Four crochet afghan squares in different colors.

Beautiful Afghan Squares – Free Crochet Patterns

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What is your go-to crochet pattern for an afghan square? Not sure yet? Have you got plans for your next project? You might be interested in Beautiful Afghan Blocks as an inspiration.

These squares are exciting and colorful but also have a great texture. They will easily catch your eye, so even if you are not keen on afghans as such, you can still use these ideas for smaller projects too. And I’m talking about potholders and dishcloths or even bags and cushions.

The blocks are also great for practicing new stitches and techniques. So start small and let your imagination lead you on.

Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Granny Square Bags and Multicolor Granny Square Blankets.

Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern Ideas

Playing in the Poppies

Poppies are among the most characteristic flowers, and their combination of bright red and black is a classic. Christine created a beautiful afghan square, using contrasting colors and basic stitches. As you can see, this design with a poppy in the center can be used for various projects – blankets, pillows, and more.

Level: upper beginner Author: Christine Anne Melvin

Three crochet afghan squares adorned with red and white flowers.

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Joseph’s Ladder Wreath

This crochet afghan block will be exactly what you make it. The circular motif can easily become a frame – put a floral motif inside, some initials or a date. Lettice’s piece features a laddering technique, which may be a fun challenge for many of you. Be sure to try it!

Level: upper beginner Author: Lettice Rose

Two crochet afghan squares adorned with ornaments

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Where Love Grows Afghan Block

Check out the wonderful floral motif Nadia Fuad has worked into this afghan square crochet pattern. It looks absolutely stunning! She used multiple colors to create the contrast effect that plays really nicely with the stitch layout.

A medium-weight yarn will definitely count for working these beautiful squares, so make sure to stock up on it. You can easily make them into a lovely crochet blanket. Do you like the idea?

Level: upper beginner Author: Nadia Fuad

crochet square block

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Searching for a lovely square pattern to make a beautiful crochet blanket? If so, be sure to consider this project! Ineke Mooijenkind really showed off her creativity with this one!

The puff stitch technique applied in the pattern gives truly stunning effects. Follow the color schemes used in the pictures, or go for your own selection.

Level: upper beginner Author: Ineke Mooijenkind

crochet square on the floor

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Aviva Afghan Square

The beautiful flower center is worked in cluster stitch and then framed with a filet border. Although easy to make, this square by Joanita Theron looks classic and would be perfect for a bigger project such as a blanket.

Level: beginner Author: Joanita Theron

Crochet Afghan Square

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Wild Puff Granny Square

This granny square has an amazing texture and the colors really make the design pop. This crochet afghan square is very feminine, yet still suitable for most projects. Dominika Karpińska from Tally’s Crafts rocks!

Level: upper beginner Author: Tally’s Crafts (Dominika Karpińska)

Crochet Afghan Square

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Northern Diamond Square

An interesting crochet afghan square with a diamond center will make a brand-new pattern when you join four blocks together. Try it out, as it will be suitable for blankets or cushions. Sounds fun, right? Just follow the instructions by Torun Johansson!

Level: beginner Author: Torun Johansson

Crochet Afghan Square

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Northern Diamond Square

This is such an awesome square-based blanket! Colorful, cozy, and warm, it will keep you company at the beginning of 2022. And all year round! If you need more inspiration for blankets, afghans, and more, follow the Instagram of Trisha Ramos.

Level: upper beginner Author: Trisha Ramos, trishs_peaceful_crochet

Crochet Square

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Jewels of Jaipur

The Guy with the Hook is back with yet another impressive crochet pattern! This square will certainly become the crown jewel in your collection of patterns. Use it to spice up your afghans and blankets and add them extra elegance.

Level: intermediate Author: The Guy with the Hook

Crochet Square

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Northern Diamond Square

Do you need a dose of inspiration? Here is a blanket based on the Northern Diamond Square by Torun Johansson beautifully crocheted by birgithaakt. It is certainly making us feel more motivated to crochet something special for winter.

Level: upper beginner Author: Torun Johansson

Crochet Square

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