The granny square: a classic icon of all things home-made by your grandma in orange, avocado, and UPS brown.
Granny squares have come a long way since your grandmother started crocheting, however, coming in all kinds of fancy variations, and even fancy shapes!
There’s still something nostalgic and lovely about the basic granny square, though. It’s a staple of learning how to crochet that teaches you pattern reading, tension, magic loops, chains, and how to use up all of your scraps lest any yarn threaten to be wasted after a project is done.
I like my granny squares hexagonal, usually, but I do have a stash of random odds and ends that have been turned into traditional granny squares at some point or another. This, of course, leaves me with a bunch of squares and nothing to do with them (but the yarn has not been wasted!). I could always just join them into an afghan, but I have a few other ideas up my sleeve…
Here are 7 different things you can make with plain ‘ol granny squares that are not afghans:
1. Granny Square Cup Cozy from Designs by KN
2. Jolly Little Goody Bags from Yellow Pink and Sparkly
3. Granny Square Afghan from Tangled Happy
4. The Ugly Granny Square Bag from A Life Like Vera
5. Get Your Granny On Bag from Vallies Kids
6. Solely Granny Squares Hat from Crafty Christina
7. Granny Square Fingerless Gloves (Ravelry link)
No matter if you’re a beginner crocheter or could do it with your eyes closed, now there are 7 more things in your personal arsenal to do with your scrap yarn and all of the granny squares you’ve hooked up!