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40 Crochet Square Motif Patterns – The Friendship Blanket CAL

It’s no secret that I love designing and making crochet blankets and so when Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet invited me to take part in the Friendship CAL I jumped at the chance! We have an amazing collection of crochet square motif patterns for you to make, enjoy and turn into whatever you would like to.

Whilst I will always gravitate towards blankets and throws, there are so many possibilities with these fabulous designs because they are so diverse. There are some lacy ones that you could make into a simple garment, some thicker textured ones that would make fabulous tableware and some that just cry out to become a blanket too.

The best part of it is that you can be creative and make whatever you like, use whatever yarn you fancy, discover and learn new crochet techniques and find friendship too.

It’s a really simple set up that I hope you will be as excited to join in with as I am to tell you about it!

image of 9 crochet squares in lots of colours to make a crochet blanket

How does the Friendship CAL work?

  • Starting from Friday 15th January there will be a new free crochet square pattern for you to to access every Friday, Sunday and Wednesday.
  • I’ll update this blogpost every time a new pattern is available so make sure you ‘bookmark’ this post or join my list so that I can send you a reminder.
  • Make whatever you like! As many as you like, as few as you like! It’s completely up to you.
  • The most important thing is to share you work with us all. The Friendship CAL is all about us supporting each other and sharing in our love of crochet. So I’d love you to join in at the HanJan Community Facebook Page and post a picture each time you make a new crochet square.

Where do I join in with the CAL?

Join the CAL here in the HanJan Crochet Community Group

Subscribe to HanJan Crochet for reminders

How do I get the crochet square motif patterns?

I will add the link to the list at the bottom of this post for you to find.

Option 1: The link will take you to the designers website where you need to find the ‘download here’ button. It looks like this:

That will then take you through to Ravelry (or wherever the designer has chosen to list their pattern) and you will be able to download it from there.

Option 2: The designer may be hosting the pattern top download for free via email they may have a form for you to be able to get your download.

Option 3: The designer may have chosen to just host the pattern for free on their blog. It will be there in it’s entirety and you should just be able to print the web page if you like.

I know that lots of people enjoy finding and meeting new designers this way but for some people, they would rather find all of the patterns in one place at the same time. We have a solution for that too!

If you would like to access all of the patterns straight away so that you can plan your project more easily and not have to keep up with downloading everything then you can purchase them all in one pattern collection here:

Get all 40 crochet square motif patterns here straight away

It works out as around 30 pence per pattern so is a bargain too! I completely understand that for some people finding and downloading things can be tricky and frustrating so please let me know if you are having trouble with anything and I’ll be happy to help.

collection of crochet square motifs in bright and happy colours

What yarn should I use?

The designers all used Category 4, Aran Weight yarn for our crochet motifs and they measure 9 inches square.

This, for example means for a blanket, you could make 35 squares and make a 63 ” by 45″ blanket.

You could definitely use any weight of yarn you would like of course though – your project would just be a little bigger or smaller depending on what you choose.

This CAL is a brilliant opportunity to raid your stash but if you fancy getting some new yarn to play with, these are some that I would recommend that have fabulous colour choices:

Paintbox Simply Aran from LoveCrafts is 100% acrylic, 184m/100g and so easy to work with.

Mighty Stitch Yarn from WeCrochet is 20% superwash wool, 80% acrylic, 190m/100g and with the wool content is really cosy.

Studio Aran from Deramores is 100% acrylic, 165m/100g and has a lovely silky feel.

Once you have decided on your yarn make sure to measure each block as you go as you might need to change your hook size up or down for each motif to make sure they all reach the same size!

What should I make?

We’d love for you to make whatever you like out of the crochet squares!

Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet made this beautiful blanket but you could make bags, garments, scarves, cushions, tableware, anything you like!

If you need a hand with working out sizings and layouts of anything, and also how to adjust your hook size to meet the gauge then please just let us know – ask a question in the community group and we will all help you out!

friendship CAL crochet blanket displayed on ladder leaning against a wall
© Sunflower Cottage Crochet

40 Crochet Square Motif Patterns - The Friendship CAL

Enjoy all of these crochet square patterns for free by reading the instructions and finding from wherever the designer has chosen to host them. This might be as a PDF on Ravelry, a PDF on their website or as a free pattern on their blog. Each link will take you to the designers page where you will find the information about what they've chosen to do and how to get the pattern. You might need a code to get it, if so, I'll let you know next to the link in the list.

