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Granny Square Guide

Granny squares are a perennially popular motif, and are a fantastic way to get into making motifs. They’re simple for anyone to make, even beginners, and like all motifs they can be recombined into a wide variety of projects. To celebrate Granny Square Day, I’ve pulled my resources on granny squares together here.

Classes About Granny Squares

Become more confident with your granny square skills by taking a class on the popular project!

Granny Square Math

Granny square fabric with headline "Granny Square Math" Math for Crocheters Part 2

The second part of my Math for Crocheters series, this class is all about working on crochet projects from the center out. An online course that is available 24/7, go at your own pace and take the time you need to full understand the ideas and put them into practice as you work on your own crochet projects.

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Classes About Granny Squares and Other Shapes

title card for Joining Crochet Motifs Craftsy

Joining Crochet Motifs is a Craftsy class that I did several years ago. It covers a wide variety of ways to put those pieces together, including multiple seaming and join-as-you-go.

Joining Crochet Motifs
Join As You Go Seamless Crochet Techniques title card

With my Craftsy class Join as You Go: Seamless Crochet Motifs, I delve a bit more deeply into this quick and fun method of joining motifs.

Join As You Go Seamless Crochet Motifs
individual small granny squares on a white background - Great Grannys!

From time to time I teach a 3-week class that allows you to explore your creativity with granny squares. You’ll learn design your own projects with granny squares, and see how versatile this little motif can really be!

If you are interested in taking the class, I’d be happy to teach it for your shop or guild. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you’ll be the first to know when it’s on the schedule next.

Granny Square Videos

Follow along with these YouTube videos to learn how to make picture-perfect granny squares!

How to Crochet a Granny Square
How to Measure Gauge for Granny Squares
Better One-Color Granny Squares (Avoid Slip Stitches)
Join-As-You-Go Crochet with Flat Join

Patterns Made with Granny Squares and Other Motifs

purple and blue granny-square style beanie hat - The Village Hat crochet pattern

The Village Hat

Square and triangular motifs (plus a border) combine to make this easy hat.

Purchase on Ravelry

Granny Stripes Hat

Using the granny stitch and your favorite colors, crochet this hat from the top down.

Free Crochet Pattern
star shaped knitted coasters in white, red and gold, with a cup of hot chocolate - Granny Stripes Hat by Edie Eckman
pink and grey cowl made of crocheted hexagons, on weathered wood background-Granny Hexie Cowl

Granny Hexie Cowl

Use hexagons instead of squares to make this simple cowl. The join-as-you-go construction means there aren’t seams to worry about.

Free Crochet Pattern

Tower Stitch Granny Square

Use this pattern wherever you would use a regular granny square, but for a unique textured look!

Free Crochet Pattern
Tower Stitch Granny Square in blue and orange colors

Fixing a Common Problem

blue granny rectangle that is clearly skewed (not square at corners)

Skewing Grannies

Do your granny square projects end up skewed? Find the solution?

Fix your skewed squares

Books with Granny Squares (and other Motifs!)

Two of my most popular books are all about motifs! Granny squares are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these modular shapes.

Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs

Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman
Buy on Amazon

Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs

Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman
Buy on Amazon

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