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.

My sewing room is a disaster

The clutter in my sewing room is so great at the moment I don't know where to start.

No I'm not going to show you a photo of the whole room but I can bring myself to show you a small section of my sewing table.

sewing table clutter

There is stuff that should be there and stuff that has just been dumped there because there wasn't another surface to put it on.

Those 3 pencil sharpeners got dumped there from another decluttering project and should get put in the spot for pencils and things.

The band aids should go in the drawer under the table and are for when I've pricked a finger with a pin and need to make sure I don't get blood on my project.

That bag of black things is LOTS of those spring cord fastener doovalacky-whats-its. I can't remember where I got them. I don't use them. But surely I'll need them for something right? Do you want them?

I think there are some bead thingys in the round cheese box. Yeah, that's what's in there.

That presser foot has a home.

Half of those seam rippers are blunt. So why do I still have them?

Threads that should be put away - they have a home too.

A fabric off-cut that should be in the bin.....So I think you get the idea. Just imagine the whole room like that. You were expecting an after picture? Sorry, I don't have one of those.

What's your sewing/crafting area like?