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
  • 3. Start with the Slip Knot as always
  • 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