Timeless Fiber Designs

A celebration of the fiber arts where makers can learn where to find timeless and family-friendly instructional materials and patterns and learn more about the talented designers who create them.

Crochet Granny Squares

Crochet granny square patterns were once dependent solely upon color choice to create unique pieces. Granny squares became a bit of a rage in the 1960s when people used them for clothing along with the iconic afghans so many of our grandparents and great-grandparents made.

The traditional granny square has a very distinctive look. Rows of open spaces and double crochets are worked in pairs to create a somewhat spiral square. It’s worked in ever-increasingly larger rows, with increases in each of the four corners.

While the basic construction generally remains the same, there’s literally library shelves filled with options for changing the center of the square into flowers and other designs. Traditionally used to create afghans, granny squares are now used to create everything from fashionable clothing to charming stuffed animals.

A growing number of designers offer their crochet granny square patterns for free or for a fee on or via their websites. We’re excited to share them with you and show you where you can find them.

12" Afghan Block, Collarette Dahlia crochet pattern by Cheryl D. Floyd

Collarette Dahlia Square

Collarette Dahlia, 12″ afghan square & 2 crochet patterns in 1 – a lovely Dahlia flower framed by several rows of granny stitches by Cheryl D. Floyd