No turn crocheting, baby afghan

Dec 18, 2013
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This is a picture that I crocheted into a baby afghan using single crochet without turning the work. Crochet right handed one row and left handed the next. Easier way of working with multiple colors.

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k1llj0y wrote
on Dec 23, 2013 3:43 PM


...i have to look up this method... i haven't been crocheting too long & my mind is kinda melting with the idea of crocheting "both handed".  for example: how ambidextrous ARE you??!
(smh) wow.

Char55 wrote
on Dec 24, 2013 10:01 AM

Using the Tunisian simple stitch (Afghan stitch) would be easier.

eniuk wrote
on Jan 1, 2014 8:05 PM

Whoa.  That's cool.  I also can't quite imagine how to do this.

ladycathy44 wrote
on Jan 21, 2014 10:48 AM

Super creative. 

Stephs 51 wrote
on Feb 2, 2014 7:39 PM
Stephs 51 wrote
on Feb 2, 2014 7:41 PM

Do you have a pattern as I think this is brill

sskeller wrote
on Mar 8, 2014 4:51 PM

Great, I am developing the skill of working left handed, in order not to turn the work -  it really is great when doing color work.

I have a few questions,  did you carry the colors or simply use each color in it's own section ( as in intarsia?)

Also working left handed in sc:  Did you work  inserting the hook from the front ( right side of blanket) or from the back.

I have done both on small projects.

Thanks again and GREAT work


darron.judy wrote
on Mar 12, 2014 3:21 PM

     I appriciate the comments, but have had difficulty figuring out how to respond to them, so I guess i will just keep adding comments. Perhaps this is the correct thing to do, but like crocheting and knitting, I tend to do things differently. Personally, I dont like to keep turning my work, especially when using multiple colors. So, I have, by personal necessity, started using both hands. This is not a mastered subject, but surly one that can be added to all of our talents. Carry one yarn inside another's stitch, or floating one behind rows, is one way to eliminate the additions need to sew in some of the loose ends. Patterns are of my own design by gridding a picture and selecting a yarn with lots of colors. I have other works, but prefer to test these waters to see what others think. By crocheting or knitting with both hands, many new sticthes are created as well as color patterns. I would encourage more of you to try it. It is difficult at first, but so was learning your talent to begin with. You may discover that your non dominant hand tends to stich tighter or looser than your dominant hand, if so, you may want to use different needles until you get an equal feel with both hands on the same needle size.