We all know and love the classic granny square. Sometimes. Though the classic look is easy to crochet and basic granny squares are a breeze once you crochet your first one, I know many crocheters despise joining the squares together and weaving in the ends. A popular “solution” to this “granny” problem is to use the granny crochet stitch in a different way. Take your granny square skills and crochet a ripple afghan using these stitches. Six afghans and a doily later, you’ll see that there are many ways to use the granny stitch to achieve a different styles.