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.

Trying Valenciennes Net Ground

In my last post I talked about why I think bobbin lace techniques were used to make Eleanora's cauls. 
Here are my first attempts to make the same net - I had to wait until I had made enough bobbins, I have used 10 pairs here.


Not too bad for a first attempt, the meshes are too big, about a square inch, and I'm not happy with the intersections.


Second attempt. I am much happier with the mesh size, about 3/4 inch . I've used a different technique at the intersections and they look a lot better. Now I've just got to learn about increases, decreases and finishing sewing the ends in and I'll be ready to try my hand at a caul.



Comments

  1. Beautiful! I do not have the patience for bobbin lace.

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    1. I didn't think I would either but I've found I really enjoy it and that it goes faster then I thought it might.

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  2. Very interesting. This is a craft I've never tried before.

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    1. It looked so daunting the first time I came across it in my needlework encyclopaedia but it turned out to be much simpler then figuring out the description.

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