If you love to crochet blankets, give this colorful, textured afghan motif a try!

This design is worked in joined rounds and includes the popcorn stitch for raised texture. It’s a great afghan (blanket) option because:

  • Blocks are worked individually, then joined when you’re done!
  • Small motifs are much more portable than other traditional crochet blanket designs!
  • Use any yarn you like to make your afghan block (the finished sizes are up to you)!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, color changes, specialty stitches, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Before you get started…

Need some inspiration? Check out other finished Danyel Squares, here:

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Wondering what size blanket you should make?

Check out this awesome cheat sheet with some of the most common sizes to make!

Let’s get started!

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

Click Here for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

Yarn: The example was made with 4 colors of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic).

Tools: US Size (I/9) 5.5 mm crochet hook, measuring tape, scissors.

Gauge: 15 Sts and 6 pattern rows = 4”

Size: 12” x 12”

Stitch Guide: Ch(s) – chain(s), Sc – single crochet, St(s) – stitch(es), Dc – double crochet, Sl St – slip stitch

Specialty Stitches & Techniques:

Adjustable Loop

Popcorn: Work 6 Dc Sts into same place, remove hook from loop, insert hook into top of first Dc in group, insert hook into empty loop, pull loop through to close so that popcorn is apparent on right side.

INSTRUCTIONS

Form an adjustable loop

Round 1 (Right Side):  Ch 3 (first Dc), work 11 Dc into loop, Sl St to join —12 Dc

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a St, now and throughout), (Popcorn, Ch 3) into each St around, Sl St into first ch-3 space to join – 12 Popcorn, 12 Ch-3 spaces

Round 3: Ch 2, [(Popcorn, Ch 3, Popcorn, Ch 3) into Ch-3 space, (Popcorn, Ch 3) into next 2 Ch-3 spaces] repeat 4 times, Sl St into first ch-3 space join – 16 Popcorn, 16 Ch-3 spaces

Round 4: Ch 2, [(Popcorn, Ch 3, Popcorn, Ch 3) into Ch-3 space, (Popcorn, Ch 3) into next 3 Ch-3 spaces] repeat 4 times, Sl St into first ch-3 space join – 20 Popcorn, 20 Ch-3 spaces

Round 5: Ch 2, [(Popcorn, Ch 3, Popcorn, Ch 3) into Ch-3 space, (Popcorn, Ch 3) into next 4 Ch-3 spaces] repeat 4 times, Sl St into first ch-3 space join – 24 Popcorn, 24 Ch-3 spaces

Round 6: Ch 2, [(Popcorn, Ch 3, Popcorn, Ch 3) into Ch-3 space, (Popcorn, Ch 3) into next 5 Ch-3 spaces] repeat 4 times, Sl St into first ch-3 space join – 28 Popcorn, 28 Ch-3 spaces

Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as a St, now and throughout), [(Sc, Ch 3, Sc, Ch 3) into Ch-3 space, (Sc, Ch 3) into next 6 Ch-3 spaces] repeat 4 times, Sl St around first  Sc to join – 32 Ch-3 spaces

Round 8: Ch 2 (first Dc), (2 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into Ch-3 space, [(Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 7 Ch-3 spaces, (3 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc] repeat 3 times, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 7 Ch-3 spaces, Sl St into top of first Dc to join – 108 Dc, 4 Ch-3 spaces

Round 9: Sl St over to Ch-3 space, Ch 1, [Sc, Ch 3, Sc, Ch 3) into Ch-3 space, (Sc, Ch 3) into next 8 Ch-1 spaces] repeat 4 times, Sl St around first Sc to join – 40 Ch-3 spaces

Round 10: Ch 2 (first Dc), (2 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into Ch-3 space, [(Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 7 Ch-3 spaces, (3 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc] repeat 3 times, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 7 Ch-3 spaces, Sl St into top of first Dc to join, fasten off- 108 Dc, 4 Ch-3 spaces

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Peace + Love + Crochet

Salena

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5 Comments

  1. This qranny square looks so pretty.

  2. Monica Mercado says:

    This motif looks like it would make warm and cozy cold winter blanket!

  3. This might be my new favorite square! The texture is amazing and the colors you chose are beautiful. Amazing work!

  4. This is a very interesting granny square! I like it a lot!

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