Try your hand at one of these amazing crochet squares and learn new techniques as you stitch up some amazing new twists on the classic granny square.
In the crochet world, it is definitely hip to be a square. You can use squares to make a crochet blanket, pillow, sweater, bag, and so much more! The possibilities are endless. But before you decide what you want to make, you get to decide what square(s) you want to use to make it! There are so many incredible crochet square designs out there. This list is 15 of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!
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Tips for Crocheting Granny Squares
Granny squares are usually pretty simple and a lot of them don’t take a lot of technical skill to make, but there are a few things you can do to make them look neater.
First, try using a chainless double crochet instead of a chain 3 in the squares that use double crochet (and a lot of them do!). The ch-3 often leaves a gap and that used to really bug me that I could easily tell where the round started.
When fastening off, try using an invisible join instead of a regular fasten-off knot. This video will show you how, and it’s the same technique whether you are using SC or another stitch. (Don’t laugh, it’s one of my earliest videos!!)
How to Work a Basic Granny Square Pattern
What are the Best Yarns for Granny Squares?
The beauty of crochet granny squares is this – almost anything goes!! As long as it works with your hook size to lie flat, you can use any type of yarn. The most common yarn weights for squares are worsted weight yarn and DK weight yarn!
The yarn you choose will really be determined by what you are going to do with the squares themselves. If you are making a blanket, you would want a yarn that is easy to care for and soft.
If you are turning your squares into washcloths, you want to use a good cotton yarn for durability and ease of care.
So there really isn’t a right or wrong. Just be sure the hook size you use works with your yarn weight. It’s okay to go up or down a hook size to get your square to lie flat, just keep in mind the change in size if you need the square to be a certain dimension.
What Types of Projects are Best for Crochet Squares?
The good news is – you can make almost anything out of these amazing square variations! When you combine individual squares you can make an infinite number of crochet projects. Here are just a few of my favorites: a granny square sweater, a cushion cover, square pillows made with a large square motif, a table runner, a baby blanket, and a square blanket made from a very large square motif.
You can also make crochet bags, slippers (yes, square slippers!), hats and so much more.
And now, on to the patterns!!
There are so many different ways to make a crochet square. I love seeing all the creativity that different designers bring to the table. Have I inspired you to make one or more of these beautiful patterns? Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below! Oh and, don’t forget to follow my blog for more free crochet patterns and free crochet pattern round-ups like this one!
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- Yarn of choice
- Hook appropriate for yarn
What techniques do I need to know to make crochet squares?
The basic techniques are all you need! You will need to know how to:
- chain (ch)
- slip stitch (sl st)
- single crochet stitch (sc)
- half double crochet (hdc)
- double crochet stitch (dc)
- sometimes the treble crochet stitch (tr).
These techniques can be used for everything from a basic granny square pattern to a solid granny square pattern and even the way more complicated patterns such as a daisy granny square with a crochet flower design or a square with a puff st.