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Gardner Village Blog The Latest Crochet Craze Might Surprise You
Friday May 17 2024

Huey Lewis was right, it IS hip to be square. Granny squares are back in a big way, and our friends at Willow Hill Yarn Company are all about the excitement in the air for this old-is-new craft.

granny square handbag 

Just what is a granny square, anyway? It's... 

  1. A bite-sized crochet project.
  2. A craft that can be completed fairly quickly.
  3. A project you can do on the go. Waiting for that oil change? Pull out your yarn and crochet hook! Sitting in the carpool line, waiting for that school bell to ring? It’s go time!  
  4. An awesome place to start if you’re just learning to crochet.
  5. A versatile style that can be taken in many amazing directions.

crochet hat

Dive into this enjoyable hobby, and you’ll soon find you have squares to spare. That’s where the real fun comes in. You can bring these square beauties together in any number of clever ways – blankets and quilts, handbags, clothing, and more!

yarn stores in salt lake 

Guess what?! You don’t even have to stay in the square formation. This gorgeous baby romper is actually made from a pentagon piece.

crochet baby romper 

pentagon granny square


Ready to go, granny, go? Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village is your next stop. First, they have the best assortment of yarn options. Yay! With yarn and a crochet hook, you’re ready to get started. Of course, it can be a learning curve for those who don’t have much crochet experience. Fortunately, you can take a crochet class at Willow Hill, and they say granny squares are an excellent place to start out.

beginner crochet ideas

Willow Hill offers classes for all skill levels, so you can find something fun even if you’ve been creating for a while now, like this beautiful cowl, which takes the granny-square stitch and puts in a tube for a fun twist on the look!

 willow hill classes

See all Willow Hill Yarn Company classes here.

 Willow Hill Yarn Company

Beyond classes, you’ll also find several granny square project ideas, patterns, and more in store, including all examples featured in this post.

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Clearly, granny has it going on! Stop by Willow Hill soon for inspiration, instruction, ideas, and more on this inspiring trend. 

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