What can you make with crochet squares? Well, the annual MooglyCAL has one easy solution - blankets! But you can actually use crochet squares to make all sorts of projects, in all sorts of sizes. So today we'll sit down with our blocks and talk about all the many ways you can make easy crochet projects with squares!
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Easy Crochet Projects to Make with Squares Tutorial:
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Easy Crochet Projects to Make with Squares
Below, you'll find How to Make Granny Squares, How to Join Crochet Squares, and many many ideas for projects you can make using crochet squares!
How to Make Granny Squares... and Non-Grannies!
All of these projects can be made with the traditional granny square. But they can really be made with *any* square! Granny squares used to specifically refer to the squares made with 3-dc clusters, or the granny stitch. These days, "granny square" is used to describe squares made with all sorts of stitch patterns.
So these ideas can work with traditional grannies - or with any square or block pattern of your choice! The yarn, hook, and pattern used will determine the sizes of the squares. Click the links below to learn how to crochet granny squares, and to find dozens of unique 12" squares you can mix and match into whatever you like! Plus there are some great tips and even more project ideas!
- Learn to crochet traditional Granny Squares
- Learn to crochet multicolor Granny Squares
- Learn to crochet solid Granny Squares
- Free crochet patterns for 12" Squares and Blocks
- Three great tips for better Granny Squares
- 150+ Granny Stitch Crochet Patterns
How To Join Crochet Squares
There are dozens of ways you can join crochet squares, from simply whip stitching them together to fancy crocheted joins. These joins are an important factor in not only the finished look of your project, but also will affect the finished size, so it's important to plan for the right join. CLICK HERE to check out 14 different methods you can choose from!
Now on to the ideas - what can you make with crocheted squares? So many things!
What Can I Make With X Number of Squares?
Whether you've got one square or dozens, you can combine them into all sorts of shapes and projects! Here are some layouts for you to try! Feel free to print these off using the Print Friendly button below, for your crochet notebook or to hang in your craft room!
Layouts for Blankets Made with Squares
Here are just a few examples of the blanket sizes you can make with 12" squares. If you'd like to use 6" squares instead, be sure to multiply the number of squares needed by 4! CLICK HERE for the printable and downloadable PDF!
Layouts for Bags Made with Squares
Large or small squares can be turned into bags - and the bigger the squares, the bigger the bag! Use these layouts for everything from little coin purses to large weekend bags! Just remember to line them if your squares are holey. CLICK HERE for the PDF for 1-10 Squares, and CLICK HERE for the PDF for 12-32 Squares!
Layouts for Pillows Made with Squares
There are many ways you could combine squares into pillows - square or bolster! Here are a few ideas for large squares, as well as small ones. When filling your new pillow, I recommend choosing a pillow form that measures 2" bigger than the pillow case you've crocheted. This will give you a nice fluffy pillow, and the pillow form will keep any fluff from escaping and make it washable! CLICK HERE for the downloadable and printable PDF!
Layout Ideas for Garments and Accessories Made with Squares
When it comes to crochet clothes and accessories, the granny square size matters a little more! Here are some general ideas and inspiration for projects you can make with squares - the number depends on how big your squares are, and how big you want your piece to be! CLICK HERE for the printable and downloadable PDF!
Get the Patterns, Edgings, and More!
Ready for more? Check out these links!
- Winter Market Bag
- 16 Free Edging and Border Patterns
- Caron Granny Summer Bag
- Ellie's 6" Square
- Heart Filled Square
- Screen Window Square
- Striped Hourglass Square
- Leaping Stripes and Blocks Squared
- How to Crochet Mitered Squares
- Every Little Thing Square
- Right Round Square
- Joyful Afghan Square
- Fates Square
- Mini Magic Mandala Square
- How to Block Crochet Squares
- Magic Spike Mandala Square
- There You Go Throw
- Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket
- Sweetest Baby Blanket
- Piece of My Heart Afghan
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