I’m not sure what prompted this granny square idea, but for such a simple one I love how it turned out! I see this as being a quick and simple gift idea for Christmas or birthdays, or even a teacher gift.
It’s a wall hanging! It’s relatively simple and can be adapted for almost any square and for almost any size.
I made mine from a traditional solid granny square and some Scheepjes Catona that was in my stash. This yarn is a 100% mercerised cotton so it has a lovely shine to it. The only other item you need (besides a hook) is a canvas block. I purchased a 6 inch square block from my local craft store.
To make it I made the square as normal until I had one round left to reach the full size of the canvas. I then did one round where I replaced the chain 3 of the corner with a double crochet (UK treble) instead. I then worked the remaining rounds without increasing – so it was one stitch into every stitch. The very final round was single crochet (UK double crochet) as this took me to the edge of the block.
It was fun! And I managed to make it in a couple of hours in front of the tv. I’ll be giving my clubhouse members a live tutorial on how to make it in our Hook and Learn lesson next week.
If you’re wanting to gain more confidence with crochet and stay inspired, you will want to consider joining the Hooked on Crochet Club. It’s an online membership that is the only one of it’s kind. Every month we provide you with projects that help you to increase your crochet skillset inside a private community. And each week there are live tutorials, with week 2 being dedicated now to a grannie square project. It’s the ideal way to improve on your crochet, which in turn brings more calm and satisfaction to your life. If you want to learn more, be sure to head on over here and add your name to the waitlist! Doors are only open a few times of year so you won’t to miss out.