I think I've been growing old enough (not a granny yet!) to patiently crochet granny squares now! I'd say I love it! When the Stitch Studio Storybook lullaby yarns were on sale at A.C. Moore, I bought dozen of them - every single color! They've been sitting in the closet for a while and I was thinking how to get rid of them. I used them to make amigurumi dolls but I still couldn't finish them. Suddenly granny square just popped up in my mind and I made two beautiful cushions with these yarns! The small cushion is 12"x16" which is a perfect size for me and the square one is 16"x16" (16 squares in total, huh!). They're bought at Walmart under $3 each! Great deal! So, two cushions were made for my daughters! They of course love them!
Unfortunately, they're made by freehand so I don't have a pattern. After I posted it on Facebook, so many people were asking for a pattern. Sorry ladies, I'm too lazy to write the pattern in words but I drew a diagram of the granny square. Is that ok? For the back, many people asked, what it looks like.....it's nothing! Just double crochet in white yarn with 3 buttons for opening! If you'd prefer, you can double the number of squares so that both sides look the same. Therefore, the buttons would be at the edge.
This is how I block the squares by using an empty Kleenex Tissue Box. Stick 4 bamboo sticks inside the box and through the bottom!