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 3

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 2

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.

See Part 2  —  row 8  — for how to edge the centre section and make the loops with picots.

Part 3 —  rows 9 to 11 — covers how to finish your Eivor Granny Square.

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

Row 9

sc into corner, *ch 6, sc into third stitch of loop, ch 8, sc into 8th stitch of loop, ch 6, sc into corner of square, repeat from * 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 9

This is what your square should look like now.

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Row 9

Row 10

*sc 8, sc 10 into next chain space, sc 8 into next chain space, 

repeat from * 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 10

Optional Row 11

sc all the way around adding one extra ch stitch at the point of each corner (above the picots) and our square is complete!

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 11


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