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.

My Sunday Shot 16


ISO 100 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 50-250mm | focal length 250mm

ISO 125 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 50-250mm | focal length 240mm

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  1. Amazing photos, particularly the first one where it looks like the 2 dragonflies are one.

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    1. I'd never seen mating dragonfly's before - it's quite incredible

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  2. Wow, brilliant photos. Lovely colours too.

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  3. Wonderful, takes me back to my childhood with my father #MySundayphoto

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    1. You must have had some lovely nature spots near you as a child

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  4. The detail in these is incredible

    Thank you for linking up

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  5. Wow! just wow, did you have to set up with a tripod and just wait?

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    1. We were out for a walk and I had to follow the dragonfly's around as they flew off every time we stood on a twig

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  6. Oh wow cool!! You took these pictures? That's just so cool! Talk about being there at the right moment. Was it difficult to catch them not moving?
    Julie | http://www.xfallenmoon.com

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    1. I was definitely a challenge! They kept flying away a few feet every time we got too close.

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  7. Wow, great photo. Did you use your zoom? Its stunning.

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    1. Yes, I had to zoom in a lot and then crop the image too.

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  8. Oh wow! Those are amazing photos! Definitely right place, right time.

    Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday!

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    1. Right place, right time and no dogs! A very rare combination.

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  9. This is totally amazing photography. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully beautiful part of nature with us.

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  10. Oooh - sex on #MySundayPhoto LOL. Great shot :)

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    1. This is hands down my favourite comment :D

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  11. Wow! This is an amazing capture. #mysundayphoto

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  12. Wow, completely great close up! :)

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    1. I'm still hoping for the perfect dragonfly shot one day.

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  13. Dragonflies are so difficult to capture sometimes, but you did a nice job of it!
    Found you on Pierced Wonderings. :)

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    1. They don't like to keep still to have their photo taken that's for sure.

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    1. I'm not expert on the mating habits of the dragonfly but I think that's what they are doing. They can fly at the same time - bizzare.

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  15. Oh wow - that's amazing! Thanks for sharing this at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-official-im-sick-of-winter.html

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    1. It was pretty amazing to see in real life too.

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  16. WOW! What an incredible moment captured!

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  17. oh wow great stuff. i love these shots. lovely dragonflies!

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