the blanket with the yellow and gray blocks is almost finished and i hope to put the pictures online later this week.
have you already some experience with crocheting, i would like to ask you to do me a favor, no pressure of course 🙂
do you have the time to try something? during the making of this blanket, i have used two different ways to start a row. i like it but i’m wondering if you also find it useful?
besides the three starting chains, there are multiple ways to start a row like the standing stitches, tutorials for these are easy to find with a search on the internet, but i did it in a different way.
for my blanket, i used this pattern for the square, but here you can also see a drawing (sorry, it’s ugly).
i thought it would be best not to copy and paste the pattern for the square and the other tutorial to this post, so therefore there are some links in de explanations below. hope you don’t mind?
here we go
used stitches (american english terms)
- ch = chain
- ss = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
A. method with color change
1. crocheting the squares starts with a magic loop and with row 1 the same way as described in the pattern, the technique i’m talking about concerns row 2 to 4
2. row 2 and further: attach the yarn with a new color with this method. you can use it for all stitches (sc, hdc, dc, tr), although it will be unhandy for the higher stitches, but making a treble this way should be fine.
3. you can at the end of the row finish off with a slip stitch into the first stitch and then weave in the yarn at the back of your work or you can use this way. i did both and for sewing the squares together like i did, the way with the slip stitch gives a little neater result, i think.
B. method without color change
1. crocheting the squares starts with a magic loop and with row 1 the same way as described in the pattern
row 2: ss into first chain space and make 1 ch, 1 dc into same space, 2 ch, follow pattern until end of row, but end as follows: 2 ch, crochet 1 dc into the first chain space over the ss and the ch, ss into next dc.
row 3: ss into next 2 ch space, 1 ch, 2 dc into same space, follow pattern until end of row but end as follows: 3 ch, crochet 1 dc into the first chain space over the ss and the ch, ss into next dc.
row 4: ss into next dc, ss into next 2 ch space, 1 ch, 2 dc in same space, follow pattern until end of row but end as follows: 1 ch, crochet 1 dc into the first chain space over the ss and the ch, ss into next dc.
5. weave in yarn end.
row 5 of only double crochets into all the stitches, also into the chains instead of into the chain-spaces, with in the corners 1 dc into the first chain, 1 ch, 1 dc into the second chain. also for this row you can use the methods as described above under A. and B.
hope you like to give it a try and tell in the comment section below this post about your experience? you can post a comment until 45 days after today.
love the hear from you!! 🙂
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until next time!!