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.

Onion Flower

An onion flower just about to bloom

Yesterday we were without electricity for most of the day.  Now that we've got some of our luxuries back, like hot water and digital devices that actually do fancy things instead of looking like a dull brick, my day has been full with catching up on stuff like doing the dishes, and having lots of fun filling my Pinterest boards with all the awesome stuff my bloggy friends have shared at Pinbellish.

an onion flower next to a parsley flower

Which means I'm a bit short on time for writing today, so instead of blathering on and on I am sharing with you the beauty of a simple onion flower.

an onion flower bud becomes a ball about to explode into a profusion of petals

from a tight ball to an unfurled shining beauty the onion flower is full of suprises

An onion flower is made of lots of tiny flowers

An onion flower is so like the onion itself, as you peal back the layers, there is another.


  1. pretty :) allergic to onions though :(

  2. Very pretty.
    Thank you for linking up at

    1. I was so surprised with all the detail, the camera sees more then I do.

  3. They are incredibly beautiful! I'm not a fan of onions - it's a texture thing - but I do appreciate them when they are being grown. Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

    1. Not like onions? Such a shame. I'm a huge fan and they form the base for much of my cooking.

  4. I use onions in cooking practically every onions, brown onions, spring onions are the usuals....never thought about what their flowers looked lovely!

  5. Great group of pictures. Love the photo that looks like a head of garlic.

  6. Great pictures! Unlike other commenters, it is the first time I see a flower like this. So, thanks for sharing. I do love onions!

  7. These are gorgeous shots, so clear. I've never seen these flowers before - they're beautiful.


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