Monday, November 15, 2021

Her Majesty - The Granny Square

 
My Owl Blanket Pattern on Etsy

 
Happy Monday friends! 
We start this week with granny squares as inspiration. As I have previously  mentioned a couple of times, I plan to make a granny square inspired collection this winter, a collection that will encompass all the wonderful uses of a these lovely and versatile squares. 

The granny square is the most iconic motif in the craft world and its uses are plentiful.
If you were wondering what can you use it for besides making 1) blankets and afghans, here's a list that might inspire you to make something different. 
 
2) Apparel
 
Photo by Ibizabohogirl

Image by Honeybea.ca
 
From blouses, tops and sweaters to cardis and ponchos. Grannies not only make the clothes more appealing and colorful, but they also give out a vintage and nostalgic vibe. 
 
3) Accessories
 
Shawls, scarves and hats are the first to pop up to me, although I am always inspired to find new uses for it and in the picture above you can see my head scarf/kerchief. Then there are home-slippers, bags and pouches and the list goes on....

Here's a free pattern by Lulluby Lodge for fingerless warmers. How cute are these? 
 
 
4) Jewelry 
I love a good challenge and I am always excited to harness the granny into jewelry projects. I am going to share a free brooch tutorial later this month, so stay tuned. 

5) Home decor 
Pillows, cushions, buntings, table-runners, wall hangings, lamp-shades for the living room, rugs, kitchen towels and pot holders for the kitchen. (Hot) Water-bottle covers maybe? 
 
Granny square lamp by Jackie Carreira
 
What's your favourite granny square project? Do you have any in your home? 

13 comments:

Alhana said...

I have a bag and a couple of blankets, they are my favourite granny square projects!

Bella said...

Wow, such beautiful projects! And all with the famous and simple granny square :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for sharing Alhana! I am trying to get the feel and interests of my followers so as to know what to include (more) in my collection offer.

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, lovely aren't they? Thank you for stopping by Bella!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love granny squares and those hand warmers are really nice!

Sophie said...

Wow these are amazing!!!I love them!!!Bravo Maya nice job!!Kisses!!!

Rajani Rehana said...

Super blog

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Granny Square... todo un clásico, ahora renovado, aumentan sus posibilidades creativas.
Tengo varios sueltos que me sobraron de la manta...y quiero hacer más.

Tu manta de búhos es fantástica... por diseño y colorido.

BESOS

Maya Kuzman said...

❤️

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Sophie!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thanks!

Maya Kuzman said...

I agree MJ. Sorry I cannot reply in Spanish. I haven't spoken it in ages, but I am working on renewing my language skills :)
Grannies are everlasting and I don't believe they will ever go out of fashion!

Alexandra EyeLoveKnots said...

Granny squares have always held a special place in my heart. They are so classic, and versatile.