It's that special time of year when we grab our hooks, choose our favourite yarn, and gather around the digital campfire to celebrate Granny Square Day!
What is Granny Square Day?
Granny Square Day began on August 15, 2014, when Susan Regalia invited Instagram users to post a picture of their crocheted square. The idea was to create a massive digital blanket on her feed, and the tradition has continued ever since. It's a day when crocheters share photos, ideas, and patterns of those favourite granny squares.
Why make a square? The benefits of crocheting Granny Squares
Granny squares are a great way for beginners to learn and practice basic crochet stitches and techniques.
These small, lightweight, and repetitive projects are perfect to take with you on the go.
Creativity and Customization:
Choose any style or colour combination that inspires you, allowing for endless personalisation and creativity.
Stress Reduction and Mental Health:
Like other forms of crafting, crocheting granny squares can be meditative and relaxing, helping to reduce stress and anxiety and improve focus.
Join these little wonders together to to make blankets, scarves, bags, cushions, sweaters . . the possibilities are endless.
Manageable Project Size:
Making one small square at a time avoids feeling overwhelmed, giving a satisfying sense of completion with each square finished.
Stash Busting Sustainability:
These are the ultimate project for using scrap yarn, which is both economical and environmentally friendly.
There are a multitude of granny square designs out there for you to try but we’ve handpicked 3 classics.
Why not give them a go!