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.
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Oct 13, 2017
This free e-book contains not only the eight crochet patters, but also lots of extra tips and hints that the designer has picked up on his crochet journey. I found several of these tips very helpful and informational for me and I have been crocheting for many years. There are also stitch diagrams.
Sep 25, 2016
sorry meant one year and anyone who made this need advice
Sep 25, 2016
I've only been crocheting for i year is this pattern easy for me or should i find a different one it looks so awesome to make but i don't know if i should make it
Oct 13, 2017
If you have been crocheting consistently for one year then you should have no problem understanding these patterns. The designer also includes extra tips and info that are very helpful. Give it a try. If it's too hard then you can undo and use the yarn on another project.
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Jan 12, 2016
Tried this craft? What did you think?
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Jul 08, 2015
i have been a male crocheter since i was 7 yr old now i am 61 yr old and still love crocheting and always looking for pattern of toys and afghan and other things my mom taught me the art of crocheting i was always sick as a kid and my mom thought crocheting could be omething to help keep me busy onthe lonely day in bed or at the hospital and in did work i was never bored with sme yarn and a crochet hook with me Ps i great site thank you
Jun 02, 2015
Being new at crocheting I am really enjoying your site. I have found lots of free patterns to practice on, and for that Thank you!
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Jan 27, 2015
stirred not shaken afghan
Feb 19, 2014
The email address is for the FREE newsletter. In the newsletter are links to patterns -- you click on the link to view the FREE pattern. You can then print the FREE pattern if you wish. You can also save FREE patterns you like when you visit the site.
Jan 30, 2014
Felicitaciones, me pareci un trabajo muy interesante y retador..Voy a prepararme para comenzar el proyecto, gracias por tu tiempo y trabajo. Mara Antonia de Castro Venezuela
Jan 30, 2014
thank you for all the time and energy you put into your instructions. It is very much appreciated.
Jan 24, 2014
I am new at crocheting and love the patterns. I do however believe that some of your readers may have misunderstood that this is a free email subscription and that the patterns that you receive that are free are in the e mail or "E" format as well. Thanks again, I am very excited to get to work.
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Dec 14, 2013
im not pleased with your site. cause i thought i would recieve FREE granny instructions..... but all you wanted was my e-mail which i really do not want you to use only if you send me the granny square free pattern.
Oct 15, 2013
I love this pattern. It goes so easy and turns out wonderful. I made one as a gift with 7 strands and couldn't be happier with the results, I know my friend will love it.
Oct 15, 2013
I couldn't have made the blanket without checking the video several times
Aug 23, 2013
Thank YOU sooooo much, it's so nice of you to share your book with all the Awesome Patterns - I really appreciate it!!!!!
May 07, 2013
I have seen this afghan in several medias. Thanks for the pattern.
May 03, 2013
Smart idea! Thank you!
Apr 23, 2013
beautiful patterns. I would love to create these wonderful work of art
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Apr 21, 2013
I love it. What a new twist on granny squares.
Mar 01, 2013
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