Basic Granny Square Tutorial for Gathered by Mollie Makes

Now that it is 2013 my mind is already thinking of what new crafts I want to try this year. I hope some of you are thinking about learning to crochet or knit! I recently shared a simple granny square tutorial in Issue 12 of Gathered by Mollie Makes. This granny square is perfect for blankets, scarves, coasters, a gift bag pocket and anything else you can think of! Granny squares are definitely a great way to get started with crochet.

You can find the full tutorial in the latest issue of Gathered. I really want to make a giant granny square blanket (like the one in yesterday’s Blush List) for my bed. I think it would be fun to work on even if it takes all year to finish. 😉

What crafts do you want to tackle this year? Have you started any new projects since Christmas or are you giving yourself a much-needed break for a few weeks?

I hope you are having a great Monday so far!

  1. Ashleigh says:

    making a granny square blanket is on my to-do list too! along with making a quilt and upholstering my first sofa! thanks for the tips :)

    xx Ashleigh

  2. Amanda Ryan says:

    I love a good Granny Square. I made both my children a Granny Square blanket for their birthdays, which was the size of a lap blanket but try to add a few more rows as they grow so to does the blanket. It takes almost a full ball of yarn to get round them now, and they’re allowed to pick the colours so some are horrid, but they love those blankets so much. I’ve started on a small Grannys linked together blanket this week, which I may keep for myself :-)

  3. ROBIN says:

    Hey Meredith, a week or three ago I discovered your blog and since then I’ve been obsessed! I’ve read ALL of your blogs on my teenietiny iPhone screen and I’ve loved each and every one of it! So thumbs up for you! Thanks to your embroidery blogs I would like to tackle embroidery this year, I’ve already made a tea towel for a secret santa and I really liked it. I also want to finish my granny stripe blanket, but (same as the huge granny square one) it takes ages! Well, keep up your blog and I would like to see some tutorials from you, as I really like your style :) Bye! Robin (from the Netherlands)

  4. Eyelah says:

    I’m currently crocheting a granny square blanket for a friend. I had some extra yarn so I started using it for a blanket. I didn’t have a certain person in mind when I started it but then I realized my friend in CO could use a blanket. Now, I’m almost done. Not nearly the size of the blanket from your previous post.


  5. studio meez says:

    I will start with the beekeepers quilt as a side project. So looking forward to it.

  6. Angela Giaco says:

    So beautiful! Your blog really has inspired be to learn to knit, so now it’s a goal of mine for 2013. I’m so excited, all of your things end up so beautiful!! :)


  7. Audry says:

    I’ve been spinning yarn for a blanket for awhile now. At first I thought I’d make a granny square blanket. But I think I might have to learn to weave and weave the blanket instead.

    And I like your color choice for that granny square. Are you going to make a whole blanket out of those colors?

    • meredith says:

      I really want to learn how to spin yarn. My local yarn shop is offering classes now so I might have to give it a try!

      I think I will use these colors for the giant blanket. They are some of my favorite colors and I like how they look together.

  8. How did you know? I literally looked up Granny Square pattern this morning. I’ve always just made it up as I went along, and figured it was time to get a proper pattern.

    I’m aiming 1 granny square a day in order to have a big lovely blanket by the end of the year. Fingers crossed

  9. Michelle says:

    Luckily I already how to knit and crochet but I’ve never made a granny square before. I’ve tried to crochet one before but they always come out deformed however I’ll keep trying.

    My blog: acolorfulcreation.blogspot.com

  10. I definitely have a granny square project on the list for this year. Not quite as ambitious as yours though Meredith – but I do love the full bed one from Purl Bee.

    Even though it’s really only for quilters, the other idea I’ve taken on this year (I’m modifying it so I can complete all my craft projects) is ‘a lovely year of finishes’. It’s a great idea – check it out here http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/?page_id=3033

  11. Meg says:

    I started a granny square project this year–one square (or more) a day. I’m using the project for Christmas gifts this year as well as for a blanket for myself. It’s been a lot of fun playing around with different patters and yarns.

  12. Jessica says:

    There are so many beautiful granny square patterns out there- how can one choose! Lovely idea to start off the new year with something simple. Great tutorial!

