Granny Squares Are The New Black | Guest Post By @jellybean_junction

Granny Squares Are The New Black | Guest Post By @jellybean_junction
Hi I’m Kate Rowell and I’m the crochet designer behind Jellybean Junction. I first picked up my hook in January 2015 and haven’t looked back since, it’s my passion and my creative outlet which keeps my sanity intact when looking after 2 young boys and a puppy! Jellybean Junction has been up and running for about 2 years now, I started by selling ready made crochet blankets, hats and home decor but soon realised that pattern design was what I enjoyed most, I released my first pattern in February 2017. My love for bright colours and rainbows is reflected in my work and my designs are simple and classic – mainly aimed at the beginner/intermediate crocheters. You can find my work on Instagram, Etsy and on my website and on my blog A granny square is no longer considered to be old fashioned, thanks to recent fashion trends and crochet becoming more popular the humble granny square is now very trendy! I find it to be a very calming, relaxing type of crochet with endless possibilities. Granny squares come in all shapes and sizes and can be used in a number of ways, if you are looking for some granny square inspiration then look no further – below you’ll find a list of my favourite granny square projects…

Granny Square Lampshade

Simple granny squares sewn together and wrapped around a plain lampshade – make basic 4 round granny squares using scraps of cotton yarn in bright colours, join them together and add a crochet pom pom edge. Attach them to a lampshade using a glue gun.

Giant Granny Blanket

Crochet a giant granny square using 3 balls of cream dk yarn, use 5 bright colours to add a pretty border. A perfect project for a beginner! Top tip – Flip your granny square over at the end of each round to keep it nice and square!

Framed Granny Square

Granny squares are works of art! Make a square using your favourite coloured cotton yarns (the pictured pattern is called the Ribbed Cross Granny Square). Block the square using a 50/50 mix of pva glue and water, mount it on plain card using a glue gun and then use a box style frame.

Geometric Grannies

By making granny squares that are half one colour and half another colour you can create an infinite number of patterns. The squares pictured are Solid Granny Squares made with 100% cotton yarn and sewn together to form this striking arrow design.

Love Heart Granny Squares

These gorgeous 2-toned heart granny squares are so pretty! Use bright colours for the hearts and a neutral pale grey outer colour.
I’d like to say a huge thanks to Kate for stopping by the blog to give us some inspiration! Don’t forget to pop and say hello to her on Instagram @jellybean_juction.

One Comment

  1. Wow so nice n colourful.
    Didn’t know u could make geometric grannies or lamp shades.
    Going to make one each for my 3 granddaughters.
    Nice ideas Kate.
    Keep it up.
    Love them

    Nerina
    January 23, 2019 Reply

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