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.

Coconut Snowmen Sweets Recipe

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Coconut Snowmen Sweets Recipe

Ingredients:

plain biscuits
dessicated coconut
coconut cream
edible silver balls - we used the soft kind
red and black food colouring

NB: There are no amounts, because I just add a bit of everything until I've got the right consistency. This is a no-bake recipe.


Method: 

Crumb biscuits. I wrap them up in a tea towel and bash them but you can use a food processor.
Add biscuit crumb and dessicated coconut to a bowl and mix. Add coconut cream a bit at a time until you have a stiff dough that you can roll into balls in your hands.

Roll mixture into equal amounts of small and large balls and then stick the small balls on top of the large balls to make your snowmen.

Hats and scarfs for extra adorable snowmen

Take toothpicks and dip the tips into some red food colouring. This will be your snowman nose. When securing the head to the body angle the toothpick so you also get a good snowman nose.

Roll the snowman in coconut, if the mixture is a little dry you can roll the snowman in your hands and pat the coconut down into the mixture.

Add silver balls down the front of the snowman for his buttons.

Use another toothpick dipped in black food colouring to make the snowman eyes, or if you have currents or more edible balls in another colour you can use those instead.

Lightly toast some dessicated coconut as 'sand' and put it in the bottom of each cup-cake cup and stand your snowman up. Dress him up with some added accessories.

Add a silver bauble to your snowman's hat.

Hats & Scarfs


Ingredients

dessicated coconut
oat flower
white sugar
coconut cream
egg white

Method:


To make the hats and scarf's you would traditionally use fondant icing. As I didn't have any icing I made a mixture with coconut cream white sugar, dessicated coconut, oat flower. By using oat flower I did not have to cook the flour. Icing mixture is the easiest option here or crumble up some extra biscuits.

I added red food colouring and tried to make some scarfs. My mixture wouldn't hold so I whipped up some egg white as a binding agent, added a bit more of the dry ingredients until it was all the right consistency and it worked just wonderfully.

Wrap that tasty scarf around your snowman to show off his buttons to best advantage

Tips:

If it's a warm day try leaving the mixture in the fridge for a while to firm up before working it into shapes.

To save your hands from getting dyed red wear disposable gloves.

Hubby was keen to taste the snowmen and pronounced them edible but in need of Rum or some other flavour addition such as cinnamon, ginger or dried apricot pieces. The biscuits you choose to use will effect the flavour so be sure to taste and adjust as necessary.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness these are so cute! I love them! These are going to look great on my holiday table this season. Thanks for sharing! Pinned and shared :)

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  2. These are adorable! What a fun Christmas treat!

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    1. I was just going to make snowballs but realised I was so close to making a snowman I just had to give them a go.

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  3. These are just too, too adorable Stella. How can anyone eat them! Pinning and sharing.

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  4. How CUTE are those snowmen?! Thank you for the fun idea and great recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. I wish I could have made sun hats like in the blog hop picture.

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  5. These are so precious I'd hate to destroy the look by eating them - they are too cute! Great for gift giving and holiday baking!

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    1. They are just the thing to bring for when you've been told not to bring anything.

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  6. These coconut snowmen are just too cute!
    They really are and ...TOO CUTE I tell ya. :))

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  7. oh these snowmen are so cute! I just want to smile at them and then nom nom eat off the head! :) lovely recipe thanks!

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  8. Your snowman cookies look too cute to eat... But I bet they're super delicious!

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