After sharing an interview with Snapdragon Brand, a comfy fashion line with prints designed from granny squares, I got to thinking about all of the different posts I’ve done on granny square crochet over the years. I thought it would be fun to round them all up in one place as a go-to resource for all things granny!
I pretty much always have a large crochet granny square blanket on my hooks lately. The one I worked on most recently was one that I really enjoyed because I decided to use a bunch of yarn favorites that I’d been saving for quite some time.
I made something else with the same yarn – a granny square shaped crochet shruglet for myself.
Today I want to share another crochet book with you: Susan Pinner’s Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects With a Vintage Vibe. About Granny Squares Susan Pinner has put together a great collection of ideas for putting a spin on the classic granny square and using that updated motif idea to make a set of terrific crochet projects. The projects are all designed for the contemporary home that gets inspired by classic crochet designs. There are some motif-based projects and there are other projects that are large items based on the basic granny design (such as a crochet stool cover). Sometimes the designs stick to the classic granny stitch look and other times there are details added like the flower-in-the-center approach to a granny square. These little twists and turns put a fun edge on working the classic granny square and also make for great items. I never get tired of granny squares and I don’t think I’ll get tired of Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects With a Vintage Vibe either. 3 Favorite Crochet Projects I really love the variety of projects that are featured in this crochet book but if you twisted my arm to pull out my three favorite crochet projects I’d select:
Today let’s look at ten items from my favorite board: Crochet Blocks and Squares. I love curating examples of this niche of crochet and seeing them laid out side by side!
For some reason I’m just kind of enchanted by this short motion picture of making a granny square.
Even if a granny square is the only thing that you can crochet there are tons of things that you can do with that one item.