Crochet Modern Granny Afghan Pattern

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber

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 Crochet 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 favourite colours to create many fun looks.  This would be a great pattern to use for your favourite sport team colours to use at those chilly games.

Visit the Inspiration Gallery of Ideas made by our members to see lots of fabulous colour combinations.

The 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

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Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan Pattern

Modern Rectangle Granny Afghan

The pattern has been replaced with a downloadable PDF. Pictures below aren’t in the pdf in the case you need to refer to them.

 

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber. Starting chain and Round 1 goes around the chain.

 

Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber. Round 2.
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber. Round 3.
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber. Round 4

 

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

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

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53 Comments

  1. Mary Monk

    Dear Jeanne, First let me thank you for all your patterns, I love them. This pattern is a favorite to use up my stash of bits and pieces of skeins. I always have 1/2 or 1/3 skeins left and don’t always wanna do hats. Anyway, I use a solid color for the sc rows. I have used charcoal , navy , garnet, & pine. Then I start with my smallest remnants in the middle and just keep hookin’. I make them to donate, but my last one didn’t make it into my charity bag. My grandson saw it and claimed it to go on his couch. It was made with all kinds of variegated yarns and the charcoal sc rows. He has never asked me for any crocheted stuff, except beanies. I was tickled that he wanted this piece. You are an inspiration and so talented. Thanks again.

    • I’ll let Jeanne know you have left this comment. She will be honoured. Michael

    • Jeanne

      I am happy that you enjoy this one. What a super idea of using up your scraps! What a joy to have your grandson claim one for himself. I bet he will treasure it always. 🙂

  2. Amparo

    Hi, Thanks for this pattern, is lovely, is perfect for my aunt. In Pinterest, “Wool Patterns” website shows this pattern in white, gray and pistachio colors, just wondering if you can tell the yarn used for this afghan.
    Thanks!

  3. Marla K Clevenger

    I would like to print out the pattern but when I click on the link, all that I see are the comments.
    Thank you for your help.

    • I’m fixing the website at the moment. I’m sorry.

  4. Anik Farrell

    What kind of stitch are you using for border?
    Thank you

  5. Anik farrell

    What stitch are you using for border?
    Thank uou

    • The PDF states the border as 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.

  6. Ann Roy

    I’m relatively new to crocheting and have completed round 3 of this pattern. I would like to change yarn colors going into round 4. Where would a good place to do this be and how would could this be accomplished? Thanks!!!

    • Jeanne

      Change at the beginning of any round. I have seen so many color combos.

  7. Michele Hughes

    Can you eexplain the border please

      • Heidi

        Hi Jeanne. I think there is a printing error in the PDF pattern for the border.
        It says: Turn to wrong side.
        Then: Into ?? *ch-3, sc, hdc,….etc.
        I think there are some instructions missing after “into”?
        Please help 🙂

      • I see that. The asterisk should be after the ch-3 as you are working into the ch-3 sp. Ch-3 means sp where as ch 3 means action.

      • Heidi

        Aha! That makes sense! Thank you! 🙂

  8. Kristy Locke

    I have a question, I am currently making a afgan using this pattern. However I have eight skeins of the caron cakes, can someone help me with the measurements of what it would be if I used the eight.

  9. april obray

    Can u use yarn heart yarn I don’t have cake yarn yet let me know thanks

  10. Katrina

    I can’t find different instructions for the baby size- Do I cast on the same amount? Then just end while it is smaller? Thanks!

  11. Lynne

    I am going to make this for my son……I would like to make it longer….just want to confirm that I add sets of three to initial chains to make longer?

  12. Mimi

    I love this pattern as well. I am a new crocheter. I am using Bernat Blanket yarn and it is turning out to be really cool. Big/Fat/Squishy and looks beautiful! I still cannot read patterns very well and that is where Mikey’s tutorials come in for me. I was wondering if there was a nice tutorial for a border that I could use. Partially because I do not want to go out and buy more yarn and I am almost out of one of my colors but have plenty of another to make it as wide as I want it to be by adding the border. Any ideas?

  13. Pernilla

    Thank you for a wonderful pattern! I loved working with it.

  14. Karen Timmins

    Just completed my afghan with your pattern and love it! Had to use sweet rolls as no local access to Caron cakes, as far as I know cannot buy online in Canada either :-(.
    Carry on with the great work Jeanne 🙂

  15. Crystal

    How did you get the little bits of color between the stitches?

      • Doreen

        This confuses me…where is the sc row?? I do not see it in the written instructions….I haven’t watched the tutorials…..I guess I better!!

      • Doreen

        This confuses me…where is the sc row?? I do not see it in the written instructions….I haven’t watched the tutorials…..I guess I better!!
        I found out what I was reading wrong………..sorry for the premature question!!

  16. Tamara

    I am totally in love with this pattern! It is easy to do and fast! I am not sure I will make it to 6 balls but it is going to be a striking addition to my knitting pals living room! I alway try to make an afghan for newlyweds, that I have a strong regard for.

  17. La Dell Ford

    Oh Jeanne!!!! I can’t even wait until I finish to thank you for this great pattern and SUPER easy to follow directions!!! I don’t even NEED a tutorial!!! That is a FIRST for me hahahaha!!!! Your directions are so clear and easy to follow that I got started without even frogging ONCE!!! I am a pretty basic crocheter and I ALWAYS struggle at the beginning of all my projects! However I’m buzzing right around this thing so fast I’m afraid I’ll get stopped and get a speeding ticket! I decided that for this first try I would just use my scrap balls and put two strands together. Another “blankie” for my Fur Babies! I’m using 2 strands together and a 9mm hook. It seems to be working quite well. It’s very soft and “squishy.” Well enough chattering!! Back to Work!! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP US HAVE FUN CROCHETING!!!!

  18. Marsha Giordano

    Thanks fr the pattern! Is oozing forward to the tutorial and getting back into crocheting !

  19. Nanci Kodweis

    Thanks for the pattern! Guess I’m going to Michael’s!

  20. Amy Thacker

    I am looking forward to the video tutorial for this. I can not wait to make a baby version of this. Thanks for the pattern.

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