The Humble Granny Square

The most popular crochet stitch. Once learnt it can be made into just about anything. Small ones can be seen together to make vast heirloom blankets or simple cushion covers. Single small squares can be made in to lavender pillows, coasters or potholders. Or go big and make one giant granny square blanket. The possibilities are endless.

Below are some of the granny square items I have made. The blankets were for my daughter when she was born and she still uses them now. They’re warm bit light, which makes them perfect for a newborn.

Jam jar covers

These are incredibly versatile. You can add them to jars on your shelves at home for a little vintage chic in the kitchen. You could also put them on a lovely jar of preserves and make very pretty presents for birthdays or Christmas. Or, if you’re like me, you can use them to top empty jars and make yourself some Granny chic storage. Thrifty and good for the environment. Doesn’t get better than that!

These are made from 100% acrylic and can be any colour combination. They look equally good in pretty pastels and eye-popping neons, depending on your taste.