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.

Australian Darter

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm


Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm | aperture priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 1000 | f 6.3 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | shutter priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 1000 | f 5 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.

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  1. These are such an amazing set of photos. What beautiful wings they have.

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    1. It's wonderful to watch them dry their feathers out.

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  2. Beautiful photos, my favourite is the lovely close up photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It was hard to get a clean shot. Such a bright day and such a dark subject.

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  3. these are wonderful stella. i love these birds; the way they stretch their wings to dry them..

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    1. They are often down by the river where a lot of people walk their dogs. I feel sorry for the darters when they get disturbed drying off. Must be so stressful. I'm sure over time they get used to all the humans and dogs though.

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  4. Wow what a beautiful bird and amazing close up pictures, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. This is the first time I've really been able to capture one at all.

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  5. Beautiful shots here Stella, such a gorgeous bird! And yes that was a shawl around her shoulders in my drawing, and it was a balcony wall as she is supposed to be looking out across a kingdom/fantasy landscape. - Tasha

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    1. You did such a fabulous job with her! (She's getting featured tomorrow at 2usesTuesday)

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  6. I love the close up. He looks very soft.

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    1. I'm not sure I would want to cuddle him though ;o)

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  7. Stella, was he doing a mating dance?
    You are teaching so much about Australia's wildlife! I love it! Thanks!

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    1. They get soaking wet when they go fishing and then they have to dry off.

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  8. Fantastic photos, and a beautiful creature :)

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    1. I am amazed by him everytime I see him drying his wings out, but they are rather shy and it's hard to get close enough for photo's.

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