I love all things crafty, and one of my favourite crafts is crochet. I find it a really calming and fun. And it’s a great way to be creative without all the pressure of getting things perfect. One of the most fun things for me to crochet are granny squares because they work up quickly and they are so versatile.

Earlier this year I started a little series over on my YouTube channel, about a few quick crochet tips for making granny squares and granny square throws that I wish I would have seen back when I was starting out. But unfortunately, life got in the way and I wasn’t able to finish the series until very recently. So to celebrate long projects finally getting done, here is the series in it’s entirety for any and all of you who would like to learn some handmade skills for Christmas!

First up, it’s the basics of how to crochet a granny square:

In the next one I show you how to weave in those stubborn ends as you go. This tip is especially helpful when you’re using a new colour in every row:

If that seems like too much fuss, or if you don’t feel like the end result is secure enough for your project, you can always sew in your ends when you’re finished crocheting:

So now that you’ve made your granny squares and they’re nice and secure, you may want to join them together to make a throw, blanket or a pillow. Here is one technique to do just that, joining as you go:

Let me know what you think in the comments! If you like crafts, DIYs and drawing, subscribe to my YouTube channel, I plan on making more videos in the new year 🙂 Would you like to see some more crochet videos? Let me know! I hope that you, yes YOU reading this, have an amazing holiday season full of joy and relaxation!

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