    My mother and I finished a crochet blanket in November (this one! http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/crochet/crochet_a_colourful_blanket.php)

    I also want to make a crochet snowflake garland before winter is over!

  13. angie says:

    I’d love to make a few crochet dresses!

  14. Moddy says:

    Oh dear me no, I never give crocheting a break 😉 Working on a scarf for my cousin right now! 😀

  15. Emma says:

    I want to make a king sized blanket for myself. but with little tiny granny squares. it going to take a while!

  16. Nicola says:

    I knit quite a lot of presents for Christmas and Decemeber was a little fraught to say the least!

    I only picked up my needles again at the weekend and decided to knit a hat for myself that I had been desperate to since I got the Animal Hat book. All finished last night and I love it :)

  17. A giant granny square blanket was the first thing I ever crocheted. It’s my favourite still even though now I have colour coordinated and posh patterns!

  18. Belle Doan says:

    this is so great! I just picked up crochet and I’m definitely going to try this next!

  19. This is brilliant! It’s surprisingly difficult to find good basic granny square tutorials.
    I have a lot of projects that I want to do this year. I just finished a granny square market bag. I’m currently crocheting a pair of mittens and I’m about to start knitting a turban hat. This year I also want to crochet a huge chevron blanket. You should definitely make a giant granny square blanket!

    xxx Chiaki


  20. Leah says:

    I’m working on a granny square blanket at the moment. I’ve got past the first stage of crocheting all of the squares – now it’s onto stitching them all together! Granny squares are so straight forward that it’s a great way to spend an evening. The giant granny square blanket you shared in your Blush List looks fantastic!


    • meredith says:

      I agree. Granny squares are very relaxing. Putting it all together is a little less relaxing, for me at least. 😉 Your squares look beautiful!

  21. Dewberry says:

    I love granny squares! They’re so easy to crochet and you can make them in any color and them put them together to create something awesome :)

  22. Ebba says:

    Oh granny squares! Love them! They’re so fun and easy to crochet.



  23. Thanks for share! I learned to crochet the last moth and i cant stop it! ^^ It’s a wonderfol world that i’m discovering.

  24. Esther says:

    Just posted about granny squares too! I’m trying to finish a project I started months ago. Those squares are currently keeping my hands very busy!

    Happy New Year Meredith! I hope you had a wonderful first week of 2013!


  25. Kati says:

    I definitely want to learn how to crochet, and all these beautiful granny squares out there make me want to achieve this even more!

  26. Erica says:

    I got a sewing machine for Christmas, so sewing is top of my list right now. I’ve already completed my first project and it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. (I’ve always had a little phobia when it comes to sewing machines.) Now, I have a pretty custom floral skirt… and I’m so proud that I made it myself. :)

    • meredith says:

      That is so awesome Erica! I am a little scared of sewing machines too…haha. I’m glad you gave it a try and now you have a cute skirt! :)

  27. Nienke says:

    Granny squares never did anything for me, but this color combi/pattern…i just love it! I may need to give it a try…

  28. pornchat says:

    Hi everybody, here every person is sharing these familiarity, thus it’s pleasant to read this blog, and I used to pay a quick
    visit this website everyday.

    my webpage: pornchat

  29. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish
    be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  30. Cath up with them for a drink, movie, or plan a date. This “Always turned on city”
    has a hopping nightlife; the sun goes down and the party begins!
    Many services will offer free consultations in diifferent physical buildings.
    The localities are fun-loving and full of life.
    Plaaya Escondida is a hidden gem that’s a long walk from the Seven Seaas Beach in Fajardo.
    Thee person has now spent, perhaps 1 hour talking too someone some people think is real,
    only to be lured to an important pornographic website.

    Do you stay hme nights simply because you lacck a close friend or companion too
    accompany youu on outings and new adventures? When you go to the library to get
    a book or a movie, look around to see if there
    are any ice single ladies that you can chat with. Should
    American Singles Usee Free Dating Sites Amerrican singles should use free dating sites to find their second half for life term
    relationship. But besides income, what do we really finanhce using these sites?

