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These are 10 Trending Crochet Granny Square Patterns To Try Now! From traditional beginner granny square, we have all started with more adventurous square patterns that will test your skills!
Crochet granny square is such an iconic make. It is usually the first stepping stone into crochet. I think you will agree with me that a traditional granny square is a very first project for around 99% of people learning to crochet.
It is a lovely and easy make that does not take too long to complete. You can practice your newly acquired craft skills and make a stack of crochet granny squares.
You can then join these into a larger project like a cushion cover, baby blanket, or bag! I believe it is the satisfaction from completing a useful project that feeds this new yarn obsession for many people.
Table of contents
- What is a crochet granny square?
- 10 Trending Crochet Granny Square Patterns To Try Now
- Classic Crochet Granny Square
- Granny Square Baby Blanket
- Crochet Flower Granny Square
- Single Crochet Granny Square
- Alpine Granny Square
- Corner To Corner Granny Stitch Square
- Crochet Granny Stitch Square In Rows
- Star Portal Afghan Square Pattern
- Daisy Granny Square Pattern
- Grandview Crochet Square
- Arianrhod Crochet Square Pattern
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
What is a crochet granny square?
This term usually refers to a small crochet project that is square in shape when completed. It is usually used as a component for larger crochet projects. The types of projects include crochet blankets of various sizes, cushion covers, bags to name a few.
However, you can also use crochet granny squares and make wearable accessories like hats, cowls, or scarves. They are also incorporated into crochet garments like sweaters, shrugs, and cardigans.
Types of Granny Squares
The term crochet granny square usually covers crochet squares that you can use in various projects. There are a few different ways how you can make a granny square.
The traditional crochet granny square refers to a square that is worked from center outwards in rounds using granny stitch. This stitch is also called the 3 double crochet clusters. That means that you work 3 dc stitches in the same stitch or space as indicated in the pattern.
There are many variations on this traditional make. Some patterns will instruct you to make one or two chains between your granny stitches. The instructions will vary for turning a corner too with some patterns calling for two or three chains.
Ultimately, there is no right or wrong way to make the traditional granny square. You will find the ideal pattern that works for you and achieves the look you were going for.
Secondly, this term also covers crochet squares that are worked in horizontal rows using various stitches. You can also work crochet granny squares diagonally from one corner to another corner.
10 Trending Crochet Granny Square Patterns To Try Now
I have compiled a list of some of the most beautiful crochet granny squares. Firstly, we will look at the squares that use the traditional granny stitch. As mentioned before, you can use this stitch in rounds, rows or diagonally. I have included the tutorials below.
Secondly, I have picked some more advanced crochet square patterns. They use interesting techniques and stitches to create stunning designs.
Classic Crochet Granny Square
This is a super easy beginner crochet project. Most of the time it is the very first project a crocheter learns and completes.
I have made a super detailed tutorial that takes you back to basics and teaches you how to crochet this iconic make. HOW TO CROCHET A GRANNY SQUARE – CLASSIC TUTORIAL is available on my website.
You can practice this technique a few times and create two large granny squares the same size as a cushion insert. All you have to do is sew them together and you made your very own cushion cover! How cool is that?
Crochet Join As You Go Method
This detailed tutorial which includes a video as well will teach you how to crochet the “Join as you go” Method when connecting granny squares to make a blanket.
It is an essential technique to learn when crocheting squares as it saves so much time and makes your project super neat. CROCHET JOIN AS YOU GO METHOD – EASY VIDEO TUTORIAL TO CONNECT GRANNY SQUARES TO BLANKET is available on my website.
Granny Square Baby Blanket
You can learn how to make a simple, granny square blanket. The beauty of this design is that it can be made into almost any size you desire! This pattern uses the concept of the granny square to create a cute baby blanket.
It uses the Classic Granny Square Pattern and is expanded until it makes a cute BABY GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET – FREE CROCHET PATTERN.
Crochet Flower Granny Square
This free crochet pattern features the Granny’s Flower Garden Crochet Blanket. It’s made with 30 crochet squares with differently colored flowers. The crochet squares for this blanket are made with easy basic crochet stitches even an advanced beginner can crochet.
In order to make sure everyone will have the best experience possible, I decided to create a video tutorial for every part of the blanket. Check out the CROCHET FLOWER BLANKET FEATURING GRANNY’S FLOWER GARDEN – FREE PATTERN.
Single Crochet Granny Square
Granny Squares are be made in different ways. This square is made in rows of just single crochet stitches and in the end, turned into a fun Patchwork Granny Square Bag.
Find the Patchwork Diamond Bag Pattern here.
Alpine Granny Square
This special Patchwork Project Bag includes two different types of triangles and one Alpine stitch granny square. It’s a fairly big bag and super fun to crochet and assemble.
Give it a try and find the Patchwork Project Bag Pattern here.
Corner To Corner Granny Stitch Square
The granny stitch is a crowd favorite that you can use while working diagonally in the corner to corner format. Working the granny stitch square diagonally means that you need to incorporate increases and decreases in order to create the square shape.
THIS WEBSITE has a great tutorial that shows you how to do this.
Crochet Granny Stitch Square In Rows
This technique uses the granny stitch which you will work back and forth in rows in order to create a square.
To crochet the granny stitch horizontally in rows, you need to start with a starting chain that is a multiple of FOUR stitches, plus 6. Check out THIS TUTORIAL to learn this cool technique.
Star Portal Afghan Square Pattern
This more advanced crochet granny square uses an overlay crochet. This is a term used for stitches that are overlaid on top of previous rows.
It is an interesting technique that creates a textured crochet square. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.
Daisy Granny Square Pattern
This daisy granny square is so cute and fun to make. It has a lovely flower motif in the middle. This daisy granny square is great because you can make it in no time at all, and it is a good portable project.
The square can be used for a lovely blanket full of flowers. Check out THIS BLOG for the free pattern.
Grandview Crochet Square
A gorgeous crochet granny square motif perfect for heirloom quality blankets, bags, scarves, or whatever else you’d like to use it for.
Like most traditional granny squares, this square starts in the center and works up in rounds. It adds a little bit of texture by using textured popcorn stitches. CLICK HERE for the free pattern.
Arianrhod Crochet Square Pattern
This beautiful square uses crochet cables in a circular pattern to create this interesting crochet square.
The Arianrhod blanket square uses worsted weight yarn and would look stunning in any number of colors. Check out THIS PAGE for the pattern.
I hope you have enjoyed these 10 amazing crochet square patterns! These are some beautiful and fun squares that you can make to use in many different projects! Be sure to share this collection with the world on social media using the buttons above or below.
I also have a few other patterns that use the traditional granny stitch that you might like. Take a look at SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL CROCHET GRANNY SHAWL – FREE PATTERN that is available on my website. HOW TO CROCHET A HOLIDAY SQUARE BLANKET WITH THIS EASY PATTERN is a pattern you can purchase from my shops.
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