Chiaro Easy Crochet Square Pattern

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A combination of simple stitches creates a textured crochet square that’s perfect to add to your cozy blanket. The Chiaro Square is an 8″ by 8″ beginner friendly crochet square.

This free pattern is easy to memorize. The Chiaro square features lots of texture using only the basic stitches.

I love crochet blanket squares. They’re a great crochet project for using up stash yarn. And you can make a new afghan square in all the colors.

Cream crochet square with textured rows on wood table.

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Crochet squares make a great baby blanket. Squares are a great way to match nursery colors, or mix and match with neutrals. Making different color combinations with the squares is the best part.

The Yarn

This simple square project works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver for this square.

You can substitute one of your favorite yarns, just be sure to use the same yarn weight. I chose a single color, but using different colors, if you’re using scrap yarn, would look great on this one.

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There are different ways to get a square shape. The classic granny square is worked center out in the round. This crochet square is worked flat in rows.

Crochet squares that are worked flat are generally easier for beginner crocheters. Once you’re working in the round, simple granny squares are so much fun.

The simple pattern alternates rows of double crochet stitches, half double crochet stitch and single crochet stitches. There’s no right side here, it looks great on both.

Image with leaves and text cozy fall crochet along.

Charity Cozy Fall MAL

The Chiaro Square is part of the Charity Cozy Fall Make Along. This free MAL will be running throughout October, starting on October 3rd, 2022

Every weekday, 3 new FREE 8” square designs (one knit, one crochet and one Tunisian crochet) by different designers will be launched. You can also enter exciting giveaways from our sponsors too!

When you participate in the make along you can donate your finished blanket to a charity from the list provided. You will also be able to donate to Cure Childhood Cancer by purchasing a complete bundle of all the squares PDF patterns at a discounted price. 

I hope you’ll join us. I can’t wait to see your beautiful squares in your own blankets!

Charity Cozy Fall MAL button with fall leaves trim.


  • 30 yd of #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Red Heart Super Saver color aran.
  • 5 mm hook US Size H-8, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors


  • Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  • Ch 1 to start Row 2 (hdc) does not count. Ch 1 to start Row 4 (sc) does count as a stitch. This helps keep our edges straight.

Stitches / Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch (s) – chain (s)

dc – double crochet

fdc – foundation double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet 

sk – skip the indicated stitch

st (s) – stitch (es)


4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 13 sts x 9.5 rows in pattern

Skill Level 


Video Tutorial

Watch the Video on my YouTube.

More Free Crochet Patterns

The Papavero Square features a flower in the center of a solid granny square.

The little ones might enjoy Bettie the Bear a free granny square lovey.

The Essa is another easy 8″ blanket square pattern worked in rows.

Cream crochet square with textured rows on wood table.

Chiaro Square Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

A combination of the basic crochet stitches creates a textured crochet square that's perfect to add to your cozy blanket. The Chiaro Square is an 8" by 8" simple crochet square pattern.


  • 30 yd of #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Red Heart Super Saver color aran.


  • 5 mm crochet hook size US I-9, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • Yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors


  1. Row 1. Fdc 27 or ch 29, dc in the 3rd ch from your hook (skipped chs do not count) and in each ch across, turn. (27 sts)
  2. Row 2. Ch 1 (does not count), hdc in same st, sk 1, *(hdc, ch 1, hdc) all in next st, sk 1, rep from * across until there are 2 sts left, sk 1, hdc in last st. (38 sts)
  3. Row 3. Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), *sk the hdcs and place 2 dc in each ch sp, rep from * across, in the last st place 2 dc, turn. (27 sts)
  4. Row 4. Ch 1 (counts as first st) starting in next st, sc in each st across, turn. (27 sts)
  5. Row 5. Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. (27 sts)

  6. Rep Rows 2 - 5 three more times.
  7. Rep Rows 2 - 4 one more time. = 8” tall.


  1. Cut yarn, pull through the last stitch and weave in ends.
  2. Block square to 8” x 8”.

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