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.

Holiday Recovery Plan

Today I'm just trying to recover from the craziness of the last few days.

The house is out of control. I feel grumpy and overwhelmed by the mess and all I want to do is sit on the couch and take a break. Instead I'm cleaning and tidying because I know I will feel better when it's done.

Christmas leftover mess

Even though I've been doing dishes twice a day I still haven't caught up.

I've done a round of picking up rubbish, all those empty boxes, stray bits of wrapping paper, gift ribbon, envelopes and even an over the fence note from my neighbour. Although the rubbish was collected yesterday by the council the outside bin is nearly full already.

Hubby has been helping with the washing which is great. That's one thing I don't need to stress about. (although sorting doesn't seem to be his thing)

I've made some progress with fixing the bathroom despite the holiday madness. There's boxes of broken tiles out the front making the place look like a disaster zone. The hallway is full of bathroom stuff, the cats are put out because their water bowl is in the wrong spot and there are tools and piles of stuff everywhere. I can't wait until the bathroom is back to normal.

I've tidied up my coffee table which had piled up with stuff. That alone makes me feel better.

I still need to tackle the cutting table in the sewing room which is covered in gift wrapping stuff like paper and ribbon.

There are bits and pieces everywhere from projects that I was frantically working on to finish as gifts. I can get all of that stuff packed up now.

It's nice to just get things back to normal in preparation for the New Year. But I'm still behind on lots of things on my cleaning schedule. I plan to get to them before next year.

Here's the list of the basics I need to do.
  • dusting
  • mopping 
  • change the bed
  • clean out the fridge
  • tidy the sewing room
  • put the decorations away
  • get the kitchen under control

I also have hopes of finishing the bathroom repairs. Then I suppose things will feel back to normal.

What are you doing to get things back to normal?


  1. Thanks for sharing on How To Get Organized at home, getting things back to normal is not easy and it can quickly over whelm you. Hope you take back control soon! Thanks again for sharing?

  2. The days after Christmas ARE certainly overwhelming, trying to get back in the swing of things after the holiday rush. I have always traveled for Christmas, so it's hard for me to get back into the everyday routine. I cope by taking things slow and cutting myself some slack. Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

    1. I'm really good at cutting myself some slack. I'm trying the 'kick myself into gear' approach this year.


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