Crochet 7 Day Sampler Afghan

7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne

Crochet 7 Day Sampler Afghan Stitch Along

7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Welcome to the 7 Day Sampler Afghan Stitch Along! I have a project that will motivate you to crochet and complete a nice sized throw in just one week’s time.

I was just playing around with my yarn when I crocheted a 10″ square. I hadn’t done a motif afghan in quite a while, but Michael always challenging me to be better and encouraged me to create more squares.  He knows me well, challenge accepted!

These motifs are easy to intermediate in skill level, but Michael’s video tutorials will help you along.  Also, each day, you will make 5 identical squares, so if you do them assembly line style, working all 5 squares at the same time, it goes even quicker since you don’t have to keep referring back to the pattern.

The motif have lots of different textures. As you work through each day, you will notice though that the squares are very consistent in design.  You will find as you go each day, that you will figure out easily what’s coming next and be able to speed right along the project.

I have completed 2 sizes of the afghan.  The full size is 55″ X 66″ and the baby size is 33″ x 44″.  The full size uses 5 of each motif, while the baby size uses only 2 of each one. One square will be release each day for 6 days, with the 7th day reserved for joining all the squares and the border.  Don’t be afraid, I have a fast and simple joining method you will just love.  But if not, feel free to use you favorite join and border to create you own look.

For these projects, I used Red Heart With Love yarn in 3 colors.  Don’t feel limited to using these yarns.  Bust out your stash yarn and see what you can create!

When you upload your project to The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social Group or Instagram, feel free to tag me so I can see what you have crocheted.  Follow me on Instagram @ jeannestein or on Facebook.  My designs can also be saved in your Ravelry favorites by following me HERE.

7 Day Sampler Afghan

7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Full Size Afghan

Red Heart® With Love™ (198 g/7 oz, 338 meters/370 yards)

  • Color A – Merlot – 3 balls
  • Color B – Stone – 2 balls
  • Color C – Taupe – 3 balls

Size U.S. J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 10” x 10” per square. Finished blanket 55” X 66” [140 x 168 cm].

Crochet 5 of each of the 6 squares.

7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Baby Size Afghan

Red Heart® With Love™ (198 g/7 oz, 338 meters/370 yards)

  • Color A – Bubblegum – 1 ball
  • Color B – Light Grey – 1 ball
  • Color C – Pewter – 1 ball

Size U.S. J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 10” x 10” per square. Finished blanket 33” X 44” [84 x 112 cm].

Crochet 2 of each of the 6 squares.

Let’s begin 7 fun days of crocheting!

Motif 1 – Saturday Square (12/26/2020)

Motif 2 – Sunday Square (12/27/2020)

Motif 3 – Monday Square (12/28/2020)

Motif 4 – Tuesday Square (12/29/2020)

Motif 5 – Wednesday Square (12/30/2020)

Motif 6 – Thursday Square (12/31/2020)

7th Day – Join and Border – Friday (1/1/2021)

You begin the New Year with your first completed project of 2021!

7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
7 Day Sampler Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber



We will have two giveaway draw categories with prizes in each. See our general guidelines at the bottom of this article for more information.

Category Baby Blanket Size

  • Complete a baby size blanket using a minimum of 12 squares, using 2 of each of the 6 different squares.
  • You may substitute the join and border, but the blanket must be joined and bordered completely.
  • A random draw has 3 winners in this category.

Category Full Blanket Size

  • Complete a full-size blanket using a minimum of 30 squares, using 5 of each of the 6 different squares.
  • You may substitute the join and border, but the blanket must be joined and bordered completely.
  • A random draw will have 5 winners in this category.

There will be a $100 gift card to Michaels for the top winner in each category from Jeanne along with the prizes provided from The Crochet Crowd! Available only to US/CAD residents only for this extra prize.

Prizes TBA

Giveaway General Guidelines

  • There is no sign up required to participate. Complete the project and email your photo when you are done. This challenge is open to all Crochet Crowd Community Members.
  • You may use any yarn you wish. You may create any colour scheme. Use as many or as little colours as you prefer.
  • You may do as many projects as you wish. If multiple entries are identical, a picture showing the projects together to prove there are multiple must be included with your submissions.
  • We require your photo to show the entire project so we know the entire project is done. Ensure your project is completely finished with yarn tails and etc not showing. It’s like giving it out as a gift, we want to see the photo showing as if you were gifting us the finished product. This way we know you are completely done.

If you are changing your hook size or yarn, we are still looking for the pattern to be the same.

