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Friday 28 March 2014

Granny Square Hippie Jacket Pattern

This Granny Square Hippie Jacket is made up of:
Four rectangular panels - back, left front, right front and hood;  and
Two square panels - left and right sleeves

Elle Pullskein DK, Stylecraft Special DK, Elle Charity Variegated DK  (approximately 800g in total)

4.00mm and 3.50mm


2 large buttons

M-L (S)

Square Sizes:
14cm x 14cm = 7 rounds (12cm x 12cm = 6 rounds) 

Back Panel

The Back Panel is 4 squares wide and 5 squares long

M-L size = 56cm x 70cm
S size = 48cm x 60cm

granny square jacket

Front Panel

Both Front Panels are 2 squares wide and 5 squares long

M-L size = 28cm x 70cm
S size = 24cm x 60cm

Note:   I have given my jacket a "v" neck by substituting a Half  Granny on neck edge of each front panel.    I have indicated the joins for either a granny square (for a more closed neckline) or a half granny (for a v-neckline)

granny square jacket


Both Sleeves are 3 squares wide x 3 squares long

M-L size = 42cm x 42cm
S size = 36cm x 36cm

granny square jacket


The Hood is 3 squares wide x 2 squares long

M-L size = 42cm x 28cm
S size = 36cm x 24cm

granny square jacket

(Somebody had asked for square patterns - there are a few on my blog if you would rather follow a pattern for your squares:   RAINBOWS AND DAISIES SQUARE;   CIRCLES IN SQUARESEIGHT PETAL GRANNY SQUARE;)

Should you choose to make a V-neck as I have done here is a quick pattern for a

Row 1:  4ch:   into first chain 2dc;   3ch, 2dc, 1ch, 1dc

Row 2:  4ch turn, 2dc into 1ch sp;  1dc between each dc on previous row;  2dc, 3ch, 2dc into 3ch sp (point formed) 1dc between each dc on previous row;   2dc into 1ch sp; 1dc

Row 3:  4ch turn, 2dc into 1ch sp;   1dc between each dc on previous row;  2dc, 3ch, 2dc into point;  1dc between each dc on previous row;  2dc into 1ch sp, 1dc

Rows 4 - 7 (M-L);   4 -6 (S) - Repeat Row 3

Start by joining your 64 squares (for a closed neck) or 62 squares and 2 triangles (for a v-neck) to form the panels as in the diagrams above.

Now join the panels as per the diagrams:

First join the left and right front panels to the back.

Next join the sleeves - half to the front panel and half to the back panel for each sleeve.
Form the sleeve by joining along the open "bottom" end of the square
close the side seams of the jacket by joining left front panel to left back panel and right front panel to right back panel.


With the outside (right side) of the jacket facing work three rows of double crochet using the 4.00mm hook.

With the inside (wrong side) of the jacket facing work one row of half double crochet using the 3.50mm hook. 

Row 1:   1dc into top of each dc.   When reaching a join - 1dc into corner 1dc into join stitch 1dc into corner, into the two corners (left and right front bottom) 2dc, 3ch, 2dc
Row 2 :  1dc into each dc;  2dc, 3ch, 2dc into each corner
Row 3:    repeat row 2

Note:  If you are making a v-neck crochet 2dc into each post on the diagonal of the half granny 

Row 4With the inside (wrong side) of the jacket facing work one row of half double crochet using the 3.50mm hook - 1hdc into each dc, into corners 3hdc.

Around the sleeves work 5 rows of single crochet using the 4.00mm hook and alternating right side / wrong side 

Tip:  If your tension is inclined to be a bit loose or uneven use the smaller hook for the entire edging - this will give you a neater finish.


Make 3:
Ch 4, ss to join 
Row 1:  3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 9 dc into circle (10 dc), ss into top of 3ch to join
Row 2:  2ch, 1hdc into top of  dc;  *2dc into top of  dc* rep *to* 4 times (10hdc);  12ch;  2dc into top of  dc* rep *to* 5 times (10 hdc) - 20 hdc with a 12ch loop in between

granny square jacket

Make 3:
Ch 4, ss to join 
Row 1:  3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 9 dc into circle (10 dc), ss into top of 3ch to join 
Row 2:  2ch, 1hdc into top of  dc;  *2dc into top of  dc* rep *to* 9 times (20hdc) 

Note:  I only used two fastenings.

Work the loop fastening onto the right front panel edging of the jacket (space them as you are comfortable)

Work the circle fastenings onto the left front panel edging of the jacket (in line with the loop fastenings)

Work your buttons onto the circle fastenings!

Weave in all ends securely and you are DONE!!!


Just a few additional things I thought of:

I never actually wear the hood - mine just keeps my neck warm and I like the way it looks.   If you actually wear the hood you may want to make it a bit roomier by crocheting a few extra rows along the width before you work it on to your jacket.

I have also had a lot of ladies asking me how to make the pattern bigger:

For an XL make your squares 16cm x 16cm
For an XXL make your squares 17cm x 17cm
For an XXXL make your squares 18cm x 18cm

Do not do this for the sleeves - otherwise you are going to sit with ridiculously long sleeves.

Increase your sleeves by crocheting the extra rows down the sides of your joined squares:

For an XL - 6 rows on either side
For an XXL - 12 rows on either side
For an XXXL - 18 rows on either side


  1. Zelna, I think you've started a craze!!! Thanks for making it look so easy. You're awesome!

  2. Wow Zelna almost daily I stand in awe of your talent. Love the stuff you do!!!

  3. Is it possible to make this in a 3x ?

    1. Most certainly! Just resize the blocks - 3 rows extra per block should do the trick! On the sleeves I would rather do 3 rows wide and 2 rows deep - rather add stripes for the length otherwise you may sit with excessively long sleeves

  4. I have SO much love for this! :)

  5. Zelna...you're AMAZING! ♥

  6. Love this jacket. I have a lot of left over yarn from various projects. I might have to give it a try. Thank you, Zelna for sharing your pattern with us. <3

  7. I was just thinking I would need xl. Is it hard to increase?

    1. Hi Tammy - I have made a few edit notes to the pattern above since quite a few people have asked me about increasing the size of the pattern. Hope this helps

  8. Thanks for this great pattern. I've been looking for one with which to use modular knitted squares. Fantastic!

  9. Hello Zelna
    I can see this jacket as a fantastic Stash buster. I have been looking around for something like this but have been disappointed to date because of size. The patterns I've seen are usually up to L. However you have thought of everything I see as you give the details for size XL and XXL …wonderful. I can't wait to get my crochet hook and yarn set up and get cracking!!! Many thanks for this pattern!
    Oh! and hello from Sunny Spain :-)

    keep well

    Crafty in the Med

  10. Could you make a video explaining how you did the edging?

    1. Hi Jackie! Making another one of these is on my (very long) to-do list - I will do a video when I make the next one!

  11. Thank you. It's lovely��

  12. I love this! I need to add this to my ever-growing list of projects

  13. Can you please tell me what stitch you used to join the squares? I can't tell by the photo...


    1. I use my "Visible Join" - the tutorial can be found here http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2014/02/visible-join.html

  14. This is awesome! Thank you!