Crochet Grey Tartan Scarf


In today’s tutorial we’re going to learn
how to make tartan using crochet and we’re going to use the big tartan
crochet scarf the super scarf to show you how to demonstrate in order to do
crochet tartan welcome back to the crochet crowd as well as yarninspirations.com i’m your host Mikey today we’re going to work on making tartan and crochet and we’re going to use the big tartan crochet scarf it’s a
super scarf as an example of how to do tartan. Tartan is actually not too
difficult to do but you have to prepare yourself in advance for all the steps
that are needed in order to achieve this look now Rome wasn’t built in a day and the tartan scarf would definitely not be built in a day but it’s just one of
those concepts that is really heavily in demand from the crochet Crowder’s they
really like this particular concept and today I’m going to show you how to do
this concept from start to finish so the basic gist of tartan is it’s very much
like graphgan work you’ve seen the photographs in afghan and etc where you
have to change colors in order to create the picture that is in the graph and
this is exactly what it is but here it’s using kind of blocks instead so instead
of just a fancy a picture of a waterfall or whatever that people are putting into
their afghans it’s really just about the blocks and rectangles and etc in order
to make it work and it because of the way that you’re dropping and adding
colors it just makes it very unique and of course this color that i’m using here
on camera today you can use any color that you wish when it comes to your
tartan so you can substitute and use the instructions that you see here and
actually make up your own color schemes you need a total of four colors in order
to kind of make it work so we have gold with black with gray and white so I
would Google probably tartan colors and see if you can come up with something
and then go to your yarn stash in order to figure it out so let’s determine what we need to do in
order to make this concept i’ve actually broken this tutorial down into seven
different sections and i’m going to try to cover as much as i can so that it
avoid leaving you with many questions at the end so let’s start our first section
in its reading graph so all of this here you see the in the diagram here or of
the instructions that there is a lot of words ok I don’t got time for this stuff is
great if you love to read patterns but you know the wonderful thing about your
inspirations com of course they have not only illustrations but they have a
graph and this is what I’m going to be concentrating on today in order to do it
so if you look carefully at this graph you can see the same concept going on so
you can see this block of section here and that I’m just finishing up this
other block here so i have more of a flat kind of rectangle or square shape
and then it goes more to rectangle so i’m using this image shows that there’s
a repeat pattern so let me pull up this graph more closely for you and show you
what you looking at so here is a closer look at the graph
and you can see that they have blocks of different colors and they have a color
key on what you need a b c and d of course you can assign any color so if
you want a to be read instead of this color then you can do so that’s up to
you and your creativity so it’s going to get you started in row number one as we
come across its going to get started and then you’ll see that there’s a repeat
going on here so Rows number two all the way to 25 is
a repeat pattern so once you get to 25 you just pick back up down here and you
start once again so you’re going to end up with these amazing blocks and it
looks really kind of consistent at the end and you can see that the colors are
very clearly in with each other but what I really want to point out to you is
looking between the blocks what’s going on there because there’s something kind
of unusual there and i want to show you so here we have a closer look of the
blocks and you’ll notice that one block finishes and there’s a single crochet
here and then there’s a single crochet on the other side and then there’s a new
block so what I noticed in this pattern which actually kind of took me by
surprise because I’ve never done talking like this before is that there is single
crochets that are pretty much a line so you do a whole block and it ends with
the single crochet and then next color comes up and then we start and finish
this with a single crochet and etc so we’re these blocks really are in between
you’re going to notice that there’s going to be two single crochet
side-by-side so one will be this color and the other will be the other color
this actually really allows you to do the color transitions really quite
nicely and it actually makes a lot of sense so you’re seeing ovals and plus signs
let’s cover that next so the ovals and the plus signs the ovals if you looked
at the stitch key or like this are considered chain and the plus signs are
single crochet so you’re going to notice this is called the linen stitch or also
the moss stitch so you have single crochet a chain one single crochet chain one but
look where it’s going to single crochet is going into the gap spaces red
underneath and so this makes it really quite easy to follow so in actual fact
you have only like two rows that kind of repeat so if you look at this rose two
plus signs in a row 2 single crochets and then our noble and then you skip one
single crochet 2x the next time you come across see it’s a plus sign chain 1 plus
sign chain one so its job plus our single crochet chain one single project
Chang one so you’ll notice that it’s different every other row that is so
easy to follow in this particular example that it’s really not even funny
if you ask me so it’s just matter of looking at this
diagram so there’s really no fancy footwork here involved and being able to
follow these diagrams because the reality is that once you get started it’s just so easy to follow so let me
show you what I do with the other side of this so here i am on the other side
as they complete a row i just check mark done as i do another one checkmark done
and I work my way all the way up like that so that I’m keeping count in order
to do it so what’s happening here let me just shift up a bit and oh there’s two
solid lines here to see this color here this here is the stripe that is
appearing across in black in my particular example so the striping of
the thinner stripes is actually done and you are not and I repeat this sound so
serious I repeat you do not fasten off these
colors that are underneath in fact you just carry and leave it at a place go
o’clock across with your black and then pick it back up again so that you don’t
have to literally when you’re doing these stripes and fasten off and then
have to do all the details and then refasten back on you leave it on and
then just deal with it let me show you that on the example so here on the
example you can see that the black line is all the way across so if you look at the other side you can
actually physically see the carrying up of the yarn so I’ve left a string up for
a reason for later on today’s tutorial so you can see that i carried up the
yarn as they went so you literally have a good side and a bad side but that’s
not a deal breaker for me because it’s kinda matching the color anyway but
that’s one of those things instead of fastening off every time you going to do
these black little stripes because literally it is only one row that goes
