The humble crochet granny square is often the first project on the hook for would-be crocheters. It’s the perfect way to start your journey – simple, quick to make and versatile.
What’s not to love?
That’s not to say the granny square is only for beginners. Far from it, this iconic crochet square is always evolving, with innovative and beautiful variations springing up on Pinterest regularly. From the basic to the bold, the crochet granny square is always beautiful.
As a proud Pinterest addict, I spend hours scouring my feed for fun crochet projects and I’ve found 5 beautiful crochet granny square designs that you need to get on the hook today!
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Let’s start with the basics…
HOW TO CROCHET A GRANNY SQUARE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
5 CROCHET GRANNY SQUARES TO TRY TODAY
Lullaby Lodge keep things simple and sweet with their Granny Flower Square. This blooming beautiful pattern is perfect for Spring blankets. So, it’s the ideal time to get it on your hook!
If flowers are your thing, you’ll love this vibrant crochet granny square by Crafty CC. The Picture Perfect Peony Square is the ideal example of just how intricate a granny square can go, with delicate petals and leaves. I’d love a full blanket of this square – in pretty pastels, of course!
Dada’s Place have upped the cute factor with their Lion Granny Square. This roarsome design would make the perfect baby blanket. What little one could resist that cute face?
Speaking of cute…remember my Teddy Granny Square? This cute little square is just made for a crochet baby blanket, or for some nursery decor! This adorable square is still one of my own favourite granny square designs.
We’re rounding off our list with this magnificent minimalist blanket square by RedAgape. The pops of colour against a white background is so my aesthetic and I love the simple design of this Spring Rainbow granny square.
Now, where’s my hook? I think I might need to start a new blanket project!
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
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Farah AkhtarFebruary 23, 2020 at 8:40 am
Hi Sarah Jane,
Just a quick question i want to make a granny blanket for my mum how many squares would i need and how much yarn. I am thinking of using four colours. I am a beginner. I think your videos are great . I am a visual learner so you made learning crotchet very easy. Thank you. Farah
BellaCocoTeamFebruary 23, 2020 at 4:31 pm
Hi Farah this would depend on what size hook you use, your tension and how big you wanted to make the blanket I am therefore unable to answer your question. Maybe you could do a few squares and see how much yarn you use then work it out from that 🙂