HOW TO CROCHET A SQUARE
Granny Squares …….one of crochet’s most loved and much worked on motif. There are zillions of patterns out there. The happy part about a GSq ( granny square) is that you can make it as easy or as complicated as you like. If you are in the mood for a challenge…..there are patterns that will give you a run for your money. On the other hand, if it’s comfort hooking that you are looking for….there are such naive and innocent patterns as the one below.
Versatility….thy name is GSq….or so the legend goes……:-) Jokes apart…you can make almost anything with GSqs. Garments – jackets, sweaters, boleros, vests, baby dresses,shorts, pants anything really. You can make accessories like belts, shoes, bags, jewellery, etc.. You can yarn bomb your home with GSqs in the form of Rugs, bedspreads, Afghans, Blankets, lamp shades, baskets, boxes table covers, Runners, anything and everything……the list of the things you can make with this motif is endless.
One of the simplest GSqs to make is the pattern below. I call it the ‘ Abracadabra Square’ and made the tutorial to help interested ppl, read a simple crochet chart…..
Here is a photo tutorial link to make this Granny Square:
Here are a few things you can make with this simple pattern….All the charts and patterns are from the internet
Some Ideas on how to use GSqs…
HOW TO JOIN GRANNY SQUARES
This is a Granny Square Vest I did….For the tutorial just follow the link below:
This GSq..is a closed pattern …very useful for Afghans and blankets….anything that you want to make which will keep the heat in.
Some more patterns from the Internet:
A Granny Square Scarf
Some Motif Patterns:
Links to GSq Pattterns:
Pattern for a Rose Afghan/Blanket/Bedspread:
The link below does not give you the pattern but this blogger has worked up a beautiful sunburst GSq into a cushion cover….I just love her use of colours. The link to the GSq is given in the second link…use the 2nd link to make a lovely cushion cover made in the first link….does that sound complicated…:-(
The link to the Granny Square..Sun Burst…..
The below link is in German…but the motif is the same as for the cushion above….so not so hard to work it out….
Owl Baby Blanket:
This is a GSq BedSpread that I did around 4 years ago…it starts out as a circle and then you work in the corners to abracadabra it into a square…..Magical!!!! Unfortunately…copyright restrictions prevent me form sharing the pattern with you here…
So There You Are……Feeling Energised…….The magic in You already??? Of course it is…..don’t waste a minute …..get that yarn out and let’s go Bibbetty Bobbetty Boo….Swinging that Magical Hook All The Way…..:-D!!!