Crochet a classic granny-inspired blanket (designed by 10 Hours or Less Designs) with expert guidance from Vanessa Vargas Wilson, aka the Crafty Gemini. Learn how to manage multiple strands of yarn at once so you can work it up in record time. Plus, get tips for changing colors seamlessly, adding edging and more.
Who says the granny square is old-fashioned? First of all, we think grannies rock. And secondly, this simple, traditional form is anything but stuffy. In fact, it's one of the best patterns ever when it comes to getting creative whatever yarns you have on hand. Once you explore our four simple variations below, we bet you'll end up inventing your own. Have fun!
Can combining two classics give you something modern and fresh? When those classics are the crochet granny square and the log cabin quilt block, the answer is a resounding yes. It looks all fancy, but really, if you know how to crochet a granny square (or are willing to learn) and are comfortable with mid-row color changes, you can consider this puppy your next project.
Weaving in crocheted granny square yarn tails may be a bit intimidating because there are so many gaps in the fabric. The last thing we want is for our hard work to unravel over time. When you learn how to weave ends properly on granny squares, you can rest assured that your crochet will stay intact.
Sewing together two pieces of crocheted fabric can seem a little bit daunting. But don't fret! This tutorial will show you a very easy method of joining using an invisible seam. You don't even have to be good at sewing to achieve this clean, professional finish!