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.

UFO's Have To Go

I am notorious for not completing projects. Today I did more decluttering and two, yes TWO, UFO's got discarded for good.

I should have got rid of them years ago but it's hard you know? Recently I had a bit of an ah-ha moment about how to declutter incomplete projects and today it really helped.

decluttered unfinished knitting project WIP UFO

This first one was a knitting project I never finished.

It's a synthetic faux angora that is just awful and now it's dirty and tangled as well. Not worth rescuing so it's gone. (Then I remembered to take a photo so I shoved the camera in the bag and took this shot.)

decluttered unfinished sewing project WIP UFO

The second one is the remains of an old project that is done and dusted. It is also a horrible nasty synthetic fabric that I do not ever want to work with again. I could probably make another shirt with the fabric that remains as there are cuffs and sleeves, a pair of bodice fronts with facings, and a collar and lots of fabric scraps, but I don't know where the back is and the fabric is horrid so out it goes. Hurrah!

I don't even want to think about how old both of these are but lets be nice and say it's only been a decade okay? Do you hold onto your UFO's?


  1. oh goodness I have so many ufo's......but I hate to get rid of them. I have chunked a few that were icky cloth or yarn though :)

    1. It's so hard to get through the UFO's isn't it? I'm working through them bit by bit and if I don't like them enough to finish them I'm getting rid of them. It's slowly working!


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