  • All photos must be submitted during the challenge time frame only. Entries after this due date will be accepted for our gallery but there are no prize giveaways after the deadline.
  • Your Choice: Post your finished project on The Crochet Crowd Facebook Page to show everyone your finished work so we can drool over your creativity.
  • When you email your finished photo to us, we respect your privacy and will only post your first and last name on the picture in our gallery with the photo so we can identify the winner at the end.
  • Featuring on Facebook is dependent on you. We do not upload your emailed photos to Facebook. You have to do that yourself if you want to Show N Tell your creativity.
  • We are not responsible for undelivered email and/or late entries to qualify for the prize.
  • Due to the countless technology platforms and services, we are not responsible for any of our challengers if mobile devices or technology that isn’t compliant to being able to read our website, view our videos and/or get access to the free patterns.
  • All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Please verify your entry is in our gallery prior to our draw. We need up to 4 days to get your entry into our gallery. We upload it ourselves as part of our review process. If you do not see your entry, we most likely haven’t received your email. Do not wait until after the draw to check if your entry is in. 

This is intended for a fun community challenge only. We each are deserving of the highest praise possible for our own creativity. Let’s have fun.

The Crochet Crowd Gallery
Both Galleries: Full Size and Baby Size Stitch Samplers

How to Submit

Please read the guidelines below to understand what we are looking for.

Send your photo to us through email to [email protected] ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED

  • Use Subject Line: 7 Day Sampler (PLEASE SIZE WHAT SIZE YOU ARE ENTERING)
  • In the email leave us the following information.
    • Your Full Name
    • Your Mailing Address
  • We will not be adding your name or email to our database.

We are accepting entries from Jan 1, 2021, to Jan 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm ADT. 

You can email at any time. 

  • We will email you if something is questioned in your photo.
  • You will not hear from us if your email didn’t get to us. So if you don’t see your entry after 4 days of submission, it means we haven’t received it.

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  1. Katherine Serrano

    Loved making this sampler. Beautiful patterns… each square. The written pattern with Mikey’s video made the difference. Loved that. I am going to be able to submit an entry. That makes this even more fun , but, showing off my work and being proud of my accomplishment is the best …thank you Jeanne and Mikey

  2. Hana

    I did it! I managed to make both sizes and submit before the deadline!
    Thank you so much for the pattern they are all so beautiful and many thanks for the video tutorials, they were realllllly very helpful. I just love you guys! You’re the best ever!

  3. Cathy Mielke

    At first I tried to stitch asking with the videos, I’m an inexperienced crocheter and I was struggling especially with new to me stitches.
    After I completed one Saturday Sampler Square I had more confidence in my abilities.
    I found it easier to watch the video all the way through then proceeded with stitching the Sunday Sample Square Motif by using the instructions.
    I’m truly enjoying crocheting these squares and learning new stitches. Mikey is so fast I had to rewatch parts especially the new to me stitches of the video through YouTube and casted the video to my large screen TV.
    Thanks Jeanne for the wonderful designs and thanks Mikey for your continued guidance and laughter.
    It’s heartwarming to watch and learn from someone having fun!

  4. Carolea

    I am so loving these squares simple but some new looks, new combos but having done a few , I have been working as well so somewhere I lost a day.
    Thank you Jean for giving us a pattern that finally clicks for me to turn a circle to a square. It might be because it happens early in the pattern
    I love how quickly each square works up.

    • Jeanne

      I’m glad you are enjoying it. My first time designing with a circle at all, so I just couldn’t go too big. 🙂

  5. Kathryn Krawczynski

    Is there a way to get a clear printable version of the pattern without all the pop-up ads

    • Jeanne

      Sure, when you click to each day’s motif, near the top, there is a blue button to click that says, PATTERN, save, print & enjoy, The Crochet Crowd. On any of our pages, you can trust the blue button as the link to the printable pattern.

  6. Ellen Teal

    Just finished up the Wednesday motif and I am so impressed! The patterns are beautiful and smartly designed. Jeanne, your talent for design is nothing short of magic! Mikey, I am SO thankful for your patient and helpful videos. You have made getting back into crochet easy and stress free!! I have loved each crochet along this year, and I’m looking forward to many more.

    • Jeanne

      Thank you so much! It’s been a fun journey.

  7. Kirsten Feinberg

    Is there anyway to slow down the video. Several stitches I have not done before and this first square blew my mind! Also the pattern suggests using Red Heart yet you use the Caron one pound. I am using Red Heart but find it a bit stiff for this. ( I’m a tight crocheter though). I know it’s just preference but what do you think?

    Thanks in advance! Looking forward to expanding my crochet repertoire 😊

    • Jeanne

      There is a gear in the lower right of the video where you are able to slow down the video. You may need to switch over the YouTube for that option.

      • Gaylyn

        This there anyway of getting the square pattern in diagram form?

      • The diagrams, because I am so amateur in the Adobe Illustrator. They take me about 8 hours to make for each one. It’s a lot of time that would have me delaying filming and new patterns. I’m really short of time. I’m sorry. I cannot manage this on my own to accommodate.

