Granny Square Apron

My new favorite thing. A granny square apron. Isn't it perfect! I was browsing for projects to share the other day and came across this apron on Flickr. I fell in love with it and just had to have one. It's perfect with jeans and a t-shirt. Which happens to be my favorite attire. Here is how I made mine. 

Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
Size U.S. H/8 (5.00mm)
Tapestry Needle

Apron: Crochet 8 granny squares 4 rounds each. One square measures 5x5 inches. Assemble 2 rows of 4 squares each. Sew together. Weave ends.
Edging: Join main color with a slip st in any stitch on the outside edge of the apron. Work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip st into beginning sc. Fasten off. Weave ends. 
Tie: Ch 5. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (4 hdc). Ch 1, turn. {Hdc in each hdc across (4 hdc), ch 1, turn}. Repeat {} until tie measures desired length. Fasten off. Weave ends.
Finishing: Line up center of apron and center of tie. Sew tie to the upper edge of the apron. Fasten off. Weave ends.

Amazing right!


  1. Hey Sara, I love your granny square apron.
    I think it would look fab as a 'mini skirt' over the jeans and not just an apron.

    Love the colours , very striking.

    Claire :)

  2. SO beautiful Sara! I love it, such a great idea, thanks for your sharing! Love the cheerful colors you've chosen too! Amazing work!!! x

  3. Too cute! It would definitely make a cute little skirt, too.

  4. That is too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Super cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern. Hope you have a great start to your week! :-)

  6. Really really cute and so fun to wear. What can't be done with granny squares?!? Thanks, xoRobin❤

  7. Cute...so cute in fact that I'd hate to get anything on it. Is there an apron for the apron perhaps?

  8. I just love it! Perfect granny chic! :)

  9. So adorable!!! You are so clever - I would have never thought of doing this!! Now I have to make myself one. :)


  10. Wow, Sara, what a beautiful idea!!!
    A kiss from Italy!

  11. It IS amazing! Brilliant idea! I WANT!!! :D

  12. Just amazing!!!
    And so cute...
    I have to whip one up...
    Thanks so much for the inspiration...

  13. Sara, This is the cutest apron I have ever seen. You are so talented, I love it. Great job.

    Have a great day,

  14. That is too cute! Never thought granny squares could be so fabulous!

  15. So cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Cheers from Denmark!

  16. I'm going to make one to hold the money at my next table-top sale!

  17. I occasionally find bags of granny squares at my second hand store, crocheted and ready to be put together, but donated as is....this will be a great idea to put together some holiday colored ones i already have....a Christmas gift completed in June? Who knew? thanks for the great inspiration!!

  18. Wanted to let you know I mentioned you in a post on my blog.. =)

  19. So cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Cheers from Denmark!

  20. Absolutley ADORABLE!!! Love it..

    Candie Ellis

    1. Thanks Candie! This is still one of my all time favorites. ♥

  21. I have a pile of granny squares that I am ready to connect. Can you share how you sewed yours together. I tried slip stitching, but it seemed to stick up too much and didn't give it the "neat" look I was looking for. Thanks!

    1. I whip stitched them. Here's a video I found on YouTube that might be helpful... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBYfdRgy5II
      Hope that helps!

  22. Hello, Sara!
    I´ve crocheted my apron based on this one! Lovely idea! It´s here: http://linhasimaginarias.blogspot.com.br/2013/02/um-avental.html
    Love your blog!
    Best regards, from Brazil

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