five crochet squares and blocks in different designs

Modern Crochet Squares and Blocks for the Stunning Projects

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The advantage of modern crochet squares is their versatility and flexibility. They can be used to make almost anything from blankets and pillows to tops and shoppers. What’s more, you can make them in any style. These ideas might inspire you to make something trendy instead of a classic design. Bright, textured, and detailed, the crochet squares and crochet blocks will instantly capture your heart.

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1. Summer Sunset Crochet Block

  • Designed by Porzia Sprovera

The voluminous texture and vibrant colors of this crochet square are sure to add a new twist to your style. Whether you are looking for a new blanket or a cozy cardigan, it will work. The design gives a modern twist to the classic granny square and works well with any block project. The free crochet pattern includes six videos and lots of photos for better understanding.

marvelous crochet block with floral design and many details

PHOTOS by Porzia Sprovera / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Square Block Ocean Foam

  • Designed by GoldenLucyCrafts

When you miss the ocean, bring it home! This crochet block is designed to reflect the foam of ocean waves. Use it for a blanket or pillow or make a whole set! The bright colors have a soothing effect and are sure to bring a serene atmosphere to your home. This project is best suited for intermediate and advanced crocheters with some back experience. The free video tutorial will help you along the way.

crochet square in blue and pale yellow palette with round in the center that goes to square

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

If you like this post, also check the Colorful Fun Crochet Squares Patterns.

3. The Mandala Square

  • Designed by Jane Snedden Peever

The spiritualistic mandala motif of this crochet square is designed to inspire your morning meditation and yoga. But if you’re not a fan of such pursuits, it’s also great for creating a more serene atmosphere in your home. Such modern crochet squares are perfect for crochet blankets and look great in other projects. The step-by-step crochet pattern is free to follow. Give it a try and see how it grows on you.

a crochet square with mandala inside and a crochet cardigan made with these crochet blocks

PHOTOS by Jane Snedden Peever / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jspcreate.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Adelheid Crochet Square

  • Designed by Diana Krenz

Consider the situation. You are sitting by the fireplace, wrapped in a cozy crocheted blanket, a teacup in your hand, and the photo album with all your summer memories open. This can be real. This crocheted square exudes a cozy atmosphere perfect for remembering all your happy moments. Although it may look difficult, the design is made with beginners in mind. Just follow the free crochet pattern and get started.

a crochet square in green red and yellow shades with flowery design and many details

PHOTOS by Diana Krenz / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

5. Deluxe Granny Square

  • Designed by Mezzacrafts

If you’re looking for unusual designs, this crochet square is a must. Its design combines the vibes of classic granny crochet with the fabulous fall ambiance. It will be great for blankets as well as crocheted skirts, cardigans and other handmade clothing. Follow the step-by-step crochet instructions or video tutorial and get started right away!

fabulous lacy crochet square made with mohair

PHOTOS by @mezzamay / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on mezzacraft.com.

6. Sunny Crochet Square

  • Designed by Mezzacrafts

The sun motif of this crochet square combines with the muted fall colors to create a great design for totes and crochet bags. The project is simple and easy for beginners to follow. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some warm-weather yarn and get in the spirit of the season. Grab a cup of hot coffee and enjoy the free pattern.

black crochet square with yellow sun inside

PHOTOS by @mezzamay / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on Instagram.

7. Compass Rose Crochet Square Block

  • Designed by Karin Åshammar/Virklust

This crochet square brings a modern twist to the classic granny design. Bright and colorful, it’s great for fall projects including blankets, cardigans, totes and more. The project is best suited for intermediate crocheters with some experience. Follow the free crochet block pattern and see what happens.

a set of colorful crochet square blocks

PHOTOS by Karin Åshammar/Virklust / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on virklust.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Sun Granny Square

  • Designed by Annanitato Lolo

The sunny central motif of this crochet square will brighten up any interior. The large size means it can be used for very cozy hygge designs. Whatever you want to make, it will work great. Don’t be afraid to start, the pattern is very clear and will guide you through the process. Check it out for free and get started today.

a blue crochet granny square with a sun yellow central motif

PHOTOS by Annanitato Lolo / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetbits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Sand Dollar Square

  • Designed by Caitie Moore (Thoresby Cottage)

Inspired by the treasures of the sea, this intricate crochet square is a great building block for summer-themed projects. It’s easy to make, and even beginners can do it with the easy-to-follow crochet instructions. As the weather outside gets more and more grumpy, it’s a great opportunity to bring some color into your home. Don’t think twice and try your hand at this free crochet square block project.

