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.

Old Fashioned Goodness

For those with a lactose intolerance there was rejoicing when lactose free milk became available in Australian supermarkets, even if it was only available in UHT.

Shopping is difficult enough without having to get multiple milk types so when one family member has an intolerance it's easier to buy only lactose free milk.

I remember real milk from my childhood where milk had cream on top.

Do you remember that indulgent bit of cream at the top of the milk bottle?

Do you remember that indulgent bit of cream at the top of the milk bottle?

It was a little treat for whoever got to open the milk bottle first. A nearly forgotten little embellishment to daily life that seemed to have fallen by the way-side with so many other things in this modern world.

There's been a resurgence of old fashioned food products hitting the shelves and milk that hasn't been homogenised is one of them. But it's not something we've had here in our lactose free milk house.

So you can imagine the excitement at finding this in the fridge, old fashioned milk. LACTOSE FREE old fashioned, cream on the top non-homogenised goodness. Or maybe you can't imagine being excited over milk, but we were.

Do you remember that indulgent bit of cream at the top of the milk bottle?

Some Grumpy Farmer also wanted lactose free glorious real milk it seems. So I just want to take this opportunity to say; 'Thank you Grumpy Farmer for purfylling my everyday in this nearly forgotten little way.'

What sort of milk do you have in your house?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, the only compensation for writing this post was the pleasure of drinking a glass of this goodness while I wrote it. Okay, it was a cup. A cup of yummy full cream milk. I don't even know if the Grumpy Farmer will read this when I try to tag him on Facebook. 


  1. Haha - Grumpy Farmer - such a funny name! What a great solution for those of us that are lactose intolerant! Thank you for sharing.


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