Granny squares are the number 1 thing that comes to people’s minds when you talk about crochet and can be thought of as old-school blankets that you find on your grandparent’s couch. But they still look great when used to make just about anything.
And if you’re a crocheter that loves to make blankets but it is currently too hot to have a huge blanket across your lap as you’re working on it, then these patterns might be the solution to your problem. Many granny square blankets can be worked square by square, allowing you to only work on small parts individually and then later on connect them together. This can make granny square crochet blankets the perfect warm weather crochet blanket pattern.
What Makes Granny Square Blankets So Popular?
Granny square blankets have captivated the hearts of crocheters across generations, becoming a beloved tradition that stands the test of time. These blankets hold a special allure and remain popular for several reasons.
Many people, including myself, first learned crochet by making granny squares. This can make the granny square blanket a long-lasting nostalgic project to work on. With granny squares being one of the early projects that new crocheters work on, muscle memory can be an important factor in making these blankets a great idea for something to crochet while “watching” your favorite show. (Let’s face it, as crocheters we listen to our favorite shows.)
Endless Design Possibilities
Granny square blankets can be a great way to dive into your creative side. The versatile nature of the granny square allows you to come up with an endless array of ways to assemble them and create functional household items. From traditional vintage-inspired blanket designs to modern and bold color palettes, the possibilities are endless with granny squares.
Portability and Convenience
Granny square blankets are great portable crochet projects. Many patterns use smaller squares that are later joined together. Working on individual squares allows for flexibility and portability, enabling you to craft on the go when you want.
Use of Scrap Yarn
Granny square blankets are a great solution for using up leftover yarn scraps that you have laying around. Each square can be made with small amounts of yarn, especially when using multiple colors in your square.
Step into a world of nostalgia and warmth with this enchanting granny square crochet blanket that celebrates the timeless beauty of granny squares. The "Tea with Granny" blanket pattern invites you to embark on a creative journey where every square you stitch tells a unique story. With detailed instructions provided for each square in this pattern, you'll have all the guidance you need to bring this charming blanket to life.
The Continuous Granny Square Blanket is another pattern that is right up your alley if you like to make one large Granny square. This is an easy granny square blanket that you can make as big as you want, you can stitch it up as a crochet baby blanket, a throw, or a lapghan
Embrace the timeless charm of granny square crafting with this delightful blanket. Displaying subtle pops of color, you can personalize this afghan using your preferred hues from our versatile Caron One Pound collection. This blanket is open to your imagination - customize its size to fit your needs and style.
This exquisite granny square crochet blanket is a beautiful blend of tradition and creativity, perfect for showcasing the vibrant colors and soft texture of Scheepjes Colour Crafter DK yarn. However, you can use any other DK weight yarn of your choice to bring your unique vision to life.
Adelie Granny Square Crochet Blanket — a captivating twist on the classic granny square design. This granny square blanket pattern from Knitting With Chopsticks combines the timeless charm of traditional granny squares with unique elements that set it apart. Get ready to start a new project that will give you a stunning and eye-catching blanket.
This gorgeous blanket is comprised of beautifully designed checkerboard crochet squares. Each square is stitched up individually then they're joined together to form an elegant blanket that's not just warm and comfy, but also aesthetically pleasing. This method allows for both convenience and customization, making it an exciting project for every crocheter who loves granny squares.