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.

5 Free e-books From My Digital Library

I really LOVE my books.

Personally I prefer my reference books in print and novels in e-book form because that way I can have way more then I ever could otherwise.

Recently I shared with you:


Today I want to share with you some reference books you can find in my digital library.

I would happily stumble over these books in print some day when my budget and bookshelf space all agreed with my desire to physically have them. However having them in e-book form still allows me to have them and for this I am very grateful.

Isn't it amazing the resources we have now because of the magic interwebs? Some days I feel like I'm living science fiction I read in my childhood. 

These books are all available for free download and I've added all the links for you so you can pop right over and grab them.

from my reference books: Encyclopedia of Needlework

I've already mentioned the Encyclopaedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont: which you can download from here.
(I also have her book in print, okay I've got 2 copies of the anniversary edition in print,, it's such a great book I went and bought another copy and I use both copiously.)






from my reference books: Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period
Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period by Paul Lacroix Jacob: get yours here.



from my reference books: Two Centuries of Costume in America, Vol. 1
Two Centuries of Costume in America, Vol. 1 (1620-1820) by Alice Morse Earle: download it here.



from my reference books: Chats on old lace and needlework
Chats on old lace and needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes: find it here.


The Uffizi Gallery by Paul George Konody, 1872-1933: available here


If you head over to grab these books and find some more amazing books please come back and share the link or title in the comments so I can grab them too!


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  1. To add to your fabulous reference collection:
    "Jacobean Embroidery: Its Forms and Filling, Including Late Tudor" by Fitzwilliam et.al.
    This ebook is LEGAL to download and FREE, courtesy of Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18971

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    1. Thank you Coral! I'm downloading it right now (after over-excitedly boring hubby with it :D )

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