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Free Crochet Patterns for Afghan Squares and Blocks

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Squares are satisfying to crochet. You can use them so many different ways. If you make one square at a time, eventually you'll have enough squares to create an afghan; if you only make one, you're sure to find a use for it. Crocheted squares are portable and fun projects.

Finished size is specified for each square. Please keep in mind that this is the size of the sample squares crocheted by the original designer; you might get different results, especially if you substitute materials. If your finished square turns out to be a different size than what you want, switch crochet hooks and try again.

Coordinating Afghan Squares

Tapestry Crochet Squares
Tapestry Crochet Squares -- Photo © Amy Solovay

These crocheted squares are designed to match each other. If you use the same hooks and yarns to crochet them, they should work out to be the same size.

These pattern designs are by Amy Solovay.

    Finished Size: 6.5 inches  

      Heart and Checkerboard Baby Afghan Squares

      Aqua Colorways of the Heart and Checkerboard Baby Afghan Squares
      Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

      I made baby afghans out of my squares; these patterns work well with baby yarn, but you could use them in other ways too. If you use red, pink and white yarns, you could make an afghan with a Valentine's Day theme.

      These pattern designs are by Amy Solovay.

      Finished Size: 6.5 inches  

        Double Rainbow Crochet Square

        Easy Double Rainbow Crocheted Square
        Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

        This square is so easy to crochet, and so pretty!

        This pattern design is by Amy Solovay.

        Finished Size: 6 inches   

        Basic Granny Square -- Free Pattern and Photo Tutorial

        Crochet Granny Square
        Crochet Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

         Basic granny squares can be made in many different colors, fibers and sizes.

        This granny square is very easy, and it is the ideal first project for beginners. However,  crocheters of all skill levels enjoy creating these squares and using them in innovative ways.  There are limitless possible granny square variations.

        Finished Size: Varies depending on materials used.   

         

        Easy Beginner's Crochet Granny Square Pattern

        Easy Beginner's Crochet Granny Square Pattern
        Easy Beginner's Crochet Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

        This little square is so easy to crochet.

        Finished Size: Finished size of this square (or for that matter, any square) can vary, but I've crocheted samples of this square measuring 3" and 4" depending on the hook I used.

        Rainbow Outlines Granny Square

        Crocheted Granny Square Afghan Block With Rainbow Outlines
        Crocheted Granny Square Afghan Block With Rainbow Outlines -- Photo © Amy Solovay

        If you're looking for a colorful crochet project, this rainbow outlines granny square is a fantastic choice. I've crocheted my sample using cream colored yarn as the main color and a rainbow of other colors as accents. If you'd like to use up scrap yarn, there is no need to stick to this color scheme. You could re-color this design in many different ways.

        Finished Size: 7.5 inches   

        V-Stitch Granny Square Variation

        Fuzzy Pink Baby Afghan Square
        Fuzzy Pink Baby Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

        This granny square variation is made using V-stitches. My sample square is worked in fuzzy pink acrylic. As shown, a bunch of these squares joined together would make a lovely baby afghan. The design is versatile and could be made in other colors and fibers as well.

        Finished Size: Varies depending on materials used    

        Summer Bedspread Granny Square in Cotton Crochet Thread

        Photo of a Summer Bedspread Granny Square
        Summer Bedspread Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

        This design is well-suited for use in a lighweight summer bedspread. Alternatively, if you crochet it with a baby-friendly yarn, it would make a lovely baby afghan.

        At first glance, you might wonder if there's any difference between this square and the basic granny square. There's definitely a difference; this square is more open and airy, even if you use heavier yarn than the cotton crochet thread I've used to make the sample square. You can compare the two designs to see how they are different.

        Finished Size: 5.5 inches    

         

        Granny Square Comparisons

        Comparing Different Crocheted Granny Squares
        Comparing Different Crocheted Granny Squares -- Photo © Amy Solovay

        One of the simplest ways to create granny square variations: vary the number of chains used, either in the corners or between clusters of stitches. Let's compare several different granny squares, so you can get a better idea of how each simple variation turns out.   

        Checkered Diamond Filet Crochet Square

        Checkered Diamond Pattern in Filet Crochet
        Checkered Diamond Pattern in Filet Crochet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

        You can crochet this checkered diamonds design as a square, as shown; I've also published this pattern in a version that repeats endlessly. Either way, it would make a fantastic afghan, bedspread or other project.

        Finished Size: Varies depending on the supplies you use for crocheting the pattern.

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