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.

Scrap Busting

Fabric scraps

I have a fabric scrap problem.  

'I still have 2 more boxes of scraps to go through. They seem to multiply all on their own! I think my 2016 resolution might be to be scrap free.'

Well, it's almost September 2016 and I have barely looked at sorting through fabric scraps. 

I have some huge sewing projects coming up and there are some sewing room organisation goals to achieve before the sewing can commence. Like having all sewing paraphernalia actually in the sewing room. 

This means more decluttering and the easiest thing to declutter first is fabric scraps and UFO's - which is what Finish It Friday is all about. 

Almost all the scraps that remain are natural fibres and seeing as natural fibre fabric costs an arm and a leg these days I'd prefer to use them up rather then simply discard them. 

My plan is to trim it all up into strips that will be used either for binding or for a fabric scrap busting sewing project that I have planned.

I held onto this linen top I'd made thinking I might reclaim the fabric. It's been washed once or twice and the colour has faded so I think it's just going to go into the donation box.

Scrap Busting - Fabric Strips

I'm surprised at the quantity of strips I was able to get out of just a few scraps, once they're all joined I should have a couple of meters out of binding. Onto the next colour now.

Project started:


Last worked on the project:

Today!! Woohoo!

Still to do:

Press, measure, mark-up and cut into strips. I'm forging forward on my plan to be fabric scrap free.

Scrap Busting - making fabric strips from scraps #FinishItFriday

Update on the Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Was there progress?

No. I didn't frog it. I did cut the yarn and finished off.

That's it for another week of #FinishItFriday. Happy Finishing!

If you're working on your own UFO's use the hashtag #FinishItFriday on:
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I'll be looking for them to share but it always helps if you remember to tag me at Purfylle.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.


  1. Would you like my fabric scraps too? I have TONS.... I deal with them by ignoring them.

    Good luck with your scrapbusting!


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