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 2

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 1

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial See Part 1 of Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial for how to crochet the centre section of the granny square — rows 1 to 7  — which crochet stitches are used to make this square what kind of yarn and hook we used create the square in this tutorial.

In Part 2  —  row 8  — I'll show you how to edge the centre section and make the loops with picots.

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

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 Row 8

sc 3 into chain space of corner, sc 2 into next ch space


ss into post, ch 7, skip 2 spaces [chain space, post, chain space] and slip stitch into next post,

turn work

continue row 8

working into ch spaces under loop (the spaces we skipped earlier) with sc 2,  sc 2,

turn (for bulky yarn like this I find it beneficial to chain 1 then turn)

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - the loop

continue loop

continue working into the loop space

sc, picot (ch3), sc2, picot, sc 2, picot (top of loop), sc 2, picot, sc 2, picot sc 1 (total of 10sc and 5 picot)

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - the picots

continue row 8

sc 2, sc 3,
that completes the first side of row 8

repeat 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - finishing

Continue to Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 3