Crochet Tutorial: Granny Squares

Crochet Granny Squares

Crochet Granny Squares

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I fell in love to Granny Square!!! Where did the name come from? Must be related from a granny that designed and made it, I searched but can’t find, even wikipedia didn’t tell….

Granny Square is a kind of patch-working in crochet where we can literally put any color combinations we like to make it a square (or a triangle or any symmetrical shapes you can design) and patch them together to form a project. I love the flexibility it provides in design in terms of motifs, color combinations, shapes and sizes…. I crocheted a halterneck neck top for my daughter by using this square, yeah, another halterneck top for her after the knitted version. Will show the tutorial of the granny square top in my next post and how to join granny squares to form a piece.

There are many types of granny square, from plain basic square to sunburst flower square to emboss 3D flower square… you name it….the variations are unlimited.

Anyway, the one I am showing how to crochet is another variation, where I crochet double crochet [dc] in between to reduce the gap in between each dc cluster. This tutorial also shows how to change color in a neater way when going from round to round.

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  1. Happy Mother’s Day! I fell in love with your granny squares too! ;)

  2. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day. Love the granny square. Wish i could find the pattern for the rose in the middle of the granny square pattern. The granny square goes so fast that there’s no time to get frustrated especially when you don’t know how to crochet very well. You always post something beautiful. Thanks!

    • There is a link in the post for the flower motif at the center which I found quite beautiful, but I don’t think there is a pattern for you.
      Try google search “granny square flower motif”…

  3. Eeeek…I love granny squares!!! They are so much fun! Thank you for sharing!!
    Hugs
    Kjirsten

    • I read about granny square was so hot in the 70′s and 80′s where you can see a lot of crochet project used this square to make up all sort of garments and decoration….
      With years of development, granny squares nowadays are so much fun than those olden years….

  4. Muy lindos los cuadritos y super faciles de hacer. Muchas gracias.
    Besos.

    Translation (by Google):
    Very cute the squares and super easy to make. Thank you very much.
    Besos.

  5. These are so pretty! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  6. i love crocheted things! i really want to learn how to crochet. i have this dream of making myself a vintage look-alike crocheted bikini :)
    i would also love to learn how to knit again..i made a scarf once. icompletely adore all crafts, i really enjoy sewing and now hope to learn how to knit and crochet!

  7. many thanks for this tutorial;o) could you tell me wich thread do you use??? (I’m from France;o) many thanks

  8. holo soy mexicana me encantaron tus granys

    Translation (by Google):
    holo am Mexican I loved your granys

  9. woooohooo LOL all these years I have NEVER Been able to make one of the most easiest squares until now lol.
    Thanks so so so much :)

  10. I love Granny Squares too. But I haven’t made one in a long time. I have 3 boys and a husband who for some reason like their blankies solid without wholes. I loved this alteration you have done with the typical Granny Square, adding the DC. I will try this pattern for myself. Thank you!

  11. Pretty. PAtricia

  12. Pingback:Crochet Pattern: Granny Square Haltered-Neck Top | Free Pattern & Tutorial at CraftPassion.com

  13. Key Lime Surprise

  14. A cute name for the lime colored granny square would be Limeade Granny. It is a very pretty color for sure.

  15. spring grass

  16. spring time grass

  17. Name it Nannies Grannies

  18. STAR BRIGHT Granny Square

  19. I am trying to name your lovely green granny square and came up with Slice of Avocado.
    I learnt to crochet doing granny squares as a child. The lady that taught me always made me pull it out if I made a mistake no matter how far back it went. To this day 50 years later I still pull out whether its knitting or crocheting if I find a mistake.

  20. Reminds me of the dogwoods in bloom. I’ll call them Dogwood Blossom!

  21. Very pretty.
    Looks just like our high desert cactus flowers. They come in all kinds of colors.

  22. I think you should call it St. Patrick’s Shamrock, whatever color you choose to use.

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