Granny squares are SUPER fun to make. There’s something so satisfying about making your own little pile of colourful, squishy goodness. Not only that, they’re GREAT for stashbusting. But, what do you actually do with your squares? This iconic little square is really versatile – whether you fancy a classic granny square blanket or something a little more unusual, I’ve got you covered. Let’s get to it and I’ll share my 5 favourite ways to use granny squares.
Grab your hook, some yarn and let’s get your creative vibes flowing!
Need some help with the granny square? Try these:
- Solid Granny Square for beginners
- Granny Square Pattern
- Super Solid Granny Square
- Crochet Teddy Granny Square
Let’s start with the basics. A blanket. It’s the go-to project for most new crocheters turning their hands to the granny square for the first time.
I’ve got a fab blanket to share with you. The Wanderer’s Compass adds a modern twist to the timeless square and creates a beautifully textured blanket.
A cushion is also a fabulous way to use granny square – whether you go for something sweet and simple like the chic Coastal Castaway Cushion…
Or a stunning statement piece like the Many Cats cushion by Pony McTate. Just look at those cute little whiskers! I LOVE it so much. Not only is it adorable, it’s fully customisable so you can immortalise your favourite kitties in yarn! The puurrfect tribute.
Now we’ve covered the old favourites. Let’s look at some granny square patterns with a modern twist…
These pretty little earrings by Whistle & Ivy are the perfect Summer accessory. Just look at those cute little crochet squares! Think of all the colour options… using just scraps of yarn, you could make a pair for every outfit!
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I also have a blog post with some of my favourite granny square patterns, catch-up with it here, 5 Granny Squares You Need To Try Now!
I’m finishing off this post with the most fun and fabulous of ways to use granny squares! Just LOOK at these rainbow bright granny square shorts by Set Free My Gypsy Soul. The DIY for these bold beauties is so clear, that even a beginner can make them. And, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want a pair of statement shorts? It’s the perfect way to brighten up your backside this Summer! Hehe.
Janice RoySeptember 5, 2020 at 5:10 pm
I’m wanting to make a granny square coat but can’t find a pattern
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 15, 2020 at 7:53 am
Sorry I don’t have a pattern for a granny square coat 🙂
JenDecember 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Hello, firstly thanks for your great vids and blogs.. They’re helping alot.
One question is, do you have any tutorials on identifying the centre circle? I’m guessing every time & sometimes I seem to get it right and not others… Possibly I’m mixing it up within a round…
I’ve got as far as starting round 2 on numerous occasions but there’s always one part that’s not quite right on round 1 & I’m wondering if it’s something to do with mixing up the centre circles… and / or possibly I’ve flipped the round over at one point…any help appreciated. 🙂
BellaCocoTeamDecember 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm
Hi Jen You’re very welcome, I’m so glad my tutorials are helping you It can be really tricky to identify the centre circle but there are a couple of things you can do to make it easier. The first is to make a longer chain so instead of chaining four, you could chain five or six which will give you a larger circle to work into. The other thing you could do is begin with a magic circle. I have a tutorial for that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GHTfXaz2E&t=149s It can be a bit more complicated until you have practised but it makes it much easier to work into, and also has a neater finish.
Hope this helps 🙂