Better Homes & Gardens
Granny Square Sampler Afghan

This pattern has been archived for now. I intend on going back to it and making a new CAL keeping the squares that I designed and the common knowledge squares (such as a basic granny square) and replacing the rest with more squares of my own. When I do this I will also note which squares I used from the book in each space, and what edits I made, so those of you who have the book can follow along.

I am terribly sorry. At the time I posted this, I really thought it was fine to do as the book had been out of print for so long, and all the research I had done said it was fine. I still have not found anything that really tells me one way or another if it is OK, but I no longer feel like it is the right thing for me to share.

Please enjoy my other patterns (all my own designs) and thank you so much for your loyalty.

This pattern is given in CAL (CrochetALong) form, you can find the link to each days pattern at the bottom of this post.


The pattern was adapted from the pattern from this book, which is very out of print. I say “adapted from” because I don’t think I made even 1 square as it was written! Some of them just didn’t make a square/rectangle, some didn’t make sense at all, and some just needed a few tweeks here and there. Plus, I wanted it to be really crazy, so I made a few new squares to replace some that were repeated too many times. All that being said, I do love this book! If you are thinking of finding a used one, you may want to find Better Homes and Gardens Treasury of Needlecrafts, as it is a compilation of six volumes: Patchwork & Quilting, Applique, Crocheting & Knitting, Needlepoint, Embroidery, and Rugmaking. You can find them on Amazon for $4 on up. I’m thinking of getting the compilation, as I hear great things about some of the other sections, as well.


Anyway, as for the CAL. I posted one square each day, with joining on some days instead. It takes close to two months in this form, as there are quite a few squares, and lots of added rows in the joining.

The vast majority of the yarn I used for my blanket was Red Heart Super Saver. I used a US 9/I 5.5 mm hook.

This page is linked up on top of this blog, under the “patterns” section in the top menu, so you will be able to pop back here whenever you want.  Every day of the CAL I posted the pattern for that day, along with pictures of my creation, and any tweaks or recommendations I had. Most of these squares had at least a few, if not many, edits from the pattern in the book. There were just a lot of unclear, or odd, sections in the directions. Plus I had to do a lot of editing to make things fit together.

I hope you all enjoy this project, please feel free to share the link to this page with anyone you think may want to play along! You can also visit me on Raverly, and even join my group to chat or ask questions!

PS this afghan is a bit of a work in progress. The one I made while writing up the posts here has come out very nice, but the perfectionist in me looks at the patterns and says “what?” Sometimes it seems like it shouldn’t work, just from reading the patterns, but it does. So if you have an inner perfectionist, you may want to tell her/him to chill out while you make this fun project!


CAL posts for each Square/Boarder:

1. Square F~1

2. Square A~3

3. Square B~4

4. Square E~6

5. Square H

6. Square F~6

7. Square D~2

8. Square E~6

9. Square E~3

10. Square C~4

11. Square G

12. Inner Boarder Part 1

13. Inner Boarder Part 2

14. day off/catch up

15. Square D~5

16. Square C~3

17. Square D~3

18. Square E~4

19. Square A~1

20. Square D~1

21. Square I~2

22.  Square C~5

23. Square C~2

24. Square A~2

25. Square B~4

26. Square I~1

27. Square A~4

28. Square B~2

29. Daisy Chain Square

30. Square E~5

31. Eye Square

32. Square D~5

33. Square A~6

34. Log Cabin Square

35. Square E~5

36. Square E~4

37. Square B~4

38. Boarder Part 1

39. Boarder Part 2

40. Boarder Part 3

41. Boarder Part 4

42. Boarder Part 5

43. Boarder Part 6

44. Boarder Part 7

45. Boarder Part 8

46. Boarder Part 9

47. Boarder Part 10

48. Boarder Part 11

49. Boarder Part 12

50. Boarder Part 13

51. Edging



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46 Comments on Granny Sampler Afghan CAL

  1. Charla
    June 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Just found this pattern. Love the ability to use up all my scrap yarn. But the big WOW is: I have two copies of the book in my stash of pattern books. Haven’t pulled it out in a long time but I sure will now.

  2. Cary
    July 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm (3 years ago)

    love the look of this. So interesting. Can’t wait to get started

  3. Nancy
    July 8, 2014 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow..just finished adding on my last square and am going to start the border..this has been so fun to see it all come together.Love being able to use up a lot of my scraps. Thank you so much for putting this CAL together!

  4. millie
    July 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

    i have that old book the new pattern looks even as nice i love crocheting ill try the new pattern now

  5. Quinetta
    October 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing your Afghan patterns and your nice stories.

  6. Marsha
    March 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    It is my understanding that as long as you are not profiting (selling) the pattern you may use it to do a Crochet Along.

    • Jessie
      March 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm (2 years ago)

      I could if everyone had their own copy of the pattern, but I can’t post the pattern that belongs to someone else on my site.


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