Granny squares are a great place to start when learning to crochet, but often times new crocheters dont’ know what to do with them once they’re made. I’m going to be honest about those first few: you’re probably not going to be able to do anything with them. You’re learning! It’s normal! Maybe if you caught on quickly, you’ll have some coasters. But take that knowledge and come along to see what you can do with the skills you’ve acquired and find some great patterns to turn your new hobby into garment making!
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This Sunflower Crochet Cardigan pattern from Kristines Day Crafts is so cheerful and sunny! I love sunflowers and this stunning cropped cardigan pattern is easy to follow and requires beginner level crochet skills. You could easily lengthen or shorten this cardigan by adding another row of granny squares to the bottom to make it suit your preferences!
This long hooded granny square jacket crochet pattern is a vintage pattern that has been tested and tweaked by skilled crocheter The Sweetest Crochet PT. It is written for size S-M, but is adjustable and the seller offers support for adjusting the size. So I wouldn’t necessarily say this is a beginner crochet pattern, but if you have some experience constructing a crochet pattern, it is likely fairly easy to adjust to your preferred size.
This Crochet Granny Hexagon Cardigan Pattern from Amy T Design isn’t exactly a granny square pattern, but it fits the theme. These Hexagon sweaters are so cool the way they turn a couple of large hexagons into the sleeves and body of a cardigan! You’ll be so amazed at how it comes together. It’s oversized and slouchy, super cozy and quick to make! The beauty of this is that you won’t have to seam together a bunch of tiny granny squares at the end to finish it.
Stephanie is one of my favourite designers for easy to follow crochet patterns and her Cozy Days Daisy Cardigan Crochet Pattern is no different. It is made with a bulky level 5 yarn, so the granny squares works up quickly and you’ll be seaming up this sweater in no time! The yarn she suggests is Lion Brand Yarn’s Hue & Me, which you can also get as a kit (pattern included!) from Lion Brand. This pattern has inclusive sizing, with sizing from XS to 5XL.
This fun Crocheted Daisy Cropped Cardigan Pattern from TS Crochet Design is a fun and colourful granny square jacket with oversized sleeves and a cropped bodice that would make a stunning statement piece. So fun for festivals or weekend wear. You could choose to make it in just a few colours or use it as a stash busting project to use up those leftovers!
This Crochet Granny Square Hooded Cardigan Pattern from By Masal is such a gorgeous long boho-inspired sweater and would be such a stunning statement piece! I love how the different colour arrangements of each square make it so unique and have such a lovely 70’s vibe!
Speaking of a 70’s vibe, check out this stunning Ada Top Crochet Pattern from Cucurucu Crochet! I love this pattern so much! It is size inclusive from XS to 5XL and the length can be customized to your preference. Such a lovely little top! Would make a great top on its own or a vest over a long sleeved shirt.
The Isla Granny Square Sweater Crochet Pattern from Lakeside Loops is a classy take on a crochet classic! This pattern is also size inclusive, with instructions for sizes S-5XL. The 2-4″ of positive ease on this sweater allows for a comfy fit, and depending on the yarn you choose to make it in, it can be suitable for spring/summer or the cooler months.
This Daisy Square Granny Tee Crochet Pattern from Cansharkseattoffee has just one round of granny squares at the yoke of the sweater. It has sizing from 32-34 inches to 44-46 inches and is an easy pattern with flattering sleeves. Once you seam together the granny squares, the rest of the sweater will work up pretty quickly.
I hope you found some inspiration for your next steps in crochet! Crocheting is so fun; your granny squares can turn into more than blankets and scarves! Grab a pattern, some yarn, and a hook and get crocheting today! Or Pin it for later!