20+ Easy Crochet Projects with Granny Squares

Are you looking for some beautiful crochet projects with Granny Squares? You’re in the right place!

When it comes to granny squares, there are mainly two types of crocheters.

  1. The ones who absolutely refuse to crochet another granny for the sake of their life!
  2. 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?!

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So, today, I would like to share with you lots of ideas on what to make with granny squares. For each project idea, I searched the web and found some nice patterns to link to.

For all these projects, you can either use the classic granny square, a solid square, or other kinds of squares.

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!

Would you like to explore more Granny Square Patterns? Take a look at these books from Annie’s!

Home Decor Ideas

1. Blankets and Throws

Granny square blankets are a true classic! After being intimidated by granny square blankets for a long time, I made my Bee Granny Square Blanket, and now I am totally hooked!

Bee Granny Square Blanket - Raffamusa Designs

2. Chair Pads

When I saw this post on Creative Jewish Mom, I couldn’t resist and 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!

Granny square chair pad

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 on Anna Virginia Fashion.

Granny square ottoman cover

4. Granny Square Pillows

A granny square pillow can look great in your bedroom, in your baby nursery, your living room, or even in the kitchen!

I recently shared a step-by-step post on how to make a granny square pillow! While I used my Ladybug, Simple Circle, and Flower squares, you can use your favorite granny square design!

ladybug granny square pillow

5. Table Runner

A granny square table runner is definitely next in 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?

This lovely granny square table runner is by Sew Happy Creative.

Granny square table runner

6. Rugs

How cool this granny square rug by Highland Hickory Designs?

Granny square rug

7. Wall Hangings

Crocheting a wall hanging for my craft room has been sitting in my waitlist forever! Maybe it is time I make one like this awesome Granny Bobble Wall Hanging by Sweet Bee Crochet!

Granny square wall hanging

8. Garlands

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.

Granny square garland

For the Kitchen

9. Potholders

Granny squares can have lots of holes and gaps. So, not the best for potholders…

But Mama in a Stitch has got the best trick to bring the classic look of granny squares into your kitchen! Check out this cute granny square potholder!

Granny square potholder

Or this other potholder with a beautiful lace motif!

Details of the Falling Petals Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

10. Baskets

Who knew that granny squares would also make a lovely basket?! I am so inspired by this sweet granny square basket by Vika Moka.

Granny square basket


11. Cardigan

Have you also always wanted to crochet a granny square cardigan? Check out this free pattern on Yarnspirations.com!

12. Wraps and 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?
I love this Ruana Wrap by Tonia of Nana’s Crafty Home.

Granny square ruana wrap

13. Ponchos

There are many ways to crochet a granny square poncho. But look at this very original one by Miss Polly Crochet! This granny square poncho is a free download on LoveCrafts!

Granny Square Poncho


14. Hats and Beanies

Catherine from Lullaby Lodge created this cute crochet pattern of a granny square beanie. You really don’t want to miss it!

Granny square beanie

15. Scarf

This simple and beautiful granny square scarf is by Carmen from Annie Design Crochet.

Granny Square scarf

16. Gloves and Wrist Warmers

Granny squares are great to make some easy peasy fingerless gloves! Wanna try a couple? Check out this colorful pattern by Goddess Crochet!

Granny square fingerless gloves

17. Headbands

And how about a beautiful granny square headband? Check out this free pattern on Ravelry!

More Ideas…

18. Tote or Market Bags

Market bags, tote bags, little zipper pouches… They’re all great when done using granny squares!

19. Slippers

Donna from Naztazia shared a very easy and cute pattern for a pair of granny square slippers!

Granny square slippers

20. Jewelry

A tiny granny square can make for some beautiful earrings or a necklace pendant!

Beaded Granny Square Pendant - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

21. Scrubby

Do you have some scrap cotton yarn? A granny square scrubby might be the right eco-friendly project for you!

Granny square scrubby

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…

All the things that you can crochet with Granny Squares

10 thoughts on “20+ Easy Crochet Projects with Granny Squares”

  1. Granny squares are the best!! I’ve made big blankets, little blankets, baby blankets, granny purses and bags for carrying a variety of things. And I’ve used the for stocking ornaments at Christmas. Thanks for the roundup of granny’s! I’ve found a few more I want to make!

  2. I too love granny squares. I am a granny of 12 grandchildren. I am going to make the granny earrings. I can’t wait for the spring farm along for 2021.

  3. These are all great ideas! Thank you for sharing and looking forward to seeing everyone’s designs they make with your designs.


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