Beginner Friendly Lace Granny Square Pullover

Hello sun beams! πŸ™‚

My visiting friend just barely left for home and already I was itching to share with you my latest accomplishment in the crochet department: a lace granny square pullover 😎 Ta-daaaah!

beginners lace granny square pullover

How amazing is it that from a group of squares simply sewn together something pretty and practical can be made? ❀ I’m quite pleased with how this number turned out – I even bought that lovely batik wrap-around skirt to pair it with for this photo shoot XD XD

Not that it needs something special to work with, I think it’s pretty versatile. See here with my everyday “SAHM uniform” tanktop & shorts :

crochet lace square pullover beginners

The yarn is the very same cotton I unraveled from this shrug I crocheted some time ago. Something was not quite right about its original design so I decided to create something new with it. The good thing about working with quality cotton is that it’s very resilient and, despite being ‘second-hand’ at this point, still holds its shape quite well.

I’m happy with my choice of motif as well ❀ It just looks right to me. Here’s a close-up:

lace granny square motif

I really love the idea of layering pieces and lace crochet does lend itself very well to that.

Okay so I’m now off to my next project πŸ˜€

And oopsies! There’s a stray tail that I missed in one of these pictures XD Can you find it? πŸ˜€ Let me know!

44 thoughts on “Beginner Friendly Lace Granny Square Pullover”

    1. Haha! Would you believe my friend already had this in her suitcase as she fell in love with it too? XD Thank you so much for letting me know you like it. That just makes me feel real happy right there ❀ Now selling it … hmmm … I might make you one as a wedding gift! (Now there's a thought!!!) XD

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  1. This is gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to crochet something to wear, but have been putting it off because I haven’t seen something I really like. Plus I worry that after all my work it won’t fit right. But I LOVE this idea! The loose fit is perfect for layering, and putting it together from squares gives you a lot of options for the shape and fit. Beautiful!

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    1. Yes I can relate to that feeling πŸ™‚ Another problem I have is not liking the piece that much after all – like in the case of the original shrug I made. Fit is indeed one more challenge. For this number for instance, instead of joining as I went, I first made the squares individually and played around with the design and size before joining.


    1. Aww, thanks so much πŸ™‚ You really do feel quite fulfilled when u are able to create something you can wear πŸ™‚ I hope you give it a try and share your journey on your blog too.

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  2. I haven’t been able to master crochet, though I am an excellent knitter and most other things I try I can do. I love the look of your little top and to think you recycled to make it. I think it’s lovely. The stray thread is in the bottom pic’ just under the arm.

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  3. Paardje I love-love-love this shirt!! I have been looking for a pattern for ages to help me replace a crochet shirt I bought in Cabo San Lucas so many years ago that I’ve been using as a bathing suit cover-up. it’s still holding up (kudos to the unknown crocheter – bathing suit cover-ups have a relatively rough laundry ride in so-cal life) but I’ve been wanting to make my own in a different color. I tried to recreate the pattern from my shirt but pattern-creation is not yet a strong suit for me (I’m working on it – I want this skill!). Then I bought a similar shirt pattern and haven’t tried it yet (many of them were in Russian – interesting). I totally thought it could be a series of granny squares, but wasn’t sure how to connect arms and make a garment. Thanks for the pics and congratulations on a beautiful top! P.S. I like the Valentine’s sidebar images.

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    1. Thanks so much! ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚ Yes, creating our own patterns is definitely a worthy superpower to aim for πŸ™‚

      I made the squares individually at first before crocheting them together so I could lay them out and play around with the design. That helped me a lot in terms of deciding things such as size, length & width. This cover up is really just a stout letter "T' as far as design is concerned πŸ˜€ I'm scared to attempt anything more complex without the guidance of a written pattern.

      Oh and, this site helped get me started

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  4. PLEASE make a knee length cover-up! I have been searching for something…I own loads of basic dresses but now that I am turning 33 I find mid-thigh a rather indecent length (and VPL a war I am meant to lose for good now). Ok that was basically the background story for my hunt for a knee-length cover-up/ lacey dress.

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  5. I love it! My mom made me several crochet tops, sweaters and dresses as I was growing up! I loved them. Now I’m the one making things for my daughter! πŸ™‚

    And about tails, I can see more than one! *giggles* That is actually the part that bores me about big pieces made of many squares or other shapes. Weaving all those tails drives me nuts, so I try to do it as I go. Feels a bit less boring that way, with the bonus of not forgetting about them!

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    1. LOL! XD You’re a sharp one, I see XD Yeah, I know I should hide tails as I go but it’s still such a test if willpower! LOL! I’d love to be able to make “advanced” pieces like sweaters and dresses, I’ve still got a long way to go I guess but that’s the aim πŸ™‚ Your mom is the bomb and I’m sure your daughter thinks you are too πŸ™‚

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