Crocheted squares on a modern wooden table.

PHOTOS by Caitie Moore / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thoresbycottage.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Rustic Afghan Square

  • Designed by Debbie Field

This crochet afghan square is a captivating blend of basic stitches and vibrant colors, ideal for creating beautiful throw pillows and cozy blankets. Beginning as a 3-loop circle, it evolves into a square with double crochet clusters forming a lovely floral center. A half double crochet round completes the square and the finishing touches are added with single crochet stitches in the 3rd round, creating intricate surface stitches. Just follow the crochet pattern step by step.

Two modern crocheted squares and yarn on a table.

PHOTOS by 2023 MadameStitch / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on madamestitch.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Dedham Square

  • Designed by Jacqui Goulbourn

Inspired by the quaint village of Dedham, this crocheted granny square has an intricate design that catches the eye. The pattern is being made as the main square for the CAL challenge, so if you love this vibrant motif, it’s time to join in. A square like this would be great for blankets, pillows and other accessory projects. Visit the website, see the details and add this beautiful pattern to your collection.

Two pictures of modern crocheted dishcloths with square patterns.

PHOTOS by Jacqui Goulbourn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

12. Tails and Toe Beans Square

  • Designed by Julia Hart

This Lace Crochet Square pattern will definitely be great for your future projects! Whether you are looking for a pretty building block to create a throw or just want to try something new, consider adding this project to your to-do list. You won’t have any trouble completing it with the easy-to-follow crochet instructions, and for beginners, it’s a unique opportunity to master some of the basics quickly. Follow the directions and enjoy the results.

Two modern crochet squares featuring a cat motif.

PHOTOS by Julia Hart / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on draiguna.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Kwadraty 22 seria B

  • Designed by Anna Marciniakowa

These festive-looking crochet squares are just great for your holiday projects! Whether you are looking for a vibrant crochet blanket or want to make yourself some holiday clothing, this easy to make crochet blanket will definitely work. The step-by-step pattern won’t take you long to complete, so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll find it really easy. Follow the directions and add to your collection of granny squares!

A modern red and white rug featuring crochet squares.

PHOTOS by Anna Marciniakowa / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Rustic Granny Square

  • Designed by Tidzhen Gyuldzhu

Step up your crochet game with the Granny Square pattern!  This beginner-friendly project allows you to create a cozy, non-holey design that will add a touch of rustic coziness to your home. To show off the beauty of this project, it’s highly recommended to use contrasting colors. Embrace the warmth and charm with this step-by-step crochet pattern! It’s really worth a try.

Two pictures of modern crocheted squares on a bench.

PHOTOS by Tidzhen Gyuldzhu / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on passionatecrafter.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Square #129

  • Designed by Veronika Liachovic

Make a bright addition to your crochet squares collection with this easy level pattern! A simple yet unusual design makes this project stand out. The combination of three yarns allows you to try new palettes and experiment with color combinations. The square works thick, so it’s perfect for blankets and winter clothing. Follow the free afghan block crochet pattern and make it today!

Two pictures of modern crochet squares with a yellow and blue flower.

PHOTOS by Veronika Liachovic / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on vcrochetpatterns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Kara’s Dreams

  • Designed by Andrea Clements

This crochet pattern is a modern twist on the classic granny square. If you’re bored with all the typical crochet squares with their similar designs, this one can make you love those projects again! The piece features a number of useful crochet techniques, so it will be helpful for both beginners and intermediate crocheters. Plus, despite its intricate look, it’s easy to make. Follow the free pattern and get started!

Two modern pictures of crocheted square patterns displayed on a table, surrounded by vibrant yarn.

PHOTOS by Andrea Clements / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnmecalm.com.au, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Lucia Triangle

  • Designed by Soraya Murad

This unusual design will make any boring blanket or pillow look unique. This crochet kit not only has an interesting triangular shape, it also allows you to combine colors. You can play with the solid colors or try to use your scraps for a brighter look. Either way, you won’t get bored working on this project. 

Two modern crochet squares in a fabric, captured in pictures.

PHOTOS by Soraya Murad / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

18. Grannys Ruso a Crochet

  • Designed by Creaciones Tejidas

Lacy and intricate, this crochet square is perfect for creating visually light pieces. Cardigans and jackets made with this square will look truly unique, so if you don’t have one, now’s your chance to make one. There is a step-by-step crochet tutorial for this project, so you won’t have any trouble if you follow it carefully.

Two modern crocheted square pictures on a table.

