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.

Drains That Don't

I didn't do the dishes yesterday.

I had a totally legitimate excuse too. The sink isn't draining properly.

It's super frustrating when you try to drain the sink and the water starts rising in the second sink.

I have intended to use drain cleaner every day this week. My plan was to use drain cleaner in the morning so I could do the dishes in the afternoon.

The afternoon would come around and it would be time to do the dishes, I would remember I was supposed to have used the drain cleaning stuff but had totally forgotten, then I'd think 'I'll do the dishes today and I'll clean the drain tomorrow'.

Every. Single. Day.

I didn't want to muck with my routine, nor could I cook or clean with the drain out of action due to cleaning chemicals. I want that drain to have had a full day of hand-washing and water running through it after it's chemical treatment to ensure the sink is completely free of all nasty chemical stuff before any dishes or cooking get done.

And before you say anything, yes, I've tried the bi-carb and vinegar and it doesn't do the job.

So last night I decided not to do the dishes and clean the drain instead...after cooking.

I got to cooking dinner and of course I totally forgot about the drain.

This morning I woke up to a dirty kitchen. blerch

I impatiently waited for the alarm to wake hubby so I could get a start on cleaning the dishes.

Although I'd emptied the sink of dirty dishes yesterday afternoon in preparation for drain cleaning it was filled up again after dinner.

So this morning as I proceeded to empty the sink to do the dishes to have a nice clean kitchen again........and then remembered I still hadn't sorted out that horrid drain!

Why is it that the kitchen has to be overwhelmed in dirty dishes before I remember that the drain needs attention?

Well it's done now and so are the dishes.


  1. Stella, I feel ya. But the important part is you got it done! Dishes and drain! Congrats on purfylling your kitchen.

    1. Oh my gosh Melinda, you are so right! Thank you, I hadn't thought of it that way.


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