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 Cat Coasters

Crochet Cat Coasters #handmadeXmas2016

For the last couple of years I've been doing my best to give handmade gifts for Christmas.

I made these adorable little coasters as a gift for my cat loving friend last Christmas and I'm so excited I finally get to share them with you!
I scoured Pinterest for all the best cat coaster crochet patterns and created a special crochet coaster board so so you can find the patterns that appeal to you. I will continue to add patterns and ideas to the board throughout the year.

I made one a night and I had a full set by the end of a week. Here are the crochet cat coasters I made and links corresponding patterns. I wanted each coaster to be different and have it's own personality, just like real cats do.

Round Eared Kitteh

Round Eared Kitteh| Crochet Cat Coaster

This cute little round eared tabby kitty-cat is a free crochet pattern from my friend Alexandra at EyeLoveKnots. A simple and beautiful pattern with excellent easy-follow instructions.

Pointy Eared Kitty-Cat

Pointy Eared Kitty-cat | Crochet Cat Coaster

This Pointy eared black cat was inspired by Amigurumissholly, it's not in English but the images helped me to figure out what was what and I almost got it right.
kitten coaster free crochet pattern

Fat Cat

Fat Kitty-cat with feet | Crochet Cat Coaster

Fat tabby cat with his short little feet poking out the bottom is a free pattern from MissCraftyMess, the extra kink in the tail is my own addition.

Ginger Puss

Ginger Puss-cat with feet | Crochet Cat Coaster

Ginger puss here is a my own blend of mix and matching ears and tails. 

Peeking Cat

Peeking Puss-cat | Crochet Cat Coaster

Peeking cat was a bit more challenging and I'm still not sure I got that head quite right. I decided to leave off all whiskers and buttons on my kitties to minimise any chance of an upset cup (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Peeking cat is another free pattern from JansCrochet.

Furry Puss-Cat

Furry Puss-cat | Crochet Cat Coaster
This furry fellow is inspired by a free potholder pattern over at the CrochetingCrab. 

This year I think I might try crocheting some bird or owl coasters, but if you're not a yarny I've started a pinterest board for DIY coasters made with fabric, wood, tiles, leather and whatever else you can imagine. If you've made some coasters and blogged about it leave me a link in the comments and I'll add it to my boards. 


  1. these crochet cat coasters are adorable! love how you made them all different too. The kinky tail is my fav for sure!

    1. Nothing like a tabby cat with attitude =D

  2. These are too cute, Stella! As I've said before - wish I could crochet! You are so talented! I am a cat lover and the kinky tail coaster is my favorite, too!!!

    1. I think that his was my most successful tail ;o)

  3. Those coasters are too cute, Stella! Love the pointy eared the most, seeing these cute things make me want to learn crochet! Also, handmade gifts are the best!

    1. I think that one might be a Siamese kitty. Once you have the basics few stitches down in crochet these are a nice beginner project. Perhaps it's time to learn?

  4. These are really adorable Stella. The detail on them is spectacular and makes them special. I really need to find time to relearn how to crochet. My mom had taught me when I was a kid, and I used to make lopsided scarves.

    1. Lopsided scarves are the best kind. If you've crocheted before, relearning won't take you long at all and you'll be able to do it when you relax at the end of the day.

  5. I love this! I will be sharing, and giving some of these a try. Love the idea of a handmade Christmas, and getting a head start is always a plus. I accidently deleted your comment on my link, but I reposted it - so sorry! Thanks for the link and share, and I'm looking forward to following along with this blog hop!

    1. I accidentally delete stuff all the time lol. Thank you so much for the pattern too!

  6. These are so fun! I really like the black and white cat face coaster. I've been meaning to make some crochet coasters. I'll check out your Pinterest board.

    1. I've been meaning to add more to the pinterest board :o) Thanks for the reminder.

  7. Oh, dear! I showed Hubby and he wants some for a co-worker!They are just too cool!

    1. Did he learn to crochet so he could gift them?


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