Transform Your Home with Magical Mitered Granny Squares

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by the colorful patterns and intricate designs of quilts. My mother, an avid quilter, often shared stories of our ancestors who passed down the art of quilting through generations. These stories were not just about the quilts themselves but about the bonds they represented among family members.


When I discovered the Mitered Granny Square technique, it felt like a homage to my heritage—a modern twist on a traditional art form that has been a staple in my family for years. This project connects me to my past while allowing me to add my personal touch and creativity.

A Modern Take on a Timeless Tradition

The Mitered Granny Square, with its unique geometry and versatility, offers a contemporary approach to the conventional granny square. This technique allows for endless creativity in color and design, making each project truly one-of-a-kind.

The blend of colors and the angular design create a modern aesthetic that stands out in the world of crochet. As I embarked on this journey, I was eager to explore the myriad possibilities this pattern presented, aiming to craft a piece that was not only visually striking but also deeply personal.

Exploring the Mitered Granny Squares

One of the most exhilarating aspects of working with the Mitered Granny Square is the opportunity it presents for color experimentation. The project I decided to undertake involved a palette of five carefully selected colors, bordered by an off-white hue to accentuate the design.


This choice was inspired by the desire to mimic the appearance of a half log cabin quilt, renowned for its stark contrasts and captivating visuals. The use of Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn was a practical decision, aiming for a balance between quality and affordability. The worsted weight yarn, combined with a 4.5mm hook, was ideal for this project, providing the perfect thickness for a cozy yet detailed finish.

Mitered Granny Square

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For anyone looking to recreate the Mitered Granny Square, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in five colors of your choice, plus off-white for the borders
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving ends

Before the First Stitch

Embarking on the Mitered Granny Square project is an adventure in both creativity and technique. Before you dive in, consider the overall look you’re aiming for. The choice of colors and their placement can dramatically affect the outcome, making each square a reflection of your personal style.

Additionally, familiarize yourself with the basics of granny squares if you’re not already—understanding the foundation will make the mitered adaptation much smoother.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start with a Basic Granny Square: Begin by creating a magic circle, chaining three (this counts as your first double crochet), and then add two more double crochets into the circle. Chain three for the corner, and repeat the sequence to form the first round.
  2. Building the Square: For the second round, chain three (as the first double crochet), and in the next chain-three space, work (3dc, ch3, 3dc) to create the corner. Repeat this in each chain-three space around, joining with a slip stitch to finish the round.
  3. Creating the Mitered Effect: Attach a new color at any chain-three corner space. Work 3 double crochets, chain three, and then 3 more double crochets in the same space. Proceed with the pattern, turning your work to create the mitered design.
  4. Expanding Your Square: Continue adding new colors and rows, following the pattern established, until your square reaches the desired size.
  5. Adding the Border: With your chosen border color (off-white in this case), attach the yarn at any corner and work a pattern of (2dc, ch3, 3dc) to form the corners, ensuring a crisp, clean finish around your square.
  6. Joining Your Squares: Utilize the Join As You Go method for a seamless combination of your squares, creating a stunning blanket or whatever your project may be.

Additional Tips

  • Keep your tension consistent to ensure uniform squares.
  • Plan your color placement ahead of time for a cohesive look.
  • Blocking your squares before joining can help align everything neatly.

Refining Your Technique and Overcoming Challenges

As you embark on your Mitered Granny Square journey, you might encounter some technical challenges along the way. But fear not—each hurdle is an opportunity to refine your technique and grow as a crafter. Here are a few insights to help you navigate these waters smoothly:

  • Tension Consistency: Maintaining consistent tension is key to ensuring that all your squares are uniform. If you find your squares are coming out in different sizes, take a moment to assess your tension and adjust your grip or hook size as needed.
  • Color Changes: One of the beauties of the Mitered Granny Square is the opportunity to play with color. However, managing multiple yarns can become cumbersome. To keep your work neat, consider using bobbins to manage your yarn, or learn how to carry yarn along the side of your work when possible.
  • Joining Techniques: The method you choose to join your squares can dramatically affect the final look of your project. Whether you prefer the seamless appearance of the Join As You Go method or the structural definition of sewing squares together, practice on a few squares before committing to the entire blanket.
  • Blocking: Don’t skip the blocking process, especially for a project like this. Blocking your squares not only aligns edges but also evens out any minor tension discrepancies, giving your project a professional finish.

Reflecting on the Process

As your Mitered Granny Square project comes to life, take a moment to reflect on the journey. Each square represents a moment in time, a choice in color, a decision in design. Together, they weave a story of patience, creativity, and growth. This project is not just about creating a blanket—it’s about expressing yourself through the language of crochet.

By embracing both the challenges and the joys of the process, you create more than just a handmade item; you contribute to the rich tapestry of crafting tradition that spans generations and cultures. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a curious newcomer, the Mitered Granny Square project offers a fulfilling path to explore your creative potential.

With these additional insights and tips, you’re now even more prepared to dive into your Mitered Granny Square project. Remember, each stitch is a step on your creative journey, and every square is a story waiting to be told. Happy crocheting!


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