Perfect Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Learn how to create a seam free, single sided Crochet Granny square for perfect results every time.

The humble Granny Square is the crochet staple of Nanna's everywhere, which is how it came to be known as a 'Granny Square'. Originally it was just called a crochet square.

The Granny Square is often the very first thing we are taught when learning to crochet, so it would follow that it would be simple to have a perfect square every time and those new to crochet often get discouraged when this is not the case.

However, to get a perfect square actually requires a bit of experience, good fundamentals and advanced row starting techniques, otherwise you are left with seams, the reverse side of stitches showing every second row or even a slight spiral effect.

This granny square is made without turning your work and has a right and a wrong side.

Crochet Motifs

Now that I have bored you silly with sand bags here's some crochet motifs I've been learning over the last couple of days.  I found them all on Youtube, here are two of my favourite channels: lots of leaves and flower tutorials , and yarn scrap Fridays, unfortunately I didn't capture where I got all of the motifs from.
flower motifs, flat and 3D

leaf motifs
 and 2 puff flowers that got missed in the first photo

adorable little sea horses, a yarn scrap Friday project
And the inspiration for learning how to crochet cute little motifs was this fantastic silk blend yarn in what I'm calling peacock colours. I'm planning on making it into a beanie for myself but decided I would like to make it out of lots of leaves and flowers worked together somehow. I'll let you know how it goes. 
yummy silk blend yarn


  1. These motifs are so cute. I love to crochet, but haven't made any of these before. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Motifs are a lot of fun. I hope I've inspired you to try your hand at a few. Thanks for visiting!


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