How to make a granny square necklace…

May 8, 2009 19 Comments by Kirsty


Since I posted the granny square necklace I’ve had a few emails & comments asking for a little how to.

If you know how to make a granny square you can easily make one of these sweet necklaces. You don’t need to follow a pattern at all. Just have a go. I think that all you really need to know is that I used embroidery floss, & a 3mm hook (but I’m super tight – so maybe choose something smaller).

If you are a rule follower (like me), it’s all there in the slide show.

I’ve chosen a traditional granny square because in my opinion if it ain’t broke…don’t fix it. I love everything about a granny square. You can read about all about it here.

I’m not trying to teach anyone how to make a granny square. There are plenty of tutes around for that. My “pattern” uses Australian/UK terminology so if you’re in the US you’ll need to double where I say treble.

There’s a PDF tutorial here if you’d like to “print & keep”.

You might like to try

Purl Bee (US terminology)
Sarah London on Flickr (Aus/UK terminology)
& Pip has put together a few posts on granny squaring too.

19 Comments

  1. Liesl
    6 years ago

    That’s so much fun! Its a great tutorial (as usual) and a really sweet necklace.

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  2. jeanamarie
    6 years ago

    your necklace is so very cute – love how the embroidery floss looks in crochet as well. it has a great lustre, i think.

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  3. littlelovelies
    6 years ago

    You are brilliant!!!! i love that you made it into a little slideshow! i am making one right now! i’ll show you when i’m finished! thanks again!
    x nadine

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  4. tikki
    6 years ago

    that is super dooper cute!! I love it, I haven’t knit granny squares for years, I have no need I have two massive double sided queen bed size ones from my mum, but I think I must make a necklace!! thanks for the tute and awesome creation

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  5. h&b
    6 years ago

    *that* is gorgeous, and I love the colours!

    I can just imagine all the comments you must get whe you wear it – no lack of conversation for you!

    xx

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  6. littlelovelies
    6 years ago

    hi kirsty it’s me again – did you notice you were mentioned on craftzine – here is the link

    http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/am_eye_candy_-_granny_square_n.html#comments

    x nadine

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  7. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    You’re good to me Liesl. Thank you!

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  8. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    I can’t wait to see Nadine. I’m sure yours will be gorgeous.

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  9. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    Oooh me too! I love the way the embroidery floss looks.

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  10. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    Thank you h&b. I'm glad you like it & I love a chat.

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  11. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    Yes you must Tikki. Have fun.

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  12. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    Thanks Nadine.

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  13. Michelle
    6 years ago

    Such a top idea! I love it. Someone else loves it too!
    http://www.thehookandi.com/2009/05/08/and-the-projects-get-tinier-and-tinier/

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  14. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    Thanks for the link Michelle.

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  15. pinry
    6 years ago

    just love this! i wonder how a fluffy one in fine gauge wool would go… thanks so much for sharing the idea.

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  16. Kirsty
    6 years ago

    Wonderful I’m sure. Give it a go.

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  17. Ulla
    5 years ago

    I waguely remembered it was on your blog where I saw the Granny necklace. I have made three as gifts, just tied the ends so the length is adjustable. See here: http://kotkarankki.blogspot.com/2009/07/award-yarn-and-summer-harvest.html – Thank you for the cute idea!

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  18. Gardanne
    5 years ago

    Thank you for being so generous.

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  19. Mens Necklace
    4 years ago

    Nice work… thanks for sharing.

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