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Thank Goodness for Grannies!

Tamara Kelly of Moogly Blog shares new takes on this classic crochet staple!

Granny squares, and the granny stitch, haven't always gotten a lot of love - maybe because they got so much love in the '70s! But fresh modern colors and creativity make the granny square hot over and over again, and with it's versatility and simplicity, it will always have something new to offer! Here are 7 fantastic free crochet patterns that show just how lucky we are to have our "grannies!"

  1. Mini Granny Square Bookmarks - The perfect small project for summer crocheting - and summer beach reading!
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  2. Multi-Color Granny Square Shawl / Scarf - Summer ready for all those times your shoulders need just a little something!
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  3. Diagonal Granny Afghan - Turned on their side and dripping with fringe - the perfect boho blanket!
  4. Corner Granny Afghan - A new spin on the classic!
  5. Graphic Statement Cardigan - Bold black and white grannies are right on trend!
  6. Brand New Baby Sweater and Hat - Clever construction means if you can crochet a granny square, you can make this sweater!
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  7. Rosehill Cottage Afghan - Ripples plus grannies equals gorgeous!
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To me, granny squares are like tangram puzzles - a simple shape that, when turned and combined and used creatively, can surprise you with what you can do! What's your favorite granny project? Which of these has made it onto your summer crochet list?

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