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 of October 3 blanket square patterns were shared: one knit, one crochet and one tunisian crochet!
You’ll find all the knit squares on this post. If you’re a crocheter too, head to the pages below for the crochet and Tunisian crochet squares:
No time right now? Pin these cozy 8×8 knitted square patterns free for later!
Charity Cozy Fall MAL
Throughout the month of October, 20 free blanket square knitting 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 knit blanket square patterns are designed using worsted weight yarn.
Depending on the design and stitch used different needle 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 knit squares blanket!
MAL Knit Blanket Square Pattern Bundle
The Cozy Fall Knit Blanket Square bundle contains all 20 knit blanket square patterns of the MAL.
You crochet too?
- Grab the Cozy Fall CROCHET 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 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 Knitted Square Patterns Free
Arrowwood Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
This knit blanket square pattern is for the warm and cozy fall blanket that instantly becomes everyone’s favorite. With the cute arrow texture, it makes the perfect afghan—beautiful and cozy.
The Arrowwood knit blanket square pattern is beginner-friendly, only using knits and purls.
Ribby Knit Square – Christaco Design
The Ribby Knit Square features textured vertical columns made with simple knits and purls. This 8 by 8 square is an easy four row repeat. The worsted weight yarn drapes beatuifully so its perfect for a blanket.
Spiral Ribbed Square – Noors Knits
This beginner-friendly pattern is for an 8 x 8 in. knit square using a combination of the broad spiral stitch and 2 x 2 rib stitch to give a fun play on textures.
Greensleeves Square – Hooked for Life Publishing
Greensleeves Square knits up super quickly in worsted weight yarn. The garter stitch border surrounds a simple lace repeat.
Grannies Garter Stitch Square – Wandering Hoof Ranch
The easiest knit square pattern is the collection to knit up quick and draw attention to surrounding squares. Add dimension with varigated yarn.
Fall Intarsia Knit Square – Easy on the Tongue
Knit an 8 x 8 square with the word: “FALL”, each letter in its own color. It’s an easy introduction to intarsia knitting, and suitable for the beginner knitter ready for a challenge! Make a blanket with the knitted square or add some splashes of fall to your decor with a pillow on the couch. Happy knitting.
Cable Rib Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
With the Cabled Rib Square, you get all the cozy cable texture without any counting headaches. A great pattern to learn cable knitting for the first time.
Mura Square – Christaco Design
You won’t believe more knits than purls make the Mura Square, but its true. An eight row repeat makes this blanket square interesting for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters.
X Marks the Spot – Knitting with Chopsticks
Learn how to knit this easy X marks the spot knit blanket square with my detailed knitting tutorial (includes step by step photos and a video!)
Vertical Lines Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
The Vertical Lines Square is exactly what it sounds like. But it’s anything but boring. Learn how to knit this fun knit blanket square with my easy step-by-step tutorial.
Basket Stitch Square – Pams Cozy Corner
This basket stitch knit creates a cozy and textured square pattern perfect for those chilly days.
Maple Leaf Square – Banana Moon Studio
Celebrate the changing leaves in the fall with this beautiful knit maple leaf blanket square. The leaf in the center of the square is a subtle shape made with reverse stockinette stitch.
Shelter me in Diamonds Square – Dejoye Designs
Designed as a symbol of protection, the Shelter Me in Diamonds Afghan square is a fun corner to corner 8″ x 8″ square. It is a perfect pattern to play with texture and learn the versatility of corner to corner knitting.
Weaving Wheat Square – Jojodabom
A simple six stitch cable on a lace background creates a square that reminds me of the hay fields of Northern New York before harvest
Wave Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
If you’re looking for a fun textured knitting square, the Wave Stitch Square is it. You’ll love the texture of this stitch! Check out my full step-by-step knitting pattern here.
Cables and Tweed – Easy on the Tongue
Cables and Tweed Knitted square? You won’t believe how the tweed effect is formed – it gives another purpose to these little stripes that knitters don’t like. And the cables can be knitted without a cable needle, a very lazy method. The pattern is absolutely gorgeous and I’m sure you’ll love it.
Apple Picking Square – Jojodabom
Seed Stitch ladders follow up a cabled “tree trunk” reminding me of the days apple picking with my littles.
Horseshoe Cable Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
Learn how to knit the Horseshoe Cable square with my easy knitting stitch tutorial. This fun bold stitch is perfect for a solid colored blanket square. Check out my detailed step-by-step knitting pattern (with video tutorial!).
Mini Checkered Square – Knitting with Chopsticks
The thick textured (and reversible!) look of the Mini Squares knitting stitch makes it perfect for a blanket. I’ll walk you through this easy knitting pattern with my step-by-step tutorial.
Checked Square – Christaco Design
Simple purls and knits create a checked fabric in this easy square knitting pattern. This 8″ by 8″ knit square has texure that just calls for you to snuggle up in a cozy blanket.
More Knit Blanket Square Patterns
Want even more square patterns for knit blankets? Check out last year’s Cozy Fall KAL for 20 more gorgeous knit blanket squares.