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.

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 1

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial

This crochet granny square tutorial includes:


If you simply want the pattern instead of the tutorial see Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Pattern.

Crochet stitches and abbreviations used in this pattern

US crochet terms

ch = chain stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet (yarn over once)

12 ply yarn | 3.5mm /size 9 crochet hook

Row 1

chain 19 stitches, use a stitch maker to mark the 19th stitch. 

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square rows 1 - 2

Row 2

ch 3 up
this takes the place of the first double crochet stitch

ch 2 across
you will now have a chain that is 19 stitches plus 5  more stitches

dc into 16th stitch from start
(3 back from your stitch marker)

*ch 2, skip 2 ch of the previous row and dc into the next chain,

repeat from * 4 more times to end.

nb: If your last dc does not land on your very first chain stitch you have miss counted somewhere.


Row 3


turn your work

ch 3 up, *ch 2, dc into post of previous row, repeat from * to end of row, turn

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 3

Rows 4-7

repeat row 3 four times

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square rows 4-7

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