PHOTOS by Creaciones Tejidas / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on ctejidas.co, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Jacob’s Treasure Afghan Square

  • Designed by Jessie Rayot

Simple yet unusual looking square for a hygge afghan. These squares are quite textured and that adds to the experience, so consider it if you are looking for a cozy accessory. The project is great for practicing decorative elements and takes no time at all to complete. The free crochet square pattern also provides some interesting techniques.

A set of modern crochet squares on a table.

PHOTOS by Jessie Rayot / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jessieathome.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Little Skye Square

  • Designed by Jane Snedden Peever

A free pattern for a pastel crochet square. Combined with white when sewn together, these squares create a light yet whimsical feel that is great for living rooms. Make this blanket if you want to enhance the coziness of your home. The project is simple enough that advanced beginners will complete it effortlessly.

A modern crocheted afghan with a blue and white pattern.

PHOTOS by Jane Snedden Peever / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jspcreate.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

21. Mushroom Granny Square

  • Designed by Svetlana Gibadullina

These crocheted squares are not like any other. The mushroom motif of the piece turns any blanket into a stunning cozy item with fall vibes. In fact, they’re easy to make and won’t take much effort. Plus, the squares are good for both blankets and pillows, so you can even make a set. The pattern is free and can be found on the website.

Four modern crochet squares with a red and brown circular pattern on a green surface and one square isolated to show the design detail.

PHOTOS by Svetlana Gibadullina / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on vetkaknit.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Sunburst Granny Square

  • Designed by Tidzhen Gyuldzhu

The sunburst design is one of the easiest ways to make the granny crochet square look modern. It’s not just a regular block, it draws attention to itself and will certainly enhance the blanket. The pattern is easy to follow, and the project is suitable for crocheters of all levels, including beginners. Just read the instructions, and you’ll be fine.

A collection of modern crochet squares, a crochet hook, scissors, and yarn balls in a craft setting.

PHOTOS by Tidzhen Gyuldzhu / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on passionatecrafter.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Pennywise Afghan Square

  • Designed by Diana Krenz

This crocheted square is not what you are used to. The vibrant color palette combines with the intricate design to create a modern granny square for your projects. If you’re looking for a square pattern to make a blanket or pillowcase, this one will do the trick. It may take longer than regular squares, but it’s definitely worth it.

Two modern crochet squares with intricate patterns, the upper one in muted tones and labeled "pennywise," and the lower one in vibrant, contrasting colors.

PHOTOS by hrdnglynne / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

24. Hera Afghan Square

  • Designed by Diana Krenz

Whether you want to make a stunning cardigan or a mini purse, consider this crochet square. It looks modern because of the creative approach to the classic granny design. It’s also an interesting project that will teach you how to work with detail. The pattern for this crochet square is easy to follow and you will fall in love with it.

Two modern multicolored crocheted square patterns with decorative borders displayed on a white background.

PHOTOS by Sarahefalconer / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

25. Daisy Granny Square

  • Designed by Naztazia

The intricate floral design of this granny square adds a touch of whimsy and charm to your crafting endeavors. Whether you’re crocheting a blanket, pillow or other project, this square will add a fresh and vibrant appeal. A must for crochet enthusiasts looking for a contemporary twist on a classic favorite.

a set of crochet granny squares in green and blue featuring a flower motif in different colors

PHOTOS by Naztazia / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on naztazia.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Evil Eye Granny Square

  • Designed by Karen Tate

Explore the allure of modern crochet with a unique granny square design! This unconventional pattern adds a touch of mystique and intrigue to your crochet projects. Incorporated into blankets, bags and garments, this square adds a touch of the unexpected to your creations. The pattern for this crochet square is free, so don’t hesitate!

a white crochet granny square with a circle design in the center in blue colors

PHOTOS by Karen Tate / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

27. 366 Days Of Granny Squares / Day 100

  • Designed by Veronika Liachovic

Another great crochet granny square pattern for those who love modern designs. Despite its intricate look, it’s not that complicated. If you know the basics of crochet, you will be just fine. This pattern has step-by-step instructions so it is easy for any crochet enthusiast to follow.

a four-colored crochet granny with a 3D flower motif  in the center

PHOTOS by Veronika Liachovic / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on vcrochetpatterns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. 366 Days Of Granny Squares / Day 99

  • Designed by Veronika Liachovic

Although part of the big year-long CAL challenge, this crochet granny square is good on its own. If you are tired of the typical designs, take a look at this free square pattern. This project is sure to give you a quiet and interesting evening, so give it a try! This granny square pattern is free to download.

a pink flower crochet granny square

PHOTOS by Veronika Liachovic / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on vcrochetpatterns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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