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.

Weeding Must Be Done When The Weather Says So

August has been disappearing fast. Spring has sprung with warmer days and a lot of rain.This means I am starting to get the spring cleaning bug but the priority task has been getting the weeding done.

Weeding becomes a priority in spring

I remember writing about weeding last year and that I had planned to start working on regular maintenance tasks that are done monthly or annually and adding them into my schedule.

Looking back I can see that I really need to keep my August schedule flexible each year around the rain and weeding and to remember to trim the bamboo again. Weeding is sooo much easier if it the ground is soft from the rain but it's no fun if it's raining.

It's also hard rubbish collection again.

I love hard rubbish collection. I get to put out all sorts of stuff that normally is rather hard to get rid of. I don't think that's why they call it hard rubbish though.

 In the last three days I've put out:
  • 2 old wobbly shelving units that have been gathering dust and cobwebs 
  • an old oil heater that we don't feel is safe to use
  • a huge old wicker basket
  • an old hills hoist clothes line (Freki dug it up when we first moved in and is the main reason why I now use a clothes drier instead of air drying)
  • another clothing rack (I'm sure I put one out last year, I'm ever so proud of myself for saying goodbye to this one too)
  • wire mesh and other items hubby said I could put out  (he's finally getting the decluttering bug! It's catching you know)
  • lots of other stuff we'll never miss
The awesome thing is that a lot of it has already been taken to be re-purposed which gives me room to put even more out. None of it was good enough for donating, but the real winner is I didn't have to clean any of it!