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.

Back Loop Crochet Project

Crochet into back loops creates a textured effect.

Today I'm bringing you a sneak peak on my current crochet project.


Sneak Peak: back loop crochet project

I'd hoped to have it finished by now, but it's not quite there yet so you'll have to just make do with this little teaser.

This is my first major crochet project working into the back-loops and I really love the textured effect it creates. It's so tactile.


Comments

  1. Stella, I dont even know what back loop is!
    I quit after chain, single and double! Lol
    But yours looks wonderfully nubby!

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    1. I didn't either but when you make a chain there is the 2 bits at the front and the bit at the back and instead of shoving your hook through those front bits you shove it through the back. Hmmm, maybe I should do a post about it....

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  2. ohhhh so pretty!! blo or flo is kind of hard but I too like the look it gives :) can't wait to see your finished project!

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    1. I've never thought of them as blo or flo before - it makes them sound like old Aunties :o) It's finished! I just gotta take photos.

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  3. Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Your wonderful! Thanks so much Kim. See you next week.

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  4. Great color combo! I love working in the back loop! The texture is so much more interesting than working in both loops. Looks great!
    Thank you for sharing with #FibeeTuesdays link party!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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    1. It was a lot easier then I thought it would be for a big project.

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