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4 Color Modern Crochet Square Blanket Pattern (Free!)

Easy and free four color crochet square blanket pattern with baby and throw sizes included. Perfect tasseled blanket for modern nurseries or decor.

Thanks to chunky yarn, simple stitches and zero seaming, this easy crochet square blanket pattern works up in a snap. Get the free pattern in baby blanket and couch throw sizes below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.

Easy and free four color crochet square blanket pattern with baby and throw sizes included. Perfect for modern nurseries or decor.
This modern crochet square blanket pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.

Nurture your inner design minimalist with simple geometry and sophisticated color options in this modern crochet square blanket. Read on for the yarn details and pattern inspiration or scroll down for the complete free pattern. 

It’s Hip to Be Square

As a little bit of a geometry nerd, squares have always held a special place in my heart. They’re timeless, visually balanced and offer unique options when it comes to designing crochet projects, especially blankets. (If you’re a square-lover too, check out the free Sampler Pouf pattern, the Modern Christmas Graphgan or this Ombre Pillow pattern.)

Easy and free four color crochet square blanket pattern with baby and throw sizes included. Perfect for modern nurseries or decor.

For this crochet square blanket pattern, we employ a simple color changing technique to avoid needing to do any tedious seaming at the end. Working this way also ensures that your blanket has smooth transitions between colors without the bulk of any seams.

Never crocheted with multiple balls of yarn attached before? This is a great simple, entry-level project to give it a try. Definitely check out this post about ways to keep your yarn organized for some helpful DIY solutions using items from around your house.

Purchase the Pattern PDF For Visual Help Crocheting a Square

If you’re more of a visual learner, I think you’ll find the stitch chart in the ad-free, printable PDF really helpful. The square this entire blanket is based on is quite easy to crochet, but a little more complicated to describe in crochet pattern lingo. A stitch chart simplifies all the mumbo-jumbo of the written pattern and shows you exactly how to crochet a square using double crochet stitches.

You can purchase the inexpensive printable PDF with stitch chart here.

How to crochet a square stitch chart included in the Quad Color Throw pattern PDF.

Easily Customize the Size of Your Crochet Square Blanket

Whether you’re interested in making a crochet square baby blanket or a larger size for your couch or bed, this pattern is super easy to customize. You’ll basically get the main square started and then continue to work in simple rounds until the blanket is the size you’d like.

In the pattern below, I’ve included instructions for how to make a baby sized blanket using four total skeins of yarn, or a larger couch throw using eight total skeins. Omit the tassels on either size and you’ll have more yarn to work a few extra rounds.

Easy crochet square afghan pattern featuring Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn. Modern neutral crochet blanket pattern for babies or adults!

The Perfect Color Palette for Modern Crochet Projects

The chunkiness of Lion Brand’s new Color Made Easy yarn makes this a perfectly quick and cozy blanket pattern. Your finished blanket will have just enough weight to snuggle into, but the blanket will fly off your hook because category 5 yarns are F-A-S-T.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared two other free crochet patterns using Color Made Easy–the Haven Cardigan and the Whisper Triangle Scarf (both pictured below).

Two free crochet patterns featuring Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn, including the Haven Cardigan and the Whisper Triangle Scarf from Make and Do Crew.

As you can see from the three patterns in this Color Made Easy series, this is a seriously versatile yarn! Perhaps my favorite part about it though really shines on the Quad Color crochet square blanket pattern, which is the variety of sophisticated colors. I’ve gotten to squish many of the colors in person and they all seem to magically look great together. (You can see the entire line of colors here.)

And now you can go squish Color Made Easy yarn for yourself in select Michaels stores! Anyone else spent hours in the yarn aisle of Michaels deliberating about the colors of your project? I promise this time it will be joyful deliberation because these colors deserve all the heart eyes! You can also grab Color Made Easy on Michaels.com.

Easy crochet square baby blanket pattern with tassels. Free pattern and tutorial perfect for a modern nursery. Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn.

Order a Quad Color Throw Kit

If you’re ready to jump into this easy crochet square blanket pattern, consider ordering the complete kit from Lion Brand. Not only is the yarn a super fun package to receive in the mail, you’ll get a black and white copy of the pattern and the stitch chart so you can immediatly plop down on the couch and start crocheting. Order your kit here!

More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

From corner to corner crochet graphgans to granny square afghans to hooded crochet blankets, we’ve got a lot more free crochet blanket patterns for you to make once you finish your Quad Color Throw. You can see all our free crochet blanket patterns here.

Free crochet afghan patterns including baby blankets, granny stitch blankets, corner to corner graphgans and hooded blankets. All free patterns from Make & Do Crew.

Quad Color
Crochet Square Blanket Pattern (Free!)

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.

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Explanation:
Nurture your inner design minimalist!  Thanks to chunky yarn, simple stitches and zero seaming, this easy crochet square blanket pattern works up quite quickly. The project size is very easy to customize and this throw will add a graphic, modern touch to any living room or nursery.

Skills required include double crochet and changing colors. (Tutorial included below.)

Supplies:
Order a kit with all the yarn you’ll need plus a copy of the pattern here.
• Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Weight: 5/bulky – 247 yds, 7 oz)

Colors pictured in sample:
– COLOR A: Alabaster (#195-098): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)
– COLOR B: Huckleberry (#195-110): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)
– COLOR C: Millennial (#195-184): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)
– COLOR D: Avocado  (#195-173): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)

Alternate colors pictured in photo above in blog post:
– COLOR A: Alabaster (#195-098): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)
– COLOR B: Huckleberry (#195-110): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)
– COLOR C: Wheat (#195-124): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)
– COLOR D: Basalt  (#195-150): 2 skeins (approx. 400 g)

• Tapestry needle
• Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• Cardboard paper towel tube or tassel maker
• Sharp scissors

Sizes:
Throw Blanket (pictured):
48.25 x 48.25” excluding tassels
Requires 2 skeins of each color.

Baby Blanket:
36 x 36” excluding tassels
Requires 1 skein of each color.

Gauge:
9.5 dc x 6 rows = 4”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch(s) – chain(s)
ch1sp – space created by a ch-1
dc – double crochet
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side

Overall Pattern + Sizing Notes:
• This pattern will look fantastic in a variety of colors. To achieve the best contrast amongst the colors, choose two light shades and two dark shades and alternate them in your square.

• Since you’ll work with four skeins attached throughout, you may want to check out this blog post for helpful tips on keeping your yarn organized while you work.

Step by step tutorial showing how to change colors in crocheting when making a square and working in the round.

MAIN BLANKET

Notes:
• Pattern is worked in turned rounds, which means you will sl st to join at the end of each round and then turn your work to begin the next round.

• Each round will use all four colors. Color changes will take place after ch-1 at corners. To switch colors, simply begin next dc with new color by yarning over with new color and completing dc with same color. See photo above for step-by-step instructions.

• See photo below for tips on increasing at each corner.

• Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as first dc. Complete these chs fairly tightly so as to best disguise them within overall project.

Step-by-step tutorial showing how to crochet a square with color changes.

With COLOR A:
Foundation Round: Ch 5, sl st to first ch to join. Ring formed.

Round 1 (RS):
With COLOR A: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1,

With COLOR B: *3 dc in ring, ch 1,**

With COLOR C: Rep from * to **,

With COLOR D: Rep from * to **,  sl st to ch-3 from beginning of round to join; turn.

There should be 3 dc of each color. (12 total dc)

Round 2 (WS):
With COLOR D: Sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,

With COLOR C: *2 dc in same ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1**,

With COLOR B: Rep from * to **,

With COLOR A: Rep from * to **, sl st to ch-3 from beginning of round to join; turn.

There should be 7 dc of each color. (28 total dc)

Round 3 (RS):
With COLOR A: Sl st into first ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch-1 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1,

With COLOR B: *2 dc in same ch-1 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1**,

With COLOR C: Rep from * to **

With COLOR D: Rep from * to **, sl st to ch-3 from beginning of round to join; turn.

