My appreciation for handmade started back in grade school. We had a Home Economics course where we learned how to do basic cooking, table setting, sewing, crochet and cross stitch. Sounds really cool, doesn’t it?
Granny squares can be used for a lot of items. They can be used for blankets and throws, scarves, bags and for home accents and decor.
I remember this pattern as my first crochet project. I made a table centerpiece using bright colored scrap yarns that I had. The finished product measured about 12 inches x 12 inches. Now, I am wondering if my mom still has it.
It is a very simple pattern. I did not write it down or had it memorized but it is so simple that crocheting it just naturally flows with its logical design.
Below are the stitches used. If you need some help or a refresher on how to do them, I have the links ready for you.
- sl st – slip stitch: https://newstitchaday.com/sl-st-slip-stitch-crochet/
- ch – chain: https://newstitchaday.com/crochet-101-how-to-crochet-the-chain-stitch-for-beginners/
- dc – double crochet: https://newstitchaday.com/crochet-101-how-to-crochet-the-double-crochet-for-beginners/
Pointers: I have included some photos for clarification.
There can be a lot of variations as to changing colors as well. The possibilities with granny squares are endless! Please feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions or issues. You can reach me on social media on contact me through this site.
Interested in trying this one? I would love to see what you come up with! Show me what you’re making.
I hope you enjoy this pattern for years to come. You can get really creative with this one. God bless and happy crocheting!