13 Circle in Square Crochet and Knit Free Patterns

Circles made into squares are a common choice for many afghans and pillows. Knit or crochet the circle in a colorful shade, then make the square part neutral so they really stand out. These circle in square crochet and knit patterns can be used to create all kinds of different things.

To make a circle, you increase several times evenly around the piece. To make a square, you increase just at four evenly-space points. You’ll use both techniques in these patterns. Therefore, you’ll get the chance to really explore how shapes are made.

You can take what you learn making these projects and make your own projects! Take a few of the squares from a throw and combine them into a matching pillow, or make the front and back of a pillow, line it, and turn it into a bag. Your only limit is your creativity! Need some ideas: Check out our roundup of crochet and knit squares patterns.

13 Circle in Square Crochet and Knit Free Patterns

Circle in Square Crochet and Knit Projects

Most of the circle in square projects that you’ll find patterns for are blankets. After all, it’s so easy to turn squares into blankets. Therefore, most of the patterns here are throws of different sizes and styles. You’ll also find some circle in square pillows to go with them. Make a matching set for your guest room. Or to give as gifts. They are simple to make and yet they look really special.

Pin Point Crochet Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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Here are some of the other great blanket patterns that we think you might be interested in. These aren’t circle in square blanket patterns. However, they’re great knit and crochet patterns for blankets in different sizes. Blankets are just such great projects to make at any time of year. If you run out of room for them, gift them. If you run out of people to gift them to then donate them to charity.


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