A variety of different Granny Square Crochet Patterns and how to join them to make patchwork purses, afghans, scarves and shawls
How many of you learned to crochet by making granny squares? I did! I remember being on a long road trip and my Mom, Sister and I crocheting different pattern granny squares.
That was a really fun way to learn different crochet stitches and patterns. The squares worked up nice and fast so that by the time you were bored with one stitch, you could move on to the next square.
Eventually, those squares were joined together into a large afghan. Wonder what ever happened to that.
Granny Squares are super rewarding to make because they work up so fast. You can whip up a bunch of them in a really short period of time. Use heavier yarn and a larger crochet hook and you can finish an entire afghan in no time.
And crochet granny squares are certainly not just for making large blankets or afghans. Grannies make great patchwork scarves, pillow cases, purses, shawls, dog beds, you name it.
Change your crochet yarn or change the stitch or color and you have a whole different look.
A great big Thank You goes out to the crochet designers for allowing me to share the many different granny square patterns with you. I hope you’ll go visit their sites.
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Basic Crochet Square Supplies
Check out this Granny Square Afghan Kit …. you can pick from several different color combinations.
Free Granny Square Patterns
Starburst Granny Square Armwarmers
Fun, free crochet pattern by Whistle & Ivey
Multi Color Granny Squares
Free Video and Photo tutorial shows you how to make these colorful squares and there is also a video which shows you how to join the squares. By Moogly
Latent Heart Crochet Square
A multi color pattern that would also look pretty made with a single color. By Cre8tion Crochet
The Windmill Square Patternp>This pattern uses front post stitches and is perfect for afghans or pillows. By Cre8tion Crochet
Granny Square Pattern
Video and written crochet pattern that shows you how to crochet a granny square. By Fiber Flux
The Crossed Square
Here’s a pretty 12 inch square that can be worked with multiple or a single color yarn. By Jessie At Home
The Revival Granny Square Cardigan
Wow! Why not use your grannies to make a cool cardigan jacket? by Make And Do Crew
How to Crochet a Granny Square
A Granny Square is a really good beginner crochet project because it can be made with basic stitches as well as more advanced. Plus, a granny is usually fairly small so that it can be crocheted very quickly.
Check out the video below to learn how to make a basic granny square pattern.
How to Join Granny Squares
Once you have all of your squares made, you will want to join them together. There are several ways to do this. Here is a good article on Wiki-How which shows you 4 ways to join your crochet granny squares.