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.

Christmas Cookies!

I Baked Christmas Cookies!

These are my first Christmas cookies ever.

Star and Angel cookies

There were a few casualties but I enjoyed removing the evidence. 

ginger bread cookies

I made royal icing for the first time in my life. That is also my first piping attempt too.

christmas tree ginger bread cookies

I prettied things up attempted to disguise just how bad they were with some edible baubles and shimmers.

bags of cookies

 I could have put more effort into the bagging and curling ribbon I suppose, but hey, I BAKED!

The Christmas trees and ginger bread men are ginger flavour and the Angels and stars are vanilla.

doggy cookies

I just had to make some for my fur-babies too, they got banana and carrot biscuits topped with pepitas. They enjoyed them so much they didn't want to wait until Christmas to eat them. I told them they can only have one now and the rest on Christmas day.

This post was featured on Two Uses Tuesday
Sarah Celebrates


  1. I hope your cookies were tasty! You should share the recipe, yours and the fur-babies cookies =) Congrats! You're the Shared the Party the most Feature for #2usestuesday ! See you Monday/Tuesday!

    1. Surprisingly the cookies worked out really well and I've had several requests from family and neighbours for the recipe so I will have to get onto it. Thank you so much for the feature, I'll be over later for the first party of the year!


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