1970s hippie style is having a comeback, that thin line between retro and modern, or the nostalgia for our grandmothers’ artisanship… Whichever the reason, this summer, crochet is everywhere! And among the crochet techniques, the granny square is, without a doubt, this season’s top trend. Which is why, in this post, we’ll share 10 granny square patterns to create tops, dresses, bags, vests, headbands, or cardigans. Discover the versatility of the crochet granny square beyond classic blankets. Get hooked on the charm and benefits of granny squares!
5 keys to granny square success
Obviously, granny squares aren’t on trend by chance. There are many reasons to learn and get hooked on these crochet squares! Take note of some keys to success that make granny squares one of the most rewarding crochet projects:
- The basic granny square pattern is perfect for making the most of scraps.
- Also, it’s quick to do and easy to memorize. Without a doubt, spending a few minutes per day making a granny square is the easiest way to relax and unwind after a stressful day.
- Since they’re individual pieces that you join later, you can make granny squares wherever and whenever you like. Fight boredom while you wait or on your commute with granny squares.
- A ball and a crochet hook are all you need. Do you know of a lighter project that’s easier to carry?
- Since you work in the round, you can make all kinds of sizes and color changes seamlessly.
It’s time to choose your next project among our granny square patterns to make the most of all these advantages!
Granny square patterns
Here’s a selection of granny square patterns using different applications. From garments made by just joining granny squares to using motifs or decorative details to show off a unique design.
1. Boho style granny square top
Discover the versatility of granny squares with this crochet pattern to make a summer top made of crochet squares. Show off this halter neck top tied with a thin cord and the cool multicolor print of Mediterranea yarn.
2. Crochet dress with a granny square motif
Make this easy hippie-style crochet dress thanks to the fun and colorful Mimosa yarn. It features a pretty plunging neckline and a decorative granny square motif at the hem of the skirt.
3. Crochet square vest
Turn granny squares into this summer’s key garment: the vest.
4. Long granny square cardigan
A Katia Plus pattern available from sizes L to 3XL. A spectacular long granny square cardigan in an elegant color combination with 3 Katia Panama yarns. Feel the power of crochet in your hands, by creating a versatile piece with a completely modern granny square design.
5. Flower granny square crop top
This summer, enjoy a crochet crop top consisting of flower granny squares designed by Leire Villar @ameskeria. Get the African Flowers Kit and impress your friends by wearing this retro style crop top handmade by you!
Summer trend accessories
6. Sixties style granny square headband
Granny squares are on our mind… literally! Make a crochet headband with granny squares for your most sixties-inspired summer looks.
7. Daisy granny square oversized bag
If you love large accessories and crochet, we recommend this oversized bag made with granny squares. Combine 3 colors of SeaCell Cotton to create crochet daisies: ochre, off-white, and khaki green.
Granny squares for little fashionistas
8. Children’s dress with granny square top
Do you want to make a crochet children’s dress to wear on holiday? This pattern has a bit of everything: granny squares for the top, an open back with just two double crochet straps and an A-line skirt with a button closure at the back, at the waist.
9. Baby pinafore dress
Dress your baby in a pinafore dress or skirt with crossover straps at the back. Just follow this crochet pattern that combines both modern and classic styles.
Free pattern: Top with 2 granny squares
And lastly, we suggest an easy pattern to make a top with two granny squares. Join them together, add some double crochet straps and decorate the dropped shoulders with flowers. Download the free pattern to get the instructions to make this children’s top in sizes 2, 4, and 6 years.
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