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.

Tunisian Crochet Sampler

aBlue yarn - possibly vinatage
I've turned another UFO into a WIP finally. This one is the same age as the Baby blanket, I know that because it was going to be a part of the baby blanket. The other part however, is still on the UFO list.

I came across some photos from back when I first started the project which has helped me to pin down when that was. I looked at the date and said to myself 'that's not right, I started this project a long time ago and I don't remember taking those photos last year'.

And then it hit to me, the date said July 2004 not July 2014.

Oh yes, it was that long ago.

One of the reasons I stopped working on the baby blanket project was that this blue wool was braking in sections, I had purchased the wool from goodwill and I guess that was why it wasn't used by the original owner.

Another reason I had stopped working on the blanket was that I didn't have enough of the other colours and it was all going pear shaped. So I'd put it away and it just became clutter. Now I am finally facing it again.

plain Tunisian crochet strip

I don't have a vision for exactly what it will be yet, at the moment it is just a Tunisian crochet sampler. I had a strip of plain Tunisian crochet (pictured above) and a narrow strip of straight plaited Tunisian crochet.

I am currently working on a wide strip of straight plaited Tunisian crochet and next I intend to do a row of diagonal plaited Tunisian crochet and from there I may go onto open work in Tunisian crochet.

I shall just have to see how it progresses and how much wool there is. In the mean time I  am adding this to my project list.

Progress and joining begins.
Find out what this Tunisian Crochet project ended up as.


  1. You can complete with other colors and it will look awesome. I can't wait to see what will it look like.


    1. I do hope it turns out. I don't want to buy more yarn to finish this project so I shall just have to see how it goes with what I already have.

  2. Would love to see your finished project soon...

    1. I'm making progress but I'm not so sure about how 'soon' it will be :0)

  3. Wow! That IS a long time! I really like tunisian crochet, and I love the plans you have for this.
    I'd like to invite you to share with Fiber Tuesdays link party. This wee's party is still open. :)
    Hope to see you there!

  4. Very cool! I haven't tried Tunisian crochet . . . yet. I have a couple of long term projects like this that need some attention. :-)

    I'd love to have you join the Yarn Fanatic Party!

    1. LOL . . . you already have joined! Thank you so much! :-)

    2. Of course! It's the best party!!! =D

  5. Ha! That is a long time, but I know how that goes. You get really excited about a project but the yarn, or the project, don't do what you want, you lose steam and it gets sent to the pile of "maybe I'll finish it someday" projects. I have a very large bin of those projects myself. Good luck in finishing this project up. :D

    1. That's exactly what happens! I'm making progress and I hope to get it finished soon. I popped over to say hi but I couldn't comment as I don't have a WP log in. I

  6. I hope you're able to finish - I bet it will turn out beautiful!

    1. I'll be happy if it just turns out to be useful even if it doesn't turn out to be beautiful.


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