Crocheting 2 rows at a time Photo Tutorial

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

Crocheting 2 rows at a time!!

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)

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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!!

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(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.

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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.
If you have any questions, please contact me:

here on my blog https://roxstetzer.wordpress.com/

or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/crochetroxann

 

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!!

Happy Hooking!!
Rox

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19 thoughts on “Crocheting 2 rows at a time Photo Tutorial

    • I haven’t had a chance yet, I don’t have access to a camera that takes video at the moment. I am hoping to get one made soon though, and promise to let you know. If I can help you with something specifically, send me a message!!

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  1. This is genius. I have a pattern that has the color change every row and it is worked from right to left on every row or in other words you don’t turn the work. This will make the task so much easier if I can do two or even three rows across without having to start them one at a time. I will do a test run today on this technique and if I can get the hang of it, I will be forever in your debt. 🙂 This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments. Thank you!

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      • Well I am forever in your debt! 🙂 I tried this today and it works just fantastic. I could do about 9 stitches in the bottom row and then I could catch up with the top row. It really wasn’t as awkward as I thought it might be. Actually I caught on really quick. My mind is reeling as how to apply this with other patterns. There are so many that this will work with. As you said it really doesn’t speed things up, but it is nice to see two rows done instead of one when you get to the end. 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you for teaching this old dog a new trick. I’ve been crocheting for nearly 40 years and this is the best trick I have found in all of that time. Hugs Marlene 🙂

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  2. so so awesome and mind blowing. thank you thank you for showing us. i am so super excited to try this. i have crochet adhd too. i also have knitting adhd. i solve that problem by knitting one sock inside the other. really neat and fun to do. thank you

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