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.

Gallah's

Gallahs



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  1. Whoo these are sweet, lovely colours :)

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    1. I tried for a shot of them cuddling but it didn't turn out. They are such romantics!

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  2. What sweet birds, I love the colour of their crests!

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    1. The crests are a fabulous shade aren't they? What would you call it...salmon?

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  3. great galahs. are you in australia? if not, just wondering what australian native birds are doing there? :))

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    1. Yes Sherry, I'm in WA :o) These guys like to hang out on the power poles over our back fence. Are you an Aussie too?

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  4. Love the colours and they look high up so great spot

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I cropped the shot so you could actually see more then just a couple of splotches sitting on the power lines. It's not a shot I could normally get because of the sun but the rainy overcast day gave me the chance. Oh for a longer lens!

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  5. What beautiful colours those birds are :)

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    1. They are particularly bright at this time of year (mating season).

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  6. Aww! They are very cute! What lovely colours x

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    1. They are often called 'Pink and Grey's' because it's the pretty colours everyone remembers.

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  7. Their colors are lovely against the gray/gloomy background =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. Grey birds on a grey background, I wondered if it was all too much, I'm glad you think it worked ;o)

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  8. Those are beautiful. Where did you see them?

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    1. They are very common where I live, these were on the power lines just out my back fence.

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  9. Are they wild birds? Would love to know more about them x

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    1. This pair is wild. They are also great pets and are very smart. During the year they're usually not as brightly pink as they are in this shot, it's mating season a the moment and they really turn the colours up to look as attractive as possible.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galah

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  10. What beautiful birds, I was going to ask what they were, but I see from the comments they are Galahs!

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    1. We see them so often here I forget how very pretty I thought they were the first time I saw them.

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