Crochet Modern Rectangle Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber
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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.

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

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

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.

Tutorial

Download the MG Modern Granny Pattern Book

Crochet Modern Granny by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

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

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37 thoughts on “Crochet Modern Granny Afghan + Tutorial

    • 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.

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!!!

  9. 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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