Endless Afghan Square Pattern

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Happy April Crochet Friends! For the past few years I’ve been invited to design for Tamara’s annual Moogly CAL and for this year’s MooglyCAL2024 I’ve designed an easy project for you called the Endless Afghan Square Pattern. This project is worked over an expanding 2 round repeat and can be made to any size easily – this means you can make this into and Endless Afghan Blanket if you enjoy the relaxing way the project works up.

Endless Afghan Square - Oombawka Design Crochet

Endless Afghan Square – Block 7 MooglyCAL2024

This project looks great in a single color, using striped or variegated yarn, or by alternating your yarn colors as you go.

Disclaimer: I received the yarn I used for this pattern from Yarnspirations.

For the sample I made for the crochet along I used 3 colors of Red Heart with Love yarn and I changed my colors every 2 rounds. I prefer finishing off and weaving in my yarn ends after my color changes. The yarn colors I used were Lettuce (Color A), Stone (Color B) and True Blue (Color C).

Here’s a look at Tamara’s pretty Endless Afghan Square:

Endless Afghan Square Moogly CAL Block 7 - designed by Rhondda Mol crocheted by Tamara Kelly

You can find her post about my Endless Afghan Square Pattern, Block 7 for the CAL here. If she needed to make any gauge changes or had any suggestions she will have included them in her project post here.

I have a video tutorial available to demonstrate the first few rounds of the project which will explain how to continue to make the square as large as you’d like.

I hope you enjoy this easy and pretty afghan square and remember to check out the other afghan squares that are available in this year’s MooglyCAL2024 (and previous years too!) because there have been some amazing and original granny square patterns shared over the course of her crochet alongs that I’m sure you will love making too.

The full written pattern for my Endless Afghan Square is included for free in my post below.

If you’d like to purchase an ad-free PDF which includes the stitch diagram it is available from my Ravelry Shop.

Endless Afghan Square Crochet Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Yarnspirations. Red Heart With Love Yarn. 7 oz (198 g) and 370 yds (338 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and dry.
  • Colors: 1 skein each in Lettuce (Color A), Stone (Color B) and True Blue (Color C)
  • Hook: 6 mm (J). 
  • Finished Project Yardage: 1.8 oz (53 g) and 99 yds (90 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • Afghan Square height approximately 12 inches X 12 inches width

Gauge

  • First 6 rounds measures approximately 4.5 inches square
  • First 8 rounds measures approximately 6 inches square

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute, if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • Rnd – round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • oz – ounces
  • yds – yards
  • * to ** – Work the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches; within the row – a set of instructions to be repeated the given number of times.
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch or space.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Pattern is written with a ch 2 to begin. I prefer to use a double magic ring to begin, as it is more secure. Either is acceptable for this pattern.
  • TIP: If you are using a ch 2 to begin, leave about a 4-inch yarn tail at the beginning. You will use this yarn tail to close the hole that will be there from using this method to start.
  • I start each new color change round with a standing sc. If you prefer a sl st join and a turning chain, feel free to substitute.
  • You will join your new color in the same stitch as you would begin the round, if you had not changed colors. 
  • TIP: For a tighter finished corner on the final round, work 1 sc into each corner ch2sp instead of 3 sc in each corner ch2sp. This will change your final round count to 172 (or 43 per side).
  • Add the Endless Afghan Square to your Ravelry library here

Endless Afghan Square Pattern

This 12-inch afghan square is crocheted in joined rounds beginning in the center and working towards the outer edges.

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

TIP: After Round 1, you will only be working in the chain spaces and skipping all the other stitches. Photos are located below for the first 6 rounds of the pattern.

Rnd 1: With Color A: Ch 2 and working in the 2nd ch from the hook, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) 4 times. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [8 sc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 2:  Sk the first sc. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** 3 times. (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color A. Turn.  [12 sc, 8 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: With Color B: Sk the first sc. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** 3 times. (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, ch 2, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [16 sc, 12 ch2sp]

Rnd 4: Sk the first sc. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** 3 times. (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color B. Turn. [28 sc, 16 ch2sp]

Rnd 5: With Color C: Sk the first sc. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** 3 times. (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [32 sc, 20 ch2sp]

Endless Afghan Square Round 1 - 5

Rnd 6: Sk the first sc. *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice**. Work from * to ** 3 times. (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color C. Turn. [44 sc, 24 ch2sp]

Endless Afghan Square Round 6

Rnd 7: With Color B:  Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [48 sc, 28 ch2sp]

Rnd 8: Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] twice, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color B. Turn. [60 sc, 32 ch2sp]

Rnd 9:  With Color A:  Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [64 sc, 36 ch2sp]

Rnd 10: Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 3 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color A. Turn. [76 sc, 40 ch2sp]

Rnd 11: With Color B:  Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [80 sc, 44 ch2sp]

Rnd 12: Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 4 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color B. Turn. [92 sc, 48 ch2sp]

Rnd 13: With Color C:  Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 6 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [96 sc, 52 ch2sp]

Rnd 14: Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 6 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 5 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color C. Turn. [108 sc, 56 ch2sp]

Rnd 15: With Color B:  Sk the first sc. *[(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 6 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 7 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 6 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next sc, ch 2, [(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the next 2 sc] 6 times, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in the next ch2sp, sk the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [112 sc, 60 ch2sp]

Rnd 16: 1 sc in the first sc. *[1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] 6 times, 1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next sc, [1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] 7 times**. Work from * to ** 3 times. [1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] 6 times, 1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 sc in the ch2sp, 1 sc in the next sc, [1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc] 6 times, 1 sc in the next ch2sp, 1 sc in the last sc. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off Color B. [180 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing

  • Weave in any remaining ends.
  • Wet block to 12 X 12 inches square.

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