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Transform your home with bursts of color and style using just a crochet hook and some spare yarn. With its thrifty, playful, and fashionable appeal, the beloved granny square has become a go-to technique for crocheters looking to use up their yarn stash.

Discover a world of possibilities as you create delightful accessories for every room in your home – from cozy blankets to charming toys. This book is filled with irresistible projects that will keep you hooked!


I received a copy of this book to review from GMC Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. If you purchase this book after you click on one of my affiliate links in the post, I will receive a small commission for referring you, at no additional cost to you.


Transform your home with bursts of color and style using just a crochet hook and some spare yarn. With its thrifty, playful, and fashionable appeal, the beloved granny square has become a go-to technique for crocheters looking to use up their yarn stash.

Title: Granny Squares Home
Available from Amazon.
Designer: Emma Varnam
Publisher: GMC Books
ISBN: 978-1-78494-363-9
Current List Price: *£14.99

20 Crochet Granny Square Projects for Your Home

Granny Squares Home

Granny Squares Home includes colorful crochet projects you can make using granny squares in different yarn weights. Almost all of the projects are beginner friendly and perfect for gifting or decorating your own home.

Along with household items like table runners and bathmats, you will find adorable toys, pillows and blankets. Smaller projects are also included like the mug cozy and sachet.

These projects are perfect for all levels of crocheters and a great way to use up some of the yarn you have stashed away.

20 Crochet Projects with a Vintage Vibe

PROJECTFINISHED SIZEYARN CROCHET HOOK SIZE
Table Runner48 inches long X 15.25 inches wideDK Weight Yarn [3]4 mm (G)
Tea Cozy8 inches high X 7.5 inches wide
(6-cup tea pot)
DK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
Mug Cozy8.75 inches wide X 3.25 inches highDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
Floor Cushion 26 inches squareSuper Chunky Yarn [6]8 mm (L)
Lap Blanket34 inches squareSuper Chunky Yarn [6]9 mm (M)
Fold Over Cushion16 inches squareAran Weight Yarn [4]5 mm (H)
Retro Blanket90 inches X 63 inches
(single bed size)
DK Weight Yarn [4]4 mm (G)
Coat Hanger and
Lavender Sachet
16 inches long X 2.5 inches
thick (wooden coat hanger);
sachet 3.5 inches square
Sport Weight Yarn [2]3.5 mm (E)
Hot Water Bottle Cover14 inches long X 8 inches wideDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
Chunky Bathmat26 inches X 19.5 inchesJumbo Weight Yarn [7]9 mm (M)
Bathroom Caddy20 inches circumference X 5.5 inches highAran Weight Yarn [4]4 mm (G)
Hanging Tidy16 inches long X 12 inches wideAran Weight Yarn [4]4 mm (G)
Nursery Blanket37 inches squareDK Weight Yarn [3]4 mm (G)
Cuddly Lion and Panda12 inches tall X 8.75 inches wideDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
and 3.0 mm
Animal Mobile5.25 inches tall X 4 inches wideDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
Zingy Blanket32 inches squareDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
Tea-Light Holder10.5 inches wide X 3.5 inches highDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)
Food Cover9 inches diameterDK Weight Yarn [3]4 mm (G)
Bright Bunting4.2 m (4.5 yd) long string of 15 trianglesDK Weight Yarn [3]4 mm (G)
Pot Holder6.25 inches squareDK Weight Yarn [3]3.5 mm (E)

The book includes many beautiful photographs.The Designer, Emma Varnam, also has another book based on Granny Squares available called Granny Squares Weekend. Learn more about it in my book review here.


See more images of the Granny Square Projects you can make here.

The Projects

All of the projects are written in UK crochet terms.

If you are used to following US crochet patterns, don’t let the fact that these are written in UK terms hold you back!

UK Crochet TermUS Crochet Term
double crochet (dc)single crochet (sc)
half treble (htr)half double crochet (hdc)
treble (tr)double crochet (dc)
double treble (dtr)treble (or triple) (tr)
treble trebledouble treble (or double triple) (dtr)

If you forget though, each stitch is explained in the Crochet Techniques section from page 36 to 53. Helpful diagrams are included for each stitch and technique, so it is easy to double check what stitch is being made.

Crochet Stitches

Step-by-step written instructions and diagrams are provided for the following stitches:

  • Chain Stitch (ch st)
  • Slit stitch (sl st)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Half treble (htr)
  • Treble crochet (tr)
  • Double treble (dtr)
  • Working in rows
  • Working in rounds
  • Joining a ring
  • Working in squares
  • Crocheting in Spaces
  • Magic Ring
  • Through back loop (tbl)
  • Shell stitch
  • Raised treble front (RtrF)
  • Increasing (inc)
  • Decreasing (dc2tog)

Finishing Touches

The finishing touches section includes written instructions, diagrams and tips to make your project look like the project you’ve chosen from the book. You will find the following techniques:

  • whip stitch
  • slip stitch seam
  • double crochet seams
  • weaving in ends
  • loop stitch (for toys)
  • buttons
  • using a pompom maker
  • blocking

Embroidery Stitches (for toys)

Different embroidery stitches are used to create personality; to add features like noses and to give clothing extra detail. The stitches used and explained are:

  • Back stitch
  • Satin stitch

The Yarn

The yarns used for the projects include:

  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
  • Stylecraft Weekender Super Chunky Yarn
  • Women’s Institute Soft and Chunky Yarn
  • Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
  • Stylecraft Special DK
  • Wool and the Gang Mixtape
  • Rico Creative Cotton Aran
  • King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK
  • Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK
  • Sirdar Cotton DK
  • Hayfield Bonus DK

Which project from Granny Squares Home is your favorite?
Leave me a comment to let me know!

My favorite projects are:

  • Cuddly Lion and Panda
  • Tea-light holder
  • Hot-water bottle cover

Granny Squares Home has everything you need to create a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere in your own home. This must-have collection of projects has something for everyone, from quick and easy items like a mug cozy or sachet, to larger projects like blankets that are perfect for relaxing crochet sessions. And what sets these projects apart? The beloved granny stitch, a classic yet versatile stitch that has been used for generations to create items that adorn our ancestors’ homes. With its enduring charm and timeless appeal, this stitch brings a sense of comfort and hominess to any project. So what are you waiting for? Let the granny stitch transport you to a world of warmth and familiarity as you create beautiful and practical pieces for your own home.

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5 Comments

  1. I love the little Lion, that would be my first item I would make. My little nephew would love it. Good Luck to All !

  2. What a lovely book. Thank you for the review. Now that I’m able to crochet a bit each day, I’ve been into making blankets. I’d choose the Nursery Blanket first, and then decide on the next project from the book.