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7 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Working the Fan Pattern

    • 3. Granny Square - the ring

    • 4. Granny Square - the First Round

    • 5. Granny Square - the First Trebles

    • 6. Granny Square - the Second Trebles

    • 7. Granny Square - Keeping Going

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Following on fron Crochet for Left Handers, this class gives patterns using the stitches you have learnt.  You will also learn to read a crochet chart, and see where being left handed brings things to look out for.  There is a videos on the fan stitch, and a series of videos on working the granny squiare, perhaps the best known (and most versitile) of crochet stitches. 

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Elizabeth Lovick

Knitting and Spinning Author and Teacher


I live and work on the small Orkney island of Flotta. I've been knitting, designing and writing since I was small and enjoy bringing traditional stitches to modern knitters. I have self-published several books, including Patterns for North Ronaldsay Yarn, The Gansey Workbook, The Fair Isle Workbook, Exploring Shawl Shapes and the Fine Spinning Workbook. I am the author of the best-selling 'The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting' and 'Magical Shetland Shawls to Knit', published by Search Press in the UK and St Martins in the USA, both of which have been widely translated. I am the editor of 'Centenary Stitches', a book of patterns updated from the WW1 era.

And I have been teaching for ever! It has always been something I enjoyed doing, both in the academic world and in the world o... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello, little bit from Northern Lights Here again, Andi, This is the second class of three on Kroc for left handers, and I'm just working on another scarf. This is in fan stitch on. That is one the stitches will be doing in this particular video in this one. This class will be looking at the stitches that we learned last time will be looking at how to put them together to make the fancy stitch. And there's a pattern for a scarf in all sorts of different sizes. On the other thing will be doing is looking at the Grammy Square. Now the Granny Square is the thing that everybody knows us. It's Crow Shea on. It is incredibly useful. You've been used in lots of different ways on that also will involve charts reading Kroc charts on It will not only involved how to read kosher charts, but also how to read them as a left hander. Because there as you start going round and round as opposed to two and throw, then we've got problems that we need to be aware off on get around. So here then we're not learning any new stitches. Apart from a substance, but we're using the ones we learned in the first video to produce different patterns on Day two. Comprehend how to work Cursi Chance. 2. Working the Fan Pattern: using just the stitches that we did in the first lesson, we can make all sorts of patterns. Now this one is a a pattern of some has got a fan pattern on. It is nice to use when you've got a variegated yarn because it gives you really nice effect . So you do the length of chain you need on then to do the first row, you leave 123 chain on. Do you do five troubles into the next chain that all into the next change? So that's one No. One to three full. Now you can see that as I'm doing these, that that loop becomes huge. Don't worry about it. When you move on to the next bit, it will sort itself out. Then we leave to chain Onda. We do a double Cochet into the next one. Step two and five travel into the next. Now, when you've got right across the road, you can see there that already the great big hole was beginning to get smaller and if you give it a good pull, then they get small. So that's the first row. Now in the second row, you are going to want the fans in between fans of the first trip, so we need to start with hard for five and half a fan is three troubles instead of five. Now, at the start of the row, we're going to do three chain instead off the first trouble on Then we're going to do, um, two more into that first stitch one to. And now what we're going to do is the one double in the top of the center. A fee travels, um, said into the top of the D c below we do the five. We do that away along the road, so continue along the road to get to the end, and we need 1/2 found here. So we do have done one trouble on, then we do two more. So that is free travel into the last D c. So that's in the second row. The even number droves. You need 1/2 off the fan at the beginning and 1/2 of the when you do a load of thes with a variegated yarn. This is the effect that you get and you can see here that as the colors change, you get this lovely stripe effect on. This is very, very simple to do, but it looks really, really good. And all know, using is the troubles on the double Croshere. So that is the fact. 3. Granny Square - the ring: now with Crow Shea as with with knitting, you can also you can get the row by row or you can get a chart now on charts. You need to watch it because left handed people go around the opposite way too right handed people right handed people read the chart going this way around anti clockwise. So they work that way around on each row. Where is if you're left handed? You're going to work clockwise round. Now, if you've got a chart like this, which is symmetrical, you could risked it. Either way, it really doesn't make much yachts. But if it's asymmetrical, you've got to watch it. But let's just start this square and see how we go. Now we start off with four chain, which we've done before. 