Granny squares are some of the most versatile motifs you can crochet! Here are just a few examples of the many things you can make out of a couple simple granny squares.
This sampler afghan uses a variety of patterns in a monochromatic color scheme to create a beautiful and eclectic blanket.
This afghan uses four different colors of solid granny squares arranged in a gingham pattern.
Edit: Gingham Crochet Throw by Jamie Taylor.
This particular tote bag was re-purposed from an old afghan, but it could easily be assembled from new granny squares as well.
Tiny granny squares made out of crochet thread make beautiful handmade bookmarks.
Thread granny squares can be starched to hold their shape, but they’ll be even sturdier if you glue or sew them to a a base, such as this box.
This pillow uses a heavier weight of yarn to make the daisy petals stand out more. The background colors are so bright and cheery!
This vintage afghan is pictured in the book Homemade: 101 Beautiful and Useful Craft Projects You Can Make at Home. While the book doesn’t contain a complete pattern for the afghan, it does cover the basics of granny squares.
For more granny square inspiration, check out the books and patterns available at MaggiesCrochet.com.
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