Beyond the Basic Square: 5 Unique Crochet Motif Patterns

Learn How to Crochet Squares, Circles and Crochet Motifs

Motifs are the building blocks of crochet. They can be joined to create long scarves, triangular shawls, rectangular afghans, or sweaters and tops. Crochet motifs can be worked in circles, squares, hexagons, octagons, and more and can also be used as a focal point of an afghan or joined to create the perfect fabric for a garment or accessory. They also beautifully marry the structure of geometric shapes with the possibilities of crochet lace. This eBook is all about exploring motif patterns, from a crochet circle pattern that becomes a welcoming shawl, to tips on how to crochet squares together to create a lovely top.

Stitch diagrams are ideal for motif based patterns and remove the intimidation of complicated crochet motifs, making them easily accessible to beginning crocheters. So, we’ve included one for each motif to aid in your motif making. Ready to get started? Download all five free crochet motif patterns today!

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Start with the basics of crochet motifs, then move onto one of five patterns to combine them.

From a crochet circle pattern to joining crochet squares as you go, this eBook has a little bit of everything for you to explore.

With this free guide you’ll learn many valuable lessons for working with crochet motifs/patterns. Learn how to crochet a square, and join with other crochet stitches to make up a stunning afghan. Joining crochet squares is a cinch with our next project, a lacy top with a pretty box pleat. Then learn how to crochet a square pattern and combine them as you go to create a casual top. From the free crochet square patterns, we move into crochet circles and two unique designs. The first uses a circle crochet pattern and colorful yarn to create a cheerful shawl. And the second shows how to crochet a circle in various sizes and even a half circle, before putting them all together in a scarf.

Afghan Featuring Crochet Square Patterns: Cabine de Dentelle Afghan

Pattern #1

Cabine de Dentelle Afghan by Annette Petavy

Inspired by quilted log cabin designs, this motif crochet afghan pairs the geometric colorwork quality of traditional crochet with an elegant lace square crochet pattern. This gorgeous afghan makes a gorgeous decor piece and is perfect for naps when you need just a touch of warmth and comfort.

Top Featuring Crochet Square Patterns: Serene Box Pleat Top

Pattern #2

Serene Box Pleat Top by Kristin Omdahl

Columns and rows of delicate crochet squares/patterns stack to build this beautifully draped top. Lacy motifs create a v-shaped insert and highlight the back while contrasting with the more solid square motifs of the body. A cunning box pleat allows you to create shaping and drape with motifs. This pattern is a fun way to learn how to crochet squares together, as you go!

Shawl Featuring a Crochet Circle Pattern: Katrina Shawl

Pattern #3

Katrina Shawl by Lisa Pflug

Two strands of mohair lace create a unique gradual color shift across this large shawl which was designed to imitate the rolling colors of the ocean. In this pattern you’ll learn how to crochet circles and join them as you go, creating the central panels first, then continuing to add the outer crochet circle pattern.

Top Featuring Simple Crochet Square Patterns: Ring Around the Posie

Pattern #4

Ring Around the Posie by Tammy Hildebrand

This top is created with simple square crochet patterns. These large motifs, worked in a summer-weight cotton and bamboo yarn, are perfect for your summer wardrobe. Pair this easy top with a complimentary or contrasting tank and spice up your favorite pair of jeans. You’ll also discover how to join crochet squares as you go, for easy finishing.

Scarf Featuring Crochet Circles: Carmen's Jazz Scarf

Pattern #5

Carmen’s Jazz Scarf by Sue B. Balcom

Crochet circles in a riot of colors create this eye-catching scarf. The explosion of color makes this the perfect stash busting project and means this scarf will match anything in your closet. You can also try working these join as you go motifs in DK or lighter weight yarn. Plus, thanks to this project you’ll learn how to crochet a flat circle, a valuable skill to have

From crochet squares, patterns for circles, and five designs to combine them together, this is one eBook you don’t want to be without!

The five motif crochet patterns included in this free eBook represent the broad possibilities of this foundation crochet technique. The Serene Box Pleat Top and Ring Around the Posie sweater illustrate how a square crochet pattern can be used to build garments. The Cabine de Dentelle Afghan is an example the beauty that crochet square patterns can provide, as well as how to incorporate motifs into projects that aren’t exclusively constructed from motifs.

Carmen’s Jazz Scarf and the Katrina Shawl will introduce you to joining crochet squares and other motifs, eliminating that annoying seaming step. Each pattern also includes detailed stitch diagrams that help visual crocheters walk through how to crochet motifs. Which motif crochet pattern will you crochet first? Download all five crochet motifs/patterns today.

Learn how to crochet a square and circle motif with the help of stitch diagrams.