Woodland Wolf Granny Square - Woodland Afghan Series - Free Crochet Pattern

I've sat here and can not come up with words for this wolf. But just look at him. *squeal* I guess I don't have words, just excited exclamations!

When I think of wolves, I think of how luxurious their coats look. I wanted to capture that in this square, so I used a new yarn that I fell in love with! 

I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn and it feels heavenly! This yarn is difficult to work with because you can't really see the stitches since it's so fluffy, but I made sure to keep it simple so everyone is able to join in on the fun!

It's been chilly here in Central PA, so I had a good excuse to stay in doors and get working on this afghan! We are expecting a snow storm in the next few days, and I'm crossing my fingers that it will allow me to get this whole blanket completed! 

I have joined all of my squares and am working on making multiples of the woodland themed animals to sew on. Do you like to join as you go? I am using the SC join method, if you were wondering. I think it's looking fantastic! I will be posting more details of how I join this blanket so if this is your first time doing squares, don't worry! 

There are many ways to join a granny square blanket, so by no means do you have to join the way I am. Use what works best for you! Also, YouTube is a great place to learn different techniques!

For the granny square base pattern as well as a running list and links to animals already designed click here.



Worsted weight yarn in gray, black
(I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Silver Grey)
Bernat Pipsqueak in white (can be substituted for white worsted weighted yarn)
G hook
Safety eyes 6mm
Tapestry needle

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Head - gray yarn - G hook
Worked in rows, turn your work after each row

Row 1: Chain 2, 2 SC into second chain from hook (2)
Row 2: Chain 1, SC increase in each stitch across (4)
Row 3: Chain 1, SC increase, 2 SC, SC increase (6)
Row 4: Chain 1, SC increase, 4 SC, SC increase (8)
Row 5: Chain 1, SC across (8)
Row 6: Chain 1, SC increase, 6 SC, SC increase (10)
Row 7: Chain 1, SC increase, 8 SC, SC increase (12)
Row 8-11: Chain 1, SC across (12)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto square.

To add the white fur around the face, attach white pipsqueak yarn between rows 10 and 11 on the left side of the head. SC down around the snout and back up to between Row 10 and 11 on the right side. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto square.

Ears - white and gray yarn - G hook

Attach white pipsqueak yarn to the right corner of the last row of the head. SC in three spaces, turn your work, triple SC decrease, fasten off.
Repeat for the left ear in the three stitches on the left side of the head.

Using gray, SC around the right ear, slip stitch over to the left ear and SC around left ear.

Nose - black yarn - G hook

Chain 3, join to first chain. Fasten off. Sew onto face.

Eyes - 2 safety eyes 6mm
Attach safety eyes to head.
*Once you put on the safety eyes, you will not be able to take them out. Be sure they are spaced evenly before placing the backs of the safety eyes on to secure.

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  1. Maria, I am absolutely in love with this blanket! Thank you, a million times over, for sharing your amazing talent for patterns! This is going to look so cute at my parent's little cabin! Do the safety eyes poke through and feel scratchy on the back? I've used safety eyes before for crocheted stuffed animals, but never for a blanket. Is there a special technique?

    1. Oh, you're so welcome! So for the safety eyes, I attach them just to the applique/animal. Once I do that and sew that onto the granny square, you can't actually can't see or feel the safety eye :) Some are hesitant to use the safety eyes and I have suggested french knots if you would like another option

  2. I love, love, love this blanket!! My only suggestion... I'd die for a pinecone square!!!

  3. Do you turn after each row? Just having a bit of a time following the pattern. Is there something more obvious that I'm missing?

  4. Yes! I apologize I didn't specify in each row of the pattern. I only specified at the beginning that it's worked in rows and after each, you will be turning your work after each row :) if you have any other questions- please let me know!

  5. Hi, Marie - When adding the white for the ears, your directions say to sc 3, turn your work, triple SC decrease, fasten off. I'm not understanding. Wonder if you could explain further. I appreciate your site so much!!

  6. Hi Diane! For the ear, attach the yarn where the pattern states then you will want to ch.1, single crochet into that same space and into the next 2 spaces, turn your work. ch .1, triple sc decrease.
    A triple sc decrease is as follows: insert hook into first stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into 2nd stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into 3rd stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.
    I hope that clears things up! :D

  7. Love your applique afghans. although i not using them to make the afghans. i am making mug cozies. the applique are perfect. i wish i had the patients to make the blanket. Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns.