This easy lightweight crochet afghan pattern is made up of multi-colored geometric squares using 3 primary colors with 2 complementary colors. The squares are then joined in a modern placement of corner to corner (C2C), diagonal direction for maximum effect.
“Trinity Jewels Afghan” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman, © Aug. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Trinity Jewels Afghan | Lightweight ThrowDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Stylecraft "Special Double Knit", Size 3 DK weight yarn, 100% acrylic/, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 3 each of camel and 2 each of Teal, Claret, Plum and Khaki.
- Crochet Hook size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Make 99 squares in color sequence instructed.
- Join according to chart.
- Make one-round border.
- Weave in all ends securely. If desired, block lightly.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This lightweight crochet blanket is made of 99 squares. The afghan is seamed with a needle but you can join the squares in your preferred method.
The original afghan is made in a lightweight size 3 yarn but can be made in worsted or aran, if preferred. The squares will be bigger so you wouldn’t need as many of them to make the same size blanket.
This easy crochet afghan would get even easier if you wanted to use one solid color throughout. So elegant as a housewarming or wedding gift.
What To Crochet In The Summer
All summer long, you can make these little squares. They’re lightweight and don’t take up much space. You can make them at home or on the go.
Once the temperatures start to cool, you can start assembling all of your crochet squares. You’ll have a crochet blanket just in time for Fall and Winter!
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41″ x 49″.
Stylecraft “Special Double Knit”, Size 3 DK weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 3 each of camel and 2 each of Teal, Claret, Plum and Khaki. Fluctuations in tension (gauge) may cause fluctuations in yardage required.
Note: There is leftover yarn so, if you substitute yarns in a different put up, you may have extra. Save your store receipt if you would like to take back the unused yarn.
“Special Double Knit” is classified as a DK weight (size 3) yarn and is currently available in 100 shades.
Available at LoveCrafts (aff link). If you’re in the US, look up at the top right to switch to US Dollars. I’ve purchased from them for years and love the selection.
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Since this is a blanket made of crochet squares, you could technically use any weight of yarn. Use the crochet hook that gives you the “hand” you like for each square. Stop crocheting whenever you have enough squares for your desired afghan size.
If you are unable to use Stylecraft Special DK, a nice substitution is Deramores Studio DK. It’s currently available in 23 shades. The skeins are smaller so you’ll need to make sure to get enough yardage.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
One square measures approximately 4.5″ across.
This crochet afghan pattern could be made in any weight yarn. Adjustments in both crochet hook size and total yardage would need to be made when substituting different yarn weights.
Gauge (tension) isn’t as important as it is to make the fabric you like. Using different weights of yarn will require different yardages.
How To Join Afghan Squares
Although it’s time consuming, I have always liked the look of whipstitching squares and motifs together. You use a 15-18″ strand of yarn with a yarn needle. Once the yarn shows any sign of fraying, you need to start with a new strand.
Whipstitching has always given such a nice, elegant look to any afghan, throw or blanket I’ve made. I never liked the ridges made by single crocheting together.
Recently, though I’ve been loving some of the newer techniques of seaming. Use any joining technique you prefer.
This Easy Crochet Square Afghan pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
ch=chain; dc=double crochet; hdc=half double crochet; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sl=slip; sp=space; st(s)-stitch(es); tr=treble crochet.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
When changing to a new color, make the last slip stitch of the round in the new color.
Make 16: Rounds 1-3 teal, Rounds 4-5 camel, Round 6 khaki.
Make 17: Rounds 1-3 plum, Rounds 4-5 camel, Round 6 khaki.
Make 17: Rounds 1-3 claret, Rounds 4-5 camel, Round 6 khaki.
Make 17: Round 1 camel, Rounds 2-3 teal, Rounds 4-5 camel, Round 6 khaki.
Make 16: Round 1 camel, Rounds 2-3 plum, Rounds 4-5 camel, Round 6 khaki.
Make 16: Round 1 camel, Rounds 2-3 claret, Rounds 4-5 camel, Round 6 khaki.
Step by Step Instructions
Note: To keep the ends from becoming too overwhelming at the end, weave in ends as work progresses.
Round 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, sl st to top of ch 3 (originally a ch 4 at the beginning of the round), carefully cinch the chain to form the center.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in next dc, [sc, ch 8, sc] in next dc, *sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, [sc, ch 8, sc] in next dc, rep from * twice more, sl st to first sc and sl st into next sc.
Note: When making stitches into the ch-8 space, you can make about half of them and then move them to adjust their position before adding more.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *[2 hdc, 11 dc, 2 hdc] in ch-8 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * twice more, [2 hdc, 11 dc, 2 hdc] in last ch-8 sp, sl st to first sc.
Round 4: Ch 4, 3 tr in same sc as joining, *sk 3 sts, sl st in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts, sl st in next st, sk 3 sts, 4 tr in sc, rep from * twice more, sk 3 sts, sl st in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts, sl st in next st, sk 3 sts, sl st to top of beginning ch 4.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 3 tr, *4 sc in ch-4 sp, 5 sc in ch-3 sp (corner made), 4 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in next 4 tr, rep from * twice more, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, 5 sc in ch-3 sp, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, sl st to first sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc with 3 sc in each third sc of corner, sl st to first sc, fasten off: 76 sc made.
Use the chart below when joining squares. This blanket was made by seaming with a needle through both loops. You can use your own favorite joining method, if you prefer.
Note: This a simple border of one-round double crochet. It can be worked in any color. I’ve used Khaki. It helps to even out the joins of the squares.
With Khaki, join with sl st to any 2nd sc of corner, ch 3, 4 dc in same st as joining, work dc evenly around, with 5 dc in each 2nd sc of corner.
This is just a finishing technique if you have gaps where the squares are joined. When I get to the joins, I prefer to do a 2 double crochet together (or double crochet decrease). It closes up those gaps without adding too many stitches.
With yarn needle, weave in all remaining ends securely.
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