Brenda K.B. Anderson

Granny Square Wearables

Brenda K.B. Anderson
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 143 mins
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In this session, Brenda introduces us to the two class projects: the Confection Granny Square Beanie and Mitts. She discusses the materials that are needed and the sizes that these patterns are written for. You will also learn which kinds of yarn work best for this project if you need to make a substitution.
At the beginning of this session Brenda gives us some quick tips for reading crochet patterns. Then she demonstrates how to make the three different sized granny squares while referring to the crochet chart that can be found in your pattern download. After the squares are complete, Brenda shows us how to lay them out and stitch them together. Next, she demonstrates how to create the crown of the beanie and how to begin working the edging.
Brenda begins this session by showing us how to steam-block the hat. Next, she shows us how to draft, cut out, and sew the lining together. Finally, Brenda shows us how to attach the lining to the inside of the hat and how to finish up the beanie with the pompom.
In this session we learn how to crochet all the pieces for the Granny Square Confection Mitts. Brenda talks about how to get the correct gauge, and demonstrates how to make the ribbed section of the mitts. For a review of how to create the granny square, watch Session 1.
After all the pieces have been crocheted, Brenda shows us how to assemble the mitts. She demonstrates the whip-stitch, with some tips on getting your pieces to fit together correctly. Lastly, she shows us how to steam-block the mitts to give them the perfect finish!
5 Lessons
2  hrs 23  mins

Granny Squares are wildly popular right now- and not just for blankets! Join Brenda K. B. Anderson as she demonstrates all you need to know to crochet your very own Granny Square Accessories set! This class includes two fun patterns: the Granny Square Confection Beanie and the matching Granny Square Confection Mitts.

The Beanie features 3 different sized granny squares, stitched together for a fun patchwork-like effect and a cute pompom. There are clear lay-out photos in the pattern for you to follow if you would like a similar color-pattern to Brenda’s sample, however, if you are looking to use up scarps of yarn, then this is the perfect project for you!

As an extra bonus- Brenda shows you her simple way of making an optional fleece lining to fit your hat. Don’t worry if you have little sewing experience; you don’t need a sewing machine or even sewing thread! The lining is hand-stitched together with yarn using a very simple technique that results in a smooth, stretchy lining without any bulky seam allowances! This way of creating fleece linings can be transferred to other hat projects too. The Beanie pattern comes in four adult sizes, but as Brenda explains in the video, many children will also fit the small or medium sizes included in this pattern.

The Granny Square Confection Mitts are a quick-to-make companion piece to the hat. They are stretchy and fit very well, thanks to the ribbed fabric. These fingerless mittens come in three adult sizes.

Brenda will walk you through making this charming accessories set with video demonstrations for every step along the way; from choosing the materials and creating each stitch, to blocking your projects for that professional finish. She shares plenty of tips and advice to help your projects look their best! With over 2 hours of clear video instruction, you will be well on your way to creating your very own Granny Square sets for yourself and your friends!

Brenda K.B. Anderson

Brenda K. B. Anderson crochets, knits, and sews into the wee hours after her kids have gone to bed. She loves designing stuffies that make her laugh, and accessories that beg to be worn over and over again by her friends and family. Brenda is the author of Beastly Crochet and Crochet Ever After and also teaches a Craftsy Class: Crochet Mittens and Fingerless gloves. She has contributed to several books and numerous magazines and is the managing editor of the Creative Crochet Corner. She lives in a little house in Saint Paul, MN where it is sweater weather nine months of the year and blogs about her crafty adventures at

Brenda K.B. Anderson

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