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Projects Using Crocheted Granny Squares

October 19, 2004

crochet granny square in blues and whiteWith leftover yarn create enough squares to make a checkerboard. Save and clean cat food cans or tuna fish cans (enough for 2 sets of checkers). Paint cans first with primer. Then paint the cans with a color that contrasts the squares. You can crochet a simple chain to tie the board into a roll and make a simple granny square bag (two large squares sewn together and add two straps) to store your checkers in.

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November 7, 2008

For the sweater and cap you crochet 18 granny squares for sweater. Sew them together run ribbon around neck and sleeves, tie a bow. For the cap you crochet 4 granny squares, sew together, sew ribbon on to tie under chin, crochet a border around the cap and the sweater.

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October 19, 2004

I need directions for joining small granny squares for a childs poncho. (5 or 6 inch squares)


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October 19, 20040 found this helpful

Here are two options. 1. Lay two squares together, wrong sides facing each other. Using yarn in a yarn needle, do an overhand stitch in the back loops only.

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2. Crochet them together in this manner: SC in front square, CH 2, SC in back square. Usually picking up every other stitch for your SCs works well. Jayne.

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October 19, 20040 found this helpful

Putting two squares face-to-face, do a single crochet in each stitch across - either in both sides of the stitch, or just in the back of the stitch. Each way, you'll have a different look on the front. You can use a matching, or a contrasting color. If your squares are multi-colored, why not pick out one of the inner colors to tie the squares together with.

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July 5, 20060 found this helpful

I put the "right sides" toward each other an slip stitch
making a long strip of squares according to your size needed. Once all your strips are done then attach the strips together.

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Weave in any loose threads. For my kids poncho's and afghans I left the ends til last tied them in knots then weaved them ,for extra strength. I love grannie squares. have fun.

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November 25, 2019

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.

A colorful granny square afghan.

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