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.

Butcherbird

butcherbird
ISO Auto - 640 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 50-250mm | focal length 250mm

Comments

  1. Fabulous picture! I can never take pics of birds. He looks rather thoughtful!

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    1. I'm sure I could have gotten a better shot if I'd had time to check my settings, but he was there and gone in no time at all.

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  2. Great picture! I wonder what he was thinking.
    The background is really interesting, too. I wonder what settings you used to achieve this slightly blurred look, emphasising the bird.

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  3. Thanks Rossi. It's the f-stop that gives you the blurry background (or bokeh - pronounced bok-ee) I wrote this post to try to explain it for us non-photographers http://purfylle.blogspot.com/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.html
    scrolls down to the bits on f-stop and aperture value

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  4. What a fabulous photo. I'm so glad spring is coming back. Thanks for the photo that reminds me of spring.
    MommyCrusader.com

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  5. Fabulous capture! I love that you can also see that it's carrying something in its mouth - perhaps getting ready for nest building? Is it a Hooded Crow?

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    1. I think he came looking for some snacks of the 8 legged variety in our patio. He is a butcher bird.

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  6. Brilliant capture, I can never get a good bird photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It helps when they hang out in your patio long enough to take a shot :o)

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  7. Great photo. Loving the detail. Stopping by from #mysundayphoto

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  8. fab photo, I love birds, we have so many here!

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  9. Amazing capture! Its so hard for me to get a photo of birds as they never stay still. =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. They are certainly challenging! A faster shutter speed and a bit of luck helps.

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  10. The details on this capture is amazing! You can still see something that's on his beak - dinner, perhaps?!
    Beautiful
    #SundayPhoto

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    1. Yes, I think there is a bit of a snack there, but he does have a hooked beak which is mostly what can be seen.

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  11. i know butcher birds are ruthless killers but i do love them anyway. this grey backed is so cute. we have them come flying in for a feed of mince which they love. great snap!

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  12. Great pic!! Are those tiny feet sticking outta his mouth?? Or is that his tongue??

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