How to Easily Crochet the Second Row in a Blanket That Is Single Stitched

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Easily crocheting the second row in a single crochet project is something that requires you to use whichever yarn you feel comfortable with. Easily crochet the second row in a single crochet project with help from the owner of Terri's Yarns & Crafts, a craft supply store in Sevierville, Tennessee, in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Ava Lynne Green with Terri's Yarns & Crafts in Sevierville, Tennessee. This video is to show you how to do the first row in an Afghan or any project that is done in single crochet. You just need yarn, whatever yarn you're working with. I happen to be working with a worsted weight yarn and the size of hook that corresponds to that yarn. You turn your work, so the tail faces to the left. And if you notice chains, the chains look like little tea drops with a second tear drop coming out of the middle of it. This is called the top of the chain. If you turn the chain over, you see bumps on the back. Each tear drop corresponds to a stitch, each bump also corresponds to a stitch. There are two ways to do your first row, there are two positions to go into the chains. You can either go through just one half of the tear drop, pull up a loop, wrap and pull through two. And you're not going in the first chain from the hook, you're going in the second chain from the hook. The other method is to go, to turn the chain over and find the bumps. Again, not going in the first bump, but the second away from chain, going under the bump. And then, pulling up a loop and wrapping the yarn and pulling through both loops on the hook. That's completing the single crochets. Now to do the second chain or the second row, I have my fist row done. To do the second row, you want to just flip it the way you would pages in a book. And that puts your end of your work to your left and you're working your stitches from the right to the left. Go underneath both pieces of tear drop and work your single crochets in each stitch all the way down the row. So that's how you do the chain an the first row of a single crochet Afghan. You can find instructions for this at Terri's Yarns & Crafts.


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