Crochet Modern Granny Afghan Pattern

Crochet Modern Granny Afghan Pattern

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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 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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48 thoughts on “Crochet Modern Granny Afghan Pattern”

  1. Ann says:

    No blue button

  2. Marla K Clevenger says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

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

  3. Anik Farrell says:

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

  4. Anik farrell says:

    What stitch are you using for border?
    Thank uou

    1. Mikey says:

      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.

  5. Ann Roy says:

    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!!!

    1. Jeanne says:

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

  6. Michele Hughes says:

    Can you eexplain the border please

    1. I’m not sure how I can help you. What part of the border do you need help with?

      1. Heidi says:

        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 🙂

      2. 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.

      3. Heidi says:

        Aha! That makes sense! Thank you! 🙂

  7. Kristy Locke says:

    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.

  8. april obray says:

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

    1. april obray says:

      Red heart yarn

      1. Sure, you can use any worsted weight yarn.

  9. Katrina says:

    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!

    1. Yes and only use three cakes Hope that helps -LJ

  10. Lynne says:

    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?

  11. Mimi says:

    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?

  12. Pernilla says:

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

  13. Karen Timmins says:

    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 🙂

  14. Crystal says:

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

    1. Those come from the sc row. They just peek thru in between the dc row.

      1. Doreen says:

        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!!

      2. Doreen says:

        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!!

      3. Round 2 and 4 are the SC rounds.

  15. Tamara says:

    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.

  16. La Dell Ford says:

    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!!!!

    1. You are quite welcome. You have made my heart happy and I am smiling for you. 🙂 <3

  17. Marsha Giordano says:

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

  18. Nanci Kodweis says:

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

  19. Amy Thacker says:

    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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