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.

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  1. Wow what fab shots Stella. The black cockatoos are so beautiful Their feathers look so clear and the red is a wonder to behold.

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    1. They were ever so obliging to hang out on the lower branches on our side of the fence. I would have to be very lucky indeed to get better shots then this, but I will keep trying.

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  2. What a beautiful bird, great captures

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. Wow lovely captures! Must have been amazing to watch them

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    1. It's mesmerising watching them. I always try to stop what I am doing and go and watch them if I can.

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  4. Oh this is wonderful-I love the shot of him holding the berry on the branch, he almost looks as if he’s smiling triumphantly! Great shots

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    1. I'd swear they can smile! They are very cheeky too. That one with the berry is the female you can tell from the bands in her tail the male is the other one with the plain red tail.

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  5. You have caught some real performers there!

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  6. Marvelous captures!
    Pop on over to http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/get-peek-at-those-cute-little-feet.html to share - would love to have you visit!

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    1. I've been on a bit of a break but I'm trying to get back into the party swing. I'll do my best to make it over this week!

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  7. I cannot believe you have such beautiful birds nearby! Great shots!!

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  8. Fab photos! What wonderful creatures x

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    1. A lot of people don't like them because they prune the trees heavily and leave a bit of a mess. I'm just glad I don't have to do the pruning.

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  9. Wow! What a cool creature. Never seen one before. Thanks for sharing, your photos are wonderful!

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    1. They are so big too. Seeing them in person is amazing every time.

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  10. Amazing capture! Their movements are flawless and the feather crown! Beautiful creatures =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. I love their crest (crown) it makes them look like a punk rocker ;p

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  11. Is it just me that thinks the beakholes look like an extra pair of eyes?! Great captures :)

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    1. Those nostrils (I'm sure they use a different term for birds but I don't know what it is) are pretty huge.

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! These are beautiful! #Mysundayphoto

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  13. I love seeing your exotic birds - they out our little sparrows to shame!

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    1. I would love to see your little sparrows.

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  14. Wow, what a lot of great shot´s !
    So succsessful.
    Here is my post
    Greetings from germany

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  15. Wow! What are these? They are amazing. First time I see birds like those.

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  16. These are incredible birds! How lovely they are! I love the shots of them upside down.

    Thank you so much for sharing them with us for Photo Friday this week!

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  17. Wow!!! These are some great shots! Such beautiful birds. Found you over at #PhotoFriday with Jen. Lowanda visiting from Sunshine and Elephants.

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  18. Lots of oohing and ahhing going on this morning with my girls. We are studying birds this year for science, so I think I'll scroll through all your shots today. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think I would have hated having to study birds when I was at school but now I think it's brilliant! I certainly hope you all enjoy finding out about them.

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  19. They certainly put on a show for you, didn't they?
    Great shots!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/strange-visitors-in-garden.html

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  20. Their plumage is stunning!!
    You are so talented, Stella!!

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