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.

Sunday Shot 5 - Shoe Last

shoe last

Comments

  1. Replies
    1. It is isn't it? That's one of the reasons I love it so much.

      Delete
  2. What an interesting photo, where did you find this?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've had it so long I don't actually remember but I think I picked it up from an antique shop.

      Delete
  3. Is it for making shoes? x
    #MySundayPhoto

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sure is. You can't see it so well in the photo but it's hinged in the middle so that it can be removed from a shoe.

      Delete
  4. Like this as quirky and makes me want to know more

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad, it was a last minute, desperate 'I need a photo, and it will have to be a still life, what cool thing do I have I can shoot?' decision.

      Delete
  5. This looks quite old, is their a story behind it?

    Thank you for linking up

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know how hold it is, and I don't know what it's original story is either unfortunately. It is stamped with 8B which is a ladies shoe size, I wonder when shoe sizes were standarised because that would give a clue as to how old it is along with the actual style. A good old fashioned shoe maker would probably know.

      Delete
  6. ooh i love this photo. i thought it was a shoe last but then i wasn't sure. but i see that it is. it is a lovely object.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sherry :o) People think I'm strange to have a shoe last as a decorative item - but I love it.

      Delete
  7. What a clever find. Thanks for linking up to Vintage Beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the name shoe last. It makes me wonder about the origin of the word.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love word etymology. OE has this to say about it: "shoemaker's block," from Old English l├Žste, from last "track, footprint, trace," http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=last&searchmode=none

      Delete

Post a Comment