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 Make Your Dragon

How To Make Your Dragon
Have you fallen in love with dragons too? Of course I couldn't resist trying to make my own dragon which meant I needed to up my amigurumi game.

I hunted down the original pattern for the cutest little dragon, a FREE pattern  so don't feel the need to go buying the rip-offs you see popping up around the place.

Crochet Mini Dragon

How To Make Your Crochet Dragon

To make this pretty little dragon, who surely must be related to those Furious Dragons we've all fallen for, I used a mystery crochet cotton from my stash with a WPI of 24, equivalent to 3 ply. Unfortunately I didn't record which hook I used, most likely 2 mm hook.  I also used darning needle and some stuffing.

The companion tutorial by Rachchua to the pattern by Sarselgurumi was invaluable for the construction phase of Dragon making.  *Long Pins were very helpful for temporarily securing each part to decide just where to place them.

Dragons are made of lots of parts

Working with the thinner yarn made for some tiny pieces to stitch together.

The toes on the feet are too adorable for words and were my favourite part to make.

The ears - or big horns - were a little too big for my liking so I remade them on the fly. In the end I only used two of the mini horns even though I made them all.

The tail went a little awry but I was happy enough with the shape and used it anyway. I made both sets of tail-fins but ended up only using the larger ones. The smaller tail-fins made for some hilarious - but not permanently attached - eyebrows.

Do Dragons Have Eyebrows?

As this little dragon was a gift for one of my adult crafting buddies I didn't have to worry about safety eyes and glued on felt would be fine but I couldn't decide where to place them. I stuck a couple of pins in them so my friend could decide for herself.  We had loads of fun swinging the eyes around making all sorts of expressions.

Dragon toes are the cutest!

The wings were a crowd favourite amongst our crafting group.

And that's how you make your Dragon!

How To Make Your Crochet Dragon

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