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.

18 Pumpkin Crafts And Decorations

Here in Australia Halloween isn't much of an event and pumpkin decorations are mostly seen as store displays if at all. But I'm not going to let a little thing like that stop me from ensuring you get to enjoy these super creative pumpkin ideas from my talented blogging buddies that live on the other side of the globe.

1. Fall Vignette with DIY Grapevine Pumpkins by Inspiration For Moms

2. Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins by A Creative Blog

3. No Carving Pumpkin Decorating by B is 4

4. PB Inspired BOO Halloween Pumpkin Luminary by Bren Did

5. Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers by Crafty Journal

6. Halloween Crafts Keyboard Pumpkin by C.R.A.F.T.

7. 9 Easy Pumpkin Decorations by Living On Cloud Nine

8. Fall Pumpkins Tutorial by Summer Scraps

9. Simply Scrappy Industrial Pumpkins by Dandelion Patina

10. Vintage Pumpkin Fall Pillow by Flamingo Toes

11. Black & White Halloween Vignette by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

12. Milk Jug Jack-O-Lantern by Crafty Journal

13. DIY Pumpkin Jars by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

14. Coastal Cornucopia with Chalk Painted Pumpkins by Across The Blvd

15. Felt Pumpkins by Clean and Scentsible

16. Halloween Party Ideas - duck tape pumpkins by C.R.A.F.T.

17. Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins Two Ways by Atta Girl Says

18. Rustic Wooden Pumpkin by This Makes That


  1. Brilliant round-up and I will definitely have to try one or two of these, also of course you can use the yarn octopus in a round-up, more than happy for you to share it! - Tasha

    1. I've got plans for a yarny roundup - but shhh don't tell anyone.

  2. I don't do Halloween at all. No way am I gonna glorify evil, like death and blood, witches etc. Personal conviction.
    But I have nothing against pumpkins. You have a terrific range of them here.
    But people look askance at purple ones! Lol I have a profile pic of purple pumpkins that I've. Used on FB. I love it. Duh, huh? Lol
    Speaking of FB are you on there?

    1. I've never looked at Halloween that way, I thought it was about honouring passed saints. But either way lets go with the 'Fall' theme, I totally think purple pumpkins would be cool. I sure am on FB you can click on the 'F' at the top right of this page and it will take you there.

  3. I am about to harvest my pumpkins - the leaves are just dying back and then I'll be able to see what I've got. Most will be for eating but I am sure I cold so some craft with a few. #Pinbellish

    1. I'd probably go so far as to arranging them prettily on the bench until they got eaten ;p

  4. i love the pumpkin painting but mine end up more ummmm free style lol

    1. The closest I'm going to get to pumpkin crafts is painting it with cooking oil and roasting it :p


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