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.

Don't touch it! Don't even look at it.

Don't touch it! Don't even look at it.

When you've decluttered something it's important not touch it again. 

Don't even look at it!

Put it into an opaque container for donating and let it go. 
If you look at it again there is a good chance you will touch it. If you touch it there is a good chance you will take it out and add it back to your clutter. 

When you see something you are more likely to want to touch it. Touching it reinforces the urge to keep it, so not touching will help to make it easier to let stuff go.

And that is why an opaque container is a vital part of the decluttering process. Use it with impunity.

Use opaque containers when decluttering to avoid wanting to keep stuffopaque container is a vital part of the decluttering process. Use it with impunity.

By the same token when you're saving clothing for up-cycling go ahead and cut it up straight away. 

Cut up clothes that are destined for upcycle projects to ensure they can't return to your wardrobe.

Turn those t-shirts into t-shirt yarn. Chop along the seam lines of those denim pants. Do whatever is necessary to make them unreturnable to your wardrobe. 

Whatever you're upcycling, donating, trashing or otherwise, do whatever it takes to ensure it doesn't get a second chance to become clutter again. 

Decluttering is hard enough without having to do it twice. 


  1. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your posts and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

  2. YES! This! Hard enough without having to do it twice!
    trying agin to comment as PurplSlob. I guess I'm insane, actually I know I am, keep banging my head against this brick wall.

    1. What? It was working just fine you commenting as purple slob. Silly technology.


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