How to Crochet: The Loopy Love Blanket – Left Handed Version

How to Crochet: The Loopy Love Blanket – Left Handed Version


Hi, this is Tamara from Mooglyblog.com, and
in this video I’m going to show you how to make the loopy love blanket. You can find
the pattern for the Loopy Love Blanket on mooglyblog.com. This video will just show
you how the first few rows work, in case you’re having trouble with the written pattern. The
different sizes for this pattern can be found within the written pattern itself. There are
7 sizes listed. This is a very small swatch. It has 17 chains. I’m using an I hook, and
sport or DK weight yarn. This would be yarn symbol 3 or a Light yarn. Now, what I’m going
to do is make a single crochet in the second chain from the hook. I like to work into the
back hump of the chain, but you can work into whichever part works best for you. Then, I
am going to chain 3 – 1, 2, 3, then I’m going to double crochet in the same chain as that
single crochet I just made. Okay. Then, I skip the next 2 chains – 1, 2, and repeat
what I just did. Work a single crochet, chain 3 – 1, 2, 3, and double crochet in that same
stitch as the single crochet. This is the repeat that I’ll make on down the row: skip
2, single crochet in the next, chain 3 – 1, 2, 3, double crochet in that same chain. And
continue on with the skip 2. I’ll see you at the end of the row!
Okay, so I’ve come to the end of Row 1. There are 3 chains left. We’re going to skip the
next 2 chains, and work a single crochet right in the very last chain. Now, before I finish
that stitch, I’m going to go ahead and switch to Color B. In this case, it will be the darker
pink. So rather than yarning over and pulling through to finish that single crochet, I’m
going to yarn over and pull through with the next color. Then, I’m going to very carefully
chain 3, being careful not to pull that Color B on up out of where we just joined it in,
we’ll weave in these ends later – that will tighten it right up too. Instead of the chain
3, if you like, you can work a Chainless Starting Double Crochet, and that’s a tutorial that’s
available as well on my youtube channel, and on my blog. I will have it linked in the blog
post. So I’m going to go ahead and turn, to start Row 2.
I’ve just made the chain 3, and then I’m going to single crochet in the next ch-3 loop. Then,
I chain 3 again – 1, 2, 3, and work a double crochet in that same ch-3 loop. You can see
right there, that’s the chain 3, single crochet, chain 3, double crochet, right in that first
loop. Then, in each loop to the end, I’m going to work a single crochet, chain 3, double
crochet. I will repeat that sequence in each loop until I get to the last loop. So I’ll
see you at the end of this row!. Alright, so we’ve come to the end of Row 2,
and I have 1 loop left from Row 1. What I’m going to do here is go ahead and single crochet
in that last loop, then I’ll chain 2, and work a double crochet in the single crochet
that started out the previous round. That’s the end of Row 2, but I’m going to switch
colors again, so rather than yarning over and pulling through, I’m going to pull up
the 3rd color. Yarn over, and pull through with that one. Snug those little ends down,
as I say, when you weave in, those will tighten right up. Then from here I’m going to chain
1, and work a single crochet in the 1st st – the top of that double crochet we just made.
Then, I’m going to chain 3 – 1, 2, 3, and work a double crochet – not into the top of
that double crochet from the last round, but into the chain 2 loop. Then from there, it’s
the same way as we were doing before. We work a single crochet, chain 3, and double crochet
in each of the loops to the end. So I’ll see you at the end of Row 3.
Okay, so we’ve come to the end of Row 3, I have worked the single crochet, chain 3, double
crochet, in the last loop, then we’ve got that chain 3 (or chainless starting double
crochet) that we made at the beginning or Row 2. What we’re going to do here is work
a single crochet right into the top of the turning chain, or the top of the chainless
starting double crochet. Okay, so we’ve made our single crochet, and
I didn’t finish it, because once again we’re going to change colors. Because you’re working
with 3 colors, every time you come to the end of the row, the right one is going to
be there waiting for you. So I’ll drop that, pull up Color A, in this case the light green,
yarn over and finish the last stitch of Row 3 with that color.
Now, from here on out for the rest of the pattern, you’re just going to be repeating
Rows 2 and 3 over and over again. So for instance, we would chain 3, or chainless starting double
crochet, and then a single crochet in the next ch 3 loop, and start our pattern from
there – chain 3, and double crochet. You can see when I come to the end of this row, Row
4, the next color, the darker pink, will be there waiting for me, to be picked up again.
You just want to float the colors, right along the sides, like this. You don’t want it to
be too tight, where it’s pulling the sides together, and you don’t want it to be too
loose, where it’s flopping out. If you pull the stitches up nice and straight, it should
be just about snug. Now you might wonder what we’re going to do with these, but when you
get to the end of the pattern, what you’re going to do is work an edging. And when you
single crochet around those sides, that will cover those floats, so that you don’t see
them in the finished blanket. So, for more about this pattern, and to get information
on all the sizes you can make with it, please visit mooglyblog.com! Thanks for watching!

4 thoughts on “How to Crochet: The Loopy Love Blanket – Left Handed Version

  1. Hi morokiya55 – that's a Furls! 😀 http://furlscrochet.com/collections/crochet/products/handmade-wood-furls-crochet-hook-alpha-series#oid=1009_5

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