Hey everyone, today I’m gonna be showing you a super handy, nifty little trick for if you want a project to grow super duper fast. So I am gonna be showing you how to crochet two rows at the same time! So, I know right? Two rows at the same time. So this works really well for blankets on a large scale; if you want to make something fast. Just be aware that you will need to put a border on anything you make with this. Be it a scarf, a blanket, whatever. The edges will go in and out along the edges, obviously. So this is a great fast trick but it doesn’t give the neatest of edge so you will need to just pop a border on with whatever you’re doing. I’m gonna be using Hayfield Spirit Chunky in color Sundown Purely because this was the closest thing to my camera from when I was last filming for a ball of chunky yarn to be able to show you what I was doing. So for this I’m going to be using the recommended hook size of (if it will focus) six and a half millimeters…. why does my camera hate me today, six and a half millimeter crochet hook. Anyway, you use whatever hook size your yarn recommends. So let’s crack on and I will show you how to do this most amazing two rows at the same time! Okay, so I think I have fixed my camera focusing problems. So now you can see I’m using a six point five millimeter hook because that is what my Hayfield tells me I need to use. So hopefully, now my camera is focusing I can show you perfectly how to crochet two rows together at the same time. So start with a slip knot on your hook and then you are going to chain however many chains is required for the width of your project. So I’m just going to go ahead and crochet a few chains. (I should probably keep track) So I’ve just done a few chains here I think I’ve done 10. (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) I said I’d keep track but I didn’t. So once you have got the desired amount of chains, be it a ten, a hundred and ten, three hundred and ten. However wide your project is You want to add five extra chains. Then you’re going to yarn over and go into the third chain from your hook, just pop your hook in. Yarn over, your yarn will kind of just be hanging back there anyway waiting for you, but do not pull through. Instead skip two chains and go into that third chain. Yarn over and pull through that chain. So you’ll have five loops on your hook. They look a bit weird. This one will be sort of crossing this one. Don’t worry. That is exactly how it’s supposed to be. This sort of crossing here is what links the two rows together So you’re going to yarn over, pull through two. Yarn over pull through two. That’s row one done. Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two, and that’s your second row done. So where we had those sort of cross loops, if you look – it’s a little tricky to see just yet but it will become more clear. Especially if you’re crocheting along too. You’ve got a slanted loop here. It’s kind of weirdly slanted. You want to be popping your hook, in a minute into this part of the stitch here. So ignore this slanted hook, you want to be going at sort of below, below and to the side. So yarn over and go into this stitch, not the slanted loop, this here. Pop your hook in. Yarn over but do not pull through. Instead, go straight into your very next chain along the bottom here. Just pop your hook in. Yarn over and come back through that chain Five weird looking loops on your hook,
little cross. Yarn over pull through two. Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two. I’ll show you again, so you can see that slanted stitch, This is where you want to be popping your hook. Here (not here) So yarn over go into this section here. I’m pulling it out so you can see super clearly. Yarn over but do not pull through, instead go into the very next chain down here. Pop your hook in, yarn over. Come back through that one chain. Five weird looking loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through two. Yarn over pull through two. Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two. So you can see it’s starting to form these slanted stitches in the middle. This is what anchors the two rows together rather than, if you were doing a really tall stitch where you yarn over loads before you go into and you know, then it’s kind of like a baggy stitch. This is quite nice and firm because you’re linking it. So I’ll show you again. Yarn over. Not this slanted stitch here. Not this one Here. Pop your hook in. Yarn over. Then go straight into the very next chain. Yarn over, come back through that chain. Then continue to yarn over and pull through two, all the way, back up to the top. Yarn over. Into this part the stitch here. Yarn over and then go straight into the chain. Yarn over, come back through and then work off two loops, all the way back to the top. So you can see you’ve got two rows of double crochet that are linked together So you’re doing two rows at the same time and it’s nice and firm. So I’ll show you one more time, yarn over to this section. Yarn over and go straight into the chain. Yarn over, come back through, and then work through two all the way back to the top. And after a while it becomes so simple and second-nature that you will be whizzing along. So I’m just going to go ahead and do these last four stitches and then I will show you how to do the next two rows for turning. This stitch actually quite nicely shows you that slanted loop. It’s this section here that you’re going into. Okay, so my final stitch of my little swatch. So you can see now you’ve got your slanted linking loops all the way along and you’ve crocheted two rows at the same time. So to work your next two rows, don’t turn your work, chain five straight up from that very last stitch you completed. Yarn over, go into the third loop from your hook. Catch your yarn at the back then, keep an eye on this, this is the top of that last stitch here. Flip your work and pop your hook straight into the top of that stitch. Yarn over at the back, come through and again, you’ve got your five weird crossed ones and just like before. Yarn over and pull through two all the way back up to the top. And that is your first Set of two rows. I don’t really know how to describe that, of that row. So make sure, from where you chained five, you’re going into the same stitch. So I’m into the top of those two rows from below and then you just continue as you were before. It’s yarn over. Ignore that slanted loop here, you’re going into this section. Yarn over and then go straight into the top of your next stitch. Yarn over come back through, and then you work off those five loops. And that’s all there is to it. It’s super duper fast when you get into the rhythm of it, it’s just like I said in the intro. It’s a great way if you are building blankets, and you haven’t got much time or you want to make a quick scarf. Or any project that you just want to whizz through. But also just bear in mind, you can kind of see it here. You will, at the beginning of each row, get a little bulge out. So as you go you will get slight bulging sides because of that chain five. I haven’t tried blocking it to see if that gets rid of it. I’ve always just whacked on a border. 😂 Even if it’s just like a row of single crochet or some half doubles or something. It will need just something to neaten off the edge, but that’s a small price to pay for the fact you can crochet two rows at a time! Tell me that not the most handy nifty little trick for if you’re in a rush that you’ve ever heard. So, I hope that helps some of you, just another little tip for your crochet arsenal and I shall see you again soon on my channel for another video. Thanks for watching and happy crocheting. Bye!