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Crochet Shapes: Solid Rectangle

I have always hated making a rectangle. It is not as easy as creating squares. So I tried something during the making of my second pillowcase and I kinda like how it turned out.

That is how my rectangle turned out. I figured, if I keep the shape on either ends of the beginning chain similar, I would come up with the shape of a rectangle. It turned out all right, and I kinda like it. Such shape can be useful for blankets, bags, pillowcase, placemats, or whatever you like to do with your rectangle.

I did not, however, find it successful with the chart pattern. I am just sooo bad on employing Photoshop on it, even though I think I have used up all the handles I needed to use. Please, don’t smirk and laugh on this pattern… LOL…

I will come back again to write the step-by-step instructions for this rectangle, because I know that pattern above is kinda shitty. HAHAHA.

BACK AGAIN! 🙂  I hope I can make things a lot clearer this time. *fingerscrossed

Step-by-Step

1. Start with 12 Fsc. (see picture)

2. chain 2 (as the first dc) and add 2 more dc into the same stitch as that chain 2. (see picture) Continue the round with 1 dc on every stitch from the fsc.

3. To finish half of the 1st round, make 6dc into the last stitch. (see picture) Rotate your work and continue with 1dc on every stitch from the previous Fsc, working opposite of the other half.

4. To complete this round, add 3dc into the very first stitch you have made. (see picture) This will make 6 dc corner on each side of the round; it will look eliptic or oval at first.

5. Chain 2 to begin the 2nd round (counts as 1dc). Crochet 3dc into the next stitch (to make another round corner) and continue with 1 dc on every stitch from previous round. Add 3dc on the 2nd stitch from the 3dc-cluster from previous round to make it even. Finish the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch.

6. Chain 2 to begin the 3rd round. This time, we will make a corner with the help of 2dc, chain-2, 2dc. Insert this cluster into the next stitch after the beginning chain 2. Continue with 1 dc on every stitch from previous round. Insert the cluster again on the next 3 corners to make the rectangle shape visible.

7. Once you’re finished, you will have a rectangle like this:

Here’s a key step.

Easy, right?

I really hope I made it clear.. LOL. I feel like there’s something been left out of the explanation. Let’s see if I can come up with a video tutorial tonight.

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5 Comments

  • Hi Dee,
    Thank you for your time.
    Wondering if you could help me with an issue I came across while doing a rectangle similar to yours. Since I’m trying to make the holes in the corners smaller, I’m only crocheting 2dc-ch1-2dc instead of 2dc-ch2-2dc. I don’t mind that this way the corners are not that sharp. I made it about 9.5″ x 14.5″
    Anyway, my issue is that the rectangle looks good when laying flat on the table, but when holding it in the air from the two top corners it looks a little bit askew. Sorry I have not pictures to show since I pulled it apart. This issue doesn’t show after a couple of rounds, only shows after crocheting a large section : (
    I was looking for tips online but haven’t been able to find anything, but came across your wonderful tutorial which is one of the few that show how to make this style of rectangle.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Best,
    Isa
    (Hope It wasn’t too confusing, also english is my second language)

  • Hello, stumbled across your blog when looking for how to make a rectangle for a scarf instead of the regular rows. What do you do for the next round on the corner increase?

    • Hi, Sandra.
      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
      You can repeat step #6 if you want to make the rectangle larger. The 2dc-ch2-2dc on each corner make the shape bigger. Hope this helps. 🙂 Good luck

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