Vanna Blanket Square – Free Afghan Block Crochet Pattern

The crochet Vanna Blanket Square is a fun and textured afghan block that is just the perfect addition to your stitch sampler afghan blanket.

For this square, I used a variation of the Wrapped Arrow Stitch. Instead of crocheting rows back and forth, I started from the center and worked in the round.

This means that you can easily customize the pattern to make it as big or small as you need it. All you need to do is to either add or remove a few rounds!

The Wrapped Arrow stitch is a very solid yet soft stitch that is great for winter makes.

Vanna Blanket Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Stash-Busting Sampler Crochet Along

The pattern of the Vanna Blanket Square is featured in the Stash Busting Sampler Crochet Along 2021 with Heather from The Unraveled Mitten.

Each square of this crochet-along (CAL) is designed by a different designer and in total, there will be 20 squares.

You can find all the info and links to the previous patterns on the main page of the CAL HERE.

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Textured Vanna Blanket Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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Materials

Yarn & Yardage

For my squares, I used ~ 142 yds (130 m) Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand but you can use any yarn that you might have in your stash. Here are a few ideas:

Size

I would like to make a small note about the finished size of the square.

Using a 6.5-mm hook and worsted-weight yarn, your square will measure about 13″ (33 cm).

If you want a 12″ (30 cm) square, then you need to go down in hook size and use a 5.0-mm hook.

Gauge

With your 6.5-mm hook, 4 rounds worked according to the pattern in 4” (10 cm).

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • BP Back Post
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • FP Front Post
  • MC Magic Circle
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • St – Stitch
  • Tr – Treble Crochet
  • Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches

Magic Circle (MC)
Learn how to make a magic circle in this step-by-step tutorial.

Dc/drop-FPtr tog & Drop-FPtr/dc tog
Learn how to crochet a dc/drop-FPtr tog and a Drop-FPtr/dc tog in the tutorial of the wrapped arrow stitch HERE.

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • *… – Repeat the instructions from the * for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets into the same indicated st.
  • Join each round with a sl st between the last and first st of the round.
  • The stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
  • With the exception of the first round, the initial chains do not count as sts. Thus, they are not included in the stitch count.
Vanna Blanket Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Vanna Blanket Square – Free Crochet Pattern

Make a MC.

Round 1

Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-1 space), (dc 3, ch 2) 3 times, dc 2. Join the round with a sl st into the third ch of the initial ch-4. (3 dc on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Round 2

Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in first corner space, (sc 3, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, sc 3. Sl st into first sc to join. (5 sc on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Vanna Blanket Square - Rounds 1 and 2 - Raffamusa Designs

Round 3

Ch 2 (do not count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), drop-FPtr/dc tog, ([dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-1 sp, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 3 times, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in last corner sp, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3. Sl st to join. (9 sts on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Vanna Blanket Square - Round 3 - Raffamusa Designs

Notes to Round 3

Drop-FPtr/dc Tog

The first drop-FPtr/dc tog of each round goes around the dc which is 2 rounds below and corresponds to the middle sc of the 5 sts before (and including) your current position (indicated by the number 3 in picture 1 below).

First drop-FPtr/dc tog of each round - Vanna Blanket Square - Raffamusa Designs

At the beginning of the round, the dc part of the drop-FPtr/dc tog goes in the very first st of the round! Make sure not to go into the next st!

First drop-FPtr/dc tog of each round - part 2 - Vanna Blanket Square - Raffamusa Designs

Keep in mind that on the next sides, the drop-FPtr/dc tog will be around the same st where you will have made a dc/drop-FPtr tog.

Dc/drop-FPtr Tog

After working the first half of a dc into the next st, identify the dc which is 2 rounds below and corresponds to the middle sc (indicated by the number 3 in picture 2 below) of the 5 sts after (and including) your current position (see pink arrow).

dc/drop-FPtr tog

Round 4

Ch 1, sc 3, ([sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 9) 3 times, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in last ch-2 sp, sc 6. Sl st to join. (11 sc on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Round 5

Ch 2, drop-FPtr/dc tog, (dc 3, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-1 corner, dc 3, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 3 times, dc 3, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in last ch-1 sp, dc 3, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3. Sl st to join. (15 sts on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Round 6

Ch 1, sc 3, ([sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 9) 3 times, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in last ch-2 sp, sc 6. Sl st to join. (11 sc on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Vanna Blanket Square - Round 6 - Raffamusa Designs

Round 7

Ch 2, drop-FPtr/dc tog, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog, dc 1, *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-1 corner, dc 1, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 3 times, dc 1. Repeat from * 3 times. [Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in last ch-1 sp, dc 1, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3. Sl st to join. (21 sts on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Round 8

Ch 1, sc 9, ([sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 21) 3 times, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 12. Sl st to join. (23 sts on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Round 9

Ch 2, drop-FPtr/dc tog, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog, dc 4, *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-1 corner, dc 4, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 3 times, dc 4. Repeat from * 3 times. [Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in last ch-1 sp, dc 4, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3. Sl st to join. (27 sts on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Round 10

Ch 1, sc 12, ([sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 27) 3 times, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 15. Sl st to join. (23 sts on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Round 11

Ch 2, drop-FPtr/dc tog, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) twice, dc 2, *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-1 corner, dc 2, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 5 times, dc 2. Repeat from * 3 times. [Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in last ch-1 sp, dc 2, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) twice, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3. Sl st to join. (33 sts on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Round 12

Ch 1, sc 15, ([sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 33) 3 times, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 18. Sl st to join. (35 sts on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Round 13

Ch 2, drop-FPtr/dc tog, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 3 times, *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in next ch-1 corner, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 7 times. Repeat from * 3 times. [Dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in last ch-1 sp, (dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3, drop-FPtr/dc tog) 3 times, dc/drop-FPtr tog, dc 3. Sl st to join. (39 sts on each side, 2 chs at each corner)

Round 14

Ch 1, sc 18, ([sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 39) 3 times, [sc 1, ch 1, sc 1] in next ch-2 sp, sc 21. Sl st to join. (41 sts on each side, 1 ch at each corner)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends. Block to finished measurements.

Textured Vanna Blanket Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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