Back when I first learned how to crochet, I struggled to learn how to make a granny square. I was accustomed to working in rows, rather than in the round, and the learning curve proved somewhat steep for me as a newbie. Relying heavily on photo tutorials on blogs, I persevered, and crafted my first, somewhat wonky square.
Fast forward a decade or so, and I've moved past the humble granny square to experiment with more challenging patterns. But I always find myself drawn back to the simplicity and clean lines of the classic granny square. I'm especially taken with solid granny squares, and the myriad of design possibilities they offer.
Earlier in my crochet days, the seam that appeared on solid granny squares where the rounds are joined used to vex me. It seems an unsightly addition to an almost perfect crochet motif. More recently, I've experimented with different ways of getting rid of the seam, and have landed on one that I now use exclusively. I've not re-invented the wheel with this pattern, but I thought I'd share the fruits of my granny square quest with a photo tutorial, since I found them to be so helpful when I was learning how to crochet.
So without further ado, let's talk about how to make a seamless solid granny square!