Crochet Modern Granny Afghan Pattern

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

I love the simplicity of a granny square, but decided to try something a bit different for this one.  I’m using what is know as the crochet Brick Stitch to create the modern granny afghan.  I also didn’t want the typical square that a granny usually produces, so I’ll walk you step by step with photos to show you how to crochet a rectangle shaped blanket.

I used Caron Cakes in the Cake Pop colorway for this project, but feel free to use any worsted weight yarn in your favorite colors to create many fun looks.  This would be a great pattern to use for your favorite sport team colors to use at those chilly games.

Finished size is 52″ x 64″ using 6 Caron Cakes.  If you would like a baby version of 35″ x 42″, only 3 Cakes needed.

Adapted from Yarnspirations Granny Pillow

Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan

by Jeanne Steinhilber

Round 1: Ch 31.  In 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, (beginning corner made); sk 2 ch, *3 dc, sk 2 ch.  Repeat * to last ch, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc all in last ch (corner).  Working on opposite side of ch, sk 2 ch, *3 dc, sk 2 ch.  Repeat * to beginning, sl st to ch-3.

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber

Round 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, sc, ch 3, sc into corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc, ch 3, sc into next corner ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in gap between next dc group.  Repeat * to next ch-1 sp, sc, ch 3, sc into corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc, ch 3, sc into next corner ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in between next dc group.  Repeat * to beginning, sl st to 1st sc.

*Note from the photos that I let the color changes of the yarn just happen, but I did start with a ball that only had a small section of the first color.  If not using Caron Cakes, you may want to change colors often.

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber

Round 3: Sl st into corner ch-3 space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into corner sp, 3 dc into ch-3 sp, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into corner ch-3 sp, *3 dc into ch-3.  Repeat * to next corner ch-3, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into sp, 3 dc into ch-3 sp, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into corner ch-3 sp, *3 dc into ch-3.  Repeat * to beginning, sl st to ch-3.

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber

Round 4: Sl st in next 2 dc, sc, ch 3, sc into corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, *sk 3 dc, sc in gap, ch 3.  Repeat * to ch-1 sp.  Sc, ch 3, sc into next corner ch-1 sp, then repeat from * again.  Continue around to beginning, sl st to beginning sc.

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber

Round 5: Sl st into corner ch-3 space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into corner sp, *3 dc into ch-3 sp to next corner, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into corner ch-3 sp. Repeat * to beginning, sl st to ch-3.

Continue to repeat alternating rounds 4 and 5, ending with a round 4.

Border: TURN to wrong side.  Into *ch-3, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc.  Repeat * to corner, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc in corner sp.  Repeat * again around to beginning.  Sl st to beginning sc and finish off.

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

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Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

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