23 Crochet Blocks and Squares for Your Next Project
by Kelsey Mlnarik
Crochet projects made from blocks or squares are such a staple! These “granny square” patterns are iconic and they just scream crochet.
It’s not hard to see why crochet squares are popular. Each square is a relatively small project in and of itself, but when joined together they can create afghans, tote bags, sweaters, wall hangings, and so much more.
You can find crochet squares with designs that feature everything from flowers to gummy bears, and in this collection, we have a little bit of everything!
Whether you stick to a single design or decide to mix and match them, we think you’ll love these crochet blocks and squares.
23 Crochet Blocks and Squares
Crochet granny squares are the perfect way to work up a more extensive project! You can enjoy the accomplishment of completing each square and then join your squares together to create everything from blankets to sweaters to placemats.
There is a square for everyone in this collection! We have rounded up simple patterns perfect for beginners and highly detailed patterns that offer a challenge.
We've also found a variety of designs, with something for every taste. Grab your hook and try some of these designs!
Make a stack of these unique sun and moon granny squares and turn them into any kind of project you want! These would be great for a blanket, a bag, or even a wall hanging or a baby's mobile. This is an intermediate-level pattern.
This granny square is embellished with a cute kitty who is swishing his tail. Personalize the color and markings of the cat to represent your own pet or your favorite breed. Once joined together, these squares would make a perfect pillow, bag, or blanket for any animal lover.
With no color changes to make thanks to the melange yarn, this square is perfect for taking on the go. Work one square at a time and then join these squares into a beautiful blanket using the included instructions.
This easy bobble stitch square pattern yields a sweet and simple heart design that could be used in so many ways! Put them together to make a baby blanket as a baby shower gift, an afghan for a wedding gift, or a cushion or throw blanket to add to your decor during Valentine's Day or any time.
Are you looking for a challenging pattern with a big payoff? Try this crochet square pattern, which results in a stunningly detailed square with a snowflake motif. Join these squares together to create a beautiful blanket that will look great all winter on your bed or sofa.
If you know a fan of a certain famous mouse, then you know how much they enjoy having their favorite character everywhere! This square would make a lovely blanket for a baby or child and makes a great alternative to screen-printed cartoon characters for homes with a more natural or minimalist style.
The evergreen tree set against a neutral background in this square makes a gorgeous, rustic-looking blanket that you can use during the Christmas season and all winter long. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift, or just make one for yourself!
This colorful granny square is bright and detailed. It's perfect for anyone who loves to be surrounded by vibrant colors! Use this square for a blanket, or pillow, or to add color to any project constructed from granny squares.
Here is a lovely and delicate granny square with an Irish rose in the center and a scalloped pattern around the edges. This square would look great in any spring or summer decor, such as a light blanket or runner. This pattern is appropriate for an intermediate crocheter.
This pattern yields a granny square with a textured, colorful gummy bear on each one. Join these squares together to make a great purse or tote bag for a child or teen. Added to a sweater, we even think they'd make an adorable pocket!
This square has a cross stitched into the center and subtle colored details around the edges. Use this square to make a gift for a church member, pastor, or anyone who needs extra support and encouragement.
Whether you're new to crocheting granny squares or you just want to get back to the basics, everyone needs a classic granny square pattern. This old standby makes an excellent building block for blankets, pillows, and even clothing pieces like cardigans and shawls.
Use it on its own or mix it with other square designs to create a unique final project.
If you're looking for a pattern that is suitable for an advanced beginner but that produces a detailed and impressive product, then here it is! This square has a lovely floral motif that would make a beautiful blanket. It's a great choice for an advanced beginner who is ready to tackle a bigger project.
Ready for a challenge? This pattern was designed for the advanced round of the 2020 Crochet Tournament. It's designed to test your skills and keep you on your toes with over 20 different stitches, but the result is well worth the effort. Use just a couple of these detailed squares as an accent among other squares in a project, or even display the Unity square as an art piece.
Here is a delicate and lacy doily square crocheted from embroidery thread. It has a lily motif and lots of open work and intricate details. This doily would look great as part of a centerpiece or on a side table.
Use the mosaic crochet technique to create a square panel that features a gorgeous male cardinal on a branch. This square can be used for pillows, table mats, or even as a wall hanging. It would also make a perfect holiday gift.
This light and lacy square is perfect for delicate items such as baby blankets, christening blankets, light shawls, or an afghan for a cool summer evening. Choose to make all of your squares the same color or make a pattern with different colored squares.