You've been doing it all wrong. Here's the right way to crochet Granny squares

Traditional crochet blankets often feature a pattern called the Granny Square, which dates back to the 1800s. Women used to crochet these squares and save scraps of material and sew them into the patterns. When they had enough squares, they'd sew them into a blanket.
Part 1: The right way to make a granny square
Advertisement
Part 2: How to stitch several granny squares together
What you can do with granny squares
The multi-colored yarn used in today's pattern is reminiscent of the times when they used whatever scraps of fabric they had left from other projects.
This charming pattern is an easy way to create a beautiful blanket. You can even use this pattern to create fun sweaters, pillows or scarves. This type of pattern can be a great project because the squares are created individually, allowing you to work on a little bit at a time.
Like the pattern above? Buy it here.
There are several different styles of the Granny Square. The traditional square has a pretty pattern that's a bit floral in design. Once you master the basic technique, you can add fun designs (hearts, flowers or zig-zags).

Is this anyone else on multi-color borders? Or is it just me.. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I swear it makes me faster!! Haha! Modern Patchwork No. 5 #etsy #handmade #crochet

A photo posted by โœ๏ธโœ’Crochet Pattern Designer๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–Š (@cypresstextiles) on

Because projects with this type of pattern are fairly simple in design, you can add touches of personality by choosing different color patterns and adding a fun border after the squares are all sewn together.
If you are trying to branch out into different crochet projects (like purses, dresses, and jackets), the square shape of this pattern makes it's easy to work into different forms.
The quilt above shows a more traditional form of the square, albeit a bit dressed up. Other styles include a sunburst pattern and a solid square (which is perfect for potholders and rags!)
Advertisement
You can even make these squares small to use as added embellishment on other projects. The versatile technique is easy to use. For the most basic square, you should know double crochets, shells (three double crochets together) and the slip stitch.

Isn't is the worst when your most comfortable pair of flip-flops go the way of the earth when the toe strap snaps off? This adorable project lets you take those comfy soles and turn them into another pair of cozy shoes. The fun crochet pattern on...
April 9   ·  
Advertisement
Sometimes when you crochet, you want a look that is classy but doesn't take a lot of time to complete. Whether the reason is because you just found out you need to make a gift or you just don't want to spend the next few months working on the same pr
April 8   ·  
Anybody who has crocheted at all knows that the end product is generally soft and pliable. If you are making a sweater, a hat, a scarf or an afghan, that is exactly what you are going for; but if you want an end product that is able to hold a rigid..
April 7   ·  
Mornings in the kitchen are about to get so much sweeter.
March 14   ·  
This is a classic lace stitch pattern used in many knitted creations and especially popular in baby garments and layettes.
March 14   ·  
Putting the binding on a quilt is like putting the icing on a cake. It is the finishing touch, and if it's done correctly, it will make your quilt gorgeous. Unfortunately, many people dread putting the binding on, having to fight fabric trying...
March 26   ·