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.

Charming Crochet Motif


Several charming little crochet motifs came through on my Facebook feed by My Picot. One motif in particular grabbed my attention.

There was a chart pattern for it. I have never used a chart pattern before although it's been on my list of things to learn to do.



This was the motif that inspired me to have a go! It really helped that the pattern provides extra information for the details.

I used some cheap acrylic yarn that doesn't have a nice hand feel or finish, regardless I think it turned out alright despite the yarn. In a nice cotton this motif would be dreamy, and you can even see what I mean if you take a look at the pin on my pinterest crochet board.


If you would like to try your hand at the chart crochet pattern you can find it linked to the pin as well.


Ada-cat kindly offered herself as a guide for scale just in case you were wondering how big my motif tunred out.  I used my trusty size 1 / 2.35mm hook with 8 ply acrylic.



I'm rather pleased to say I think my first try at using a crochet chart was a success.


What do you think? Would these motifs be suitable for the centre of an afghan if you made up enough motifs for a complete circle?

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