How To Make A Crocheted Picture Afghan
Small Starter Polka Dots
If you can crochet a single chain you can do beautiful picture blankets. In the picture is a 20 stitch by 20 stitch polka dots graph.
Each square is 1 stitch.
Left click on the image and save to your computer. Print it and cross off each row as you finish it.
How To Read A Graph
Because you have to turn your work over when single crocheting, you read your graph from left to right every other row.
The opposite rows are read from right to left.
Make your Chain
Some Tips Along The Way
1. Chain 21
2. Start 2nd row in the 2nd chain from the hook (see picture below)
3. When you get to the color change do not cut your yarn you'll pick up the color again on the way back.
Where to start your 2nd Row
You should have 2 white loops on your hook when you pull the red loop through.
Pull the red yarn through the 2 white loops. You've changed colors.
There are 4 red stitches, then you will switch back to white.
Back To White
Pull The White Through
Binding Off Your Project
Weave In The Ends
What you Can Do!
Some of these links are to sites that talk about Moez crochet which uses the Tunisian stitch. All graph can be done in either the single crochet or the Tunisian stitch.
- Linda's (Diznemom's) Corner
A great site to find graphs, Information and learn about row count.
- Cinnaminn's Crafts
This site has a lot of Information, tutorials, graph patterns, links, and much, much more.
Ravelry is a community site, an organizational tool, and a yarn & pattern database for knitters and crocheters.
- Try To Make It Light
These are pictures of some of the blankets I've made
This book helped me learn more than the single crochet. I broke down and bought this book when I was trying to learn to crochet about 3 years ago. I knew how to make a chain but that was it. For awhile I tried to make up my own stitches. It wasn't pretty.
Here's a pattern to try. The size is 100 stitches by 120 stitches about baby blanket size.
Remember crochet 100 stitches and add an extra stitch at the end of each row.
You should be able to left click on the image and save to your computer.
Let me know how I can improve this lens!