Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Unholey Rectangle

Here's a new pattern for you to work on. A fellow Raveler (larudden) asked me about my Unholey Granny Square pattern and wanted a rectangle version. She wanted to make one big afghan block, but no square. All the versions she had seen (and me too) had been the traditional granny square pattern with holes that you just make into one giant square for your afghan, or one giant rectangle. But they still had the holes. So at her request, I tweaked the Unholey Granny Square pattern and came up with the Unholey Rectangle pattern. She loved it, and I hope you do too. She even tested the pattern for me - thank you larudden very much for your help with that!

The sample in the pattern measures 8" X 13" and you can sew them together like traditional squares, or add as many rounds as you like making the rectangle as large as you want. Make a rug or an afghan - the possibilities are endless! Go for it!!!! But be sure to email me your finished products. I would love to post them here on my blog for all the world to see. :)

Designed by Melinda Miller

This rectangle can be worked up to any size. Make small rectangles and sew them together as you do ordinary granny squares, or make one giant rectangle for a rug or an afghan. The sample in the photo is worked over 7 rounds and measures 8” X 13”. Any hook or yarn may be used depending on your project. This is a great pattern for a Magic Ball project.


MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm (for sample)
Tapestry needle

Commence Pattern:

Ch 17.

Rnd. 1: In 2nd ch from hook work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) 1 dc in ea of next 14 ch, in last ch work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Now continuing around the beginning chain and working on the underside of the loops, 1 dc in ea of next 14 ch, in last ch work (2 dc, ch 2), join to top of beg dc.

Rnd. 2: Ch 2, dc in same dc, *in ch-2 sp, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) corner made, 1 dc in ea of next 18 dc, in ch-2 sp work corner**, 1 dc in ea of next 2 dc, rpt from * to ** once more, join to top of beg ch 2.

Rnd. 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in ea of next 3 dc, work corner, dc to next corner, work corner, 1 dc in ea of next 6 dc, work corner, dc to next corner, work corner, 1 dc in ea of next 2 dc, join to top of beg ch 2.

Rnd. 4: Ch 2, *1 dc in ea dc to corner, work corner, repeat from * around rectangle, join to top of beg ch 2. Stop here for size 8”X13” or repeat Rnd 4 to desired size. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

Copyright - This Unholey Rectangle Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2010 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)


  1. Hi Melinda! LOVE this! I like to make placemats with crocheted rectangles, so I'd love to make some with THIS pattern! Thank you for sharing it! ~tina

  2. Hi there! Two quick questions for you. I want to use this pattern for a rather large Afghan. Probably about a full size. Should I start with a longer chain? Also would only doing 1ch in between the dcs for the corner make the holes smaller or just warp it?

    1. She has the formula to make any sized rectangle on Ravelry.Just type in Unholey Rectangle. The pattern on Ravelry is a bit different. I stumbled upon it as I too was wondering the same thing. Hope this helps