I can't wait to see what you make with them!

Entire Collection Option

If you would prefer to have all 40 patterns immediately rather than download everything individually between now and April then you can purchase them all here: The Friendship CAL Pattern Collection.

15th January 2021

17th January 2021

Square 2

20th January 2021

Square 3

22nd January 2021

Square 4

24th January 2021

Square 5

27th January 2021

Square 6

29th January 2021

Square 7

31st January 2021

Square 8

3rd February 2021

Square 9

5th February 2021

Square 10

7th February 2021

Square 11

10th February 2021

Square 12.

12th February 2021

Square 13

14th February 2021

Square 14

17th February 2021

Square 15

19th February 2021

Square 16

21st February 2021

Square 17

24th February 2021

Square 18

26th February 2021

Square 19

28th February 2021

Square 20

3rd March 2021

Square 21

5th March 2021

Square 22

7th March 2021

Square 23

10th March 2021

Square 24

12th March 2021

Square 25

14th March 2021

Square 26

17th March 2021

Square 27

19th March 2021

Square 28

21st March 2021

Square 29

24th March 2021

Square 30

26th March 2021

Square 31

28th March 2021

Square 32

31st March 2021

Square 33

2nd April 2021

Square 34

4th April 2021

Square 35

7th April 2021

Square 36

9th April 2021

Square 37

11th April 2021

Square 38

14th April 2021

Square 39

16th April 2021

Square 40

18th April 2021

Square 41

16th April 2021

Circle of Friends Crochet Square

The pattern is free on Veronkia’s blog but you can also follow the link through to her Ravelry store and use the code CIRCLE to download it until the end of the CAL. 
If you would prefer to have all 40 patterns immediately rather than download everything individually then you can purchase them all here: The Friendship CAL Pattern Collection. 

How to download:
Visit the link below – ‘Continue Reading’
Find the link to the Ravelry store in the post (it’s the green writing saying ‘download a free PDF of this pattern here’)
Add the pattern to your cart
Use the code CIRCLE to make it free and checkout.

collection of crochet square motifs in bright and happy colours

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Thank you so much for being here to share in my free crochet patterns and supporting my blog. It’s such an honour to be able to create and share my craft with you.

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Mary

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Another comment: I have had NO trouble finding or downloading patterns. May I suggest trying FireFox, or Brave, or Dissenter browsers, all of which are working fine with Hannah's site. IE is incompatible with several updated sites, and Chrome may be with some.

Mary

Sunday 18th of April 2021

I want to thank all the contributors to this CAL. Life hasn't allowed me to begin this yet, but I hope to do so by fall (!) and am looking forward to each of these lovely squares and the end-result!

HanJan Crochet

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Thank you so much Mary! I'm so glad you've enjoyed it so much! Best wishes, Hannah

Rhonda Defoor

Friday 16th of April 2021

I’ve not been able to find 37, 38, 39, 40...?

HanJan Crochet

Friday 16th of April 2021

I'm so sorry Rhonda, I've been having lots of trouble with the site not updating properly this week fro some people. If you try it in a brand new browser or clear your browser history that should work I hope. If not, then ll of the squares are here too: https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/the-friendship-blanket-cal/

Susan Potter

Friday 16th of April 2021

Hi I cant see 39 and 40

HanJan Crochet

Friday 16th of April 2021

I'm so sorry Susan, I've been having lots of trouble with the site not updating properly this week fro some people. If you try it in a brand new browser or clear your browser history that should work I hope. If not, then ll of the squares are here too: https://sunflowercottagecrochet.com/the-friendship-blanket-cal/

Shearrie

Friday 16th of April 2021

These all look very pretty. Thank you for sharing them. X

HanJan Crochet

Friday 16th of April 2021

My pleasure Shearrie, so glad you like them!