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  • noun A piece of square fabric produced by crocheting in rounds from the centre outward.


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  • A granny square is a crochet technique for producing square fabric by working in rounds from the center outward. Granny squares are traditionally handmade. They resemble coarse lace. Although there is no theoretical limit to the maximum size of a granny square, crocheters usually create multiple small squares and assemble the pieces to make clothing, purses, Afghan blankets, and other household textiles.

    Granny square apparel is a cyclical fashion that peaked in the 1970s.


    February 3, 2008