Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet granny squares! The granny square is the most recognizable motif in the crochet world, so it’s no surprise that it’s experiencing a rebirth in the world of fashion. Get in on the trend or just add these fun little squares to your growing list of crochet techniques with this easy-to-follow crochet video tutorial.
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Classic granny squares are constructed of 3-dc groups worked in the round. Additional groups are added by working in the spaces between groups. The result is a sweet little square with endless possibilities. A simple granny square can turn into a bag, pillow, sweater, or anything else your heart desires. Make multiple granny squares to put a different spin on these projects.
The very first crochet project I ever completed was a camouflage granny square afghan. It was hideous and full of mistakes but I so was proud of myself. Since then, I learned several tips and tricks to make the perfect granny square every time, and I’m excited to share that knowledge with you!
Time to Learn the Granny Square
There are dozens of blog posts, magazines, books, and videos that explain how to do a granny square. My tutorial video sets itself apart by walking you through how to make a granny square AND imparting my wisdom on turning common beginner pitfalls into crochet victory! Learn the basics of these classic squares and build on your knowledge as you tackle even more crochet projects.
Here’s what you can expect from my granny square tutorial video:
- What supplies are best to make granny squares
- My trick for a painless magic ring
- How to avoid the dreaded “granny vortex of doom”
- The proper way to fasten off a granny square
- Seamlessly adding color to granny squares
Grab some yarn and get “hooked” on granny squares with me!
Continue Your Granny Square Journey – VIDEO TUTORIALS
There’s a whole wide world of granny square goodness out there for you to discover. You’ll go far if you take the time to build a strong foundation of crochet knowledge. Check out these video tutorials to grow your crochet motif skills:
- The Best Granny Square Color Changes
- Master the Join As You Go (JAYG) Technique
- 4 Ways to Seam your Granny Squares
Granny Square Project Ideas
By now, you probably have a giant pile of little squares just waiting to turn into something magical. Here are some project ideas for you to try.
1 // Sweet Granny Baby Blanket. This free crochet pattern is one of my earliest designs and was created for a very special little girl in my life. This labor of love combines several small squares on the bias, creating an even edge by adding in a few triangles. Find the free pattern HERE and the temperature blanket it inspired HERE.
2 // Autumn Granny Square Blanket. Looking to crochet a blanket using ALL of the colors? Or maybe you have a massive stash of yarn scraps that need to be put to good use? Try making this epic blanket, which uses a fun circle-in-square motif for an eye-catching design. View this epic project HERE.
3 // Boho Granny Square Bag. Are you a visual learner, looking to make a project step by step with the instructor? Try out the Boho Granny Square Bag pattern that I designed in collaboration with The Crafters Box. Find the materials kit + digital workshop HERE.
4 // Rose City Tote Bag. Want to see the chaos of designing + making a crochet tote bag? Look not further than the Rose City Tote. I challenged myself to create a project from start to finish on my YouTube channel, and I’m pretty dang proud of the result. Follow along with me to make this adorable bag in the tutorial HERE.
Need even more inspo? Check out my granny square board on Pinterest! CLICK HERE
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