20 Easy Crochet Squares You Can Use To Make Blankets
While there are many things you can make as a crocheter, nothing can be more versatile than putting together a bunch of easy crochet squares and turn them into something more! We are talking about coasters, hand towels, hot pads or blankets, and throws!
The fun part about creating these things with crochet squares is that you get to experiment with yarns, colors and tons of patterns – flexing your crocheting muscles even more.
Two-Colour Linen Stitch Square
These instructions are written specifically for Linen Stitch Squares made using only 2 colors and alternating colors in every round. The stitch is very dense, so using a much larger hook than what is called for the yarn weight is recommended.
Sunburst Granny Square
The secret to these babies is really in the yarn. Each square is totally different and making each granny square is like magic. First, you start with the circle where each and every circle is packed with beautiful color and no two are alike. Then you add the white and somehow it totally transforms into something more beautiful! They’re small and easy to work on, anywhere.
The cross is achieved using a combination of Front Post and Back Post Treble Crochet stitches (Double Crochet if you’re in the US). These stitches are a bit fiddly but they’re absolutely worth trying – they have such a great texture!
Cotton Neat Motif
The original pattern on Ravelry and here is the link to it. However, I must say that this pattern did not work for the yarn and hook I was using: the motif turned out too crowded with stitches and won’t lay flat. So I tweaked the pattern and reduced the number of double crochet stitches in the first round.
Daisy Granny Square
This daisy granny square is simple, yet beautiful. If you don’t want to make an afghan or baby blanket, they’d also be perfect for coasters.
This pattern turns into a 6” square which can also be made into a large square for a blankie – just continue to repeat Rnds 7, 5 and 6 of the pattern.
Walled Garden Square
A pretty crochet square from the original poster’s handwritten pattern archives from way back in the 80’s! Just so named – a flower seemingly walled in.
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Easy 5″ Afghan Square
Crochet this pretty afghan square in one or two colors. Or, use up your yarn stash and choose a new color for each round for a super colorful look! This afghan square is great for a summer afghan, but you could also use this for a cute children’s bag, a beach bag or anything else you like for that matter.
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Bright & Bulky
The best part about these squares is that they are so fast to make! With only two rounds to crochet, you have a pretty decent sized square (5×5 inches). A granny square blanket never worked up so quickly!
Granny Square Variation
This is a free granny square crochet pattern that is a variation on the classic crochet granny square. It uses the same first two rounds that you would use for a traditional granny square, then it is finished with two more rounds of single crochet stitches. This creates a four-round square that is a little smaller than a classic four-round granny square. The variation is very easy to accomplish and creates a different style from the basic granny square, giving more options for your designs even if you’re a beginner to crochet.
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Iced Pie Square
These simple quarter-circles-in-a-square are very basic, but basic is not necessarily a bad thing. Using double knit yarn or light worsted weight yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook, each square will be roughly 10 cm (4”) across.
Sweetest Baby Granny Square
The Sweetest Baby square is a simple but exciting twist on the granny square. Each square as written measures about 4.25″, so for a small baby blanket you can go with a 6 x 6 blanket. If you want to make a larger blanket, just add more squares!
Ana Maria Square
This square is 5.5in when worked with DK weight yarn and size 5mm hook. Looks great in single color but using different colored yarns will definitely add a nice pop of color and highlight the flower design.
Mitered Granny Square
These are easy to do and have many possibilities with different color combinations. You just start off with a basic granny square and then add in the mitered part where you start working as if in ‘rows’.
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Block Stitch Square
Most commonly referred to as the block stitch, but sometimes called the mosaic stitch or dot stitch, this square features little pops of color between rounds of the classic granny stitch. After steam blocking, the finished square measures 6 inches x 6 inches, however, this project can be made larger or turned into an afghan by continuing the pattern repeats.
With just a few clever change in colors, these hearts can turn into – ice cream cones, cupcakes, and even 4-leaf clovers!
This is a pretty straightforward crochet square with just a bunch of double crochets all throughout. The main feature here is the change of color on every row.
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A modern twist on the traditional crochet granny square! There are so many things you can do with it. You can have fun changing its look by just switching colors.
Simple Filet Starburst Square
Here’s a super simple yet quite lovely filet crochet/granny square starburst, with just enough detail to make it interesting, yet simple enough for crocheters of any level to pull off. And, since there are no color changes that means a lot fewer ends to weave in!
This is a neat variation to the solid granny, simply by skipping stitches – you can create this pretty little square!
Going beyond the simple granny square, have you ever tried this fabulous but super easy crochet squares? What have you created using these lovely little things? We’d love for you to share them with us in the comments below!
For more crochet square fun check out tons of other patterns in these books! 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans, The Big Book of Granny Squares: 365 Crochet Motifs, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes