As pretty as the traditional granny square is, it seems that in the past few years that there has been an explosion of absolutely magnificent designs. Personally, I’ve never been really into motif-type designs (although I have made a couple of blankets with them), but with the designs I’m seeing now, I might just have a go!
Some designs are so detailed with many color changes, I’d think for time’s sake it would be best to work squares for the parameter of a blanket versus every part of it – but that choice is up to the crocheter, of course. I also love how some squares have been enlarged to make a throw pillow or miniaturized to make coasters. Without further adieu, here are my picks for some of the most beautiful of the designs available -
Very appropriate for this winter! Blizzard Warning from Polly of Every Trick on the Hook, free pattern here
Victorian Dream Square by Cindy Arman, free pattern here. You know I had to include a little lace, right?
Dainty, detailed, and delightful! The Pondoland Square by Jen Tyler, paid pattern here
Love Ladder Square, free video instruction here. Even though this isn’t the most elaborate square, I really liked the twist on the basic design!
Absolutely sumptuous! Diagram #19 from Crochet Kingdom, free chart here
Love the colors in this Amazing Star Square offered by Kathy B from Queen of All Crafts, paid pattern here
And last but not least, the Elements CAL from 2017 that gave us such dazzling patterns! Designed by Sandra Kuijer; free pattern here
Hope these have given you some inspiration – happy crocheting!
- Part 10: It's Fairy Day!
- Part 11: Ode to the Granny Square