8 Free Textured Crochet Afghan Squares Patterns

Collection of 8 stunning textured crochet afghan squares to make and use for your crochet projects ranging from blankets, bags or garments.

Crochet afghans are such a huge project to commit to. However, when finished they can be a beautiful addition to your home. Draped over the sofa adding that homely comfort to your living space. You can display a beautiful afghan on your bed complementing the chosen colours of your bedroom decor.

Crochet blanket also make a beautiful gifts for friends and family on special occasions like moving to a new house. Many of my designer friends made afghan for their daughters and sons when they have flown the nest to go to university. It is a lovely reminder for them when they are away from home.

They can be worked in many different ways. Firstly, you can make an afghan simply by working rows back and forth. The other way to make a crochet afghan is to work in rounds. You start working from the middle outwards around square or rectangle or any other shape you wish. The third and easiest way is to make smaller squares which you can join at the end.

However, the last option can become quite monotonous and it is very easy to lose interest in finishing such a large project. This is where taking part in Friendship Crochet Along can make crocheting a large afghan fun and exciting project. I have teamed up with 27 other designers and we are bringing you 40 different crochet afghan squares to make!



All the squares are stunning, full of texture and exciting crochet stitches and techniques. The great thing about having so many different designers design a square is variety. We all gravitate towards our favourite stitches and techniques you might have not heard of before. This is the perfect way to discover new designers, stitches and learn something completely new!

It is never too late to join in the crochet along! If you would like to find more information about the yarn used, quantities and other useful info, please visit the main CAL page- FREE BLANKET CROCHET-A-LONG TO CELEBRATE LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP. Although the main crochet along has now finished, you can certainly use these gorgeous crochet patterns and make a blanket. Handmade blanket that will be treasured forever.


Most of the crochet afghan squares will be shared free on designers’ blogs or websites. I have organised the previous squares according to their release date. You can find the list of FREE FRIENDSHIP CROCHET BLANKET CAL – JANUARY SQUARES right here on the blog. 12 BEAUTIFUL CROCHET BLANKET SQUARES – FREE FRIENDSHIP CAL contains all the crochet afghan squares released in February. March was super busy with another 13 STUNNING FREE GRANNY SQUARES FOR A BEAUTIFUL CROCHET BLANKET pattern releases.

However, if you prefer having all 40 crochet afghan squares in one handy PDF file, I have just the thing for you. You can purchase an inexpensive crochet pattern bundle that contains PDF files with all 40 crochet blocks. It is yours to keep forever and at $0.25 per pattern it really is a bargain. These crochet afghan squares are so versatile that you can use them for so many other crochet projects- cushion covers, bags, bed runners, cardigans or jackets, small pouches or project bags… and I can go on and on.

Integrity Crochet Afghan Square

This beautiful afghan crochet square has a stunning texture created by alternating rows of interesting stitch combinations. Even this small square will keep you entertained and imagine the satisfaction from squeezing so many interesting stitches into such a small project.

Check out the free pattern HERE.

communion crochet afghan block pattern

Communion Crochet Square Pattern

One of the meanings of the word “communion” is agreement, alliance, friendly association. This is quite a fitting name for the Friendship Crochet Along. Take a look at this lovely crochet square that starts as a circle.

Find the free crochet pattern HERE.

crochet afghan block Malachi

Malachia Afghan Crochet Block

Malachia Granny Square is made to reproduce the beauty of rose windows, rosoni in Italian, but instead of calling it rose window, the name was inspired by Malachia – a librarian in a book. Read more about the story behind the name HERE and grab the free pattern. 

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The Companion Crochet Square Pattern

The Companion Square is made using only double crochets and chains, which means it works up quickly and the pattern is easy to follow.

Check out the free crochet afghan block pattern HERE.

crochet afghan fellowship pattern

The Fellowship Crochet Afghan Square

The crossed double crochet stitch creates a lovely, somewhat lacey texture without being too open – making it perfect for blankets. This is one of the gorgeous crochet stitches that takes minimal effort but reaps great results. By simply crossing over a simple double crochet you get this amazing textured crochet square.

Find the free pattern by clicking here.

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Waffle Stitch Crochet Afghan Square

This super textured crochet afghan block is a fun pattern! It will certainly stand out in your crochet blanket. 

Take a look at this gorgeously textured crochet square HERE.

lacy granny square crochet pattern

Circle of Friends Afghan Square

This beautiful square starts off as a circle to represent the circle of friends. It is then turned into a beautiful crochet afghan square. 


Brindisi block for afghan

Brindisi Bobble Afghan Square Pattern

The Brindisi Bobble Square crochet pattern features stripes and bobbles.The square is worked in alternating rows of single crochet and bobble stitch. Creating contrasting stripes of color adds to the pop of the bobble stitch.

Find the pattern on this website. 

I hope you enjoy these textured crochet square patterns and will use them in your next project!

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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