Colorful crochet blankets.

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Squares, squares, squares everywhere! This post is an unlimited source of ideas for lovely afghan squares. The stream of inspiration is neverending!

Some of the blankets we are presenting to you today were designed as themes for popular crochet alongs. Others are just regular patterns designed by exceptional talents. All of them will never stop inspiring hundreds of crocheters all around the world! Will you get inspired as well? We certainly hope so! Summer is the season of relaxing crocheting sessions in the open air, energizing colors, and beginner-friendly patterns. This post called Variety of Squares Crochet Blankets has it all! Take a look at the examples we have found and find your own ideal square-based project for summer.

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Keep Calm And CAL

Are you looking for a new crochet-along you can focus on? Well then, this is a lovely option for all the romantic souls out there! If you like boho vibes and floral inspirations, this pattern by Lisa van Klaveren is a must-have in your collection. How will you arrange the squares? We would love to see it!

: upper beginner Designer: Lisa van Klaveren
Colorful Crochet Squares

The original pattern and the photos are available on Ravelry here:

Keep Calm and CAL

Granny Brioche Blanket

Have you ever tried combining crocheting and brioche knitting? Sounds so exciting, doesn’t it? If you are after new adventures this season, the wonderfully colorful blanket designed by Fran Mori will conquer your heart. This delightful combination of colors is so energizing!

: upper beginner Designer: Fran Mori
Crochet Brioche Blanket

The original pattern and the photos are available on Crochet Love Melbourne here:

Granny Brioche Blanket

More info on Ravelry here.

Spinning Top Blanket

Wow, this blanket really is making our heads spin. In a good way, obviously! Do you feel the same? We believe that this exciting pattern by Susan Pinner will make you feel so creative this summer. Aren’t you already imagining these colorful squares on your patio?

Skills: upper beginner Designer: Susan Pinner
Crochet Sqaure Blanket

The original pattern and the photos are available on Susan Pinner’s website here:

Spinning Top Blanket

More info on Ravelry here.

Last Dance Under the Clouds Blanket

This is a very beautiful and evocative piece, made by a group of crocheters in tribute to their friend. It was originally designed by Marinke Slump to be launched as a CAL but it turned out to be the last design she had worked on before passing away. Her family requested this tribute piece completed in her memory. 12 of her online crocheter friends worked until it was finished. Now you can make your own version of this amazing design.

: beginner Designer: Scheepjeswol
Last Dance Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The original pattern is available on Ravelry here:

Scheepjes CAL 2016 Last Dance on the Beach

More info about this version by Yarnma is on Ravelry here.

Stitch Story Crochet Along

Here is one more lovely mixture of dimensional squares, all of them designed by a true crochet genius. Why do we love it so much? Well, mostly because it makes us feel free! We are finally free to make use of our creative spirits and play with colors and shapes. Crochet blankets of our dreams are waiting!

Skills: beginner Designer: Heather C Gibbs | Keep Calm and Crochet On UK Blog

Stitch Story Crochet Along Free Crochet Pattern

The original pattern and the photos are available on Keep Calm and Crochet On UK:

Stitch Story Crochet Along

More info about this version by Sabrinahera is on Ravelry here.

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  1. Pam Wakefield says:

    Just found this “again”. Wondering what the difference is between “Last Dance Under the Clouds” and “Last Dance on the Beach.” I have found written pattern for Beach but not for Clouds. Some blocks look similar but there are different ones in the photos I am seeing.
    Thanks for any info. Would love to make both for my daughters.

    1. Natalie Morrill says:

      I am finding the same issue. I would love to make “Last Dance Under the Clouds” but have only found the pattern for “Last Dance on the Beach”. If you find a link for Under the Clouds, can you please post it?

  2. I would love to make the” last dance under the clouds” or tutor .

  3. Anna+Smit says:

    Love granny squares. These are gorgeous ?

  4. Dorothy Lacourse says:

    Would love to make The Last dance under the clouds blanket..need pattern…

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