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.

50 Litres Of Sewing Clutter - Part 1

Remember my storage room?  I am working my way through everything box by box. The boxes are mostly 50 litre boxes. (that's about 13 US gallons)

I dug a box out of the storage room and opened it up. It set my allergies off with that I've-been-stored-for-way-to-long mustiness aroma, so everything is getting washed first.

The calico stuff got washed yesterday (you might call it muslin or unbleached cotton). I had to take the scissors to all the thread monsters.

calico fabric stuff

I washed the whites this morning which included some delicates that I didn't want to throw in with the calico stuff.

white bits of fabric

 And the colours are about to go into the washing machine.

50 litre box

Yes, that is the 50 litre box AFTER all the whites and calico have been removed. It was a little overstuffed.

Because there's so much stuff in that box I'm going to share it in several posts.

To find out why there's so much calico stuff click here.
To see what all the coloured things are and if I kept them click here.
And the rest of it.


  1. Looks like you will have a lot of fabric to create with when it is all washed and ready. :-)

    1. I'll keep some of it but the plan is to clear out all the mountains of scraps to make room for new projects.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun little projects ahead!

    1. Hahaha, that's why I've kept them for so long. Time to admit it won't happen and let the scraps go (well some of them anyway)

  3. Thanks for sharing on How To Get Organized At Home:)

  4. I love finding "new" stuff when I go through my fabric stash! Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party. I hope you’ll join us every Sunday night at 7 with more of your creative sewing projects.
    ~Bonnie @ Behind the Seams Sewing

  5. I see lots of new projects on the way. I'm auditing my wardrobe now and it doesn't look too good !


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