An easy and quick way to crochet an afghan is crocheting it in one big square. As you crochet the square continues to grow larger and larger. Square afghans can be crocheted in one color or you can add yarn colors as you crochet. The square afghans can resemble patchwork quilts, blocks, lace and many other styles. These types of crochet afghans are easy to make and making throws in one fabulous square is a fun way to create an afghan. Some of the best patterns for these types of afghans can be found in Dare to Be Square Afghans by Lisa Gentry. The patterns let you enjoy the ease of making fabulous throws in one big square, using patterns that give the look of motifs and quilt-inspired compositions.
Each of the eight crochet designs by Lisa Gentry produces a captivating pattern of rich colors, with some resembling the artistry of patchwork quilts. All for medium weight yarn and Easy skill level, the designs include Log Cabin, Earthy Shadows, Jewels, Patchwork, Patriotic Lace, Pink Passion, Crosses and Blocks, and Sand and Sky. While some patterns appear to use motifs, strips, or panels, each design is actually worked in one piece to form a square; sizes range from 48.5 inches to 58.5 inches square. Take a peak at some of the afghans included in the pattern book below.