Granny squares are a classic crochet technique that have been beloved by crafters for generations. These simple, square-shaped motifs can be used in a wide range of projects, from blankets and afghans to hats, scarves, and more.
But did you know that granny squares can also be used to add a touch of handmade charm to your home?
With granny squares, you can create one-of-a-kind pillows, blankets, and even wall hangings. The possibilities are endless! And because granny squares are made with yarn, they are soft and cozy, adding a touch of warmth and comfort to any room.
How to Decorate Your Home with Granny Squares
With a little creativity, granny squares can add a fun and handmade touch to your home decor.
Here are 9 creative ways to incorporate granny squares into your home.
Create a Colorful Granny Square Throw Blanket
Nothing beats snuggling up with a warm, cozy blanket on a chilly day. Create a one-of-a-kind throw blanket by crocheting granny squares in a variety of colors and patterns, and then joining them together to form a patchwork of color and texture.
Make a Granny Square Wall Hanging
Add a touch of handmade beauty to any wall in your home with a granny square wall hanging. You can create a simple, monochromatic design with a single color, or go wild with a vibrant rainbow of colors. Hang it in your living room, bedroom, or even your entryway for a warm and welcoming touch.
Crochet a Granny Square Rug
If you’re looking for a way to add a pop of color and texture to your floors, consider crocheting a granny square rug. You can create a small rug for a specific area, or make a larger rug to cover a larger space. Use a sturdy yarn, such as wool, for durability, and experiment with different color schemes to find the perfect look for your space.
Create a Granny Square Pillow
Add some cozy comfort to your living room or bedroom with a granny square pillow. Crochet a large granny square, stuff it with fiberfill or pillow form, and then sew it closed to create a plush and playful accent piece. You can use a single color for a minimalist look, or go bold with a rainbow of hues.
Make a Granny Square Tote Bag
Need a stylish and eco-friendly way to carry your groceries, books, or other essentials? Look no further than a granny square tote bag! Crochet a series of granny squares in coordinating colors, and then join them together to create a sturdy and spacious bag. Add straps and a lining for extra durability and convenience.
Crochet a Granny Square Plant Pot Cozy
Add a touch of crochet charm to your houseplants with a granny square plant pot cozy. Simply crochet a granny square that’s slightly larger than the diameter of your plant pot, and then slip it over the pot to create a cozy, colorful home for your plants.
Create a Granny Square Garland
Add a pop of color to any room in your home with a granny garland. Just crochet squares and join together to create a fun garland (aka bunting) that is great for parties and gatherings.
Make a Set of Coasters
Granny squares are also a great size for making coasters. Choose yarn colors that match your dishes, and crochet several squares to form a set of coasters. You can also add a layer of felt or craft foam to the back of each coaster for added insulation and protection for your furniture.
Decorate a Wreath
Granny squares can be used to make a unique and colorful wreath for your front door or wall. Simply crochet numerous squares in a variety of colors and sizes, and attach them to a circular wreath form using hot glue or stitch them together.
You can also add other embellishments, such as ribbons, signs (as shown above) and flowers, to create a one-of-a-kind wreath that adds a touch of handmade charm to your home.