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.

Banksia Pods

ISO 100 | f  | 1/800
lens 55-250mm


ISO 800 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm

Comments

  1. I had no idea what a banksia pod was, so had to look it up (I am now more knowledgeable than I was an hour ago and it's not even 9am!). What interesting looking flowers and pods they produce.

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    1. Every one is it's own unique piece of art - I love them :o)

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  2. I'm with Debbie - I had no idea either! Very interesting looking pod - would have really struggled to work out what the first photo was if you hadn't said!

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    1. I think the parrots got to that first one, it looks a bit chewed on and the seed is gone.

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  3. I had no idea either, I had to go and google it...I feel I've learnt something today

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Google certainly got a work out on banksia pods today.

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  4. I had no idea what it was before, you know what they say learn something new everyday, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. I always love to learn about new things, I'm glad I could share something you haven't heard of before.

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  5. I thought it was some kind of animal ...

    You have us all Googling :)

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    1. Hahaha, I wonder if growls or hoots or what sound it would make if it were an animal? =D

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    2. spouting fire would be good (does look like it belongs to the dragon family - although being made of wood = not so good!)

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    3. Well, I guess you can't win them all. A wood dragon does sound hazardous.

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  6. These are so interesting....Off to Google I go. hehehe

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    1. Wood turners make little wooden things out of them and they are just fascinating.

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  7. Those are stunning. I need to Google these so I know what the heck they are! Thank you for giving me the gift of knowledge

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  8. Fascinating! Beautiful shots.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/beautiful-saint-maarten.html

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    1. Each one is it's own unique bizarre looking thing.

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    1. Wonderful. I was right guessing plant but thought they were some sort of gall. I have a wood turning friend who would love these. #MySundayPhoto

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    2. Okay, now it's my turn to Google, I've never heard of a gall before....ohh I see, they're strange looking growth abnormalities. Wikipedia was very helpful with an explanation.

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  10. Such interesting detail of the Banksia.

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  11. I love the first shot! Didn't know what it was though ;)

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