granny squares

When mentioning crochet granny square is possibly the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind… well, granny squares and crochet doilies. I talk about lace HERE so if you are interested, please check out the crochet lace page also.

Granny Squares are a wonderful way to learn and practice different techniques and create amazing pieces for crochet blankets that can then be treasured and used for years to come. They are easy to make and are quickly finished, so they are a great thing to do if you are not quite sure what type of crochet project you would like to do.. Any pattern or stitch can be made into a square generally, so really, possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

Another great aspect of a granny crochet square is it’s sociability. You can involve as few or as many people as you would like. Creating a family blanket is a great way of spending quality time together whilst also, at the end of the experience, you will have an actual product of your creativity, something to take home with you and remind you of the fun day you have spent together creating it. If you would like to make a granny square blanket as a present for the bride, book an ALTERNATIVE HEN DO and have lots of fun with all the other bridesmaids…

Here are some examples of squares of all shapes and sizes, which have been created over number of years, using a wide variety of techniques… Victorian crochet leafs have been connected to create a sort of four leaf square and I am planning on exploring this technique further, so watch this space…

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I have actually written a basic pattern which you can download from my RAVELRY store for free. You can have also a look and learn how to create your own simple granny square by watching the YouTube tutorial below:

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