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.

Remnants or Rubbish?

decluttering fabric remnants scraps

Earlier this week I did some decluttering which included a laundry basket full to the top with remnants.

After washing and sorting it looked like this.

tie remnants together with a fabric scrap

On the left is a roll of cotton knit remnants, which I'm keeping.

On the right is a roll of stretchy synthetic nastiness. I detest synthetic fabric but I detest stretchy synthetic fabric even more. I put all the pieces of a useful size together and tied them into a roll with a piece of scrap and added them to my donate pile.

Okay, it actually looked like this, because there was a good fistful of cotton and faux suede pieces that were too small to be useful but to big to throw out so they went in the rag box.

recycle fabric scraps

A lot of them will get used in the shed for wood staining, paint clean-up, glue drips and stuff. Some are destined to be used for wall washing, window cleaning and the suede will be great for dusting. It's surprising how easy it is to use those bits up.

And this is what was left. Half a basket of pieces that should have hit the bin the day they were cut. They are going straight in the rubbish. 

discard small fabric scraps

One laundry basket of remnants down, a gazillion to go. What do you do with your scraps?


  1. Thanks for linking up at the Two Uses Tuesday Link Party! I collect remnants for other peoples sewing projects, because someday I might need them. For what, who knows?!

    1. We'll have to a remnants busting special, I still have bags and bags full.


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