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.

Caul v.2.2 Progress Update

I don't usually post on Saturday's because that's when I focus on my life instead of my blog.

But I couldn't stand the idea of yesterday's post being the one that was at the top for the whole weekend.

So today I'm giving you progress shots of caul v.2.2 (v.2.1 only got as far as the pricking)

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bobbin lace caul in wool

This caul is progressing far more quickly then version 1 because of the pattern changes and the lack of beads. Seriously, adding beads slows things down to the point where you could make 2 or 3 cauls in the same amount of time.

bobbin lace caul wool brass pins
It is also far easier to photograph because a) there are no shiny pearlescent beads and b) the fibre is wool rather then shiny pearl crochet yarn.

The thread is much thinner this time and that makes the whole plaiting squares to the right size much easier and gives a beautiful fineness to the project, however it is far too thin to match the Eleanora cauls the way I see them.

I'm not sure it's going to actually work as a nice caul when I'm finished because this is the same yarn I used for the Le Pompe braid and it curled abominably. It doesn't matter if it doesn't work. I'm testing the pattern, using what yarn I happen to have on hand and I will use the nice stuff when I've got it right.