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.

Nanna's Button Tin

Button Collection

My Nanna kept her buttons in this tin for as far back as I can remember. 


When I was little and we would visit my Grandparents for Christmas, Nanna would pull this tin out for me to play with.
  
I would sift through all of the buttons matching them up and marveling at the myriad of button types and how pretty they all were. It was like a treasure chest full of gemstones.

I've seen this same tin in a vintage and collectables store recently with an asking price of $25 and it was in terrible condition. I wonder what they would have priced my Nan's tin at?

Well, it doesn't matter what they would have asked for it, they aren't getting it. Nan's tin is staying on my sewing room shelf as a snapshot of one woman's button collection.


I guess that means I have another collection now. 


Do you have a button collection? Did it start off as someone else's? What do you keep your buttons in?

I'd love to know!

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  1. My Granny had a button tin. Several of her daughters , my mom and some aunts, have button collections. Granny's went to the youngest daughter's only daughter. I used to love playing with those buttons! She let us string them, and play dress up with the necklaces. But when it was time to go home, we had to snip the string, and let our creation return to its family.

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  2. Necklaces would have been fun! Now I want to go and make button jewellery.

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