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!
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.
Via Repeat Crafter Me
Minimen 6 Inch Afghan Squares
Fun square with 3 options! Cute little minions, or even a floral block!
Via Trifles & Treasures
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
Rainbow Puff Square
An easy crochet square with a puffs of rainbow colors!
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.
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
Star Portal Afghan Square
Star Portal Square is a 12-inch afghan square, worked in an overlay crochet. Using #4 weight or worsted weight yarn, this square has a final stitch count of 45 stitches on each side, useful to know for joining.
Via Crochet Instinct
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.
Via Raidy’s Crochet Corner
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
Puffs and Hugs Granny Square
This easy to make, textured granny square is inspired by another design – the Puffs and Hugs Baby Blanket.
Via Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer
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
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.