Granny squares are a classic crochet technique that has 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? They can! and if you have ever asked yourself what to do with all the granny squares you’ve made, then this collection will help.
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
Don’t worry about what to do with crochet squares because this collection will help! 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 that are easy to make and quite stunning as well.
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.
More Free Crochet Square Patterns
I hope the collection above helped you figure out what to do with granny squares and gave you some inspiration. Take a look below at some free and easy squares to crochet that you can use in the home projects above!