Wondering what to crochet granny squares? Here are some beautiful and free crochet patterns with Granny Squares!
When it comes to granny squares, there are mainly two types of crocheters.
- The ones who absolutely refuse to crochet another granny for the sake of their life!
- And the ones who loooove to crochet granny squares.
Since you are here, I’ll assume you are the second kind, and that granny squares are your kind of thing.
However, after piling granny squares over granny squares, that question always comes… What to do with all those granny squares?!
So, today, I would like to share lots of ideas on what to crochet with granny squares. For each project idea, I searched the web and found some nice patterns to link to.
Just check the size of the squares used in these projects and see what fits best with the ones that you already have!
Let’s start! …Or skip to what interests you the most in the menu below!
Home Decor Ideas
1. Blankets and Throws
Granny square blankets are a true classic! You can make granny square blankets using any square motif. With the Rainbow Granny Blanket, I explored many variations of the classic granny square and the granny stitch.
- Get the free pattern of the Rainbow Granny Blanket HERE
If you’re looking for a sweet granny square blanket for a baby, take a look at this bumblebee baby blanket!
- Get the free pattern of the Bee Granny Square Blanket HERE
2. Chair Pads
When I saw this post on Creative Jewish Mom, I couldn’t resist sharing it.
These T-shirt yarn chair pads are such a great idea for your everyday kitchen chairs! They are easy to wash and you can customize them to exactly fit your chairs. And I think they would also be great for your garden or patio chairs!
- Get the free pattern of the T-shirt yarn chair pads HERE
3. Ottoman Covers
Do you have an old ottoman that doesn’t look that great anymore? How about covering it in a beautiful and colorful granny square cover?!
- You can find this lovely ottoman cover pattern HERE
4. Granny Square Pillows
A granny square pillow can look great in your bedroom, in your baby’s nursery, in your living room, or even in the kitchen!
- Find the free step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet this granny square pillow HERE
5. Table Runner
A granny square table runner is definitely next on my projects list! The real dream would be to make one for every season using the same pattern but with different color combos! What do you think?
- Get the pattern of this lovely granny square table runner HERE
6. Market Bags
Market bags are the perfect accessory for a more sustainable lifestyle! You can make simple bags using two, large squares or you can play around by joining different granny square motifs.
- For this Granny Heart Market Bag HERE I used some classic granny squares with a large heart motif!
8. Wall Hangings
Crochet garlands can add a personalized touch to your home decor all year long. They’re also great for children’s parties or parties in general! Get inspired by this lovely granny square garland by Just Be Crafty.
For the Kitchen
Granny squares can have lots of holes and gaps. So, not the best for potholders… But there’s a very easy solution to that problem. Just double them!
- Check out this cute granny square potholder HERE…
- Or this other potholder with a beautiful lace motif HERE!
- Or this scrap-busting potholder HERE!
Granny squares can also be great building blocks for dishcloths and washcloths!
- Get the free pattern of the Teatime Dishcloth HERE
Who knew that granny squares would also make a lovely basket?! I am so inspired by this sweet granny square basket by Vika Moka.
Have you also always wanted to crochet a granny square sweater or cardigan? Check out this free pattern on Yarnspirations.com.
Or crochet this beautiful Granny Square Cardigan by Originally Lovely!
Or if you want to add a little more color, check the free crochet pattern for this Rainbow Granny Square Sweater by HanJan Crochet.
14. Wraps & Shawls
When you have a bunch of granny squares that you love, plus, they look so modern and fashionable, it is a super cool idea to just wear them!
Want an example?
Or take a look at this fun, Christmas pocket shawl that I shared on the Christmas 2021 issue of Annie’s!
16. Hats and Beanies
Another beautiful style of hat (which is also super trendy this year!) is the granny square bucket hat.
- Or you could take a look at this Dot Square Bucket Hat HERE!
18. Gloves and Wrist Warmers
Granny squares are great to make some easy peasy fingerless gloves! Do you want to try a couple? Check out this colorful pattern by Goddess Crochet!
And how about a beautiful granny square headband? Check out this free pattern on Ravelry!
20. Tote Bags
For a free tutorial, check the Magnolia Granny Square Bag pattern by Mama in a Stitch!
Do you have some scrap cotton yarn? A granny square scrubby might be the right eco-friendly project for you!
I hope you enjoyed reading about all the amazing projects you can make with granny squares!
But above all, I hope that you were able to find your next crochet project! So, tell me in the comments. What are you going to do with your beautiful granny squares?
Find a few granny square patterns here on the blog…