It’s Time for the Second Annual Granny Square Month!

We had so much fun last year during Granny Square Month that I knew I’d have to make it an annual tradition on Underground Crafter! During June, I’ll be highlighting granny squares every day by sharing a post about grannies, including free crochet patterns, granny square book reviews, giveaways, tips, tutorials, and roundups. Hopefully, all of this granny square love will keep you inspired all summer long!

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Granny Square Month 2018 on Underground Crafter ] 30 days of granny square patterns, inspiration, and giveaways!

What is a granny square anyway?

Last year, I shared that the traditional granny square pattern originated in the 1890s in a printed leaflet by Weldon and Company of London. Technically, this is the only pattern that “qualifies” to be called a granny square, while other crochet patterns for squares are really motifs, or blocks, and not “grannies.”

But it’s more fun to be inclusive, isn’t it? I consider any crocheted motif (regardless of the shape) as well as “granny stitch” and “granny stripe” patterns in my definition of what can be included in Granny Square Month. That should keep things interesting for 30 days!

How to join in on the Granny Square Month fun

  • Follow along here on Underground Crafter. I’ll update this post with links to other posts throughout the month.
  • Subscribe to my newsletter to get a weekly collection of links in your inbox! (You also get other goodies, including a coupon code good for your choice of crochet or knitting pattern or ebook from my Ravelry shop.)
  • Chat with other crocheters in the Facebook or Ravelry groups.
  • Tag your granny square patterns with #grannysquaremonth on social media. If you use one of my patterns or tutorials, tag me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter.
  • Let your crochet friends know about it! Share this post on your favorite social network or give out the link to this post ( ) in your local yarn shop, crochet guild, or craft night.

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Granny Square Month 2018 Schedule

I’ll be updating this list throughout the month to include the links as new posts go live. These links will remain up after Granny Square Month so you can come back and use this page as a resource.

Thanks for being part of Granny Square Month! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.


21 thoughts on “It’s Time for the Second Annual Granny Square Month!”

  1. Awesome! I love the granny stitch, but I don’t enjoy making lots of small squares. Thus, I love to make one large granny square as lap blankets.


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