Granny Rectangle Blanket
I was at my LYS on Monday and a lady needed some help creating a granny rectangle blanket.
We, the lady, store owner and I, threw some ideas around but it was a rush and I wasn’t really happy with what I had drawn, so yesterday I sat down to work it out properly and thought I’d share the how-to with you 🙂
Firstly, just a reminder, I use US stitch names, so don’t get confused.
I’ve included a step-by-step photo tutorial as well as a diagramme, for those of you who prefer that method. It’s hand drawn, but pretty clear. Of course I’ve also flipped the photos so all you right handed crochet lovers won’t be totally confused by my left handedness 😉
So, here goes…
Place 3DCs into the third CH from hook (I do not use the CHs instead of DCs that’s why I only use CH2 here and use SS and CH1 in all consecutive rounds.)
Also, make sure you only use one loop of the CH, or you will not be able to finish the rectangle.
CH3 (this is the first corner).
3DC into next chain space, CH1, 3DC into next chain space, CH3 (second corner),
3DC into next chain space, CH3 (third corner),
3DC into the same chain space as the third set of DCs,
CH1, 3DC into same chain space as the second set of DCs.
To close the rectangle off CH1 followed by HDC into the first DC of the round.
3DC around HDC from ROUND 1, CH1, [3DC , CH3, 3DC] into corner chain space, CH1, 3DC into CH1, [3DC , CH3, 3DC] into corner chain space, CH1, [3DC , CH3, 3DC] into corner chain space, CH1, 3DC into CH1, 3DC around CH1 from ROUND 1, CH1, HDC into first DC of the round.
And that’s pretty much it. You can carry on like this indefinitely.
Just remember to place 3DC, CH3, 3DC into each of the corners, except for the closing corner.
Here’s the diagramme, for those of you who find it easier to read those (I love diagrammes and find them much easier to follow than written patterns.)
This particular Granny Square is from Robyn Chachula’s book Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia. An absolute must have for any crocheter, whether novice or advanced.