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.

Trimmings

ribbon and lace


These are some of the notions I'm using in the continued construction of my 1870's 'Big Froufy' gown.

satin ribbon, cotton tape, lace

haberdashery

left to right: lace, satin ribbons, cotton tape, bobbin style lace, satin ribbon, lace, eyelet lace

Comments

  1. These trimming are gorgeous! Big Froufy is gonna be the envy of everyone who sees it!!

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    1. There was a big sale and I took full advantage!

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  2. Beautiful trimmings, my wife would love shopping for these

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. Love a haberdashers
    #MySundayPhoto

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    1. The right trims can make all the difference.

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  4. Lovely pieces, the thought of sewing with it terrifies me but beautiful to look at.

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    1. I used all of it accept the very far left.

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    1. Not the easiest to photograph though, I must work on our lighting issues.

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  6. I just love haberdashery and can't wait to see your finished gown #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Habby always makes my heart beat a little faster.

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  7. These are sooo pretty #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I love the different textures and I'm really pleased with how it all turned out.

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  8. So pretty I love frills and trimmings, I am like a magpie for pretty things x

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  9. Looks so pretty! This is something that I would collect actually and look if I feel sad. They are so pretty and uplifting to look at! #mysundayphoto

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    1. Pretty things do brighten the mood, thank you for the reminder that I need to focus on surrounding myself with more beauty.

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