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.

Proud Poppy Free Crochet Pattern

Proud Poppy Pattern 


This poppy will sit up nice and proud holding it's shape even if left out in the rain.

The Proud Poppy pattern is provided in both Australian/UK and US crochet terminology. 


Proud Poppy

Australian Crochet Terms (UK crochet terms) 

SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
DC - double crochet
HTR - half treble crochet (yarn over pull through 3 loops)
TR - treble
FPTR - front post treble
BPTR - back post treble


Yarn - 8 ply / double knit.
The red yarn I used is a vintage pure wool, the maroon yarn is acrylic 8 ply.
Hook - I used my 4mm bamboo handled hook with both yarns, these hooks have become my go to hooks.

Row 1: Loop - working in black yarn 

Ch 4, join with a SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred)

Row 2

Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), HTR 15 into ring, join with SS

NB: crocheting over the yarn end will allow you to tighten the loop by pulling on the end. 


Row 3: Petals - working in red yarn 

Using a DC, join yarn anywhere into the HTR stitches of row 2.
Ch 1 , *DC in next stitch, Ch 1.  Repeat * to end. Join with a SS to first DC of row.

Row 4 

Working into Ch 1 space just made before your SS work DC, Ch 2 (counts as first TR)
*FPTR, around the post of the DC of previous row, 2 TR into next chain space. Repeat from * to end. Work the second TR into the first chain space and SS into second chain to join.

Row 5

DC between the first and last TR of previous row and Ch 2 (counts as first TR), *FPTR around FPTR or previous row, TR between trebles of previous row. Repeat from * to end. SS into second chain to join.

Row 6

BPSC around the TR of previous row and Ch 2 (counts as first BPTR), FPTR around FPTR of previous row, *BPTR, FPTR. Repeat from * to end, SS into second chain to finish.


Proud Poppy

Stitches - US terms 

SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
DC - double crochet
FPDC - front post double crochet
BPDC - back post double crochet

Yarn - 8 ply / double knit.
The red yarn I used is a vintage pure wool, the maroon yarn is acrylic 8 ply.
Hook - I used my 4mm bamboo handled hook with both yarns, these hooks have become my go to hooks.

Row 1: Loop - working in black yarn 

Ch 4, join with a SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred)

Row 2

Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), HDC 15 into ring, join with SS

NB: crocheting over the yarn end will allow you to tighten the loop by pulling on the end. 

Row 3: Petals - working in red yarn 

Join red yarn with a *SC, Ch 1,  repeat from * to end. Join with a SS into first SC of row.

Row 4 

Working into Ch 1 space where you have also just made your SS work SC, Ch 2 (counts as first DC),
*FPDC, around the post of the SC of previous row, 2 DC into next chain space. Repeat from * to end. Work the second DC into the first chain space and SS into second chain to join.

Row 5

SC between the first and last DC of previous row and Ch 2 (counts as first DC). *FPDC around the FPDC of previous row, DC between double crochet stitches of previous row. Repeat from * to end. SS into second chain to join.

Row 6

BPSC around the last DC of previous row and Ch 2 (counts as first BPDC), FPDC around FPDC of previous row, *BPDC, FPDC. Repeat from * to end, SS into second chain to finish.

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  1. Do you have a printer friendly version of this by chance?

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    1. Check back early next week. I'm hoping to have one up by then.

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  2. Great looking poppy, Stella!! Thanks for sharing for free, too!!

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