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Make Perfectly Square Granny Squares with Sarah London

A question that I?m constantly asked is “How do you create such perfectly-formed granny

When first embarking on learning how to crochet, most often than not a granny square is the first project on our list to master. Our first granny squares generally are a little wonky, the tension is usually a little loose, or, on the other end of the scale, tension is so tight that the granny square is quite skewed. My advice is always to persevere and that practice does make perfect!

Today I?d like to share with you a few basic steps in how to achieve a perfectly square granny square, first time, every time!

  • Firstly, select your yarn. Read the band that accompanies the skein of your chosen yarn. You?ll find the suggested crochet hook size recommended when working with that particular yarn. Take note!
  • Secondly, I always only work two chain for my corners. I often notice three and even four chains are sometimes worked for corners. My recommendation is to work only two.
  • Thirdly, the most important tip I can share is to slip stitch across into the corner space to finish each round worked. This is the essence of producing perfectly square granny squares!

You can practice these methods for perfectly-square granny squares with the Bold Bedroom Cushion project. You can register to download it here.

Be sure to check out my book, Granny Square Love, and enjoy 50% off this week!

For more colorful inspiration, check out this post from ColourLovers, which features the Hawaiian Flowers crochet pattern!

Sarah has been immersed in crochet for most of her life. Her grandmother taught her to crochet at an early age. She started with granny squares and quickly progressed to making crocheted roses.

With a love of color, Sarah works traditional motifs in bursts of bold color and modernizes crochet for the twenty-first century.

She publishes a monthly crochet e-zine, Hip to Hook, which is distributed worldwide.
She actively supports various charitable organizations across the globe and founded Crochet-a-Rainbow in January 2011. She can also be found at her blog,

Sarah lives on the east coast of Australia with her husband and three children.

One thought on “Make Perfectly Square Granny Squares with Sarah London

  1. Sarah very nice pillow I like how you incorporated buttons on the edge so you can take it off and wash it. 🙂 I am also in agreement with the slip stitch at each corner in order to make the granny squares-square, it works like a charm. 🙂 I wanted to ask if you could let me know the link to where the complete instructions are for your Christmas tree wall decoration is. I know I have asked before but my email has been messing up so if you answered I apologize for the repeat. Thank you..Debb

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