This easy blanket square crochet pattern features a center that reminds me of a windmill! The Holland square is the perfect pattern for a spring or summer throw, baby blanket or pillow cover. This little 6-inch square is a showstopper.

For this square, I used a 6mm crochet hook and a combination of Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. You can use any worsted-weight yarn for this pattern. This is a great scrap buster project.

How to Use 6-inch Blanket Squares

This size granny square or blanket square is so versatile. You could make a bunch and sew or crochet them together to make a throw blanket, baby blanket, pillow cover, shawl/wrap, scarf or even a bag.

If you want to make a throw blanket you’ll need 80 squares. That’s a layout of 8 across and 10 tall. This will give you a blanket that is 48″ x 60″

For a baby blanket, you’ll want 36 for a square blanket 36″ square (6 across and 6 tall) or 42 (6 across and 7 tall) for a rectangle blanket 36″ x 42″

For more blanket sizes and tips see this post.

You could also join the Melange Crochet Along hosted by Marie from The Underground Crafter.

Melange Crochet Along Information

I designed this square as part of Maries year-long crochet along. A new 6-inch blanket square pattern will be released every week of the year by a different designer. I have browsed some of the already-released patterns and they are all awesome. Lots of different textures and plays on color.

At the end of the crochet along you’ll end up with a really special baby blanket. You’ll also have a chance to win some prizes!


Materials and Pattern Information

  • 30 yds worsted weight yarn.
    • Yarn Used in Samples
      • Grey Square: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen
      • Pink Square: Red Heart Super Saver in Lt Raspberry
      • Multi Square: Yarns listed above + Red Heart Super Saver in Frosty Green
  • 6mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 2.75 in square after rnd 2
  • Finished Size: 6 in x 6 in 


  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Slst: slip stitch
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Beg: Beginning
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Dc2tog: double crochet 2 together
  • Dc3tog: double crochet 3 together
  • Bpdc: back post double crochet


  • Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • Ch 1 and 2 do not count as stitch unless otherwise stated
  • For 3-color square change color after rnds 2 and 3

Purchase the printable ad-free pattern here:

Holland Blanket Square Written Instructions

Rnd 1: Ch 4, join to form ring. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *ch 3, dc 3. Repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3. Join to top of beg ch 3 with slst. (12 dc, 3 spaces)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc2tog over next 2 dc (counts as 1 dc3tog), *ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, dc3tog over next 3 dc. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, join to top of dc2tog with slst. (4 dc3tog, 4 sc, 8 spaces)

Square should measure 2.75 in square.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *3 dc in ch-3 space, dc in next st, 3 dc in ch-3 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st. Repeat from * 2 more times, 3 dc in ch-3 space, dc in next st, 3 dc in ch-3 space, dc in same st as beg ch 3, ch 3. Join to top of beg ch 3 with slst. (Stitch count listed is for 1 side only for the rest of pattern. Corner spaces not included. 9 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, Bpdc in same st as ch 1, *Bpdc across to next ch-3 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, repeat from * 3 more times. Join to top of 1st Bpdc with sl st. (13 Bpdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, *[Ch 1, skip 1, dc in next] 5x. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, dc in next, ch 1, skip 1 **, dc in next.  Repeat from * 3 more times ending final repeat at **. Join to top of beg ch-3 with sl st. (11 dc, 6 spaces)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch1, *sc in each st and ch-1 space to corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * 3 more times. Sc in next 3, sc in ch-1 space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.  (19 sc)

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