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.

'Big Walks' Are The Best

Geri the Wonder Dog loves her purple outfit

Each week we go for a drive and take Freki and Geri for a 'big walk' somewhere with lots to sniff and smell. They know it's going to be extra fun when they have to put their 'big walk' outfits on.


Visiting the horses on our weekly 'big walk'

This week we went to the spot where we get to visit the horses. It was the first bit of sunshine for a while and we were all keen to get out and enjoy the warmth.

Visiting the horses on our weekly 'big walk'

Whitey wasn't interested in saying hello, it was lunch time after all and there was a lot of grass to be munching. 

Visiting the horses on our weekly 'big walk'

Curly was feeling a little more sociable and ate lunch a little closer.  

Visiting the horses on our weekly 'big walk'

Chestnut didn't even notice we were visiting. I guess next time we shall have to visit after lunch. 

'Mum, can I go for a swim?'

We continued our stroll along the waterways. 

Spoonbill having lunch

Even spoonbill was busy eating lunch. 

Mr Pee Wee is always up for a chat

Mr Pee-Wee is always up for a chat though. 'Hello Pee-Wee, it's such a beautiful day don't you think?'

River walks are just full of beauty

I count our 'big walks' as my exercise for the day and often take the camera for photos. I forgot to grab the camera this week, but I did have the little one in my handbag and I'm so glad I did! We soaked up all the beauty and headed home to have some lunch too.

Our 'big walks' purfylle (embellish) my week so much and I really miss them if we're not able to go due to poor weather like last week. Do you go on 'big walks?'


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  1. Lovely set of photos and I completely agree - big walks are the best for exploring! - Tasha

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  2. I love walks but it's been terribly hot over here that it doesn't make it a pleasant one. i love the sights that you saw; we don't get that over here!

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    1. I can't wait for the hot weather to return! Give me a hot day over a cold one anytime. We are incredibly lucky to have so much nature near by, I couldn't imagine life without it.

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  3. You have one lovely big excuse for being walks there #AnimalTales

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  4. I'm afraid there is very little walking with Bob in Dubai at the moment, but we do go to the desert every friday morning to the lakes and walk him round the neighbourhood after sunset. We used to walk 2-3 times a week in South Africa at local nature reserves and take picnics or stop at dog friendly cafes and living on a golf course with a river and lakes Bob was walked round it the other evenings. I miss my walks

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    1. Well some walks are better then none I guess, but walks around the neighbourhood are definitely not the same as being able to get to the nature reserves. A lot of the reserves here dogs are banned but there are still plenty of places that are dog friendly. It's one of the things I do like about living here.

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  5. Stella & I used to be in a 'Big Walkies' dog walking group before we were both too poorly to commit to it regularly. That place looks wonderful. If we're having a good day I drive us into town and we have a long stroll through the country park and along the river, definitely a place for the camera too! :)

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    1. We have to drive to most of walking spots too. It's so worth it to walk along the river though.

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  6. We walk Saari every day but when I am really busy she either has to have a shorter walk or the boys take her. As I am currently home alone I have promised her a long walk every day .... and we are both really enjoying them. No need to rush home to see to some-one else's needs and plenty of time to enjoy the countryside.
    Many thanks for sharing your walk on #AnimalTales

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    1. I would love to see some of the incredible countryside you and Saari get to enjoy together.

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