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.

31 Things In 31 Days Decluttering Challenge - Day 1 - Duplicates

31 things in 31 days. My plan is to declutter my sewing room 1 thing at a time.

It's October and that signals the start of the 31 days challenge.

And as much as I would like to participate I need to be realistic, I don't think I'd actually manage the full 31 days.

Emily of My Love for Words is going to do a 31 days of decluttering challenge this month. I don't think I'll keep up with that either, although I should at least make the attempt.

What I AM going to do is 31 things, 31 sewing room things and I will share them with you throughout October, just not everyday.

I'm kicking off with something easy.

Lint rollers.

I've got one.

Or maybe two.

Okay! I've got three!

Lint rollers are really useful right? Especially when you've got pets. They're also great for picking up lots of little bits of thread off your project when sewing.

I can easily justify owning more then one, one for using at the ironing board and one for the cutting table or the laundry or my wardrobe, depending on where it is most needed at any given time.

But just how many is too many? I think I used to have four or five and one even lived in my handbag.

Really, I can do quite well with just the two, after all this empty one has been empty for a long, looong time now.

I almost put that extra one in the donation box, and then at the last minute I realised it should just go in the recycling. That was easy. And if I ever need another its not like lint rollers are a difficult item to procure.

Yay for one less thing in the sewing room!

Follow my progress in the 31 Things in 31 Days Challenge.


  1. Yay for you, Stella! I'm so proud of you!!
    I'm Purpleslob, and I approve this message.

    1. Thanks Purpleslob! Would you believe I've actually found another of these since yesterday afternoon? *crazy*

  2. Stella, I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award!

  3. I'm with you - the idea of doing anything for 31 consecutive days seems overwhelming! 31 things from your sewing room in 31 days definitely seems do-able. Good for you in setting limits.

    1. Boundaries of any sort seem to help me focus and find ways to get creative and achieve within those limits.

  4. Hi Stella, I think it must be the time of year to declutter. I know our house is in desperate need of a tidy/declutter and I think I'm going to have to take a leaf out of your book and tackle on job at a time.

    Nothing wrong with collecting those handy little lint rollers. If I go through our drawers I'm sure there will be more than one there too!


    1. It's been 'that time of year' here for at least a year ;p hahaha that's why I'm having to focus on duplicates and more ways of reducing stuff. I have to get it down to what will fit in our home. Every little bit makes a difference though so I hope you find a few things here and there to pare back on. :o)


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