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.

Upcycle Project T-shirts to Bath Mat

upcycled T-shirt rag-rug crochet bath mat

I've got my decluttering momentum back but woke up today with the nasty 24 hour thing that hubby had yesterday. So even though I wanted to declutter I couldn't. What to do? A T-shirt upcycle project of course.

I've been holding onto some T-shirts with plans of upcycling them into a bathmat. It's a project that doesn't require any thinking on my behalf (the way lace making does because it's still so new for me) and it's also technically a decluttering project because it will remove some storage items from storage, so I get to feel like I'm making decluttering progress at the same time.

So far I've used up 5 T-shirts and there is enough of each T-shirt left that I can use them as rags. I don't know yet if I will use them as is or if I will actually cut them into squares and edge them on the overlocker so they can be washed and reused. I'll see how motivated I feel. I do want to try making a duster the way it says to in the CWA cookbook where you soak the cloth in paraffin or something.

upcycle T-shirt project

Um, and that's it for this fuzzy head. Have you done a T-shirt upcycle project, or do you plan to? Let me know in the comments! I might have to give it a try.

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  1. Great idea! I have a huge pile of t-shirt yarn I don't know what to do with....maybe this will be it!

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    1. I'm always in need of a new bath mat and they suit the rag-rug look. I hope your t-shirt yarn project goes well!

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  2. This mat looks great!!! I need to get my daughter into this! :)

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  3. It's finished now - I'll put a picture up of how it turned out probably tomorrow. Thankfully they are fast to make up.

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