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.

Things That Make You Go Ummm

Today I'm getting stuck into some cleaning and decluttering. It helps to clear the mental cobwebs. (I need to do the real cobwebs too.)

I mopped the floors and I've been working through the stubborn parts of the washing pile, those bits that seem to hang out in the bottom of the basket and never make it into the machine.....because they probably should be hand-washed or something. The things that make me go 'Ummmm, what should I do with this now?'
I needed to hand-wash an unfinished knitting project because Geri The Wonder Dog stole it and dragged it around the back yard. I've got it soaking in a tub right now.

The Culprit - tug of war is Geri's favourite game

Did you notice the missing knitting needle head and the dog chew marks?

Some of the other bottom of the basked lurkers were ribbons and fabric that were in need of a clean because of dust or cat loving. The cats can really shed crazy amounts of fur in no time.

And you know what? I took a look at those bits of ribbon and fabric and ditched half of them because I'd rather throw them out then clean them.

It feels really good to be able to chuck them out and not angst over having discarded something useful. Obviously not the decision I made first or they wouldn't have been lurking in the bottom of the laundry basket.

The more I declutter the easier it is to get rid of those little things that make me go 'Ummm?'

What things make you go 'umm?' What do you do with them? Are any of them half finished dog damaged projects?

Things that make you go ummmm.... a decluttering conundrum.


  1. We don't really have half-finished damaged projects, what we have instead are furniture with teeth marks! Our dog doesn't really chew much anymore, but the damage has been done. You'll see them everywhere. #animaltales.

    1. Oh yes! My vintage stool upset me the most, but what made me laugh the hardest was the wall. Yes, Freki (our other dog) chewed the wall. I fixed it. He chewed it again. *shakes head*

  2. Pets do love to leave their mark at home :)

    1. I've always had cats but the dogs changed our life.

  3. I have a summer dress that keeps coming out of the washing basket and going back in again! I don't want to wash it on its own but I have nothing else to wash with it as it's a delicate fabric. With snow on the ground at the moment I haven't got much reason to wash it anyway!

    1. We're in the middle of summer and I have wool scarfs in mine. I guess I'll have to run that tiny load for them *sigh* it seems so wasteful.

  4. I love this post as I am seriously considering a mega spring clean over the next few weeks and I am wondering how much cat and dog hair I will find in all sorts of places that the animals have not even been allowed to go. Luckily Saari and Harry are hopefully both beyond the chewing stage but Harry does have a habit of moving things like shoes out into the field!
    Thank you so much for joining with with #AnimalTales with this tale of dastardly dogs.

    1. Fur just goes everywhere doesn't it? If I don't want fur on something it has to go straight from the wash into a storage container. I've found fur in the strangest places.

      I'm pleased to say the chewing stage did come to an end however we still get protest destruction sometimes. 'Oh you slept in and missed our breakfast? Well we're going to steal your sock and play tug of war with it.'


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