1234 on. The next thing is S s slip stitch. It's a m dot slip, slip, slip stitch Too close. And what a slip stitch is is you go into in this case, it's the first chain you pull a loop through. But instead of putting the young on round the cook as usual, you just simply pull that loop through the loop. That was Arctic on. Okay, let's do it again. You got your chain here on, then slip stitch. You put your hook in to the first chain, you pull it through on, then you pull it through the loop that was already on there and you don't make any other young overs. 4. Granny Square - the First Round: right, So you can see there. That is the chain on. Then there's a hole in the middle there, which is the middle of the ring. And this is where you need to be Careful, Because what we're now going to do is we're going to make Double Crow Shea in to the ring. So we put our hook through the ring and do a D. C. Is normal into the center. I do them into the center of the ring. As you normally do away. When you've got roughly the right number, you can't have 1234 56789 No, I've got nine. I want 12. So what I've got to do is push thes up. So you've got space on often. You've got to do that. You need to do three more to three more on. Then again, we slip stitch too close. There are going to the 1st 1 the top of the 1st 1 and that's the slip stitch. When? Now Ready. We've done that. The ring was done the first row when we're now ready to do this first row here, the second round 5. Granny Square - the First Trebles: now here. We need toe because of working on troubles we need to do three chain, first of all, Andi, Then one trouble into each of the next doubles. So that's one trouble. What three chain on then? This is where it might look confusing because I'm reading this way, but working that way. So I've done my three J. And now because I'm left handed, I'm doing the travel to the right off it where a right hander would be working to the left . But the important thing is that I do the group like we've got here. 123 I do that group No, it's five. Chain 123 for five And now its three trouble one into it to the next three at the d. C. Has been one to three. Now, can you see the pattern is going this way around. I'm actually crushing the other way around, but because it's symmetrical, it doesn't matter on now. We just carry on the five there on, then the next three on we do. That, too, would come to the end. When we get back to the beginning, we now need that slip stitch on. We need to slip stitch into the top off the third chain there, the top one there. And so we slip stitch into their and that's completed that route and we're now ready to do the next round. So that pattern has being going this way around, but we've actually being crushing in the opposite direction. 6. Granny Square - the Second Trebles: Now we go up to the next round on we start off with three chain. But this time that three chain is going to end up as the last travel of the three trouble cluster here. It was the 1st 1 on this road. It's the last one. And so the three chain for that and then two more chain for the space. So we start off by doing 5123 five. And now we're not working into the top of the troubles or the into The chains were working right through the change into the chain space. So what we're doing now there is the space. So now I'm going to work. Three troubles five. Chain three Trouble all into that five chain space we are. So we've done three trouble. 53 and now we come to a space. On this time, it's a two troubles face. We're now beginning to get the feel of the whole thing on, so we have corners of five trouble and spaces of to sorry corners of five chain spaces of two, so to chain. And now I do the same corner better cited before three. Travel five Chain three travel all into that corner. And I do that until I come to the last call. Right? So I've done as faras this. I've done the two troubles into that corner after the five chain. Now, then, to make the next three trouble plaster, Um, I've only got two due to troubles because the third travel at the chain there that we did at the beginning. So I'm going to do to troubles, Um, thurn I'm going to slip stitch into the third. Change that and you can see now if we put it down that that, um, trouble crusted there has actually got to travels, and then the train. 7. Granny Square - Keeping Going: No. The next row is just like the row we did before. If you look at the pattern, you can see now. Now we've got started. The chains form the first of that trouble. The last of that. The first of that. It was another road. Be the last to that. So all the way up you are going to have where you change the end of the round. One of your troubles is going to be three chain, but you can't really see the difference. So on something like this, where the pattern is symmetry, you could just read the pattern, read it going around this way, but be aware of were actually crushing the other way around.