Bruna aka Brunaticality uses granny squares to create a crochet headband in her YouTube tutorial.
Granny squares are everywhere!
We’ve seen a resurgence in the use of granny squares, a practice that has been around since colonial times. In early America, it was common practice to save yarn and fiber from old socks and sweaters and crochet them into small squares. These squares were then sewn together into a colorful blanket. In this modern-day comeback, squares are being used for everything from hair accessories and home decor to chunky sweaters and funky dusters.
Here’s our roundup of patterns, books, and products that are making granny squares new again.
Stitch & Story
Celine Semaan (Crafty CC), Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage) and Sharna Moore (Sweet Sharna)
Find fun, simple ways to use granny squares with this illustrated crochet book. Technical hints and tips with illustrations to ensure you have all you need to complete the project in a couple of days. Granny Squares weekend also explores the scope of the technique, using it as an edging for blankets and in chic single-color projects.
Celine Semaan & Leonie Morgan
With more than 40 bright and contemporary designs, blocks are the best way to try out new stitches and color combinations. Featuring four projects showing you how to combine your granny squares into larger items, including a blanket, cushion and wall hanging. The granny square patterns have written instructions, charts and photos showing the stitch detail.
Do you have any resources for modern uses of granny squares? Add them in the comments so we can check them out!