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.

Curved Handle Crochet Hook Review

Curved Handle Crochet Hooks

From time to time I indulge in buying a few crochet hooks.

Every time I saw these curved handle crochet hooks I would scroll on past thinking they were just too gimmicky, that the shape was silly and they're pink, which is not my favourite colour. If they were eucalyptus green I probably would have grabbed them in a heart beat just because of the leaf like shape.

My curiosity finally got the better of me and I purchased a set of these curvy beauties and they were not at all what I expected.

Inspecting the Nooks and Crannies of curved handle hooks


Inspecting the Hooks and Grannies

It's the nooks and crannies of a hook that determines how pleasant it is to use so let's take a closer look at these *curious crochet hooks (affiliate link).

Case

None

Sizes

5 sizes
2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.0mm

Materials

Steel
Hard plastic

Numbering method

The numbers are cast with the handle in relief (raised) and won't be rubbing off, well, ever.

Numbering unit

Metric measurements. There is also some text in Chinese characters but I have no idea if it refers to numbers or branding or something else entirely, but it does act as a thumb grip.

Colour

Pink handle
Silver hook

Head Shape

Rounded

Throat

Tapered

Shank

That's the bit between the grip and the throat of the hook.
The listing claims a 4.5mm shank and delivers on it's promise.
The shank length is very consistent and well placed in relation to the handle. They have been very carefully positioned in relation to the handle, a detail often overlooked on cheaper hooks.

Grip

While there is not actually a grip like the one found on the porcelain hooks the text in relief does provide additional traction.

Handle

Plastic, flat and curved to fit the hand, the handle measures in at the 9.8mm as listed.
Although the curve direction is different if held in the left hand it is still very comfortable to hold, more so then I expected.

Glide rating

Good

Hand Feel and Overall Impression 

These curved handle hooks look and feel cheap but they are a joy to use!

I am really surprised by these hooks. I wish the size range included both larger and smaller sizes.
I'm adding these hooks to my most commonly used styles.

They are also ridiculously affordable. I have paid a lot more for hooks that have not lived up to their promises as these curvaceous hooks have. I have zero regrets about my impulsive purchase.

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This post is not sponsored and was brought to you buy my whimsical shopping habits.

*I love to bring you free crochet patterns, reviews and share my projects with you. In order to cover some of the expense of doing this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, often (not always) these are affiliate links and I may receive a commission. I always give my honest opinion. 

Inspecting the Nooks and Crannies of curved handle hooks

Comments

  1. Hi Stella, the winter before last I got back into crocheting and really enjoyed it, but last winter passed by in the blink of an eye with me having so much as picked up a hook (although I did pick up some yarn). These curved handled hooks strike me as looking comfy to hold. I like to be able to feel the hook in my hand and don't like slender, slippery handles... And I like the colour!

    xx

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