Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan

Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan

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Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan

Mikey challenged me to crochet a marled afghan, so I went straight to my favourite go-to pattern to create this super easy Marled Modern Granny Afghan.  While holding 2 strands of the Caron Chunky Cakes together, this lovely piece went really fast.  I used 8 Cakes to crochet this 52″ square blanket.

Besides all of the beautiful colour changes, I want to add that this is a really, really heavy blanket.  If you haven’t heard the benefits of Weighted Blankets, be sure to pop over and read about it on my blog, 9 Crocheted Blankets of Love Ideas.  This one should definitely be added to the list.

Any chunky #6 yarn can be substituted.  Maybe even try mixed a solid colour, like Bernat Softee Chunky with a Caron Chunky Cake and see what happens.

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Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan Pattern

Marled #MG Modern Granny Afghan

~ Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber

  • Caron Chunky Cakes – Twist of Lime – 8 Balls
  • Crochet Hook 10.0mm Size N/P

The entire afghan is crocheted holding 2 strands of the chunky yarn throughout the project to create the marled effect.

If you are familiar with any of my other #MG patterns, this one is basically the same. The only difference is that I only chained 2 in between the 3-dc groups instead of the normal ch 3. I felt with the doubled yarn, this tightened it up a bit and gave the project a neater overall appearance.

Round 1: Ch 4, in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, ch 1, *3 dc, ch 1; rep * 2 more times, sl st to beg ch.

Round 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 2] 4 times; join with sl st to first sc.

Round 3: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Round 4: Sl st in next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 2, [sc in next sp between 3-dc groups, ch 2] to next corner ch-1 sp; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st to first sc.

Round 5: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-2 sp to the corner, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each sp to corner; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rounds 6 thru 33: Rep round 4 and 5.

Round 34: Rep round 4.

Edging

Round 1: *5 sc in corner ch-3 sp, 3 sc in each ch-2 sp to corner; rep from * 3 more times; sl st to beg sc. Finish off.

 

Designs by Jeanne

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I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.

6 thoughts on “Crochet Marled Modern Granny Afghan”

  1. Julie Raasch says:

    Because of the arthritis in my hands and fingers it’s hard for me to pull the 2 stands of chunky yarn through. Do you think that I could use 2 strands of 4 ply yarn? I know it would be much smaller and I’d probably need more yarn. Any ideas? Thank you!

    1. Marina King says:

      normally 2 strands of a 4 weight are one of a bulky, but you could certainly use 2 4ply for this blanket, it just may not work up as quickly or as bulky where she uses 2 bulky weight together. If you have issues with pain, I recommend you go with what is comfortable for you, it will still look just as lovely!

  2. Martha Anne Moore says:

    No blue button

  3. Kerri says:

    Thank you so much for the idea with double yarn to create a heavy blanket. I’ve looked at weighted blankets but they’re all expensive. This is a great idea.

  4. Jessica Stewart says:

    I am making the Marled MG Granny Afghan. Love it! You recommended Caron’s Chunky Cakes Twist of Line. My colors s are so different to your picture. What yarn did you use for the pic in your pattern?

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