This pages outlines how to make the Modern Crochet Granny Rectangle 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
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
4. Turn5. Ch2 (counts as 1htr)6. htr in(first st – indicated by needle7. Miss 1 stitch7. Insert 2htr in next stitch (placement shown by needle)9. *Miss 1 st, 2 htr in next* and repeat from *to* until the last stitch (which was the turning ch at the start)10. Insert 2htr in the turning ch formed at the start11. Placement shown by needle12. [2ch, 2htr, 2ch, 2htr] in same space13. Miss 1 st, insert 2htr in next (should be opposite another 2 htr)14. *miss 1 st, 2htr in the next space*, repeat from *to* to the end of the row15. ch2, insert 2htr in same space as 2htr made at the start of the round. Ch2 and ss into top of beg-ch16. Round 1 complete
17. Turn the work over18. Needle indicates where to insert the slip stitch19. Ss in the ch2 corner space you have just formed20. Needle placement indicates placement of next group of stitches21. Insert 2htr, Ch2, 2htr in the ch2 corner space22. Needle indicates placement of the htr cluster which is in the gaps between the htr clusters from the round below23. Work your way along inserting 2htr in each space until you reach the next corner24. Work [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in the corner space25. Work [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in the next corner space26. Work 2htr in each space along until you reach the start of the round. Work 2htr, ch2 in the corner where you started and ss into the beg-ch.
Have fun with making different coloured rectangles.
I used these rectangles to make my Modern Crochet Granny Rectangle Blanket.