pattern as well:
Rouge - 8 
Chocolate Brown - 8
Forest Green - 8
Soft Taupe - 8
Aran - 31

That makes 63 squares total. The afghan will be 7 squares wide x 9 squares high, with each square measures roughly 7 inches. Using this pattern of squares, the afghan will be around the size of an average throw: 49" x 63" and that will not count the border if you choose to put one on.

Please feel free to make this afghan as big or as little as you'd like! Get creative! This is only a suggestion of the layout and how I will be making my own afghan. :)

**You can now purchase all 10 Woodland themed patterns all in one file on my Ravelry. These printable files are in PDF format, ad-free, and easy to read/follow along. Thank you for supporting my blog!**

Links to the Woodland themed appliques:

Moose Granny Square Pattern **Video Tutorial now included!**

Tree Granny Square Pattern 

Hedgehog Granny Square Pattern

Bear Granny Square Pattern **Video Tutorial now included!**

Fox Granny Square Pattern

Owl Granny Square Pattern

Squirrel Granny Square Pattern

Wolf Granny Square

Bunny Granny Square

Deer Granny Square

How I Joined my Granny Squares

I added a border consisting of HDCs around (making sure to put 3HDCs in each corner). I did 4 rows of Aran (cream color), 1 row of Forest Green, and 1 row of Chocolate Brown.

I'm so please with how it all came together! I have a knack for not finishing large project, so I'm patting myself on the back for this one. Thank you everyone for being so loving and supportive!

You are welcome to share this pattern and to make this for sale, but please link back to me as the designer.  Do not in any way copy or alter any part of my patterns and publish them as your own. For copyright information, please visit the link at the top of my page "Copyright/Disclosure".