How to Crochet Granny Squares: 8 Never Ending Granny Afghans
Crocheted afghan patterns are one of the greatest crochet projects someone can work on. Not only do they keep your mind up and running, but they keep your hands and muscles working. Some even say the art of crocheting itself helps with maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as helping with arthritic hands. If you're just getting into the craft of crochet then you're in for the ride of your life.
There's no better feeling than holding a hook in your hand and working through various strands of yarn. The best thing about crochet granny squares and crochet in general is that you can easily work on your projects while travelling. If you travel by train or plane you can have your balls of yarn packed away in your bag ready to create something beautiful.
This year, challenge yourself to something brand new! Learn how to crochet granny squares if you don't already know how. You can find some fabulous crochet granny squares in our latest eBook by Michael Sellick. Learn how to crochet a granny square with not only one, but up to seven strands of yarn at once. Working with multiple strands of yarn at one time can prove to be tricky, but if you have the patience to work through it the end result will be brilliant. It's not always easy to just sit in a chair and crochet a project from start to finish, which is why it's a great idea to watch your favorite tv shows or movies while working.
The granny square patterns provided in this eBook come with crochet instructions that you can easily understand. Each granny square afghan comes with a diagram and video for your convenience. It's always nice to see a video if you're a visual learner as it will only help keep your confidence when crocheting. Videos also help with beginner crochet afghan patterns.
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One Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Granny square crochet patterns can be great for beginners to work on especially if there is only one strand of yarn to work with. Some people like working with super soft yarns while others like a more rough yarn with that little bit of additional texture to it.
Nice and Simple Afghan: Just like its name, this afghan uses just one strand of yarn making it a simple crochet pattern. A single color makes it easiest to work with since you don't have to change colors or worry about knots. When your first skein of yarn runs out you can easily join the next skein. The Nice and Simple Afghan has a diagram key so you can follow the pattern and determine how to put it together.
Three Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Free crochet granny square patterns is exactly what you're going to get in this wonderfully done eBook. If you're looking to make gifts for the holiday season or for birthdays, then you're sure to find something intriguing in this eBook. A child-sized afghan can be crocheted with only three skeins of yarn, but if you add an extra skein of yarn per color it can be turned into a larger afghan. Either way, you can still use just three strands of yarn at the same time!
American Afghan: Red, white and blue are used for this Patriotic American Afghan. This is a great crochet granny square to sport during the Fourth of July. It would also make a great gift for someone in the Army. Because the square is constantly being turned, the yarn is sure to tangle so be sure you read the crochet instructions correctly. Organizing your yarn ahead of time might help avoid tangling.
Five Strand Crochet Granny Squares
This is where the afghan crochet patterns get a bit tricky. Using multiple strands of yarn at once can cause some confusion, but if you read the pattern over before starting you should be on the right track once you begin. Working with five strands of yarn or multiple strands has become more popular than working with just a single strand. Working with many strands gives you the option to use more than one color or a variegated yarn to get a unique looking afghan.
Tutti Fruiti Afghan: When you work the five strands of yarn together to create this granny square, you'll begin to see a playful spiral pattern emerging. Michael has personally demonstrated how to crochet this afghan and people have just loved it! Colors like peacock, kiwi and turquoise are no doubt going to produce a vibrant afghan.
Stirred, Not Shaken Afghan: With a fun name like this one, how could you not want to crochet it? The colors used are lavender, off-white, jade, amethyst and shocking pink; however, you can use any colors you wish. Keep your strands of yarn organized in a storage box to keep your yarn from tangling.
Seven Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Now you might ask how do you crochet with so many strands of yarn at once? Of course, it can be tricky, but with a great crochet pattern and a diagram to follow you will want to make many of these seven stranded crochet granny square afghans.
Candy Twist Afghan: Your mouth will water as you stare at the bright array of colors. With a rainbow in mind, your never ending granny will come to life. Kick solids out of your hand and introduce multiple colors to your palette. To create a good sized afghan you only need one skein of each color.