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.

2 Minute Salad Cream Recipe

A good salad dressing is the simplest way to purfylle a salad. Salad cream is so tasty and easy to mix through, which makes it a great salad dressing choice, however a jar never seems to go very far.

salad cream recipe ingredients

Mayonnaise might last longer, but is bland and the thick consistency can make it difficult to mix through salad.

In a moment of inspiration hubby made his own salad cream. It tasted great and we keep making it for our salads.

This is a super easy, super fast recipe that you make up as you need it. When I say it takes 2 minutes to make, most of that time is spent digging around in your fridge and cupboards pulling out all the ingredients and spoons and things.

As usual my measurements are very precise (not at all), so I thought I had better provide a measurement conversion chart.

dallop = approximately one table spoon
splash = 1-3 tablespoons
some = to taste or about a teaspoon
sprinkle = to taste

Salad Cream Recipe


  • a couple of dallops of whole egg mayonnaise (mayo)
  • a dallop of cream cheese
  • a splash of verjuice (or lemon or vinegar)
  • some hot English mustard 
  • salt 
  • pepper


  1. Add the mayo, cream cheese and mustard into a bowl. 
  2. Splash in some verjuice and mix. 
  3. Add more verjuice if the consistency or flavour calls for it. 
  4. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper and give it a mix. 
  5. Taste and deem it yum (or adjust as needed).  

salad cream

 Pour it onto your salad.

pouring salad cream onto salad

 Toss salad and serve. 

a bowl of salad dressed iwth yummy salad cream

Make it a meal!

Turn your salad into a meal by adding the protein of your choice. 

lamb salad

I had fried roast lamb leftovers. 

chorizo salad

Hubby had fried chorizo sausage. 

2 minute salad cream recipe

Anything that makes salad more appealing to my meat loving hubby is a total win in my book. 


  1. That dressing looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more stuff!! Pinned!!


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