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27 Granny Square Projects

Ever wondered what to do with granny squares? Check out these granny square crafts!

By: Morgan Metcalf, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Granny Square Projects

Granny squares aren't just for afghans anymore. We've got 27 Granny Square Projects to put your basic granny squares to good use. From cute bags to crochet clothes patterns, you'll find something to pique your interest here. If you love making crochet granny squares but don't have time to make an afghan, check out these great ideas!

In this collection, you'll learn what to do with granny squares. Sure, you could create a traditional afghan or crochet baby blanket, but did you know there are also granny square bag patterns waiting for you to cast on? Create a variety of granny squares to test your skills and expand your knowledge of the craft. You might even surprise yourself when you're done. Each granny square crochet pattern is unique and unexpected, so try your hand at something new. This is a great endeavour for anyone who is new to crochet or in need of a quick and easy pattern to switch things up a bit.

Granny Square Projects

If you've ever found yourself asking what to do with granny squares, you're in luck. These granny square projects are exactly what you need to put those granny squares to good use. Many crocheters default to making afghans and throws with their finished squares. However, if you're anything like me, setting aside the time to pick up a granny square afghan pattern just isn't in the cards (they just take soooo long). These smaller granny square projects are just as important. From granny square bag patterns to cute crochet clothes patterns, you can find something for you below.

  • Granny Square Purse

    The quintessential granny square satchel, this is one pattern that won't take you all year to finish. So, gather up your granny squares and start piecing them together. In no time, you'll have a new unique addition to your wardrobe.

  • Granny Square Cloth Crochet Pattern

    You can never have enough crochet dishcloth patterns in your arsenal. They're the gift that keep on giving. Make a ton of these for yourself or save them to give as gifts for the holidays.

  • Multi Color Granny Slippers

    Do you or someone you know have cold feet year-round? Time to make some slippers. This cute crocheted slippers pattern comes with instructions for both child and adult sizes, so you can make a pair for the whole family.

  • Granny Squares Crochet Jacket

    Creative uses for granny squares are all around, but almost nothing beats this pattern. If the idea of completing a crochet jacket pattern the old fashioned way seems a bit daunting, try using granny squares instead!

  • Floral Hexagon Bag

    Cast on this granny square bag pattern for your granddaughter. She can use it as a school bag or just an everyday bag to carry all of her personal items. Use different color combinations for a timeless addition to her wardrobe. She won't leave home without it!

  • Crochet Granny Square Scarf

    Looking for an easy granny square project? Piece together several small granny squares to make this unique crochet scarf. The pretty pastel colors will remind you of warmer days as you're fighting off the winter chill.

  • Granny Square Crochet Shorts

    You won't find a more creative use for granny squares than these Granny Square Crochet Shorts. So unique, everyone will be wondering where you bought this cute pair.

  • May Flowers Shawl

    A prettier crochet shawl pattern simply does not exist. The textured puff stitch flower pattern in these mini granny squares give this shawl the look of your own personal crochet flower garden.

  • Knit and Crochet Nature Hat

    This hat pattern is the best of both worlds— the knitting and crochet worlds, that is.

  • Flower Granny Poncho

    If you've been searching for a unique addition to your wardrobe, look no further than this granny square poncho pattern. This is a great pattern for crocheters of all skill levels.

  • Granny Square Cabin Rug

    This granny square project is just what your home is missing. The Granny Square Cabin Rug fits perfectly in front of a standard sized exterior door and can be customized to whichever colors you like as well as whatever size you need.

  • Crochet Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

    You'll love wearing these crochet fingerless gloves in any kind of chilly weather! They'll keep your hands warm while keeping your fingers free to send off that super important text.

Granny Square Afghan Patterns

For the more traditional granny square makers, we've got granny square afghan patterns for every skill level. Consider taking up an adorable crochet baby blanket pattern for the newest addition to the family or just stick to a classic afghan to gift to your loved ones for the holidays.

  • Pink Daisy Crocheted Baby Blanket

    You won't find a more adorable crochet blanket pattern anywhere. Make this for all of the new additions to your family. It'll carry them through the years.

  • Nouveau Chic Granny Throw

    This ain't your grandma's granny square afghan pattern. It's way better! Crochet up this cute throw from Red Heart and give your couch the upgrade it deserves.

  • Early Bird Afghan

    This granny square afghan pattern is easy to work up and assemble, making it the perfect weekend project.

  • Beginner Granny Afghan

    This simple granny square afghan pattern is perfect for beginner and advanced crocheters alike!

  • Rag Quilt Style Baby Blanket

    We stole this one straight from grandma's crochet book. Get the quilted look without having to learn how to quilt with this vintage baby blanket pattern.

  • There You Go Throw

    This two-tone, join as you go crochet afghan pattern is eye-catching and so much fun to crochet. Made up of six inch granny squares, this afghan won't take you all year to make.

  • Millionaire's Afghan

    This is the ultimate crochet afghan pattern. Not only does the Millionaire's Afghan use a wide variety of yarn colors, but it also utilizes quite a few crochet techniques. Show off your crochet skill with this lovely afghan. Don't forget to put the finished product on display!

What to Do With Granny Squares (from our fans)

We asked our Facebook fans for some of their favorite granny square uses, and they delivered! These granny square projects are perfect for crocheters of every skill level. Want your use added to the list? Comment below. 

  1. Use leftover granny squares as coasters in the summer.
  2. Use granny squares to make smaller home décor pieces, like placemats and rugs.
  3. If you’re just practicing making granny squares, you can turn little squares into cute necklaces.
  4. Instead of making an afghan, you can arrange granny squares into a cape or sweater for your dog! This works best with bigger dogs!
  5. Make curtains out of granny squares.
  6. 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!
  7. Sew two 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.
  8. Use extra granny squares to make a tissue box cover.
  9. Sew granny squares in a cube (you’ll need at least 5 or 6) to make a fun bird house.

What's your favorite use for granny squares? Afghans? Bags? Coasters? Let us know!

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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

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

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

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

ty very much

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

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

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

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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