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.

Bone Crochet Hook

Bone crochet hook

This crochet hook is my latest find and treasure.



bone crochet hook end

I am assuming it is quite old, possibly Victorian but I honestly couldn't say for sure.

bone crochet hook detail

I believe the hook to be crafted from bone, again I couldn't be sure.

bone crochet hook

The workman ship is fine and the polish is perfect.

bone crochet hook markings

This crochet hook feels as though it were used a great deal and was probably some ladies prized tool.

bone crochet hook back

It is just lovely and I am thrilled to add it to my collection. I can't wait to use it!


Comments

  1. This is a beautiful find! I love finding vintage sewing supplies and imagining them being used.

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    1. I started making some mitts with it but they are too big and I'm going to run out of yarn so I've gone back to finishing my Tunisian sampler but I can't wait to make something with this hook. I looove vintage tools.

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  2. Such a lovely hook...and it looks like it'd surely be refreshing to use :)

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    1. I don't know what happened to my original reply, I must not have hit publish. It has a lovely feel when holding it.

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  3. Oh wow! That is lovely! I've just recently started crocheting (within the last couple of years...even though my mom and grandma did it for years, no one bothered to teach me), and none of my hooks are quite that lovely ;)

    thank you for joining us for Photo Friday this past week! Sorry I didn't get to you sooner. It's been a bit hectic around these parts ;)

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    1. My Nanna taught me the basics for knitting but my mum is not that way inclined. I have had to teach myself crochet and I have always wanted an amazing tool like this. I am so thrilled to pieces to have it when I have been lusting after the next best thing, a furls crochet hook, since last year when I discovered them.

      I can't believe your online! Get back to enjoying your house.

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  4. What a great find! Thanks for sharing this over at Bewitchin' Projects Block Party! Hope you will join us again this week!
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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    1. I've been on a break from parties for a while. When I get back into the party swing I will be sure to come and party with you!

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  5. Stella, have you used it on anything else yet?

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    1. I have, but I ended up frogging the project. I just think I haven't found the right yarn for it yet.

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