  8. Beth Acquarulo

    I can’t decide on a 3 color scheme. Will it be extremely difficult if I choose to use more colors? Will it still qualify for the contest if I use more than 3 colors?

    • Colours are subjective to creative taste. Where Jeanne changes colour is just an option. Colour it anyway way you wish and you can use more than 3 colours. We kept it cost effective to use only 3 colours to maximum ball usage.

  9. Barbara

    Will this pattern look good in Caron cakes?

    • I don’t think so in this case. I think what makes it good is the clear colour separation. Up to you though.

      • Thanks for that clarification! I have 3 colors I got for the Waves pattern but didn’t enjoy doing it. This is going to be fun!!!

      • You bet… Have a good holiday. 🙂

  10. cheryl

    So beautiful! Can’t wait to get started. Dec 26th is so far away! Where will I find patterns if I don’t do fb?

    • The links to the pattern will be updated here in the article. And if you have subscribed to our YouTube channel, you can get the notice when the videos release each day

  11. Marilyn

    This will be my first crochet along and I am using Lion Brand Heartland because I love the colors and texture. Looking forward to starting on the 26th.

  12. Lori

    I am excited to start this as with each cal/Sal I have learned so much. Thank you!

    • Hanaa

      That sounds fun! Thank you! Can’t wait to start.. I was wondering if I would be considered in the giveaway prizes too, I live in Egypt so I’m not sure if that’s ok.
      Thanks again. Have a great day!

  13. Bev

    I would love to participate, but starting on December 26 is too soon after the holidays. Mid-January works better for me. Is there any way to participate, but not until then?

    • The patterns will be up indefinitely after launch. You can start the pattern when you most likely feel it’s best for you. There’s no rush to start or finish.

      • Adriana Perez

        Hello! Where can a find de patterns and tutorials? Thnx.

      • They will begin on Dec 26th. It’s a Stitch Along. 🙂

  14. Susan Hicks

    Do you think Hygge yarn would be too fuzzy for this pattern? I’m concerned that the stitch definition will get lost especially in the center of squares. I’ve been dying to do something with this yarn. Looking for another opinion – what do you think?

    • Jeanne

      I don’t think Hygge is a good choice as it doesn’t show off the textured stitches very well.

  15. Tasha

    I’m ready to get started!! My first grandchild is due in March and this will be cute for matching “Mommy/daughter “ blankies!!!

    • Sounds awesome and congrats on your new family.

    • Jeanne

      What a super idea of doing mommy and baby blankets!

      • Kathy

        I’ve never done a CAL or granny square blanket. How difficult will this one be? I’ve done basic granny squares but I usually crochet Afghans side to side.m and border.

  16. Jerilyn Kellogg Fidler

    Oh this is gorgeous!! I can’t wait to end this virus pandemic with such a beautiful blanket to start the New Year out with!! May we all have a Happy 2021!! I’m getting my yarn and hook ready! Thank you so much…..

    • and same to you Jerilyn! Happy New Year! 😀

  17. Louise Kerr

    I would like to print the pattern, I read and watch in order to understand what I am doing.

    • For sure. They will be releasing starting on Dec 26.

  18. Mary

    Please advise of the skill level.

    • They begin to roll out on Dec 26 on boxing day.

  19. Stephanie Stanmore

    I must be blind but I’m unable to find the print/pdf button for this article. They are very helpful. Thanks so much for all you do.

    • No you aren’t blind. The stitch along begins Dec 26th. This is a preview of what is coming.

  20. Viki

    Hi. Can’t wait to get started, but where are the patterns for the motifs? Thanks in advance.

    • They start coming out on Dec 26th. This is a preview of what is coming.

  21. Rhonda Bumbaugh

    This looks like fun! The days between Christmas and New Year’s are always low key in my world, so this is something to look forward to! Will you leave the patterns up, in case I fall behind? My hands don’t always cooperate 😁

    • Absolutely. The patterns are free and will stay up long after this is over. Thank you for your enthusiasm.

  22. Mellissa Pawul

    Can’t wait to see the new patterns and videos.

  23. Peggi

    Can’t wait. This is gorgeous

  24. Grace Peterman

    May I get the updates for the crochet along? Thank you…

    • Updates will be through YouTube or Facebook. We don’t have a newsletter to save financial expenses. I’m sorry.

  25. Birgit. Norris

    This is so beautiful.
    Working full time on the ambulances here in UK.
    Got a couple of days off between Christmas and New Year so I have a chance to make it. 😊

  26. Birgit. Norris

    This is so beautiful.

    I just have to make it.
    Working full time on the ambulances here in UK.
    Got a couple of days off between Christmas and New Year so I have a chance to make it. 😊

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