Here is a photo tutorial of how I crochet 2 rows at a time. It’s really not difficult, and I promise it isn’t witchcraft!!! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!!
Crocheting 2 rows at a time tutorial by Crochet Rox
I’m honestly SHOCKED at the response I got when I posted this picture in a crochet group. I’ve had friends call it “witchcraft” but honestly, it’s very simple. It may look confusing, but you are still only working one stitch at a time. It’s not really any faster, but the work builds up quicker, so it seems like it does save some time. I’ve been using this technique for years, and I can do it as easily as a single row now. I don’t think I can explain exactly how I do it, so I’m going to try to slow it down to show you how. I can do up to 3 rows at a time, but more than that and my yarn gets tangled.
I use this when I am working on afghans or long scarves, because I swear I have crochet ADHD and get so bored working on long projects. This project works best with color changes, because I fasten off at the end of each row. If I’m working with a single color, I just carry it up the edges. (EDITED TO ADD: Since I first posted this, I have amended how I do it with multi color rows, and now I carry the yarn up the rows, and finish the projects with a border to hide all the ends nice and secure!!! )
To begin, I just do a chain, and sc or dc the first row as normal.
I fasten off the first skein
After making 4 or 5 stitches, I attach the next row in the first stitch I like to use a standing dc, but you can join with a sl st and chain 3)
Now I just push the top rows loop back on the hook, and insert the hook into the bottom row’s loop. Remember, you are only working one stitch at a time. I work about 5 stitches on the bottom, slide the loop off and crochet into the stitches I just made.
This is what it looks like when I’m working the bottom row, again, I’m only working one stitch at a time!!
(I’m going to switch photos to the project I’m currently working on now, it’s a long green and black striped infinity scarf)
To finish a round, I cut my yarn, and use a needle to attach it, to finish a row, I finish the bottom row first, (make SURE that you are crocheting into the last st of the bottom row, or your edges will be uneven!) I fasten off my yarn, then finish the top row and fasten off, or you can carry the yarn up the side if you aren’t changing color. A border will help hide the stitches you have carried.
I have used this technique with any kind of stitches, including fpdc, bpdc and even did a ripple afghan, and a C2C using this method.
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For those looking for a video, a sweetie named Alisha has posted a video of how she does it here on Youtube
Thank you so much for looking!!