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.

Mitred Square Crochet Pattern With Gap Free Edges

Mitred Square Crochet Pattern With Gap Free Edges

Do your mitred squares have gaps along the edges effecting the visual appeal?

Mitred squares are worked diagonally from corner to corner, a versatile square with a myriad of uses for some truly inspiring projects. We all want our projects to be fantastic but those holey edges can fall short of that Wow factor.

Learn why edge gaps occur and how to avoid them. You won't find any disagreeable edge gaps in this pattern!

There is no need for these unsightly gaps in a mitred crochet square

Edge gaps

In the above image edge gaps can be clearly seen in both mitred squares. The cause of these gaps is the first crochet stitch of each row

The blue mitred square on the right shows the resulting gaps from a chain 3 starting stitch and the purple square on the left shows how a SC, CH2 starting stitch edge looks.  

To avoid these unsightly holes a different stitch must be used to start a new row, the Chainless Starting Double Crochet gives the best results. To learn the Chainless Starting Double Crochet stitch click here and scroll down to method 5.

Now you're ready to make mitred squares with straight edges!

Mitred Square Crochet Pattern 


The mitred crochet squares pictured in this pattern are made with Flinders cotton and 3mm hook.

Stitches - US terms

Ch - Chain Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
Ch-less SDC - Chainless Starting Double Crochet
SS - Slip Stitch

Please note:

Stitches in brackets are to be grouped together and instructions are to be applied to all the stitches in the group. For example: In row 1 the pattern says "working into the 4th chain from the hook (DC, Ch 2, 2 DC)", this means that three double crochet stitches are worked into the same stitch.

Throughout this Mitred Square crochet pattern you will find helpful information highlighted in teal and italics, links are highlighted in red.

Row 1

Ch 4 - counts as a chain 1 and first double crochet - working into the 4th chain from the hook (DC, Ch 2, 2 DC), turn work. 4 DC in row.

Row 2

Ch-less SDC, DC, working into the chain 2 space of the previous row (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC), DC, DC, turn work. 8 DC in row.

Row 3

Ch-less SDC, DC in each of the next 3 stitches, working into the chain 2 space of the previous row work (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC), DC in next 4 stitches, turn work. 12 DC in row.

Row 4

Ch-less SDC, DC in next 5 stitches (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC), DC in next 6 stitches, turn work. 16 DC in row.

Row 5

Ch-less SDC, DC in next 7 stitches (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC), DC in next 8 stitches, turn work. 20 DC in row.

Row 6

Ch-less SDC, DC in next 9 stitches (2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC), DC in next 10 stitches, turn work. 24 DC in row.

Continue until your square is the required size.


Avoid unsightly holes with this Mitred Square Crochet Pattern With Gap Free Edges

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