40 Crochet Blanket Square Patterns – The Friendship Blanket CAL

Looking for crochet blanket square patterns? The Friendship Blanket CAL has over 30 9″ squares included, and you can crochet-along to make it!

Ok, so I have a confession to make. I love planning, but sometimes, I suck at it.

The problem is, I have so many ideas running around inside my head at once, that sometimes I forget to organize them! 😂

Yes, and that definitely happened at the end of last year. I planned a Crochet Stitch Along for January of 2021…completely forgetting that I had signed up to participate in another similar CAL! 🤦‍♀️

So today, I want to tell you about the Friendship Blanket CAL…not to be confused with my Closed Stitch CAL going on right now!

Two Stitch Alongs – Which one to choose?

While I have 2 CAL’s to tell you about today, they (thankfully) do have some differences that will help you choose which one to participate in.

My Closed Stitch Pattern CAL is very relaxed. It is not intended for blanket making (although it is entirely possible to make a blanket from the stitches.

On the OTHER hand, the Friendship Blanket CAL is a bit more structured and more rigorous. It includes 40 square patterns, specifically designed with a blanket in mind.

I would love for you to participate in one of these CAL’s—but I do recommend you choose one or the other.

If you do want a more relaxed CAL and decide to join the Closed Stitch Pattern Crochet-Along, make sure to come read the details here.

BUT, if you want to actually make a full blanket with lots and lots of squares, keep reading! The rest of this post will be about the Friendship Blanket CAL.

How do you crochet a square blanket?

Quite simply, you make a bunch of squares, and you join them together! It’s really not hard to CROCHET…but it can be hard to finish 😆I haven’t made a lot of blankets because I always have that problem!

That is why I love the friendship blanket crochet-along. 28 designers have come together, and we each designed one square for the blanket! I am so excited to be apart of this CAL.

This is the blanket we will be making:

40 Crochet Blanket Square Patterns - Friendship Blanket

How Many Squares do you need for a crochet blanket?

That depends on how big the square is, and how big you would like the blanket to be. You can really make any size you would like as long as you calculate it beforehand!

For this specific CAL, the squares will measure 9″ wide and 9″ high. There will be 40 square patterns total, with 35 needed for the project (so you can pick and choose which ones you want to make!

Get all the squares patterns RIGHT NOW

The squares will be releasing every Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday until mid-april. BUT…if you want to get them all right now, you can grab the ad-free, PDF bundle!

You’ll get early access to all 40 square patterns so you can plan out your blanket and which squares to make from the very beginning. Grab the bundle here to get early access. (and check out the photo below to see some of the squares up close!)

crochet blanket squares up close

Crochet sampler squares free patterns

Rather wait for the square patterns to be released for free? No problem!

This CAL is being hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. If you would like to be notified every time a square comes out for free, you’ll need to sign up for HER email list.

You can do that, as well as get the first square, when you click here.

friendship crochet blanket

My Square Pattern

Below you can see the Little Angels Square, which is the square I will be contributing to the blanket! It uses my classic pansy stitch.

little angels crochet blanket square

My square pattern will not be released until March (if you want access to it right now, you’ll have to grab the PDF bundle).

So, to Summarize:

  • The Friendship CAL (not to be confused with my closed stitch pattern CAL) starts today!
  • The first crochet square is also available today
  • If you would like to join, make sure to head over to the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Blog. She will be updating the roundup post each Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday with a new square pattern.

All of us 28 contributing designers would love to have you!


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Happy Crocheting!

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