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Crochet granny square patterns

July 18, 2023 4 min read

Crochet granny square patterns - Secret Yarnery

Ready to master the timeless art of crochet granny squares? Join me on a journey of color and creativity as we unravel the secrets to creating stunning granny square designs. Whether you're a crochet newbie or a seasoned stitcher, this blog is your ultimate guide to mastering the art of granny squares. Are you ready to elevate your crochet skills and embark on a granny square adventure? Let's dive in and discover the joy of creating beautiful and versatile crochet masterpieces!

By the end of this post, you'll be a granny square pro!

What is a Granny Square?

A granny square is a small, square crocheted motif that is made up of a repeating pattern of stitches. Granny squares can be made in various colors and sizes and can be used to create various projects, such as blankets, scarves, bags, and even clothes.

The Basic Stitches

There are a few basic stitches that you need to know in order to crochet granny squares. These stitches are:

  • Chain stitch (ch). You can access the right-handed tutorial here, and the left-handed one here
  • Slip stitch (sl st): Get the right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed video tutorial here.
  • Single crochet (sc): Find the right-handed tutorial hereand the left-handed tutorial here
  • Double crochet (dc): Watch the right-handed tutorial here, and the left-handed tutorial here.

You can find tutorials for these stitches on my blog or and this playlist here, to help you improve your crochet skills.


Different Types of Granny Squares

There are many different types of granny squares. Some of the most popular types include:

  • Christmas Crochet Flower Granny Square: This delightful pattern combines the timeless beauty of granny squares with the charm of blooming flowers, creating a whimsical design that captures the spirit of the holiday season - perfect for creating stunning blankets, pillows, and more. Access the written pattern here, the right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed tutorial here.
  • English Garden Granny Square: This delightful crochet pattern blooms with intricate floral motifs and intricate stitches, creating a mesmerizing square that exudes elegance and charm. Each stitch is like a petal in a blooming flower, coming together to create a work of art. Get the written pattern here, the right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed tutorial here.
  • Sunburst granny square: This vibrant and eye-catching square design resembles the sun's glorious rays, infusing warmth and energy into your projects. With its intricate stitches and bold color combinations, the Sunburst Granny Square is a true masterpiece of crochet artistry. Find the written pattern here, the right-handed tutorial here and the left-handed tutorial here.
  • New Daisy Granny Square: This charming crochet pattern captures the essence of blooming flowers and radiant sunshine, bringing a burst of color and happiness to your projects. With its intricate daisy motif and vibrant hues, this square is a true symbol of creativity and cheerfulness. Access the written pattern here, the right-handed tutorial here, and the left-handed tutorial here.
  • Color Changing Granny Square: This captivating crochet pattern is a delightful blend of colors, bringing a burst of vibrancy and excitement to your projects. Watch as the hues seamlessly transition from one shade to another, creating a mesmerizing visual effect that will leave you in awe. Check the written pattern here, the right-handed tutorial here, and the left-handed tutorial here.

    Where to Find Granny Square Patterns and Tutorials

    There are many places where you can find granny square patterns and tutorials. Some of my favorite places include:

    • My blog: I have a whole section of my blog here, dedicated to patterns and tutorials inclusive of granny square patterns.
    • The Secret Yarnery: This website here has a huge library of free crochet patterns, including many granny square patterns.
    • YouTube: Subscribe to my channel here, where you get access to our crochet tutorials, podcasts, and live chats.  You will find a number of granny square tutorials. 

    FAQs

    Q1: How many granny squares do I need for a blanket?

    A1: The number of granny squares you need for a blanket will depend on the size of the blanket you want to make. A good rule of thumb is to use 132 5-inch squares for a throw blanket.

    Q2: What yarn should I use for granny squares?

    A2: You can use any type of yarn for granny squares, but I recommend using a worsted-weight yarn. This type of yarn is easy to work with and it produces a nice, sturdy square.

    Q3: What size hook should I use for granny squares?

    A3:The size of the hook you use will depend on the weight of the yarn you are using. A good rule of thumb is to use a hook that is one size smaller than the recommended hook size for the yarn.

    I hope this blog post has given you a good introduction to crochet granny squares. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

    I have been crocheting for over 10 years, and I have taught many people how to crochet. I am confident that I can help you learn how to crochet granny squares. Visit my blogfor more information and free patterns.

     

    English Garden Granny Square:

     

    Sunburst granny square:

    New Daisy Granny Square:

     

    Color Changing Granny Square: