I’m sure you are familiar now about the granny square which is an easy pattern to do and quite useful for a number of projects – whether it’s a simple washcloth or a huge bedspread.
In the same vein as the granny square, we’ve put together some of the most unique and easy crochet squares out there that you can try out to make blankets with. These range from cute, quirky to elegant and chic!
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Puppy Granny Square
A cute puppy square, perfect for making a baby blanket, or you can use the puppy as an applique on another project.
Via Wiam's Crafts
Easy Peasy Flower Squares
Join these pretty crochet flower squares together to make a crochet blanket or even a cute crochet shawl.
Via Knit Purl Hook
Crochet Bobble Stitch Sheep Square
If you love sheep or know someone who has a fondness for this fuzzy animal, then this free crochet granny square pattern cannot be beat. Check out this fun pattern made with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.
Minimen 6 Inch Afghan Squares
Fun square with 3 options! Cute little minions, or even a floral block!
Heartful Granny Square
Spend your day crocheting and your night curling up on the couch once you work up this granny square crochet pattern.
Via Petals to Picots
Spooky Spiderweb Square
Have awesome homemade Halloween decorations this year with this Spooky Spiderweb Square pattern.
Via All Free Crochet
Color Blocked Granny Square
The color block design of this crochet pattern gives this granny square an updated, modern look.
Via Whistle & Ivy
Serenity Afghan Square
Everyone will feel so welcome in your home when you cover your couch with a granny square afghan like this one.
Rainbow Puff Square
An easy crochet square with a puffs of rainbow colors! It's made with a 3mm crochet hook to avoid the second yarn peeking through stitches.
Via Crafty CC
The Nomad by Fate Square
Inspired by a previous triangle wrap and blanket design, birthed this crochet square. The dramatic changes in color makes it really stand out.
Via Martin Up North
Block Stitch Square
Most commonly referred to as the block stitch, but sometimes also called the mosaic stitch or dot stitch, this square features accent colored single crochet stitches that provide interest and little pops of color in between rounds of the classic granny stitch. Speaking of fun stitches, have you checked out the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library yet? If not, check it out now, you won't be sorry!
Via Pattern Paradise
This beautiful square is so quick to make! With the quick and simple repeating pattern this square is quick to work up! Change up the number of colors or number of rows between color changes to give it a whole new look!!
Via Kati Donahue
Sunburst Granny Square
Made in chunky yarn, the results are so cozy and plush, and perfect for so many winter crochet projects. Get started with this granny square pattern, which you’ve just got to try!
Northern Diamond Square
This square with a diamond overlay pattern can be used for blankets or throws. When the squares are joined a circle will appear.
Via Torun Johansson
Traveling Crochet Afghan Square
This crochet afghan square is part of the Traveling Crochet Afghan featuring the tulip crochet stitch. The pattern is easy with simple repeats, so it will be a fun project for both beginning and advanced crocheters.
Celtic Knot Squares
Just another square. Not as difficult as it looks. Written pattern with charts and tutorial photos.
Via Carola Wijma
Star Portal Afghan Square
Star Portal Square is a 12-inch afghan square, worked in an overlay crochet. Made using worsted weight yarn, this square has a final stitch count of 45 stitches on each side, useful to know for joining.
Via Crochet Instinct
As Time Goes By Afghan Square
As Time Goes By is square number 19 (tenth free) of the Stardust Melodies Crochet Along – a texture-rich afghan square crochet along.
Heart Granny Square
Nothing really felt right until I found a way to incorporate a heart for every year. Thus, this heart granny square pattern was born.
Mini Swirly Square
Takes approximately 15/25 minutes to make one square – depending on skill and how quickly you crochet.
Calm Cove Square
This square is fun to make and works up pretty fast. It’s easy enough for beginners, but with a twist – the puff stitch. It creates structure in the middle, so that the central part looks even more like a floating island. Any color combinations are allowed here!
Puffs and Hugs Granny Square
This easy to make, textured granny square is inspired by another design – the Puffs and Hugs Baby Blanket.
Rainbow Gumdrop Crochet Square
This sweet little square can be used for so many different things. From blankets to pouches and lots in between.
Via Thoresby Cottage
Meet the ‘Raindrops square’- a square packed with texture and colour!
Via Crafty CC
Retro Vibe Square
This simple floral pattern looks really cool when bordered with black.
Via Mijo Crochet
If you’re thinking of starting a crochet blanket and want to give it that extra touch of ‘oomph’ – using any of these crochet squares might be the thing you need!
Mix and match a few of these for a very unique blanket that you can pass on to several generations in your family or for a lovely gift to a special someone.
Here's one more blanket pattern I think you'll love…the Log Cabin Baby Blanket. It’s not just cute, it’s also so much fun to make. There’s a great variety of stitches you'll learn, it can be made small or large making it an excellent stash buster project and it's perfect for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.