3.75-Inch Raised Center Easy Crochet Afghan Square

This easy crochet afghan square has a nice curled up center for a nice texture. It begins to curl a bit at the first round, and curls over even more once you do the back post double crochet stitches in the second round.

A small afghan square shown in three colors, with a flower-like center.

You can work this square pattern up in pretty floral colors for a budding spring flower. Fall colors would look very nice too. Or, choose any color combinations to match your home or your favorite holiday. Either way, it makes for a nice gift idea for anyone.

My favorite thing about this square is that you can use up your odds and ends for a bright and beautiful crochet blanket. The finished size is easy to make to any size you like. A square blanket would be great for babies, or make a rectangular for a lapghan or throw.

And with it being just under four inches, the uses are endless. With two squares back to back you can make a cute little bag for a toddler. Or piece multiple squares for a bigger bag, or a pillow to match your blanket.

For this square crochet pattern I used a worsted weight yarn, Vanna’s Choice with a 5.00 mm crochet hook. The gauge for this pattern does not matter, so you can basically use any yarn and hook size, provided you stay consistent throughout the project.

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3-Inch Raised Center Easy Crochet Afghan Square

Plan your colors, or use up your leftovers to make this quick and easy square for a pretty crochet blanket.
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Skill Level


  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 170 yds/156 m) 3 colors.
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Finished Size

  • 3.75".


Special Stitch Instructions

  • Standing Back Post Double Crochet (Standing bpdc): Place a slip knot on your hook, Yarn over and insert hook from behind your work around the post of stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 Loops on hook); (Yarn over and pull through 2 loops) twice.


  • Rnd 1: With CA, make a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), work another 11 dc into the ring. Pull tight and join with sl st in first dc (ch 3). FO. [12 sts]
  • Rnd 2: With CB, work a standing bpdc around base of first dc, ch 1, (bpdc, ch 1) around base of next st and around each st around; join with sl st in first bpdc. FO. [12 sts and 12 ch-1 sps]
  • Rnd 3: With CC, work a standing dc in first ch-1 sp, work another 6 dc in same sp, *1 dc into each of next 2 ch-1 sps**, 7 dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first dc. [36 sts]
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into next 2 sts, [3 sc into next st, sc in next 8 sts] 3 times; 3 sc into next st, sc in last 5 sts; join with sl st in first sc. FO. [44 sts]

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