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.


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.


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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