The Oblong Story Granny Rectangle Blanket From Craft For The Soul

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It’s Oblong Story: Crocheted Granny Rectangle Blanket

If you’ve ever made a granny square before you’ll easily be able to make this. It’s the same idea, just made from an elongated rectangle base and grown round by round. This is a cute thing to learn how to do, because you can make big rectangles without having to stitch squares together. You could make a cot blanket in a weekend quite easily! Or a pet blanket in a day!

Crochet hook : 3.5mm or 4.5mm
Oddments of yarn or 6 50g balls for a lap blanket
Scissors
Yarn needle with a large eye

Foundation: Chain 23 stitches

Make the first side of the rectangle:

Treble 2 into the 3rd chain from hook.
Chain one.
Skip two stitches
*Treble three into the next stitch.
Chain one
Skip two*

Repeat between * and * 5 more times

Make the corners rectangle base:
Treble three into the final stitch – corner one
Chain 3
Treble three into the same stitch as before – end of rectangle
Chain 3
Treble three once more into the same stitch as before – corner two
Chain one

Complete the other side of the rectangle base:
*Treble three into the stitch opposite – the same stitch you treble clustered in for the other side It will be quite easy as the stitch is stretched out now! Chain one.*

Repeat between * and * 5 more times matching the clusters to those you crocheted on the other side of the foundation chain.

Make the other corners of the rectangle:
Treble three into the bottom of the very first cluster you made
Chain 3
Treble three into the same spot as before.
Chain 2

Slip stitch into the top of the very first cluster you made to close the rectangle.

Tie off your yarn with a long tail for weaving or crocheting  in later.

Tie on the next coloured yarn. Just tie it in one of the one chain ‘gaps’ in the middle of the rectangle’s side.

Chain up three (counts as one treble stitch!)

Treble twice into the gap below.

*Chain one. Treble three times into the next gap. Chain one.*

Continue on until you approach the corner.

Treble three into the corner gap in the row below. Chain three. Treble three back into the same corner gap. Chain one.

Crochet the other corner in the same way. Then crochet the other side as you did the first. When you get to the corner again: Treble three into the corner gap in the row below. Chain three. Treble three back into the same corner gap. Chain one. Repeat for the other corner then continue along the side until you run out of ‘gaps’ in the row below. Slip stitch into the top right stitch of the very first treble cluster you made in this ‘round’ and fasten off.

How to continue on crocheting each ‘round’…

Crochet  the long sides of the rectangle:

Tie on your new yarn colour in any side ‘gap’. Chain up 3. Treble twice into the gap below. Chain one. *Treble 3 into the next gap in the row below. Chain one. Treble three into the next gap along in the row below. Chain one.* Repeat the pattern between the * and the * until you reach the corner (then repeat the corner instructions!)

Crochet the corners of the rectangle:

Treble three into the corner gap in the row below. Chain three. Treble three back into the same corner gap. Chain one.

Crochet the shorter ends of the rectangle:

The ends of the rectangle will get wider with each round, just crochet into the gaps as you did for each side. You only need to get fancy at the corners.

Change colour as you like, after each row or not. Your blanket will grow quickly and you can make it the size you that suits you!

Crochet over loose ends to hide the yarn or snip a 30cm length before you fasten off and use a yarn needle to neatly weave the yarn between the matching stitches a few times, then snip carefully close to your work and fasten off.

 

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    pat shields
    April 11, 2016 at 11:52 PM

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