29 Easy Crochet Squares for Beginners (Granny, Motifs and more)

Are you looking for new crochet patterns for squares? If so, take a look at our roundup of easy crochet granny squares to make that are great for beginners to try their hand at.

We’ve gathered a fun collection of crochet squares, ranging from simple squares like granny squares to more intricate designs with multiple colors that you’ll be sure to love!

crochet squares for beginners and more

If you’re new to crocheting, be sure to check out our how-to crochet beginners guide first. This will teach you the basic steps needed to create any of the crochet square free patterns below.

What is a Crochet Square?

A crochet square is an easy crochet pattern that can be made in many ways with different crochet stitches in the shape of a square. It’s that simple to crochet a square pattern!

The most common type of crochet square is a granny square.

It can also be made by crocheting multiple squares together to make bigger squares, and can be used for a range of projects, from blankets to afghans to purses and even a crocheted granny square sweater

Materials to Make a Crochet Square

To make a crochet squares pattern, you will need:

  1. Crochet hook: Any size will do, but a smaller hook is recommended for more intricate squares
  2. Yarn: Any weight will do, but a light/medium weight yarn is recommended for easy crocheting
  3. Scissors
  4. Yarn needle
  5. Stitch markers (optional)

The supplies listed above are all easy to find and available at most local craft stores or online.

Which Crochet Square is Right for You?

Still not sure if you want to make one of these crocheted squares?

Crochet squares are a great way to practice your crochet skills, increase your confidence and build your stitch pattern knowledge. Plus, once you make these, you’ll have a beautiful square to show off to your friends.

Our roundup includes a range of crochet squares that are perfect for any skill level. If you are a beginner, try our simple square (the basic crochet granny square is the easiest). If you are a more experienced crocheter, try the more intricate designs.

Grab your crochet hook and let’s get started on these fantastic crochet square patterns.

Tips to Make Crochet Squares

Take a look at some of our most answers to the most asked questions about granny squares, crochet squares and motifs. I hope these easy crochet tips help when it comes to crocheting granny squares.

How to Crochet Granny Squares Together?

If you love crocheting granny square patterns as much as we do, then you’re going to love this easy tutorial on how to crochet them together!

Just follow the simple steps, and soon you’ll be joining a granny square pattern together like a pro. How to Join Crochet Squares

How to Block Crochet Squares

If you’ve been crocheting squares and haven’t had the chance to block them yet, now is the time to learn. Blocking your squares will help them look their best and last longer.

Learn more about blocking with our free how to block guide. How to Block Crochet Squares

What is the Easiest Granny Square to Make?

If you are new to crochet, the easiest granny square to make is a classic granny square. It uses a basic double crochet stitches and works up quickly, which makes it a fun beginner pattern.

Want to Crochet More Granny Square Patterns?

Take a look at our collection of crochet granny square patterns below if you want all things’ granny squares! All of these different granny square patterns are unique and fun to make, promise.

29 Free Crochet Squares

Explore this list of 29 easy crochet squares to make, some of which are great for beginners as well, for a variety of fun square patterns!

More Free Crochet Square Patterns To Make

If you liked the square patterns above, you may also like some of our other patterns, or you can take a look at our sister site This is Crochet that specializes in crochet squares.


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