Greener Pastures: Free Textured Crochet Block for Warm Up America

The Warm Up America! foundation, was founded in 1991 in the US by Evie Rosen. It is committed to motivating, training and coordinating volunteers to knit and crochet afghans and clothing for people in need.

This year, I’ve designed a 7 in x 9 in block for those who are interested in crocheting blocks for this charity.

Find out more on the Warm Up America ! website.

Greener Pastures Crochet Block

Green crochet block with crochet hook and unicorn scissors


30 g (Medium-4) Worsted weight yarn

Used here: Universal Yarn, Deluxe Worsted 100 g (220 yds/200 m) in colour Lime Tree


5.0 mm crochet hook (or size needed to meet gauge)


Yarn needle, stitch markers


11 sts = 4 in (10 cm), blocked

Rows 2 to 5 = 2 ¼ in (5.75 cm), blocked

Finished size

7 in x 9 in (18 cm x 23 cm)


  • ch(s)      chain(s)
  • dc           double crochet
  • fsc          foundation single crochet
  • RS          right side
  • sc           single crochet
  • st(s)       stitch(es)
  • WS         wrong side
  • yo          yarn over

Special stitch

3 dc closed together (dc3tog): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook. 


Fsc 25, turn.

Row 1 (WS). Ch 1, sc in each st across. 25 sts

Row 2 (RS). Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next st, [dc3tog in next st, ch 1, skip next st] repeat across, dc in last st, turn. 

Row 3. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 

Row 4. Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] repeat across, turn.

Row 5. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 

Rows 6-29. Repeat Rows [2-5] six times. 

Rows 30-31. Repeat Rows [2-3] once.

Row 32. Ch 1, sc in each st across. 

At the end of the last row, fasten off and weave ends in.

Block to size.

Find out all the ways to donate blocks or money on the Warm Up America ! website.

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Julie xo

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