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.

Why is it so hard to throw out?

You would think that once you've decided you don't want something any more you would just throw it out.

But it isn't always that simple.

fish tank

Out in the driveway is an old car battery that has to be taken to a hazardous waste facility.

In the shed is a gas bottle that has to be degassed before it can be taken to the proper gas bottle recycling place.

There is hard rubbish (broken white goods / furniture) to be collected by the council during their hard rubbish collection, but that is only collected once every year and a half.

I can't add the concrete encrusted pole supports to hard rubbish or normal rubbish, it has to go the correct waste and recycling centre.

And there is the old guppy fish tank. I don't even know where we're allowed to take that but I'm not allowed to put anything glass out for hard rubbish, and it's too big for recycling and might not even be the right sort of glass for recycling.

You used to be able to take used fluorescent light globes to our local hardware shop for recycling. By the time I remembered to put them in the car and took them to the store they had ceased the recycling service.

There's rules for old computer parts and mobile phones too I think.

Why is it so hard to get rid of rubbish these days? No wonder I have too much stuff, sometimes it's actually easier to keep useless stuff then get rid of it.


  1. Amen! Sometimes I wonder if it's even possible to get rid of the stuff in my garage?
    Deborah from

    1. It's crazy right? I think I'll think extra hard in the future about how hard it will be to get rid of stuff before I buy it. Good luck with your garage!

  2. I am so thankful it isn't as difficult to get rid of the rubbish here! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party :)

    1. It's nice to know the council cares about the planet but it does make it difficult sometimes.

  3. IKR??!!That's a shame that it's just easier to keep it, than throw away. That definitely adds to the paralysis.
    I'm so enjoying my leisurely ramble around your blog today. Just going to clutter category, and reading them all in the order they come up.
    See ya later!

    1. It does add the paralysis. We did eventually manage to get a lot of it gone...but that's another post. Enjoy yourself! I'll do my best to keep up with you ;0)


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