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Crochet Row Count Football Afghan Square

Create a football-themed afghan square using crochet techniques to keep track of the rows as you work through the pattern. This project involves counting each row to ensure the square is the correct size and shape. By following a row count guide, you can easily keep track of your progress and make adjustments as needed to achieve the desired outcome. Transform a simple crochet square into a football-inspired design by incorporating row counts to maintain consistency and accuracy throughout the project. This unique afghan square will showcase your crochet skills while also allowing you to practice precision and attention to detail. With each row carefully counted and completed, you will be one step closer to completing a beautiful and intricate football-themed crochet creation.

Measures 7-1/2" x 7-1/2"


Red Heart Super Saver-4ply worsted weight
Abbreviations for colors:
White (MC) — less than 1 oz
Brown (CC) — less than 1 oz

Hook Size G
Yarn Needle

Stitches: ch, sc, sl st.

Pattern specifies how many single crochet stitches to work for each color.

Difficulty: MEDIUM

R1: With MC, ch29. Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in ea rem ch. (28sc)

R2: Ch1, turn. 28MC

R3: Ch1, turn.28MC

R4: Ch1, turn. 28MC

R5: Ch1, turn. 4MC, 7CC, 17MC

R6: Ch1, turn. 15MC, 9CC, 4MC

R7: Ch1, turn. 4MC, 11CC, 13MC

R8: Ch1, turn. 11MC, 13CC, 4MC

R9: Ch1, turn. 4MC, 14CC, 10MC

R10: Ch1, turn. 9MC, 15CC, 4MC

R11: Ch1, turn. 4MC, 16CC, 8MC

R12: Ch1, turn. 7MC, 16CC, 5MC

R13: Ch1, turn. 5MC, 17CC, 6MC

R14: Ch1, turn. 6MC, 17CC, 5MC

R15: Ch1, turn. 6MC, 16CC, 6MC

R16: Ch1, turn. 5MC, 17CC, 6MC

R17: Ch1, turn. 7MC, 16CC, 5MC

R18: Ch1, turn. 5MC, 16CC, 7MC

R19: Ch1, turn. 8MC, 15CC, 5MC

R20: Ch1, turn.5MC, 14CC, 9MC

R21: Ch1, turn. 11MC, 12CC, 5MC

R22: Ch1, turn. 5MC, 10CC, 13MC

R23: Ch1, turn. 15MC, 8CC, 5MC

R24: Ch1, turn. 28MC

R25: Ch1, turn. 28MC

R26: Ch1, turn. 28MC

R27: Ch1, turn. 28MC

R28: Ch1, turn. 28MC

BORDER: With MC, Ch1, turn.
Sc in ea sc and in ea row end, placing 3sc in ea corner.
Join with sl st.

Fasten off.


Thread two 30" strands of MC into a yarn needle. With all strands folded you will have four strands to work with at once. Using the photo as a guide, add laces to the center of the footall by sewing through the square to form the laces.

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