Making Granny Square Afghans

A colorful granny square afghan.
The granny square is a simple crochet project in its own right. It is also very versatile and the basis for a lot of different crochet projects including afghans. You can choose the color and weight of the yarn used, and the pattern. Then use the granny to create a variety of lovely and fun afghans.

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November 28, 2006

Every year after the holidays, I choose a project to help fill the long winter evenings while watching my favorite TV programs. This is the end result of last winter's project. It is king size and it took 64 twelve inch granny squares to complete. It was made mostly from leftover yarn from other projects or purchased at yard sales. I used blue around the edge of each square and also two rows around the bedspread after it was assembled. It is very warm without the weight of a comforter.

A colorful granny square afghan.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

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December 8, 2015

I enjoy making afghans for a charity group called Project Linus. I make large granny square afghans out of the scrap yarn and add to my squares as I get new colors from the donations.


It is fun to try to coordinate the color scheme or just to add colors to get a new pattern.

Granny Square Afghans from Leftover Yarn

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February 11, 2017

This flag afghan is made of hundreds of small granny squares that are the stitched together. This is a page about stars and stripes granny square afghan.

Granny square flag afghan.

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