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17 Granny Square Projects


Granny squares aren't just for afghans anymore...with these 17 Granny Square Projects, you can make great granny square bags, scarves, jewelry, and more!  If you love making granny squares but don't have time to make an afghan, check out these great ideas!

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  1. Assemble 2 four block groups and make a purse or bag.
  2. Create a four squared dishcloth.
  3. Turn leftover small squares into coin purses.
  4. Use a granny square pattern on the headboard of your bed.
  5. Mix and match leftover granny squares to create a fun apron or scarf.
  6. Instead of an afghan, you can assemble granny squares into a comfy jacket for fall or winter.
  7. Create a fun wonky afghan with random granny squares.
  8. With hexagon pieces, you can create a backpack or satchel.
  9. Use leftover granny squares as coasters in the summer.
  10. Use granny squares to make smaller home décor pieces, like placemats and rugs.
  11. If you’re just practicing making granny squares, you can turn little squares into cute necklaces.
  12. Instead of making an afghan, you can arrange granny squares into a cape or sweater for your dog! This works best with bigger dogs!
  13. Make curtains out of granny squares.
  14. Join a granny square swap! Make granny squares with your friends and then mail each other a few at a time. That way you can create an afghan that’s truly unique and fun!
  15. Sew 2 granny squares to two fabric pieces and sew together, fabric sides together, to make fun bean bags for a bean bag toss game! Fill with beans, rice, or sand.
  16. Use extra granny squares to make a tissue box cover.
  17. Sew granny squares in a cube (you’ll need at least 5 or 6) to make a fun bird house.


Looking for some fun granny square patterns?  You can download How to Crochet Granny Squares:  9 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns, an eBook from our friends at AllFreeCrochet, for free!

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