3 Inch Chain Stitch Crochet Afghan Square

Use this 3 inch chain stitch crochet afghan square pattern to use up your tiniest amounts of scrap yarn. A few ideas would be a scarf, a doll blanket, or even a full-sized afghan if you have a lot of scraps to work with.

As is, this little square is perfect to go with a flat-braid join. But if you wanted to use a join with more solid stitches you could easily add a single crochet border to this square.

It is not your traditional square, but, you could match this up with other solid granny squares for a beautiful design and colorwork!

This 3 inch granny square pattern is perfect for beginners who are comfortable with making color changes. The only stitch you need to know is the single crochet and chain stitches.

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn, which is a medium worsted weight yarn, but any similar yarn will work just as well. The only thing is to try and stick with the same yarn throughout your project.

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3 Inch Chain Stitch Crochet Afghan Square

If you're looking for a quick and easy stashbuster, this is it! Use this crochet afghan square to make blankets, bags, and many other crochet projects!
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 170 yds/156 m) Small amount of two colors
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Finished Size

  • 3"


  • CA = Orange
  • CB = Red
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • FO = Fasten Off
  • Lp/Lps = Loops/Loops
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches


  • Rnd 1: With CA, make a magic circle, ch 1, work 8 sc into magic circle; join with sl st in first sc. FO. [8 sts]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. FO [8 ch-3 sps]
  • Rnd 3: Join CB with a stsc in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3) in next sp and into each sp around; join with sl st in first sc. [8 ch-3 sps]
  • Rnd 4: Sl st into first ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) twice in the same sp, (sc, ch 3) in next sp, *(sc, ch 3) twice in next sp, (sc, ch 3) in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. FO. [12 ch-3 sps]

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