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I have been wanting to make a rectangle granny blanket for some time. Tbelow are several tutorials online on exactly how to start a rectangle, yet namong these operated for me. So I sat for a while trying to come up through own means. I have actually had actually many type of repursuits on how I did this, so here goes. I have actually provided details on just how to make a much longer or shorter rectangle. I hope you uncover this helpful (apologies in advancement for the photos – not the best yet hopefully they assist a bit). You deserve to adapt the pattern to make one massive blanket, a blanket made up of many tiny rectangles, or to make a bookmark.

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For this tutorial I have actually provided a 4mm hook.

For this tutorial I provided Stylecraft Special DK in colours Palma Violet, Blush and Plum. You can purchase this yarn right here.


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Abbreviations/Stitch Guide (UK terms):

ss – slip stitchtr – treble crochetdc – double crochetch – chain
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Work a dc in the 3rd chain from the hook (insert into the ‘earlier bump’ as presented in the photo).


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Work 2tr in the first stitch. *Miss 2 stitches, work 3tr in next stitch*, repeat from *to* till the final stitch.


Work 3tr in the area formed by the 2 chains at the begin (displayed wbelow my needle is in the photo).


Skip 2 stitches, occupational 3tr in following stitch (this need to be directly oppowebsite a treble cluster on the various other side of the foundation row), *skip 2 stitches, 3tr in next*, work-related from *to* until the last stitch.


Ch 2, work 3tr in the same room as the first group of trebles you operated at the begin of the round. Ch2 and also ss right into the height of the chain 3 you functioned at the begin to cshed the round.


You need to have somepoint favor this.

<7 treble clusters along each lengthy side and also 1 treble cluster along each short side>


Work 3tr, ch2, 3tr in next edge room. Work 3 tr in each area all the method approximately, functioning <3tr, ch2, 3tr> in each corner. When you reach the founding corner work-related 3tr, ch2 and also ss into the optimal of the starting chain 3.

<8 treble clusters alengthy each long side and also 2 treble clusters alengthy each brief side>


For the third round of colour repeat the previous round (you have actually an extra treble to occupational along each side), for each corner work <3tr, ch2, 3tr>.

<9 treble clusters alengthy each lengthy side and 3 treble clusters along each short side>


Keep functioning as many kind of rounds as you desire.

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You deserve to make the rectangle as lengthy or as brief as you would prefer – sindicate adjust the founding chain. Making sure you have actually a multiple of 3+2.