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.

Magpie Clan

Magpie with wasp


Australian magpie with wasp

Juvenile Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

Peewee - definitely not a magpie, but often found sharing grazing area

Magpie giving me the eyeball

Magpie Clan

Magpie Clan

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  1. Aren't they fascinating birds? I used to be really wary of them (superstitious) but ever since I moved here there is at least one, sometimes two on a good day, outside. Our ones are very naughty and fight with the blackbirds. Ours also have more blue in them. Great capture :) PS Sorry if you have this comment twice, something went wrong the first time. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I love their song, and the blue is more prominent during mating season and is even more visible in UV. Cool huh?

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    2. Oh, and our magpies aren't corvid's like yours, they're actually more closely related to butcher birds.

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  2. They're very clever birds. I love the capture of the one with a bug! Great shots!

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    1. They are crazy smart! They even use tools apparently.

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  3. Beautiful detail in the photos, love watching birds

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Looks like you should update your blogger profile, I've gotten so used to seeing photalife everywhere now.

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  4. A tasty snack to keep him going! Beautiful photos

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  5. What great captures! Especially the bug eating one. He looks impressed with his dinner

    Cat x

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    1. He was a bit worried I might try and steal it I think.

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  6. Pretty bird!
    Why are all the females so much more drab???

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    1. The young and females need the better camouflage to protect the babies from being stolen by predators.

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  7. They are amazing. I always love the sound that they make =)

    Lovely photos =)

    #mysundayphoto

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  8. I just love magpies. We have 3 around at the moment which I feed. They are so cheeky. Love the photos.

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