Have you seen on instagram that I have been sharing 12 days of grannie square projects? I’ve been sharing them as reels to inspire you all to create quick simple gifts for yourself or others for Christmas. But they don’t just need to be for Christmas! And if you’re a maker that likes to sell their items, then these would make for simple makes to sell too!
I thought I would share the first 6 this week and the second 6 next week to close out the year. All of these projects took me from 3 minutes to 2 hours (roughly) to make. And I had so much fun designing and creating them all that I am going to continue to post a new grannie square project each month! So be sure to hit subscribe or sign up to my email list if you want to see them too.
Day 1 – Gift card holder
A gift card holder. This one was made using a solid grannie square and DK weight cotton. Once the square is made, fold 3 corners to the middle, sew on a button and use the corner as the button hole. You can check out the reel for it here.
Day 2 – Shadow box frame
This one was on my to do list for ages! you could use any photo frame, it doesn’t need to be a shadow box, but you might want to use thinner yarn for a normal frame. I had to hot glue this one to card as the square wasn’t big enough to fill the entire frame. You can check out the reel for it here.
Day 3 – Box cover
This is another one that I had on my to do list for ages. I made four decorative squares for the sides and a solid grannie for the bottom and joined them altogether. I had a box on hand that was the perfect size, so I used that as the insert. You can check out the reel for it here.
Day 4 – Motif for gift card or gift
This is a simple way to personalise a card or wrapped present. If left loose and made bigger the motif or square used could also become a coaster for the recipient. Check out the reel for it here.
Day 5 – Coasters
In my world you can never go wrong with a crochet coaster! Any shape or design, as long as the yarn isn’t too bulky that it makes the cup tip over. You can check out the reel for it here.
Day 6 – A bookmark
I’m one of those people that still read a real book and not a kindle or tablet, . This one was made using 3 traditional grannie squares that I joined as I went. I then added a border, tail and tassles. You can check out the reel for it here.
So that is the first 6 days. Next week I’ll share with you the second 6 days. And every month I’ll share a new grannie square project idea in different shapes and sizes!
You can use any grannie square of your preference for these projects. All of these are squares available as written patterns for my Hooked on Crochet Club members.