Mitered Modern Granny Afghan
I hope you enjoy this new twist that I’m calling a Mitered Modern Granny Afghan. I’ve crocheted this project starting in one corner and building it similar to the corner to corner technique. You start by building a mitered square, then when you have the preferred width, you continue just working your rows back and forth on one side instead of two. This crochet blanket becomes completely and easily scale-able to any size you desire.
For this project, I used 5 Caron Chunky Cakes in colorway Trifle. The finished size is 46″ x 60″. You can easily continue on in pattern to either make is wider, longer or both. The Modern Granny block stitch and the #6 weight yarn makes this a fast and easy project. You can use any yarn if you prefer to stripe your project to match your decor.
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Mitered Modern Granny Afghan
~ Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber
- Caron Chunky Cakes – Trifle – 5 Balls
- Crochet Hook 8.0 mm / Size L/US 11
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
St = Stitch
46” x 60”
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. Turn.
At this point, you will work in rows over only 2 sides of the square with only one corner between the sides.
Row 2: Sc into ch-1, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-1, ch 3, sc in ch-1. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in gap between dc and first 3-dc group, ch 3, sc in gap between 3-dc group, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner, ch 3, sc in gap between 3-dc group, ch 3, sc in gap between 3-dc group and last dc. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, 3 dc in each ch-3 to corner, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner, 3 dc in each ch-3 to end, dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, *sc in gap, ch 3; rep * to corner, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner, rep * agin to end. Turn.
Rows 7 thru 70: Rep rows 5 and 6.
Row 71: Rep row 5 once more.
At this point you will stop mitering and begin working in straight rows on just one side.
Row 72: Ch 1, *sc in gap, ch 3; rep * to corner, sc in corner. Turn.
Row 73: Ch 3, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp to end, dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 74 thru 95: Rep rows 72 and 73. Do not turn after last row.
Ch 1, working in the ends of the rows, 2 sc in each dc, ch 1, to corner, 3 sc in corner, rep around entire blanket. Finish off.
On the tutorial, Mikey says 6 cakes, but I actually only used 5 for this size.
Comments on “Crochet Mitered Modern Granny Afghan Pattern + Tutorial”
Pictures sent. Thank you!
Just confirming it’s arrived. Jeanne will review when she is back working. 🙂 Michael
Following this pattern but it’s not square? Not sure what I’m doing wrong but the bigger it gets the more lopsided it is. The bottom is 12” and the top is 13 1/2”? Watched the video too. Help!
Sorry to hear you are having trouble. Do you have the same stitch count on each side?
Yes I do. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong but can’t figure out what. I’ve torn it out and retried it like 5 times.
First I thought maybe I wasn’t going into the SC and was making the last DC in the chain 3 so I was really careful and it still happened. The further I go the more it is off in size.
Without seeing it, I can say for sure. Could you email a close up photo to [email protected] ?
Love this but can I use Caron big cakes. I’ve got 3 and what to make this for a wedding gift?
Yes, I’ve made this many times with Big Cakes. Any yarn will work.
Thanks for replying, I assume using 3 Big cakes with an I hook will result in a decent size blanket. Can’t wait to see it done.
Confused on edging of mitered modern granny. On the side where stop mitering and begin rows, I have 3 double crochet then chain acting as a double crochet. Mickey says to single crochet in top of double crochet then 2 single crochet in space and 1 single in a.c. row. Instuctions say
2 a.c. ch 1 all the way around???? Help????
Love this pattern. Did you cut next skein so yarn finish with is what you start with??
Nope, I don’t cut the yarn. I just go with it. 🙂
Thanks…Now doing edging…unclear on how the edging is done on top of sides where there are 3 double crochet.
I really like the mitered corner!
I would like to make one 30X60.
If I would make two 30X30 squares what process should I use to join them? That way there would be the mitered look on both ends.
Thanks so much! Sue
That would be a fun look. You could just whip the 2 squares together on a dc row, or jayg on a ch3 round.
I’ld like to learn to crochet a granny square but you go to fast for me to learn. Can you do a step by step slower on each step as you were teaching someone who disability with brain. Just wish I could slow down your video on phone or table,but I can’t.
To slow down any tutorial on youtube, click on the settings “gear” between CC and YouTube in the bottom right corner, then click on “speed”.
I hope this helps!
Love this pattern. I worked the mitered paternity with a granny square Afghan. Very quick to work. Have to try this pattern now!
Fantastic pattern #MG!!!
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