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.

Vintage Cuff Links

A Gentleman's Brass Cuff Links

Vintage Cuff Links in a row

These understated cuff links were found at a thrift store a few years ago by yours truly.
I don't know much about them.

A single brass cuff link

Obviously the original owner kept matching sets, possibly in case he lost one, that way he would always have matching spares.

brass cuff links piled together

It makes me think of dapper gentleman that open doors for ladies. Maybe they were part of his uniform.

Matching vintage cuff links

 There were four sets. Each set was tied together with a piece of string.

swivel cuff links post one turned the other not

They have the little swively post thingos that hold them securely in your cuff.

back view of cuff links

The flat triangular head is attached at a precise angle, for best effect when worn I suppose. 

4 sets of vintage cuff links

I wonder what he did for a living, perhaps he was a driver or a pilot, a soldier or a doorman?
What do you think the gentleman might have done to earn his bread?


  1. Hmm..maybe he worked as a house staff, such as a valet, who usually receives the past used items of the gentleman of the house that he serves. Although in that case, they will have seen two owners. :) P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)


    1. I like your theory :o) good luck with your costumes!


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