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.

Micro Crochet Squares

When you finish a bobbin lace project the chances are high that you will have a lot of bobbins that still have yarn left on them. 

Micro crochet squares and cuff link for scale

Not enough to actually use for another bobbin lace project but it felt wasteful to just throw the leftovers out. So I saved them for some crafty thing.

yarn scraps and mini crochet squares

I decided to try teeny little crochet squares with the scraps. 

mini crochet squares

It's a fun little project because you can get one square done in no time at all. Just the perfect endless project for in-between big projects or when you don't really have time to be crafting but your soul needs a little bit to get you through the week. 

yarn scrap granny squares

Why is there a cuff link in the first picture? It's just there for scale. 

Yarn scrap squares

I don't know what I'll do with them yet. The possibilities are endless.

Perhaps little bobby pin decorations, earrings or a Christmas garland...tell me, what would you do with them?

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  1. neato! not sure how you crochet that tiny without going blind! A mini garland would be cool! If you get it done in time and add some red, it could be for Valentines! or matching earrings/necklace/bracelet? Worlds tiniest granny square afghan? :) Imagination is the limit!!

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    1. The first time I tried was a total failure. I'm sure i make mistakes that I can't see, but then again no one else can either. I haven't done any more squares for a while, I like the idea of a tiny granny square afghan - a 10 year project maybe?

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