This Guest Post, 7 Granny Square Crochet Patterns You’ll Love!, is brought to you by Jennifer Ward, the deputy Editor of the UK-based magazine LGC Knitting & Crochet and new crochet pattern website topcrochetpatterns.com.
7 Granny Square Patterns You’ll Love
Top Crochet Patterns is a website featuring hundreds of free crochet patterns from past issues of the UK-based magazine LGC Knitting & Crochet.
Whether you’re addicted to amigurumi, gaga about granny squares or besotted by baby patterns, there’s bound to be a project to inspire you.
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Here’s our top seven FREE granny square patterns. Granny squares are a great stash-busting project and can be turned into all kinds of wonderful projects – the possibilities are endless.
1 Fiesta cushion
This variation on the ever-popular granny square features a circular centre motif. Made up in bright colours, this cushion cover has a fiesta feel and would look equally at home in a camper van or caravan, or in your living room. We’ve added a vibrant green fabric backing to make the yarn shades really sing.
2 Hot water bottle cosy
If you’re looking for a practical gift idea that still has the homemade touch, try this hot water bottle cover. The kitsch granny square design is a great stepping stone project for anyone intrigued about making a patchwork blanket in the future. Seize the chance to master the basics of making and joining squares and adding an edging – you’ll be delighted by the results.
3 Circular purse
This smart circular purse would make a lovely gift and is a great place to store away pocket money, make-up essentials or your knitting and crochet notions. Once you’ve made your purse, you can add puff and cluster stitches to your crochet repertoire.
4 Hexagon granny
Turn these addictive granny hexagons into a blanket or cushion cover or keep it bijou with a purse, set of coasters or something else ingenious – it’s up to you!
5 Mini cushion
The front of this cushion features four mini granny squares sewn together while the back is made up of one large panel. Both these techniques are great to add to your crafty arsenal. Adapt the large square into a massive blanket with yarn from your stash by simply repeating the fourth round as many times as you like.
6 Brilliant bolero
This colourful creation is great for intermediate crocheters who want to practise an array of stitches. The shrug is made from five large granny squares which are sewn together and finished off with a border along the bottom edge.
7 Summer headband
This project will teach you how to join granny squares as you work. It is a vital skill to learn if the thought of sewing everything together at the end leaves you cold. It also gives you a really neat and strong finish. The bright watermelon and mint shades give this project a cool, contemporary look that is perfect for summer.