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 Beading Foundation Row

Crochet Beading Foundation Row


Crochet Beading is one of my favourite methods for starting an openwork crochet project.

Today the term 'beading', when used in relation to crochet, is likely to refer to the use of adding glass, or other types of beads to crochet.

However the traditional use of the term 'Crochet Beading' references the definition of beading as a trim, a term which is still commonly used today in carpentry to denote trims.

Crochet Beading is a fancy foundation row which results in an openwork trim that is ideal for weaving ribbon through, or to use as an edging. I find crochet beading very useful for stitching a project to fabric, allowing the crochet to be worked up separately.

How to work a crochet beading foundation row

This traditional method of working a Crochet Beading is a stitch that deserves to be as popular today as it once was.

Crochet Beading of Triples


US crochet terms used 

Stitches
Chain - Ch
Triple - TR (yarn over 3 times)

Chain 6, triple into 1st chain, *chain 3, triple into the second of the three overs of the previous triple, catching the lower loop at the same time, repeat from* to end.

method of working the second over for crochet beading

Crochet Beading of Trebles

Australian / UK crochet terms used 

Stitches
Chain - Ch
Double Treble - DTR (yarn over 3 times)

Chain 6, double treble into 1st chain, *chain 3, 1 double treble into the second of the three overs of the previous double treble, catching the lower loop at the same time, repeat from* to end.


How to work a crochet beading foundation row, free pattern and tutorial.

Comments

  1. Ok, let's see now!! I like that openwork, and the teal is pretty.

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    1. I've got some lovely ways to use this foundation stitch to share soon. (Teal is one of my favourites.)

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