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.

Crochet Gift Card Envelope - Free Pattern

Crochet Gift Card Envelope - Free Pattern

Sometimes finding the right gift for those you love can be challenging and a gift card is the best option. Personalise your gift card with a hand made envelope.

Crochet Gift Card Envelope - Red and black envelope 

Yarn: 4 ply Fingering yarn.
Hook: 2.35mm

Row 1

Using colour create a double foundation chain of 25 stitches, turn work.

Row 2-20

*SC into first stitch, CH1 (takes place of first HDC), HDC  to end (24 stitches, take extra care not to miss the last stitch), turn work.

Row 21-24

Switch to colour B. Repeat from *for 3 rows.

Row 25-27

SC, CH 2 (takes place of first double crochet), v stitch to end of row (V stitch: skip one stitch on previous row DC in next, CH1, DC in same stitch of previous row; first V complete), DC in last stitch of previous row, turn work.

Row 28 

SC for 25 stitches, snip thread and pull through last stitch to finish.

Attach buttons, stitch up sides and weave in ends.

Design B - Silver heart envelope in black and fuchsia

If you find you have accidentally dropped a stitch or have only crocheted 24 rows (or any even number of rows) the V stitch pattern for rows 25-27 will not work for you and you can use this alternate finish instead.

Alternate design for Rows 25-27

*DC into first stitch of row, **CH 1, DC 2, repeat from ** to stitch 22, CH 1, DC, turn work.

Repeat from * for next 2 rows.


  1. These are soooooooooooooo cute!!
    I've made something similar a few years ago (kind of a book covering), so I think I can make this patter.
    I LOVE it

  2. So cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I may make one to carry business cards!

    1. That's a good idea, in your blog colours with little anchor buttons =D

  3. sweet!! love this little gift card holder purse deal! your colors are fab too :) you are such a sweetheart to share!

    1. I was only going to do one colour but my ball came to an end I decided in the moment to add a second. I'm so glad I did now ;o)

  4. I love quick little gift ideas like these! So easy to customize, too.
    I've had some gift cards get damaged after being shoved in my wallet, leaving them useless. This isn't just a cute idea - It's a great way to keep them protected, too!

    1. I'm always giving my nieces gift cards so they can get whatever they want, but I really wanted to make them that bit more special. I didn't realise gift cards could get damaged so easily. Thanks.


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