Everyone loves granny squares, even those of us who categorically say they don’t, secretly do. However, we all have had moments of doubt when we’ve thought that they’re, well, a bit square, slightly ho-hum and passe. To be honest, there are many square patterns that are humdrum and not exciting. However, here are a few that are definitely fun, different and worthy of consideration.
Ribbed Cross Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern
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Star Portal Square Free Crochet Pattern
This one’s for you sci-fi fans. The star portal patten is very futuristic and evocative of so many futuristic films. The pattern would look great as a repeating motif in an afghan, or a focal point in a plain one (i.e. off to the side, to make it look like an activator of some kind). Done in blue, the portal signals it’s ready, done in red, no go. The possibilities are endless. Star Portal Square used an overlay or surface crochet technique. A link to a free pattern is at the end of the post.
Skills: Easy Designer: Crochet Instinct