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This basic crochet blanket square is the perfect beginner project. All you need to know is how to double crochet, and how to crochet in the round, and you’ll be ready to make a gorgeous blanket.
This makes a great base for adding appliques, or you can show off your favorite yarns or colorways.
H/5.0mm Crochet Hook – these are my favorite ergonomic hooks- I can crochet longer with these than any others I’ve tried before!
1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn, Medium  weight, 100% Acrylic yarn, 3.5oz/100g, 170yds/156m, shown in Honey colorway.
You’ll also want a yarn needle and scissors for finishing. They’re a great item to add onto an online order from your favorite yarn shop to make the free shipping minimum!
How many crochet blanket squares do I need for a blanket?
Of course, this will depend on the size of your square. If you know that, it’s simple to calculate how many squares you’ll need!
Simply divide the width you want by the width of the square to find how many squares wide your blanket will be, then divide the length by the width of the square to find how many squares long your blanket will be, and multiply the two numbers.
This blanket square measures 12″ square. Using that we can calculate how many squares for a full blanket.
For Example: a Queen Sized blanket is approximately 60″ wide by 84″ long.
60″ wide divided by 12″ blocks is 5 blocks wide.
84″ length divided by 12″ blocks is 7 blocks long.
5 blocks wide multiplied by 7 blocks long is 35 blocks.
Dc- double crochet
Gauge / Finished Size
12” x 12” square after blocking.
7 dc and 3.5 rounds in 2” square.
This blanket square is worked in joined rounds from the center, and the “wrong side” of the work will face the front of your blanket.
Turning chains do NOT count as a stitch throughout.
Simple Solid Blanket Square Pattern
Round 1: Ch 4, sl to form a ring, ch 2, (dc 3, ch 2) 4 times, ch 2, sl st to top of first st to join. [3 sts per side]
Round 2: Ch 2, *dc in each st to corner, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch-2 space,* rpt * to * around, dc in each st to end of round, sl to first st to join. [7 sts per side]
Round 3: Repeat Round 2. [11 sts per side]
Round 4: Repeat Round 2. [15 sts per side]
Round 5: Repeat Round 2. [19 sts per side]
Round 6: Repeat Round 2. [23 sts per side]
Round 7: Repeat Round 2. [27 sts per side]
Round 8: Repeat Round 2. [31 sts per side]
Round 9: Repeat Round 2. [35 sts per side]
Round 10: Ch 2, dc in next 19 sts, work 5dc in ch-2 space, *dc in next 35 sts, work 5dc in ch-2 space,* repeat * to * twice more, dc in next 16 sts, sl st to first st to join. [40 sts per side, or 160 sts in final round]
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly if desired.