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 Mesh Square

Crochet Mesh Square

This little crochet mesh square is worked in no. 8 crochet cotton using a 1.6 mm crochet hook with the centre design based of Eivor's granny square. My intention was for it to be a bowl cover.

I clearly didn't pay enough attention while making this square and I've added in extra stitches along the way. I must've been watching a rather good show at the time, my guess is a costume drama, maybe Downton Abbey, The Paradise or Mr Selfridge.

Ever since this little project has sat waiting for me to decide it's fate. I'm just going to have to rip this one out I think.

Project started:

30 November 2015

Last worked on the project:

30 November 2015

Still to do:

Rip it out.

Crochet Mesh Square - #FinishItFriday

Update on Scrap Busting

linen fabric strips - scrap busting

Was there progress?

YES. There's still lots left to do.

Did I enjoy working on it?

Meh, it's ho hum boring work and I wish I had a cutting mat and a sharp rotary cutting blade to make the work go faster.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES. Bit by bit.

And a more general update on Finish It Friday progress because I want you to know I am making progress, far more progress then I would have if it weren't for Finish It Friday's.

I've almost finalised my edging plans for the Little Granny Square project which was the very first Finish It Friday project.

I also think I know what I'm doing with the wool that I was practising broomstick lace with.

I've shown you mine, now I want to know how your projects are going? Have you been working on them? How many UFO's do you have and will you be working on finishing one this weekend?

Finish It Friday

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. A cutting mat and rotary cutter has saved my sanity when doing quilts!! I can't even remember how I did them before!!

  2. Oh yeah, UFOs. You know mine: Kim's Kwilt, Shirley's quilt, and the twins quilts. sigh
    Add those onto the dishes, de-cluttering, sweeping, mopping, laundry....
    ad nauseum!


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