    Despite conflicting evidence and doubts ofer Jordan’s father’s
    intentions in pursuing the case (there was some evidence which hinted that the
    boy’s father was primarily interested in blackmailing Jackson, rather than fighting for justice
    forr his son), the case was settled out of court
    by Michael’s insurance company, wiithout having notified him.
    The Bad world tour, held from Seeptember 1988-January 1989, broke multiple records of attendance in various countries; the 570,000-strong people
    that watched him in Jappan were almost thee times the previous recortd iin the country,
    and his seven sellout shows in Wembley Stadium London, totaling a crowd of 504,000 people,
    broke a Guinness World Record. You will meet even more single ladies if you volunteer
    at local chariable events. Internet dating maes meeting singles in your city fun and exciting.
    Develop a habit of doing thigs away from hoime and getting out in public.

    The locaql charm and tthe different kinda bar scene makes this city one of the
    best citiees for single men. It is alsdo
    known for its Tex-Mex cuisine and yum barbecue restaurants.
    Though you should be calm on some other disadvantages off it, like the
    low pictures quality and offeensive advertising, which are usual on free
    dating websites. No nagging, you can do things at
    your own pace, sitting iin quiet solitude, and what not.
    The beach is a 5 minute walk from the Caribe Hilton, and about a 30 minute walk from Old San Juan.

    Here yyou ccan mix aand mingle wothout the worry off being judged or frowned upon. You can find singles for free by going online, by going to different events wioth singles orr through
    asking friends forr assistance. His father was a very strict disciplinarian, and though
    Michael later attributed his success to the strict singinng
    practice conducted by his father, iit also had a demoralizing effect on the
    budding entertainer’s mindset. Theyy pick upp a bite too eatt at the deli by the office.
    According to Successful Match, “the original service provider powering online dating sites, Boomer Meet is the largest online baby boomers dating site for boomers and has led to many successful relationships and marriages.

    These include events like concerts, sporting events, community outings and many other things. However, no matter which place you choose to go, remember that in all of your approaches its best not to try to be “suave” or “debonair.” Be yourself. A perfect time to watch a movie. It also happens to be a hotspot for surfing and body boarding. Many of the single women youu see in these craft departments are creative, smart, and fun to hang around with.

    Florida dating ffers some of the mkst fun filled things to do for skngles on their first date or plannming that special weekend romantic getaway. The beach has all the facilities tht go with being a family beach, and mind you, the crowds tend to realy swell hre during the summer. Join groups tbat yyou are actually fascinated with, not just tto meet women. Many waters look like they would have a low acid pH due to the trees (and shade) surroujding it, constantly depositing acidic tannins within falling leaves and little oxygenating aquatic vegetation aand even some acid loving plants like rhododendrons growing around the lake. Florida online dating sites can helpp make your search fast and easy!

    You ccan find singles for free by going online, by going to different eveents with singles orr through asking friends for assistance. If a previous commitment did not work out for that person, then it may take an exxtra hslping of compassion with your partner and work towards a mutual understanding. They offer this service for free and you never knpw who you’ll end up meetung until you call. Find groups that truly interest you. It might be easidr to finhd singles in places where they tend to congregate.

    The big point about oxygen and arbon dioxide especially, is that carbon dikxide become carbonic acid inn water therefore acidifying the water. You have to understand that your frustrations can be noticed by women. No matter whether you are seeking to date young/old, man/women, or whether you aare gay/straight, Las Vegas is the city that never sleeps! You can use totally free singles sites to find your second half. Remember that dancing at clubs provide a good way for you to find attractive women.

    AdvertisingSome free internet dating have so mmuch promotion, it’s hard to wwork outt how to use the site. Do you want to meet local singles without the hassle and in a verty convenient way? Get into it and transform your social life into what you deserve. This is a nicfe place too strike upp a conversation with a single female golfer. But whst you get once you reach here iis a clean, isolated beach that is a loner’s idea of heaven.

    So whaat are the hot new dating services so far in 2014? Girls are literally everywhere. It does noot matter how good he was, I want to make sure to see him via video chat room to know the real face. They need to do the same daily errands that you and I do. Also, do not create fake profijles or simply browse through the apps for flirting. When looking pro a extra person to make to know, tryy as many websites as you can.

    Yoou will always know someone who has a single friend that you can date. To ownload the apps from iTunes, click on thee blue downloadd tab, and for downloading them from Google Play, click on the gresen download tab. Once you have determined which dating sites is the best for you, bbe sure to always read their terms and conditions prior to joining. Movies, book clubs, restaurants and the list gies on, everyuthing seems to revolve around mushy love relationships. But indeed, over 50 black people are lonely so they need love and companionship.” Black Boomer Dating iss “for black men and black women to find suitable partners to spend their life with.

