Free Crochet Patterns for Mix and Match Afghan Squares

Crochet a Fun Mix and Match Afghan!

Want to crochet a fun mix-and-match afghan? Browse through these free crochet patterns for coordinating afghan squares. Pick out the ones you like, and then help yourself to the free crochet patterns and charts.

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    Diagonal Stripes Afghan Square

    Diagonal Striped Afghan Square Worked in Single Crochet Stitch
    Diagonal Striped Afghan Square Worked in Single Crochet Stitch. Diagonal Stripes Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
    • See an image gallery with pictures of all the diagonal stripe designs
    • Get the free chart and pattern for the diagonal stripes afghan square
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    Checkerboard Afghan Square for Mix and Match Afghan
    Checkerboard Afghan Square for Mix and Match Afghan. Checkerboard Square for Mix and Match Afghan -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This fun checkerboard pattern was the first afghan square in the series. It's crocheted in three different colors of Caron Simply Soft yarn, but feel free to substitute different yarns if you prefer.

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    Mini Checkerboard Afghan Squares

    Mini Checkerboard Afghan Squares in Crochet
    Mini Checkerboard Afghan Squares in Crochet. Mini Checkerboard Afghan Squares - Photo © Amy Solovay

    These crocheted afghan squares feature a mini-checkerboard design. Each square on the checkerboard consists of only three single crochet stitches making this one the smallest checkerboard in the series so far. The squares are crocheted in two colors, and then you add surface crochet details using the third color. The surface crochet helps the checkerboard pattern to pop out from the background.

    • Get the free chart for the Bone and Blue Mint colorway
    • Get the free chart for the Bone and Sage colorway
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    Framed Squares

    Group of Four Afghan Squares Featuring the
    Afghan Squares Featuring the Framed Square Design in Various Colorways -- Photo © M. Solovay

    This design is one of the quicker/easier patterns in the series; it was a breeze to whip up four different, but similar, colorways, which you can see in the photo pictured at left. I could envision using this design in so many different ways; it could be the basis for an incredible multicolored afghan if you make it in a variety of different colorways; or you could combine it with more of the patterns in this series, which would also give you many interesting possibilities.

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    Diamond Afghan Square

    Crochet Diamond Afghan Square
    Crochet Diamond Afghan Square. Crochet Diamond Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This square features a diamond motif with outlines worked in surface crochet.

    • Get the free chart, pattern and written instructions
    • See work-in-progress pictures, before and after the surface crochet was added
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    Pine Tree Afghan Square

    Pine Tree Afghan Square
    Pine Tree Afghan Square. Pine Tree Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    A simple evergreen tree is the focal point of this crocheted afghan square with cross-stitched background and surface crochet accents.

    • Check out an afghan made using this square and the coordinating checkerboard squares: Patchwork crochet Christmas afghan
    • Take a closer look at the pine tree and Christmas tree afghan squares
    • See more free Christmas patterns
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    Framed Checkerboard Afghan Square
    Framed Checkerboard Afghan Square. Framed Checkerboard Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The focal point of this afghan square is a small checkerboard design which is nested inside an outer solid-colored frame.

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    Combine Crochet and Cross Stitch to Create the Heart Design for This Afghan Square
    Combine Crochet and Cross Stitch to Create the Heart Design for This Afghan Square. Nested Squares With Cross-Stitched Heart Design -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Made with love: The focal point of this afghan square is a heart design.

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    Diamond Afghan Square
    Diamond Afghan Square. Diamond Afghan Square - Photo © Amy Solovay

    This square is similar to the heart square pictured above, except that the focal point of this afghan square is a diamond design.

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    Crocheted Afghan Block Featuring Two-Tone Nested Squares
    Crocheted Afghan Block Featuring Two-Tone Nested Squares. Nested Squares Afghan Block -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This design is so simple, yet so versatile. You can use it as-is, or it could be a springboard for creating many other different designs. I've been cross-stitching the center panel to create other interesting variations.

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    Nested Squares Crochet Chart
    Nested Squares Crochet Chart. Nested Squares Crochet Chart -- Chart © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Want to create your own cross-stitched designs for the center panel of the nested square block? Just print out the large version of the nested squares chart and draw Xs where you want your stitches to be. Have fun!

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    Crochet Techniques You'll Want to Know

    Changing Colors in Single Crochet Stitch
    Changing Colors in Single Crochet Stitch. Changing Colors in Single Crochet Stitch. Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    If you'd like to crochet any of these afghan squares, you'll need to know the tapestry crochet technique. It's also helpful to know how to change colors in single crochet stitch. It's easy to do once you get the hang of it, but like every crochet technique, it takes a bit of practice.

    If you're new to crocheting with mid-row color changes, I recommend starting with the nested squares afghan block which is a super-simple design; you won't have to think too hard about it...MORE once you get started. The three-color checkerboard pattern is also an easy design, as far as colorwork patterns go.

    The diagonal stripes afghan square is more challenging to crochet; it's a fun design, but I wouldn't recommend it as a first project.