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Making a Blanket Right-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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    Making a Blanket  Right-Handed Making a Blanket Right-Handed Presentation Transcript

    • SEHS Knitting Club presentsMaking A Blanket
      With Right-Handed Crochet
    • 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
    • Start with the Slip Knot as always
    • Make a Chain of 13
      Remember that the loop on the hook is not a chain
      13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    • 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
    • Make another Double Crochet into the SAME Chain
    • You now have a start of 3 Chains, and 2 Double Crochets in the SAME space
      Ch 3
      dc
      dc
    • 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
    • Your blanket should now look like this
      3 dc
      Ch 2
    • Make another 2 chains and another Cluster of 3 dc into the SAME space
      Ch 2
    • This is the 1st end of your blanket!
      3 dc
      Ch 2
      Make sure you still have 9 chains left
      9876 5 4 321
      3 dc
      Ch 3 +
      Ch 2
      2 dc
    • Chain 1, you will begin a Cluster in the 3rd Chain from your current space
      Ch 1
      4 3 2 1
      3 dc here
    • Your blanket should look like this
      3 dc
      3
      9 8 7 6 5 4
      Skip
      2 ch
    • Repeat - Chain 1, Cluster into the 3rd Chain from your current space
      Ch 1
      3 dc
      6
      9 8 7
      Skip 2 ch
    • Repeat - Chain 1, Cluster into the last Chain
      Ch 1
      3 dc
      9
      Skip 2 ch
    • Start this end by making 2 Chains then Cluster into the SAME space
      3 dc here
      Ch 2
    • Your blanket should look like this
      3 dc
      Ch 2
      3 dc
    • 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
    • Your blanket should look like this
      Ch 2
      3 dc
    • For Sides, always Chain 1 then Cluster into the next available space
      3 dc here
      Ch 1
    • Your blanket should look like this
    • Continue the Side – Chain 1 then Cluster into next available space
      3 dc here
      Ch 1
    • To move to the next row, Slip Stitch into the top Chain of the original ch 3
      slst here
    • Slip Stitch connects the blanket and allows you to add new rows
    • When beginning new rows, always start with 3 Chains to replace 1st dc
      Ch 3
    • Then make 2 Double Crochets into the Slip Stitch space for your 1st Cluster
      2 dc
      Ch 3
    • To finish the Side, Chain 1 then Cluster into next available space
      3 dc here
      Ch 1
    • Your blanket should look like this
    • Now for Corners, always Chain 3 then Cluster into the SAME space
      3 dc here
      Ch 3
    • Your blanket should look like this
    • So Remember
      For Sides
      Chain 1
      Cluster into NEXT available space
      For Corners
      Chain 3
      Cluster into the SAME space
    • So for this Side, Chain 1 and Cluster into the NEXT space
      3 dc here
      Ch 1
    • And for this Corner, Chain 3 and Cluster into the SAME space
      3 dc here
      Ch 3
    • Continue this process to make your blanket as large as you want
    • 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
    • In case you run out of yarn or want to change colors, make sure you have enough yarn to reach the Slip Stitch
    • Carefully remove the hook and knot the new yarn through that loop
    • Then place the hook back into the same loop and ch 3 with the new yarn
      Disregard old yarn
      Use new yarn
    • 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
    • Use a bobby-pin or large needle to hold the end of the yarn
    • Weave the yarn through the top loop of the 1st Double Crochet
    • Then knot the end until it feels secure
      Small knot
      Cut tail off
    • Now enjoy your blanket!Or donate it to the Cancer Patients of St. Pete’s All Children’s Hospital