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.

Two Bags Full

At the end of my post on 50 Litres Of Sewing Clutter my favourite comment was a push for me to get onto more decluttering.

And that's exactly what I've been doing.

Now I won't bore you with the endless details this time. Just a few highlights.

I dumped it all on the couch to show you how I've been going (what's left of it that hasn't hit the rubbish bin that is).

pile of decluttered stuff

This pile includes no less then four bags.

4 bags

Clothes I bought but have never worn.

unworn clothes

Outright junk.

junk including samurai letter opener

A belt that came free with something I bought. I will never wear this belt, it can go.

free belt

A top that I really really wanted, over 20 years ago, but never wore. I briefly flirted with the idea of upcycling it into a bag....then I looked at the 4 bags I'm getting rid of and I decided not to upcycle it after all.


The top is sitting on top of yet another UFO from that horrid navy stretch fabric (remember the unfinished pants?) This time it's a jacket, will I never be rid of the stuff?

2 bags full

There was lots of other stuff too. Here's what it looks like once it's all bagged up.

Do you enjoy reading about what I've delcuttered? I don't know, but I'm hoping someone is at least finding it entertaining in a train wreck kind of way, and I also hope that I might inspire you to some of your own decluttering.

Regardless, I share with you the stuff that is happening to purfylle my life right now, today (or at least this week-ish), and decluttering is what is happening in my life at the moment.

Could you fill two bags by decluttering?


  1. Well done! I like that little black purse though!


    1. Me too, but I've never used it and it should go to someone who will which is why I'm not keeping it :0)

  2. Wow that is awesome! You have made me want to get in gear and do the same.

  3. Oh I could easily fill two bags, decluttering is definitely on my infinite to do list!x

  4. Good Job!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!


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