Granny Square
Before you start stitching, learn to count your stitches to make sure you'll have plenty of yarn. Vanessa gives tips on managing multiple strands of yarn as you go.
It's time to start stitching your chunky piece! Learn to make a chain ring, work in rounds, change colors and more.
Finish off your blanket by adding an edging and weaving in the ends. This chunky throw doesn't need blocking; it's ready for you to enjoy!
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.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
There's something so satisfying about granny squares: they're pretty repetitive, so you can cruise through them without having to concentrate too hard. But they're also totally versatile, so it's easy to spice things up when you want to.
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!
Toni Lipsey
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.
Kathryn Vercillo
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.
Maria Weaber
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!
Maria Weaber
Granny squares are such a versatile crochet motif. They can be made any size, with a huge array of different colors and designs and joined together to make all kinds of projects.
Kathryn Senior
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