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# Making a Blanket Left-Handed

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SEHS Knitting Club is here to help you learn to create a blanket!

SEHS Knitting Club is here to help you learn to create a blanket!

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• 1. SEHS Knitting Club presents Making A Blanket
With Left-Handed Crochet
• 2. Overview of Terms(Don’t worry about memorizing them)
Chain = ch
One Chain = ch 1
Three Chains = ch 3
Double Crochet = dc
Cluster = Three Double Crochet = 3 dc
Slip Stitch = slst
• 4. Make a Chain of 13
Remember that the loop on the hook is not a chain
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
• 5. Make a Double Crochet into the 4th Chain
Hint: The 3 chains that you skip will act as your first double crochet
4
5
3
2
1
• 6. Make another Double Crochet into the SAME Chain
• 7. You now have a start of 3 Chains, and 2 Double Crochets in the SAME space
Ch 3
dc
dc
• 8. Make 2 Chains and begin 3 Double Crochets into the SAME space
Hint: Sets of 3 Double Crochets will be used throughout the entire blanket.
They are called a Cluster of 3 = 3 dc
Ch 2
• 9. Your blanket should now look like this
3 dc
Ch 2
• 10. Make another 2 chains and another Cluster of 3 dc into the SAME space
Ch 2
• 11. This is the 1st end of your blanket!
3 dc
Ch 2
Make sure you still have 9 chains left
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
3 dc
Ch 3
Ch 2
+ 2 dc
• 12. Chain 1, you will begin a Cluster in the 3rd Chain from your current space
Ch 1
1 2 3 4
3 dc here
• 13. You blanket should look like this
3 dc
3
4 5 6 7 8 9
Skip 2 ch
• 14. Repeat - Chain 1, Cluster into the 3rd Chain from your current space
Ch 1
3 dc
6
7 8 9
Skip 2 ch
• 15. Repeat - Chain 1, Cluster into the last Chain
Ch 1
3 dc
9
Skip 2 ch
• 16. Start this end by making 2 Chains then Cluster into the SAME space
3 dc here
Ch 2
• 17. Your blanket should look like this
3 dc
Ch 2
3 dc
• 18. Repeat – Chain 2, then Cluster into the SAME space
Hint: in case the tail is in your way, you can shorten it
3 dc here
Ch 2
• 19. Your blanket should look like this
Ch 2
3 dc
• 20. For Sides, always Chain 1 then Cluster into next available space
3 dc here
Ch 1
• 21. Your blanket should look like this
• 22. Continue the Side – Chain 1 then Cluster into next available space
3 dc here
Ch 1
• 23. To move to the next row, Slip Stitch into the top Chain of the original ch 3
slst here
• 24. Slip Stitch connects the blanket and allows you to add new rows
• 25. When beginning new rows, always start with 3 Chains to replace 1st dc
Ch 3
• 26. Then make 2 Double Crochets into the Slip Stitch space for your 1st Cluster
2 dc
Ch 3
• 27. To finish the Side, Chain 1 then Cluster into next available space
3 dc here
Ch 1
• 28. Your blanket should look like this
• 29. Now for Corners, always Chain 3 then Cluster into the SAME space
3 dc here
Ch 3
• 30. Your blanket should look like this
• 31. So Remember
For Sides
Chain 1
Cluster into NEXT available space
For Corners
Chain 3
Cluster into the SAME space
• 32. So for this Side, Chain 1 and Cluster into the NEXT space
3 dc here
Ch 1
• 33. And for this Corner, Chain 3 and Cluster into the SAME space
3 dc here
Ch 3
• 34. Continue this process to make your blanket as large as you want
• 35. Remember, to move on to new rows, Slip Stitch into the top Chain of the ch 3, and make a new ch 3 with 2 dc
2 dc here
Ch 3
slst
• 36. In case you run out of yarn or want to change colors, make sure you have enough yarn to reach the Slip Stitch
• 37. Carefully remove the hook and knot the new yarn through that loop
• 38. Then place the hook back into the same loop and ch 3 with the new yarn
Disregard old yarn
Use new yarn
• 39. To finish a blanket, reach the Slip Stitch, but make a Chain instead and pull the end of the yarn through the ch
Ch 1
• 40. Use a bobby-pin or large needle to hold the end of the yarn
• 41. Weave the yarn through the top loop of the 1st Double Crochet
• 42. Then knot the end until it feels secure
Small knot
Cut tail off
• 43. Now enjoy your blanket!Or donate it to the Cancer Patients of St. Pete’s All Children’s Hospital