We are here again, this time with a new pattern with Granny stitch. We will learn Granny Rectangle today, With help of this you can make bags, purses and even blankets. So let us start.
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So, to start with we will need 2 different colours of Yarn and one crochet hook. I will recommend a hook size of 4mm and above for the beginners, and also 4 ply Yarn. Here we will be taking a 4.00mm size hook since the yarn we have, works best with this particular hook.
Things we will need to make our Granny Rectangle
- Crochet Hook Size: 4.00 mm or more
- Yarn: Any 4 ply yarn (or any yarn suitable for the hook size)
Further, we will also require a pair of scissors and a yarn needle. We will take 2 different colours so that it becomes easy for you to see the different rounds.
SS: slip stitch
dc: Double Crochet
The pattern for the Granny Rectangle will be as below:
Take one colour and Chain 21
Step 1: Make a DC in 6th chain from the hook
Step 2: make 2 more DCs in the same chain
Step 3: skip 2 chains and make 3 DCs in the next chain
Step 4: repeat Step 3 (3 more times)
Step 5: skip 2 chains and make a DC in the last remaining chain (which was the 1st starting chain)
Step 6: ch 1 and cut the yarn, secure it by pulling the same
You will have something like this as a result of Round 1 with 5 clusters of 3DCs and one single DC
Take a new colour and make a slip knot and start with your hook as shown in the figure. (in case you want to continue the colour of round 2 just chain 3 after the slip stitch join and 3 DC cluster in the corner)
Step 1: ch 3, 2dc in the same space
Step 2: ch 3, 3 DC in the same space, chain 3
Step 3: 3dc in the next space (created when we skipped 2 chains in round 1)
Step 4: Repeat Step 3 (4 more times)
Step 5: 3 DC in the chain 5 space of round 1,
Step 6: chain 3, 3 dc in space (2 times) (the picture will help you understand better)
Step 7: 3 dc in the next space (repeat this step 3 times)
Step 8: Join with SS to the 1st dc you made (not chain 3 one but the 1st dc itself)
Step 9: ch 1 and cut the yarn, secure it by pulling the yarn
At the end of Round 2, you will have a total of 14 clusters of 3 DCs.
Take the colour of Round 1 and make a slip knot, start in space as shown in the pic and not in the corner because this will give it a better look. (in case you want to continue the colour of round 2 just chain 3 after the slip stitch join and 3 DC cluster in the corner)
Step 1: ch 3,
Step 2: 3 dc cluster in the chain 3 space
Step 3: ch 3, 3dc in the same space
Step 4: 3dc in the next space, chain 3
Step 5: 3dc in the same chain 3 space
Step 6: 3dc in the next space
Step 7: Repeat step 6 (4 more times)
Step 8: Repeat Steps 2-5
Step 9: Repeat Step 6 (4 times)
Step 10: 2dc in the next space (where we did our 1st chain 3 of this round)
Step 11: Join with SS to the 1st dc you made (not chain 3 one but the 1st dc itself)
Step 12: ch 1 and cut the yarn, secure it by pulling the yarn
You will have a total of 18 clusters of 3DCs at the end of this round.
Finally, secure the loose ends with help of a yarn needle.
So now you have a Granny Rectangle
By now you will understand the pattern, they are normal 3dc clusters but chain 3 spaces on the corners and no chains at all on the sides. You can also vary this combination by 2 chains or a single chain in the corners.
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We will be back with another pattern probably with a slight twist in our next article. Since we have just started we would like to know what all patterns you want to learn, please free to comment below 🙂