Update: The make-a-long is over but you can find all blanket square patterns for free on the designers blogs below!
Are you ready for an amazing make-a-long?!
The Charity Cozy Fall MAL 2022 edition was hosted in October! Every weekday for the month 3 blanket square patterns were shared: one knit, one crochet and one tunisian crochet!
You’ll find all the crochet squares on this post. Head to the pages below for the knitting and Tunisian crochet squares:
No time right now? Pin these cozy 8×8 crochet square patterns free for later!
Charity Cozy Fall MAL
Throughout the month of October, 20 free blanket square crochet patterns were shared (one on every weekday) as part of the Charity Cozy Fall MAL hosted with Noorain from Noor’s Knits as a fun way to make a cozy blanket together and give back to charities at the same time.
Every square is designed to be 20 cm / 8″ square in worsted weight yarn so you can use up your stash and mix and match any squares.
With this event, we didn’t just want to help you create the coziest fall blankets but we also want to give back.
Both Noorain and I have had loved ones affected by childhood cancer so we decided to organize this event as a means to give back where it’s most needed. A portion of proceeds from this event were donated to Cure Childhood Cancer.
About Cure Childhood Cancer
Cure Childhood Cancer’s mission is to help fund research for childhood cancer and support the kids and their families going through these tough times. From meals and counseling to financial assistance, CURE is committed to walking alongside families throughout their cancer journey. You can find more information over on their website here.
How the MAL works
What you’ll need
All crochet blanket square patterns are designed using worsted weight yarn.
Depending on the design and stitch used different hook sizes are recommended but yarn is always worsted so you can go through your stash and pick out your favorite worsted weight yarn and make a gorgeous crochet squares blanket!
MAL Crochet Blanket Square Pattern Bundle
The Cozy Fall Crochet Blanket Square bundle contains all 20 knit blanket square patterns of the MAL.
You crochet too?
- Grab the Cozy Fall KNIT Blanket Square Bundle HERE
- Grab the Cozy Fall TUNISIAN CROCHET Blanket Square Bundle HERE
Or save extra by grabbing the MAL bundle Trifecta (20 knit, 20 crochet and 20 Tunisian crochet blanket square patterns) right here.
The bundle(s) is (are) perfect if you:
- want to get a head start
- don’t want to wait for daily squares to be released
- want a convenient printable PDF to take notes, follow offline and be ad free
How to Give Back
Even though the official make-a-long event is over, you can always help by gifting your knitted squares or blanket
We all love to knit more items than we can use. If you don’t have a particular person in mind for your blanket we want to encourage you to donate it to people in need.
Here is a list of charities accepting blankets and/or blanket squares you can send your items to:
- Crochet for Cancer: find the list of chapters here and their FAQ for more info here.
- Project Linus: https://www.projectlinus.org/chapters/index.php?state=ME#tgt
- Knit for Kids : https://www.knitforkids.org/take-action/mailing-info.html
When sending your items, please do not tags, labels or pinning of sizes of any of the items as they will need to be removed prior to shipping.
Please send them to:
- Knit for Kids
c/o World Vision
210 Overlook Drive,
Sewickley PA 15143
- Binky patrol: https://www.binkypatrol.org/
Find your local chapter from the drop down on the upper right hand corner
- Share-a-Square Texas:
14 Box Leaf Court
Greer, SC 29650
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Charity Cozy Fall 8×8 Crochet Square Patterns Free
Sunset Granny Square – Create a Handmade Holiday
I absolutely adore fall colors. The transitional blend from yellow to brown really appeals to my desire to experience fall in all its glory. Cool nights, warm days, and the promise of comfort all rolled into the classic look of this square.
Adoyo Crochet Afghan Block – Morines Shop
The Adoyo Crochet Afghan Block uses simple beginner crochet stitches and techniques to create a unique, textured crochet square.
Squirrel Square – Sunflower Cottage Crochet
What better way to represent fall than with a cute squirrel. This easy tapestry crochet blanket square pattern only uses 3 colors and few color changes making it a great project to practice colorwork
Roxy’s Square – Roxy Crochet
Christmas meets Mandala Square in this beautiful center out crochet square pattern.
Sunburst Square – King & Eye
This is an easy take on the traditional basic granny square pattern. It is a circle to square design and as it uses double crochet stitches it works up quickly and is a great way for beginners to start your first blanket.
Textured Puff Stitch Square – Remingtonlane Crochet
Made with beginner and puff stitches in an easy-going design, the Textured Puff Stitch Square is quick to work up and not too fussy. With each side showing off a different texáture, you can decide if you prefer the puffy, fluffier side or use a more subtle look and feel.
Mum Crochet Blanket Square – Banana Moon Studio
Chyrsanthemums are traditional fall flowers. The Mum Crochet Blanket Square starts with one of these fall blooms in the center and finishes into an 8 inch square.
Isaz Afghan Block – Keep Calm and Crochet On UK
Named after the Viking word for ‘Ice’ this 8″ crochet granny square is filled with wintery themed crochet stitches that would make a lovely textured addition to your crochet blanket.
Fall Leaf Colorwork Square – Made by Marsh
Fall in love with this fall leaf! This square is for the adventurous beginner who wants to venture into the colorwork / crochet tapestry technique. It is constructed by using just single crochet stitches.
Squishy Fall Basket Weave Square – Yarn Geek
This Squishy Basket Weave Square is so quick and fun to make!! With its thick weight and soft texture, it makes a great addition to any blanket that you are crocheting this fall!
Skill Level – Intermediate
Apline Rows Square – Simply Hooked by Janet
This textured square uses the Alpine stitch sepearted in rows by a single crochet row worked in the back loop only. This square is not reversible.
Fall Harvest Foliage – Ambassador Crochet
The fall harvest blanket square is sure to remind you of crisp fall days, beautiful fall foliage, and apple picking.
Rainy Day Square – Kickin Crochet
In the pacific northwest, Fall marks the return of the rains. The tiny V’s created by the spike stitches in this pattern are inspired by the gray drizzle of seattle winters.
Chiaro Square – Christaco Design
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.
Autumn Moon Square- Fiber Flux Stitching
The Autumn Moon Square is a gorgeous seasonal square that you can use for a lovely fall blanket, join a few together to make a scarf, or even try stitching one up in cotton yarn for a fabulous dishcloth too! This square has a “moon” shaped center and uses lots of post stitches for lots of fabulous texture!
Pumpkin Colorwork Crochet Square – Made by Marsh
Fall is not fall without a pumpkin! This square is for the adventurous beginner who wants to venture into the colorwork / crochet tapestry technique. It is constructed by using just single crochet stitches.
Fall Leaf Square – Simply Melanie Jane
This simple, yet fun square is achieved with half double crochet and front posts to give a raised 3D texture to the leaf.
Zinnia Garden Square – Jojodabom
A simple DC square with “appliqued” Zinnias, added as you make táhe square
Cozy Stripes Square – Simply Hooked by Janet
This simply textured square is worked in a corner to corner style. It alternates rows of the moss stitch and rows of the crunch stitch.
Candy Cane Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
For a quick beginner-level make, the Candy Cane crochet blanket square can be used as a potholder or part of a blanket. See the free pattern here.
More Crochet Blanket Square Patterns
Want even more square patterns for crochet blankets? Check out last year’s Cozy Fall CAL for 20 more gorgeous crochet blanket squares.