While I'm at the Knit and Crochet Show in San Diego this week, I'm happy to share a fun guest roundup post by Elaine Bennett of TopCrochetPatterns.com! Thanks Elaine!
Granny squares are the starting component of so many different crochet patterns, from blankets and bags to garments and toys. While the basic patterns are great for making in a hurry, why not try these more unusual designs? They're all completely free to download!
1. Heart to heart: http://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/free-crochet-patterns/heart-granny-square1
The heart on this design pops right out. The block would make a great centre focal point for an heirloom blanket.
2. Try stripes: http://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/free-crochet-patterns/stripy-granny-square
I love the way the white lines radiate out from the centre of this easier-than-it-looks square.
3. Sunset shades: http://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/free-crochet-patterns/ripple-square-granny-square
Mix and match sunset shades and a cool stranded design in this block by Irene Strange.
4. Wheel of fortune: http://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/free-crochet-patterns/circle-granny-square1
Make a granny square with a cool pinwheel central design in contemporary shades of pink and grey.
5. Diamonds are forever: http://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/free-crochet-patterns/diamond-granny-square
Be warned – this square-within-a-square design is really addictive to make once you get started!
6. Celtic knot: http://www.topcrochetpatterns.com/free-crochet-patterns/celtic-knot-granny-square
Start this square by making four interlinking circles. Add a little glitter yarn for that special finishing touch.
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Elaine Bennett is the editor of the UK-based magazine LGC Knitting & Crochet and new crochet pattern website topcrochetpatterns.com. When she's not writing about knitting and crochet for work, she can be found at home with her needles, hook and a vast yarn stash that threatens to take over her home.
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These are beautiful. Thank you.
I've visited the page Top Crochet Patterns and it's great. It has a lot of inspiring ideas. Thank you so much.
I hope you're enjoying your time in San Diego.
Thank you Teresa! It's keeping me VERY busy!
I'm in awe--the granny squares are beautiful!
Apparently I made a typing error when giving my password, and since I can't look at the letters after I typed them, I have no idea what the error is. Now the website won't let me use my own email address to try again. Help!!!
I'm sorry Carol! I don't run the website, have you messaged them?
I can never view anything at top crochet website, I log in and it says I am logged in and im never redirected. I can't contact support because you have to log in to do that. bummer, so wanted these patterns.