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.

Beaded Clutch Purse

My lovely neighbour, a dear old lady, gave me this satin beaded clutch purse today. I think it is rather lovely and could be repaired.

I asked her how old it was and she told me it was at least 30 years old. I have a fairly good idea of how old it truly is. When do you think it might have been made? 

Beaded Clutch Purse

Beaded Clutch Purse

satin lined beaded clutch purse

Beaded Clutch Purse missing beads show it has been well loved


Beaded clutch, if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired
Beaded Clutch - if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired

Beaded clutch, if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired

Beaded clutch, the opening has a lovely scollop edge

Beaded clutch - close up of bead detail work

Beaded Clutch Purse



Comments

  1. This is such a lovely beaded clutch, and I'm sure you can repair it. I'm thinking from the 50s?

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    1. It's rather pretty isn't it? I'll reveal the date next week.

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  2. Hi Stella, I a no expert, but to me that purse looks a lot older than thirty years old. I would take a guess at the 1920's. I'll be interested to know!

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    1. It would look lovely with those 1920's beaded beauties wouldn't it? It's not 1920's though.

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  3. That is a gorgeous purse! I'd say 1920s or so as well. That kind of thing just reminds me of that era.

    I don't remember my grandmothers having anything like those purses - they were much more functional women.

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    1. Well, I guess this sort of purse would be something you would keep stored away nicely and only pull out on special occassions.

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  4. This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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