15 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 these patterns with you. I hope you’ll go visit their sites.
Basic Crochet Square Supplies
15 Granny Square Patterns
Fun, free crochet pattern by Whistle & Ivey
Free Video and Photo tutorial shows you how to make these colorful squares and there’s also a video which shows you how to join the squares. By Moogly
A multi color pattern that would also look pretty made with a single color. By Cre8tion Crochet
This pattern uses front post stitches and is perfect for afghans or pillows. By Cre8tion Crochet
Video and written crochet pattern that shows you how to crochet a granny square. By Fiber Flux
Here’s a pretty 12 inch square that can be worked with multiple or a single color yarn. By Jessie At Home
This pot holder is made with 9 little granny squares by Mama In A Stitch
How cute is this little crochet owl? This fun pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me, featured on Petals to Picots
Versatile, fun square based on the Caterpillar Stitch by Petals to Picots
Simple crochet pattern that uses worsted weight yarn in three colors. By Rescued Paw Designs
This dish cloth pattern looks great with single or multi colored yarns. By Snappy Tots
Solid Granny Square Patterns
This is a simple, flat granny square tutorial by Moogly
Here’s a quick way to make a crochet dishcloth altho you could easily adapt this pattern to other projects. By Oombawka Design Crochet
Here’s a step by step tutorial showing you how to crochet a basic solid granny square.
Simple, crochet granny square that doesn’t feature holes or gaps by Raji’s Craft Hobby
How to Join Granny Squares
Once you have all of your squares made, you’ll want to join them together. There are several ways to do this. Here’s a good article on Wiki-How which shows you 4 ways to attach your crochet granny squares.
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