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.

Declutter by Upcycling*

Upcycling - Make Stuff Useful Again!

Having just decluttered a lot of old t-shirts you just knew there would be t-shirt yarn upcycle projects coming didn't you?

Last week I started this bath mat upcycle project from t-shirt yarn, so this week I thought I would share with you how I made it and how it turned out.

I've got my decluttering momentum back but woke up today with the nasty 24 hour thing that hubby had yesterday. So even though I wanted to declutter I couldn't. What to do? A T-shirt upcycle project of course.

Decluttering the sewing room was great! Except now I can't find my zipper.

Christmas Past Just before Christmas 2012 I decided it was time to get to know my sewing machine's embroidery stitches.

When I saw the Dog Rope Toy Tutorial on Shelby Clarke Blog I just had to make it for Geri The Wonder Dog.

Christmas garlands are the perfect fabric scrap busting project when you have more scraps then you know what to do with and can't bear to simply throw them out.


  1. Nice! Way to recycle! Why is upcycle different? Never have understood that!

    1. Recycle smashes stuff into little pieces so it can be mixed with new pieces to create new things.

      Upcycle transforms the current item into being useful again. Turning a milk carton into a vase by chopping the top off and putting flowers in it would be an upcycle.

      Taking that carton and shredding the plastic so it can be mixed with new plastic and then used to make a totally new product is recycling.

      I will ask Agy if she has an article about it. That's totally her thing.


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