There should be 11 dc of each color. (44 total dc)

To Make Baby Blanket Size (using 4 total skeins of yarn):
Rep Rounds 2 and 3 until you have a total of 27 rounds, ending with a RS round (Round 3). Each round should increase by 4 sts in each color and 16 sts total.

If tassels aren’t desired, feel free to continue working rounds until yarn is gone to increase blanket size.

To Make Throw Blanket Size (using 8 total skeins of yarn):
Rep Rounds 2 and 3 until you have a total of 37 rounds, ending with a RS round (Round 3). Each round should increase by 4 sts in each color and 16 sts total.

If tassels aren’t desired, feel free to continue working rounds until yarn is gone to increase blanket size.

ADDING TASSELS

Please do not add tassels to a baby blanket if the child is under three-years-old and still putting things in their mouth.

See video tutorial above for a visual tutorial. Using yarn color to match corner the tassel will be attached to and a cardboard tube cut to 6.25” (or a tassel maker), wrap yarn approximately 65 times around tube lengthwise. Insert a 10” piece of yarn underneath the wrapped yarn on one end of the tube. Tie a few secure knots, but do not trim these pieces. Use scissors to cut the wrapped yarn at the other end of the tube.

Fold the resulting strands of yarn in half and wrap a second 10” piece of yarn around the top of the strands to create a small sphere of yarn. Insert hook through bottom of tassel to grab these tails and hide them in the tassel.

Use the tails from the first 10” piece of yarn to tie the tassel to corner of blanket and weave in ends. Repeat three more times for additional corners. (See the 9:20 point in this video tutorial for a quick visual lesson.)

Cover up in your new throw knowing it’s hip to be square–and especially to make them!

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More Free Crochet Patterns

Now that your hook is warmed up, you might enjoy these other free crochet patterns from Make & Do Crew. You can always see all our free crochet patterns here.

Free crochet patterns from Jess Coppom at Make and Do Crew including the Sunday Slippers, the Dwell Sweater, the Habitat Cardigan and the 1 Hour Beanie.

1. Sunday Slippers – free crochet slipper pattern for women with leather accents

2. 1 Hour Beanie – very easy free crochet beanie pattern for beginners + video tutorial

3. Dwell Sweater – a free chunky crochet sweater pattern + video tutorial made from a simple rectangle

4. Habitat Cardigan – another very easy crochet sweater made from a rectangle – free pattern + video tutorial

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7 Comments

  • ANGELA Young
    February 8, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I really enjoy look at pattern and hope some day could share it with others. Thanks

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 15, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      I hope so too, Angela. I get so much joy from sharing my projects. Thanks for being part of the crew.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Elisabeth Sherman
    February 9, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Thank you Jess for sharing these patterns. Can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
  • Nona Myers
    February 11, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Jess,
    Thank you for your pattern in the blanket shrug. This is 1st time writing any comment on anything ,just not my thing. I loved the pattern and so easy. I actually have made 7 of them. I don’t know how to take pics and down load. But I truly wanted you to know everyone I made was a great hit for girlfriends at our community center(senior’s) One was peach, ,deep purple, blue variegated, Marlow variegated, light blue, and lilac variegated and mine was pink variegated. I want to try one of your blankets with bright white melon,, taupe and beige. Taught myself 2 years ago to knit and crochet, I’m left handed. At 67 still learning new things in life. . ..

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that, Nona! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. Your colors sound lovely!

      Happy crocheting,

      Jess

      Reply
  • Tracy McDonald
    June 19, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Jess, You are doing what many others do. Using large amounts of one color for each section of an item. What I need is a project (other than toys / rattles) that use SMALL amounts of yarn. Less than 1/2 of a skien [sp?] of yarn.
    I think the beginning 4 rows of the square would work. There would be “ends” to weave in, but one would be able to use up those scraps that are too small for making even a Coin Purse.

    Reply

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