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.

Easter Egg Crochet Pattern 3

Easter Egg Crochet Pattern 3

Plain Easter Egg Back Loop Crochet Pattern Motif-3

Supplies and Equipment

Yarn - 8 ply
Hook - 3mm
Yarn needle

Stitches Used

US Crochet Stitch Terms

SS - slip stitch
BL SC - back loop single crochet
BL HDC - back loop half double crochet
BL DC - back loop double crochet
BL DC in air - join a new colour working a double crochet into a back stitch
DC2T - double crochet 2 together (decrease)
DC8T - double crochet 8 together (decrease)


The Easter Egg patterns are worked from the Right Side only and into the Back Loops of stitches. For ease of reading the patterns all BL references have been omitted. 

Double crochet in air step-by-step instructions

Add new colour too hook with a slip knot creating a loop on the hook, YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2, YO, pull through 2

Easter Egg Crochet Motif 3

Plain Egg

NB: All stitches are worked into the back loop accept when worked into a chain space.

Row 1: brown yarn

Ch 4, 2 DC into first Ch (4th from hook), Ch 2, 3 DC into same stitch

Row 2: red yarn

DC in air, 3 DC, DC into BL of chain, DC into same stitch, DC into BL of chain, DC into same stitch, 3 DC

Row 3: brown yarn,

DC in air, 3 DC, 2 DC into next space, 2 DC into next space, 4 DC,

Row 4: red yarn

DC in air, 4 DC, 2 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next, 5 DC,

Row 5: brown yarn

DC in air, 2 DC, 3 HDC, 2 SC, 3 HDC, 3 DC

Row 6: red yarn

DC in air, 13 DC

Easter Egg Crochet Motifs

Row 7: brown yarn

the same as row 5

Row 8: red yarn

DC in air, 4 DC, DC2T, DC2T, 5 DC,

Row 9: brown yarn

DC in air,  DC, DC2T 4 times, 2 DC

Row 10: red yarn

DC in air,  DC, DC2T 4 times, 2 DC

Row 11: brown yarn

DC 8 together, SS to finish.

Easter Egg Back Loop Crochet Pattern 3

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