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.

Lion Around

Lion

With my back playing up I've not taken the camera out much and when I have results have not been great so I am dipping into the archives today to bring you this guy who refused to get up from his nap to have a dignified photo taken.

lion at Perth Zoo


Lion

Conservation status: Vulnerable
Distribution: Central and southern Africa
Habitat: Grassy plains, savannahs, semi-deserts

Did you know that Spotted Hyaenas and African Painted Dogs are the natural predators of old, young or sick lions that are too weak to defend themselves?

Source: Perth Zoo fact sheet

Find the lions in the African Savannah exhibit.



Comments

  1. Hi Stella, now that looks like one laid back lion. Bet he'd wake up if you got too close though!

    Hope your back gets better soon.


    xx

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    1. I'll have to go back to the zoo and try for a more active shot.

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    2. I don't think I've EVER seen an active lion in the zoo. Great shots of the stretching, though!

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  2. I feel like that most mornings!

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  3. Blooming love lions, they are amazing creatures.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. They are pretty amazing, I'm hoping they will come out for some better photo ops next time we hit the zoo.

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  4. Oh wow this is just breathtaking what a majestic animal, yet having a big stretch like a tabby cat I just love these photos they are incredible xx

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    1. Cats do seem to behave like cats no matter what size they are.

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  5. Fantastic photos! They are beautiful creatures x

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    1. I was really frustrated that they wouldn't get up and come and pose for the camera.

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  6. Beautiful captures Stella, I love lions they're just so full of character. - Tasha

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  7. That's me every day lately! Fab shots, he's stunning xx #MySundayPhoto

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  8. Stella, I pray your back is better.
    You made a whole comedy routine out of 3 photos!
    Love it, along with your title!

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    1. Dr wants X-rays so we'll have to wait and see. I thought you might like that title.

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  9. Lions are gorgeous! I love to see how they enjoy themselves in the warm sun. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It's a hard life sleeping 14 hours a day and all.

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  10. I have never seen a Lion this relax! Dare I say playful! Lovely capture =) #MySundayPhoto

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    1. He was totally unconcerned about us all and he wasn't getting out of that sunbeam in a hurry either :o)

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  11. Hello Stella, found your blog via PhotoFriday... Like the Zoo! Next week I will show some pictures of the Augsburger Zoo, and of course there is a Lion too :)

    Wonderful captures.

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    1. I love going to the zoo, I'm so pleased I'll get to see your zoo because it's unlikely I'll ever make it person :o)

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  12. AWESOME photos Stella!!
    Male lions are usually don't do much . so they're kind of relaxed most of the time. Food hunting is the female-lions job :)

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  13. Fabulous images and your title is brilliant, made me chuckle

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Nothing makes me happier then hearing I made someone laugh :o) thanks for making my day.

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  14. Thats my soulmate right there. But with a glass of wine.

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    1. Darn good looking soulmate you've got there ;o)

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  15. Thats my soulmate right there. But with a glass of wine.

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