Free Crochet Squares Patterns: Creative and Easy Patterns

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Crochet Squares Patterns

There are so many different crochet squares patterns to choose from. Making crocheted granny squares are an easy and fun task that you can use to create pretty much any kind of crocheted project. Today we are going to look at some different crocheted squares that you can make, as well as what you can do with the crocheted squares after they are created.

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I am excited to share some square crochet pattern options with you. They have a variety of different granny square stitches, including the solid granny square, a classic granny square, a starburst granny square, and several square variations.

Instead of just a basic crocheted granny square, there are so many good options, in which you can use a similar concept, but create a gorgeous square project. No matter if you’re looking to make small granny squares and assemble them into a larger project, or make one large square project, there is bound to be a pattern that inspires you!

Crochet Square Designs

Making a square motif doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, there are several easy patterns for making crocheted squares. There’s a simple granny square, which is a fabulous place to start if you are very beginner crocheter. But if you are looking for something a little more unique, there are many different ways you can make a crocheted square.

Crocheted Projects Made With Squares 

Perhaps you have a specific crochet project in mind, or you’re simply looking for inspiration for your next project. There are so many different types of projects you can make with crocheted squares. 

One great crochet project idea is to make a square blanket. Crocheted blankets are a lot of fun, and they don’t have to be complicated. A great idea is to make a square baby blanket using a granny square pattern. In addition to using a simple granny square stitch, there are other types of square crocheted blankets that you can make as well. 

Some other square project ideas are to make cushion covers out of crocheted squares. Not only can you make cushion covers, but also pillow covers as well. 

If you’re looking for a larger project in addition to making a square crocheted blanket, you could also make individual afghan squares, then sell them together later. Other fun projects are to make table runners, out of crocheted squares, or even a square sweater. 

Now that you have some ideas of the different crocheted projects you can make with square patterns, let’s look at some of the basic stitches needed to make some of these different crocheted square patterns.

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Basic Stitches 

Most of these patterns will use basic crochet stitches to make the patterns. Keep in mind that others might be a little more complicated but will typically use the base stitches of a chain, single crochet, or double crochet. Let’s look at some of the more common stitches used to make these different crocheted square patterns. 

A Magic Ring. Because most crochet squares start off by crocheting a circle in the center of the project, it’s important to know how to make a magic ring. Like other projects, making a crocheted magic ring where a magic circle is the foundation ring for the project can be valuable. For a complete tutorial on how to make a magic ring, check out THIS article. 

Chain Stitches. Making chain stitches is a simple, beginner-level crochet stitch. To make a chain, you’ll first want to make the magic ring, then make a chain, by holding the loop already on your hook with your finger. Then wrap the yarn over, by wrapping it from the back of the hook around the top towards you. This is called a yarn over. Pull the new loop of yarn that you just wrapped over the hook through the loop that was previously on the hook. This makes a chain stitch.

Single Crochet. To make a single crochet stitch, first, insert the hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up the loop. There are now two loops on the hook. Yarn over once more and pull through the two loops on your hook. This makes a single crochet stitch. 

Double Crochet Stitches. To make a double crochet stitch, you first yarn over, then insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook, then yarn over again and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook. This makes a double crochet stitch. 

Double Crochet Clusters. Double crochet clusters can be made in a couple different ways. Let’s look at one of the more common ways to make a double crochet cluster. First yarn over in insert your hook into the first stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up the loop. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook. 

Then yarn over and insert your hook into the next ditch indicated. Yarn over and pull up the loop. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook once more. Yarn over again and pull through the remaining loops on your hook. This makes a double crochet cluster stitch. 

Treble Crochet Stitch. To make a treble crochet stitch, and your first yarn over two times, then insert your hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now four loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook, yarn over again and pull through the next two loops on your hook, and yarn over again and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

A Slip Stitch. To make a slip stitch, you will first insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Then pull that same loop through the previous loop on your hook. This makes a slip stitch.

To make a basic granny square pattern, you will usually use a chain stitch and double crochet stitch. It’s also a good idea to use the magic ring to start your project. Typically, when making a granny square, you combine double crochet stitches and chain stitches together to make what is known as a granny stitch.

Please note that the skill level of these patterns may vary, depending on which specific pattern you select. There are several good beginner-level patterns included here, but there will also be a few more complicated patterns included as well.

Type of Yarn

When selecting the type of yarn to use for your crocheted square patterns, it’s important that you select the correct yarn weight and colors. Ideally, for most square patterns you want to use worsted weight yarn. But make sure to double-check with that specific pattern suggests.

You can also enjoy making your crochet project any kind of color combinations that you prefer. Some enjoy making bright colors for their squares, and others prefer to use a solid color for their entire project. 

Depending on the finished size of your crocheted project, you might even be able to use some leftover yarn scraps, in different colors. It’s entirely up to you when to implement color changes on your square crochet project, or if you want to use a single color for the entire project. Feel free to get creative and make it how you want!

Crochet Hook Size

The size of crochet hooks will largely depend on what type of yarn you choose to use. A good rule of thumb is to reference the packaging of your yarn, to see if they have a suggested hook size for that specific yarn. That will give you a good starting point. You can also see if the pattern creator has a crochet hook size that they recommend you use for that specific project.

Let’s turn our attention to the different crochet square patterns that you can make. Keep in mind there are many different options to choose from, as well as different crocheted projects so you can make using these crocheted squares. I hope that you find the perfect pattern to inspire your creativity!

Crochet Square Patterns

Joining Methods

There are a few different joining methods that you can use for your crocheted squares. Make sure to reference your specific pattern to see what the author suggests for that project. A few different ideas for you include using a large yarn needle, to so the patterns together using your yarn.

Another method is to crochet a border around your crochet squares and attach the squares as you go. Still, another idea for joining your crocheted squares together is to slip-stitch the crocheted squares together using a crochet hook.

Different Projects using a Simple Square

There are many different types of crochet square patterns that you may enjoy making. There are crocheted granny squares, made using a basic crochet granny square pattern, or several different unique crochet granny square options as well. There are so many endless possibilities and how you can assemble the squares or make them into one large project. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out these crochet squares patterns. I hope that you have found what you are looking for, and you have successfully found inspiration for your next crocheted project. I hope that you enjoy making your next project! 

Happy Crocheting! 

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