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.

How To Crochet Mirrored Picots

Crochet Mirrored Picots

Once you have mastered normal picots and downward picots, mirrored picots are a simple affair. Close mirrored picots will quickly become a favourite embellishment in your crochet.

Mirrored Picots

How to crochet mirrored picots - remove hook and insert hook into 8th and 4th chains from hook

Chain 8, remove your hook, insert hook into 8th chain from the hook and then into the 4th chain from the hook, pick up the dropped loop - no need to yarn over - and pull through both loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through to complete the pair of picots.

Continue as normal

How to crochet mirrored picots - pick up the dropped loop and pull through, yarn over and pull through to complete the mirrored picot

It may take a little practice to get your mirrored picots to look well formed but once you do you'll love these little motifs.

How to crochet mirrored picots



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