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.

Laundry to Lawn Chairs

This is my progress report on the holiday recovery plan and the odd maintenance task.

Today is laundry day, I've got one load done so far.

Laundry is the only thing I have to get done today. But I'll let you in on a little secret....

...sometimes I'll do some of it on Tuesday because on Tuesdays I change the bedding and wash all the towels and linens and so if I need to I can rearrange my Monday to get more other stuff done by leaving some of the laundry for Tuesday.

I also made some progress in the bathroom. More on that later in the week.

The kitchen is pretty much under control as of yesterday evening accept for cutlery. Tonight perhaps.

Some of the Christmas decorations are down.

Hubby and I got the silicon sealant finishing touch applied to the kitchen splash back that has been bugging me ever since I noticed it when I was painting.  I promise it looks better in real life.

silicon edging maintenance

I used painters tape above and below where I wanted the sealant, that way all I had to do to clean up any sealant that went where I didn't want it was to pull the tape off. It's important to use painters tape as it has less stickyness compared to masking tape so it comes away easier without any sticky residue being left behind.

Before Christmas I started to give our outdoor setting a bit of love and longevity with a lick of tung oil. I just did a bit each day just before the sun went down the heat of the day was backing off. I managed to get all of the chairs done and there was just the table left to do.

Today I got the underside of the table oiled.

tung oil maintenance

maintain outdoor chairs with tung oil

one coat of tung oil

Geri the Wonder Dog helping out

Geri kept me company while I oiled them up. When did I get started on these? Umm, I can't remember, but in the background there you can see the tug toy I made Geri the Wonder Dog, so it was sometime after I made her toys but before Christmas. 

the chair covers just slip off for maintenance

I just got the top of table finished too! Yeah! That will help the furniture survive another Western Australia summer.  What maintenance tasks have you noticed you need to get done?