    The point is to think outside the box. The tax deduction rates in the United States vary with the income of the individual.

    Here is my web-site :: Free Local
    Phone Chat

  31. Do you know whether its possible to get a round dining table to seat twelve?
    Ive tried to find one online but I cannot come
    across any others than very small tables

    Feel free to visit my web page; home furniture

  32. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but
    after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  33. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a very good article… but what can I say…
    I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

    Here is my web site: CSR Racing Cheats

  34. What’s up friends, how is the whole thing, and what you desire to say concerning this paragraph, in my
    view its actually awesome in favor of me.

    Here is my page; ostroff injury law eric frost (http://www.cumtyc.com)

  35. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to
    and you’re just too excellent. I really like what
    you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating
    and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still
    take care of to keep it wise. I can not wait to
    read much more from you. This is really a tremendous website.

    Here is my web blog – personal injury lawyer bronx ny

  36. Terrific steam showers,
    we had one of these built about five years ago and so it could
    do with modernizing, never get a dull or boring old regular kind of shower ever

  37. Eddie says:

    t always been so cool to black people but looking
    back it. This is where the need for a good horse racing systems comes in. In Bowerstone Old Town, there are a lot of
    vendors selling stuff, you can find some toy horse in this

    Here is my weblog american paint horse association online apha member (Eddie)

  38. Showbox PC says:

    Furthermore, your tablet can be installed with e-book
    readers so you can just go to a library for a peaceful and comfortable
    ambiance. By using this feature, a faster and more reliable Internet connection can be achieved.
    You can sell your application to various online app stores that Google has created for enabling
    users to purchase and download apps without any hassle.

  39. Excellent post. I will be facing a few of thes iissues as well..

  40. Heya! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!

    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward
    to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  41. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody?

    This paragraph posted at this web page is really good.

    Herre is my web-site Android Apps PC Download

  42. maigrir vite says:

    Comment faire pour votre santé en diminuant oou arrêtant le
    néfaste? Vous pouvez également tenir compte regime lipo 13 et carbuloss des problèmes d’évolution? Prenez less
    piqûres de taille si l’énergie est votre poids.
    Essaie d’avoir un régime faible en calories, qui Atkins théorisé le métabolisme à brûler les kilos avec des copains.

    mypage maigrir vite

  43. Excellent article. Keep posting such kind of information on your page.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hello there, You have done a fantastic job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I am sure they will be benefited from this website.

    my web-site :: dick growing pills

  44. Positivism says:

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it is truly informative. I’m going to watch out
    for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future.

    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.


    Check out my website: Positivism

  45. Hey there outstanding website! Does running a blog like this require a large amount of work?
    I have virtually no knowledge of computer
    programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
    Anyway, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.

    I know this is off subject however I simply
    wanted to ask. Cheers!

    Feel free to visit my web-site … mobile marketers gradually (http://www.game.parsino.ir)

  46. While it pregnancy rate is time to take a pregnancy test brand.
    I would choose a pregnancy test, use it for 5-6

    my blog post pregnancy test coupons

  47. Repetida dez vezes mais cremes para rugas
    risco de diabetes e ataques de coração. Uma nnoite bem dormidatambém pode prevenir rugas?

    Sua principal desvantagem deste crreme natural pode aplicá-lo sobre a sua
    boa tolerância. Estou usando a pouco, motivo pelo qual a combinação de antioxidantes é fundamental para combater aas rugas são criteriosamente seleccionadas.
    Se olhar para o tratamento comm tivos de quarta geração
    quue prometem melhorar as rugas são criteriosamente seleccionadas.
    Se ouvirmos as mulheres olham mais sexy, ela acaba ganhando o sseu rosto
    mudouu muito, especialmente ao nível biológico
    por uma alteração em profundidade das rugas.

    Feel free to surf to my ste – liftdermafunciona.com

  48. Marylin says:

    Hey this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG edifors or if you have
    to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but
    have no coding know-how so I wanted to get
    guidance from someone with experience. Any help would
    be enormkously appreciated!