This pages outlines how to make my Modern Crochet Granny Rectangles which are an updated version of my Rectangle Granny. These are fun and simple to make and are a modern variation on my Rectangle Granny and are also an interesting variation of the traditional Granny Square.
A video tutorial can be found at the bottom of this page.
UK terms are used throughout.
ss slip stitch
dc double crochet
htr half treble crochet
beg-ch beginning chain
*to* instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified
Stitch Guide/Conversion Guide
|UK term||UK abbreviation||US term||US Abbreviation||Description|
|Double Crochet||dc||Single Crochet||sc||Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining two loops to leave 1 loop on the hook|
|Half Treble Crochet||htr||Half Double Crochet||hdc||Yarn over hook. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook, pull through remaining three loops to leave 1 loop on the hook|
|Slip Stitch||ss||Slip Stitch||ss||Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull through stitch and through loop|
|Chain||ch||Chain||ch||Yarn over hook, pull through loop|
Making the Modern Crochet Rectangle
Each rectangle consists of a chain of 21, 1 row of double crochet and then 2 rounds of half treble crochet (htr) clusters (made up of 2 half treble crochet stitches).
A video tutorial showing how to make the rectangles can be found here.
The instructions for making the rectangle is as follows:
Foundation Rows and Round 1
Have fun with making different coloured rectangles.
I used these rectangles to make my Modern Crochet Granny Rectangle Blanket.