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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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Feb 18, 2014

the direction are easy to understand. i feel it will be well worth my time to make as many of these as i can for christmas grifts


Mar 18, 2013

My mother knit and I crocheted 5" squares we combined for a bedspread.


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Oct 13, 2012

ineed to looka at all granny square afghan pattens for white, and baby print yarn I already have it one page


Sep 13, 2012

If you click on the hexagon flower garden afghan picture, it will take you to "favorite granny square crochet projects" . The first paragraph includes a link to Attic24's beautiful tutorial for this afghan. Hope this is helpful to nemsmum and uwerenotinvited


Jun 26, 2012

I also would like to know how to do the "square" hex in picture?


Jun 24, 2012

I want to know how to do the "square" hex in the picture. Which pattern is that???:)


May 27, 2012

gracias por suscribirme en esta pagina deseo que siempre este escrita en espaol. los proyectos que presentan son muy buenos felicitaciones


May 26, 2012

I have also used size 10 crochet thread in white and a small needle, worked 2 or 3 rows, stiffened it, and hung it on the Christmas tree for snowflakes.


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