Use this simple crochet afghan square to clean up your yarn stash. It has a simple lace that you can work up in a solid color as shown. Or, work it up in several colors for a pretty and color design. Same thing goes for when you go to make a blanket with it. You can work all squares in the same color(s), or mix and match the colors of the squares. Whatever you decide, I’m sure your blanket will turn out beautiful!
Not only is this perfect for blankets but you could also piece this together for a pillow to match, a bag, or maybe even a creative table runner!
About the Yarn
For this square I used Vanna’s Choice, a medium worsted weight yarn. It is 100% acrylic, but one of the most luxurious acrylics that I have ever met. I find this yarn to be soft and stretchy, making it perfect even for baby projects.
- Bernat Pop!
- Bernat Super Value
- Caron One Pound
- Lion Brand Heartland
- Patons Canadiana
- Red Heart Super Saver
- Red Heart With Love
Those are just a few suggestions as you can basically use just about any yarn that you have on hand. Just keep in mind to use a hook size suitable for your yarn and that when you use a thinner or thicker yarn that the finished size will also be different. Originally I worked this in Patons Canadiana yarn, and it came out to about 7 inches square.
Making the Joins
I plan on using the mattress stitch for joining this square. However, the flat braid join would also look great on this.
Other Patterns to Try:
- 3.75-Inch Raised Center Easy Crochet Afghan Square
- 3.5 Inch Popcorn Crochet Flower Afghan Square
- 3 Inch Chain Stitch Crochet Afghan Square
- Lacy 12″ Popcorn Stitch Afghan Square
- Picot Flower 12″ Afghan Square
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6.5 Inch Crochet Afghan Square
- Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – Vanna's Choice (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 170 yds/156 m) – Small amount
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- 6.5" by 6.5".
Special Stitch Instructions
- Beg V-St: Ch 5, (counts as dc and ch 2,) dc in same sp or st indicated.
- V-St: (dc, ch 2, dc) in sp or st indicated.
- Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, work 8 sc into magic circle; pull tight and join with sl st in first sc. [8 sts]
- Rnd 2: Work beg v-st in same st as join, v-st in next st and into each st around; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch of beg v-st.) [8 v-sts]
- Rnd 3: Sl st into sp of v-st, work beg v-st in same sp, 7 tr in next v-st, *v-st in next v-stitch, 7 tr in next v-st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first dc. [4 v-sts and 28 tr]
- Rnd 4: Sl st into sp of v-st, work beg v-st, *ch 2, sk next 3 tr, 7 tr in next tr, ch 2, sk next 3 tr,** v-st in next v-st; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first dc. [4 v-sts and 28 tr]
- Rnd 5: Sl st into sp of v-st, ch 3, (counts as first dc), work another dc into same sp, *3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 tr, 5 dc in next tr, dc in next 3 tr, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, 2 dc in v-st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first dc. [76 sts]
- Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc into same st as join and into each st around working 3 sc into each corner st. Fasten Off. [84 sts]