#1 Design Measures 7 inches x 7 inches.
#2 Design Measures 10 inches x 10 inches
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Welcome to my Granny Square Series! Our first Granny Square will, of course, be the Classic Design. I will be adding new designs here as I finish the video tutorials. I am going to update this post whenever I am able to add a new design. So many designs! So little Time! Even the Classic Granny Square has different versions, so the classic granny square version that I am showing you, is the one that I like to use.
Remember Crochet Hook size, and yarn choice will change the size of your Granny Square.
If you have your own completed crochet granny square work, please share a picture with me on Facebook!
From Wikipedia: Wikipedia Granny Square link.
“Although particular color and pattern schemes for granny squares change with time, this class of motif is a staple among crocheters. Multicolor granny squares are an effective way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects and basic granny square motifs do not require advanced skills to execute.”
“Any granny square begins with a small loop of chain stitches. Basic granny squares alternate sets of double stitches and chain stitches. Variant patterns use different stitch types or produce other geometric shapes such as hexagons. In order to achieve a distinct angle at the corners the designer uses extra chain stitches. Subsequent rounds are added by wrapping multiple stitches around the existing chain stitches. Hundreds of variant motifs are in use and entire books have been devoted to granny square designs.“
I made a PDF version of the picture that I like to carry around with me, when I am deciding what colors I want to use for the Granny Squares that I am making for my Afghan. The other PDF download shows you an example of a gorgeous afghan that uses different sized Granny Squares to complete it. It is not mine, but I would love to have it! They are free for you to download:
#1 Classic Granny Square
5May 2015: I made this You Tube video tutorial for the Classic Granny Square when “Yarnspirations” was collecting Granny Squares from people. There were a lot of free patterns, at the time, that they gave for people to use when making their Granny Squares. I shared some of the gorgeous color schemes in my video. This was also the only video tutorial where I actually ranted a little bit, and rightfully so! I just came to realize that it is an unfortunate part of creating, and it is now a tiny battle that I “rarely” have to fight behind the scenes. I haven’t had the same problem since the episode.
There are many different ways to crochet your Granny Squares together, and I may come back to this at some point in the future. If I do, you will see it here and on You Tube. For now, I like to sew my Granny Squares together. If you would like to see how I do it, here is the video tutorial:
If you love the crochet granny square, then you will have fun with this crochet blanket! Here is the direct link: Crochet Couverture Blanket
Now, for the second design in my Granny Square Series:
#2 Clover or Heart Granny Square
#3 Crochet “Not Centered” Granny Square
#4 Crochet African Flower Granny Square Design
#5 Crochet Granny Square Daisy Design:
This video tutorial shows how to make the Granny Square design into a Kitchen
Hot Pad/Potholder. I also show a quick and easy way to add beads to the recipe holder that goes with the Hot Pad. You may like the recipe I added towards the end of the video tutorial. I love to add recipes to most of my crochet kitchen YouTube video tutorials. Enjoy!
Design #6: Julie’s Crochet Beautiful Butterfly Granny Square for Charity 2018.
Design #7 Crochet Beautiful Flower Granny Square. You can place any crochet flower that you want on this Granny Square. To see more flowers to choose from, here is the direct link: Crochet Flower Design Series Blog Post.
#8 Crochet Vintage Blooming Rose Tea Granny Square Hotpad Potholder with recipes!!! Here is the direct link to the blog post, if you would like the free PDF download for the recipes: Fun, delicious, recipes and more!!!
You are going to love the above Crochet Granny Square!!! Crochet by Ellej shows in detail how to use the Bargello Crochet technique to make the gorgeous crochet granny square above. At first glance, it may not seem that difficult to make, but there is a lot more going on with creating this masterpiece! This crochet granny square technique will have all your crochet friends begging you for the crochet pattern, and it is free! This technique is definitely in my favorites files! Her pictorials are awesome! For beginners, I recommend saving this beauty in your favorites files. After you have completed some easier granny squares, I would then attempt this beauty. I tried to go directly to Ellej.org, but my computer wouldn’t allow it. My computer security kept blocking it. “All Free Crochet” has posted the free links and attributed the crochet instructor “By: Elena Kozhukhar.” Elena did an outstanding job showing us how to use the Bargello technique to make this gorgeous crochet granny square. Click the picture above, or click here to go to the free crochet pattern: Bargello Crochet Afghan block
I don’t know how long the crochet pattern will remain free. Hopefully, you will be able to save your free copy.
Do you want to learn more about Bargello and what it means? Here is the direct link: Wikipedia article about Bargello.