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Granny's Spring Fling


Granny squares are popping up on craft blogs all over the web. This traditional crochet motif has been around for ages, but it never seems to exhaust the potential for innovative, unique character and singular charm. In celebration of the humble granny square, we introduce the Granny Square Project Journal.  Beginning with a simple pattern, you can make all manner of GSPs (Granny Square Projects). 

If you are new to crochet, our Crochet Basics Tutorial will equip you with all the necessary crochet skills to make your own granny square. 



On Granny-Along, you can follow the adventures of grannies young and old as they make blankets, bags, coasters, even dishes.

There are no less than 3 Flickr groups dedicated to the granny square:  

grannysquare afghan along 

grannysquares group

Here at the Purl Bee, Whitney's Babette Blanket is an all-time favorite project.  It is part of the Babette Blanket Group on Flickr.

We hope you'll share some of your favorite GSPs with us! Post a photo to the Purl Bee Projects!

Reader Comments (7)

you are the BEST! just read about you in Vogue Knitting :) NICE! and I want to make a granny square- I have been following and it is so neat. I am a knitter (learned 3 years ago) and am trying to learn to crochet (54 years old) and having a bito fo trouble holding yarn in my left hand, tension, etc staying right, and using the hook- so doing lots of foundation stitches and single crochets!
April 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkate
Oh thank you! I'm new to the granny square and working hard toward my first GS afghan! I am loving that mohair square up there - it's just so beautiful, airy and delicate...

And more inspiring Flickr-goodness is always welcome!
April 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Sommer
Awesome tutorial! I too have recently caught the bug and took Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks book out of the library. I'm having an impossible time understanding her directions which are a myriad of parentheses and brackets. I may need to follow your tutorial and just do some basic GSs for now.
April 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterViolette Crumble
Ah.. the only crochet pattern I ever learned, but I've only made blankets with it.
April 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLori
Thank you so much for the tutorial. I really wanted to make some squares but didn't feel very confident. Now I feel I can have apractise and see how I get one.

Love all you ideas
April 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMin Pickup
I used your tutorials to make my first granny square - thank you. It's not perfect, but your instructions made it simple enough for me to achieve something first time. I feel inspired.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMin Pickup
hi! great site! your entries really inspire to re-learn crochet! i hated it back when i was in gradeschool now i think i'm giving it a second chance. lol thanks! :D
August 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertoasted

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