Are you wondering what to make with crochet granny squares? Look no further. This collection of the best granny square projects will give you plenty of inspiration for that pile of squares you've created.
Crochet Granny Square Projects Galore
So you've been busy whipping up a whole mess of granny squares? Amazing! Now you might be wondering what to make with your granny squares.
What to Do with a Bunch of Granny Squares
Crochet granny squares can be joined to make cardigans, blankets, sweaters, summer tops, bags, shrugs and even Christmas stockings. The versatile granny square can work well in almost any type of crochet project.
In the collection of free patterns below, I promise you'll find plenty of crochet granny square ideas for your next project. There might even be one or two you've never thought of!
Unique Crochet Granny Square Ideas
Granny squares are the foundation for so many popular crochet patterns for good reason. Of course granny square afghans and blankets are a no brainer. But here are a few less obvious ideas for fun granny square projects:
- simple slippers
- square pillows
- fingerless gloves
- bucket hats
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What are the Easiest Granny Square Projects?
The easiest granny square projects are those that require fewer squares and less seaming. A granny square blanket made from one large square is the very straightforward first granny square project to try.
For beginner-skill-level projects, try making a tote bag or pillow from two of your favorite granny squares patterns.
Can I Use a Different Granny Square in a Pattern?
You can definitely substitute one granny square design for another in a pattern. When choosing an alternative design, make sure your substitute square measures the same as the granny square design used in the pattern. This is the most important step in ensuring the pattern turns out the size you expect.
What to Make with Granny Squares
Now that you know a little more about the types of granny square projects, let's dive into some free crochet patterns! Below you'll find patterns to crochet granny square sweaters, bags and purses, home decor and even some Christmas projects.
Granny Square Garments
Granny square clothes are what a lot of people think of when they hear "crochet." From retro pants and shorts to vests and sweaters, there are many vintage crochet patterns that use granny squares.
But if you're wondering what wearables to make with your granny squares NOW in the modern day, here are some fantastic ideas.
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Cardigans + Jackets
Crochet cardigans are my personal favorite type of crochet sweater pattern. The offer so many layering possibilities. And when it comes to figuring out what to make with granny squares, it's hard to top the style and functionality of a great granny square cardi.
PRO TIP: While measuring your gauge doesn't matter as much when making granny square blankets or scarves, it's key to your success with crochet sweaters, tops and cardigans.
Make sure to make a gauge swatch (often just by crocheting one granny square) and adjust your hook size if your gauge doesn't meet what's listed in the pattern.
Revival Crochet Granny Square Cardigan pattern
Button Down Cropped Cardgian
Kimono Cardigan Granny Square Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Rose Cardigan Pattern
Halloween Cardigan Granny Square Pattern
Crochet shrugs can be a wonderful way to crochet a sweater without actually knowing how to crochet a sweater. Because they're often made from a simple simple square, shrugs really lend themselves to granny square projects.
Shrug Style Granny Square Cardigan Pattern
Tulip Granny Square Shrug Pattern
Vests may not be the first thing you think of when you're considering granny square projects. I love vests though because they're like crocheting a cardigan but getting to skip the sleeves!
Bohemian Crochet Vest Pattern
70's Style Granny Square Vest Pattern
Pullover Sweaters + Jumpers
If you prefer a fully enclosed sweater, you'll love these pullover patterns made from granny squares.
Granny Square Sweater with Tassels Pattern
Beginner Pullover Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Tops
If you'd prefer a lighter weight crochet top, granny squares can be a perfect motif to use. Why? The gaps that are in almost every granny square project can create drapey and flowy tops.
Granny Square Crochet Top
Summer Boho Top Pattern
More Free Crochet Shirts + Tops Patterns
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Crop Tops + Tanks
When it comes to crochet top patterns with bohemian flair, nothing beats a design that incorporates the forever hip granny square.
Whether you're using the iconic sunburst granny square, a basic granny square or anything in between, there are so many stylish ways to incorporate this motif into your summer crochet patterns.
Crochet Summer Top Using Granny Squares
Granny Square Crop Top In Any Size
Have you ever tried a crochet dress pattern before? These granny square dresses might just inspire you to give it a go!
Beginner Granny Square Dress Pattern
Dress with Granny Square Belt Pattern
If you're looking for a fast crochet project that still packs a really powerful style punch, a crochet bucket hat pattern is my go-to. Modernize this old-school hat silhouette with contemporary colors and granny squares with a variety of textures.
Free Beginner Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern
Sunflower Granny Square Bucket Hat Pattern
Granny Square Daisy Bucket Hat Pattern
Scarves, Shawls and Wraps
Scarves and shawls lend themselves to granny square patterns because they are often made from square and rectangle shapes. Colorful granny squares can create a statement scarf. While using neutral shades make for a granny square shawl you can wear with almost anything.
Newsprint Crochet Granny Stitch Shawl Pattern
Granny Square Sunflowers Scarf Pattern
Floral Granny Square Scarf Pattern
Granny Stripe Scarf Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Bags
Granny square crochet bags are perfect for adding a vintage vibe to your outfit. Plus, crocheting a granny square purse, tote bag or market bag can be a great way to use up yarn scraps.
And by the nature of the shape, granny squares are easy to substitute in most crochet bag patterns made from a squares.
Granny Square Sling Bag Pattern
Stylish Boho Bag Made from Two Granny Squares
Simple Square Origami Tote Bag Pattern
Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern
Vintage Style Granny Square Bag Pattern
Easy Market Tote Bag Made From Squares
Blankets + Afghans
This collection of free crochet granny square afghan patterns offers a little something for everyone. A blanket made from a large granny square can be just the right beginner project.
For a meditative scrap buster, simple squares can be the ideal way to crochet a granny square baby blanket. Feeling ambitious? There are several granny square blanket patterns on this list that will inspire your next heirloom.
Continous Join Crochet Scrap Blanket Pattern
Granny Square Hooded Baby Blanket
Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern
Granny Square Patchwork Blanket Pattern
Hexagon Granny Square Crochet Blanket Pattern
Two-toned Blanket Crochet Pattern
Bumble Bee Baby Blanket Pattern
Tropical Shores Squares Blanket
Daisy Granny Square Blanket Pattern
Dinosaur Squares Crochet Blanket Pattern
More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
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Did you fall in love with a unique granny square and now you're not sure what to do with it? Make a second one and join them to create a pillow or cushion cover!
Granny Square Heart Pillow Pattern
Granny Square Christmas Stockings
Granny square stockings are fantastic crochet Christmas decor because they're practical and nostalgic. Maybe you had a granny stitch stocking as a kid, or maybe you wish you did. In any case, these granny square socking patterns will help you a create a one of a kind Christmas piece.
Granny Square Crochet Stocking Pattern
African Flower Stocking Pattern
How to Make Perfect Granny Squares
Once you've chosen your ideal granny square project, I bet you'll want it to look as good as possible.
The most undervalued tip for making all kinds of granny squares look their best is to block your squares. You might be amazed at how a crochet granny square can go from uneven and frumpy to crisp and tidy with a simple steam block.
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Additional Granny Square Resources
- How to join granny squares with double crochet (with video)
- Invisible Seams: How to sew crochet pieces together
More Free Crochet Patterns to Try Next
- Habitat Beginner Crochet Cardigan pattern - with video tutorial
- Harry Styles Patchwork Cardigan pattern - with video tutorial
- Easy Crochet Baby Blanket using the granny stitch - fast and simple
- Granny Stripes crochet blanket pattern - modern, timeless design
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