across it order to create that so at the end of
this and if you look at the models you’ll notice that there was a vertical
line of a thin line going up through here and through here and the reality is
to do that it’s done after the whole project is done so the thinner vertical
lines are done at the end and not during the process so that you don’t have to
worry about that because if you have to just worried about one particular stitch
of just going to vertically would drive you absolutely batty on this particular
project or any project i should say so that’s how you would read these diagrams
there are charts and graphs and that’s not a bad thing so let’s move on and we’re going to
worry about how to get these individual colors is that one ball or isn’t many
let me show you so let’s cover on bobbins what are bobbins bobbins are the
fact that you have many balls that are making up this pattern so for example
this yellow that you see here you do not see it carrying through the white
because it doesn’t carry through the white it’s a separate ball so here would
be the ball for that so these balls are matching over top of each other so it
actually in fact to do this first lines 1234567 you have seven bobbins 1234567
so this is the neat thing about it so you can eventually end up with a massive
tangle but the reality is that because it’s such a small area here that by the
time you have to finish all these off you can untangle really quite easily and
then kind of reset yourself so it’s not like you’re dedicating a whole afghan
where you end up having to go several feet and you end up with the birds nests
of tangling so if I were you and you were me i’m a person that collects yarn instead
of doing many bobbins I would have probably did the regular ball and had
four balls just like this ready for me instead of doing many bobbins so the
white here just have two white balls instead and then the gray was just used
it right from the actual great ball instead of doing these many bobbins same
with the black I would do the same thing so if that’s something that you have
yarn for instead of worrying about the bobbins you can do it this way so as we
work away we’re going to be working with this
yellow and then we drop the yellow and then we start doing the white and then
we drop this and so we keep dropping and dropping and dropping as we along all the way to the end and when we
turn our work back again is that when we go to turn our project and work up the
other way we pick up the color again and we continue just like this you see that
does that make sense to you so it becomes really quite easy to do in order
to kind of follow along now the secret is is when you change these bobbins
where should the yarn be and I’m going to be covering that was we change the yarn
colors but what we’d like to do first is that we would like to get started on
this particular pattern and i’m going to show you how to get started and you’ll
notice that there is a solid line of gold here it’s too hard to do a chain
with changing the colors immediately so you need that at the very start in order
to have kind of consistency so let’s look at about doing this and let’s start
working on this project and then showing you more steps as we get involved ok so let’s show you how to do all of
these particular examples and the rest of the examples of changing the yarn
over i’m going to do you how to finish off a bobbin so when we go to finish see
all these colors to finish and we start fresh all over again and that allows you to
reset i’m going to show you how to do a solid line across and then i’m going to
show you how to do a strip going up and then i’m going to show you how to do the
fringe if you would like to do that because the fringe is actually quite fun
and I would kind of really consider that as well so let’s grab our yarn and we’re
going to grab our crochet hook and let’s begin so let’s begin and let’s get ourselves
prepared in order to do this so and the particular pattern it says to chain 72
so instead of having to count all of these two figure if it what it was it’s changing of 72 that’s where the
words come in handy for you so what I’ve done is that I’ve counted the number of
single crochets that are in each color before switching to the next color so i
have here six I did the next one 4 6 7 6 4 and 6 this will help you stay in
balance on the very first time around in order to make sure that you are keeping
your counts properly so let’s begin and we’re going to change 72 to begin
and i’m going to be using this chart on and off through today’s tutorial ok so let’s begin and i’m going to
create a slipknot and the Slipknot doesn’t count as anything and what I want you to do is that I want
you to chain 72 so just pull through so 123456789 and 10 and please go all the
way to 72 for me I’ll see you back here in just a moment so I now have my chain
72 done so what I need to do now is that I need to bring back the remaining block of colors so I’m just going to reach forward and bring them all these are the
bobbins that I made so what you just can do for these bobbins is that you can
just like kind of pulling out of the main yarn and make little ones if you
want to or just use a fresh ball of yarn depending how many you need so I have
these in order in which they’re going to appear and we’re going to start off with
the gold here which i already have on the hook so this one here is already
considered one of the bobbins and so then i’m going to move along in this
order so let me begin and let me show you how to get started so using the
diagram as a helping tool this is what you’re going to do so you’re going to go
second chain from the hook and you’re going to apply a single crochet and
you’re going to still use the same color that you have so this is considered one
bobbin you’re going to chain one and you’re going to skip one and go single
crochet in the second one over and remember how I told you I wrote the
number of single crochets that are are required for each block so this one
requires you to do six so I chain one skip one and then single crochet in the
next two there’s a total count of now three out of the six so chain one skip
one single crochet in the next this is number 4 chain one skip one
single crochet in the next this is number five chain one skip one
and single crochet into the next but do not finish am I throwing you for a loop do
not finish this one because we have to introduce the next bobbin in here before
you finish this final one let me show you what to do with that so
we’re going to bring up another bobbin this kind is going to be white so this
one is not yet finished because we’re going to use that white but before you
do anything this is a color change with technique
that is absolutely required if you’re not going to get serious about tartan
don’t bother to do it you need to move this string 4 bored out of the way just pinch it with
your thumb so that it’s in the forward and by the time you’re getting all the
way across your chain all of the strands of the bobbins will be on the forward
side on your side so you’re looking at it so now don’t
create a knot just loop and just finish that stitch that you were doing and now
we’re going to move to the White so to lock in the White remember what i said
as we showed you and get the straggler so that it’s out of the way you don’t do
anything just let it dangle you’re going to move into the next stitch and you’re
just going to do a single crochet remember what i said when the blocks are
side-by-side two single crochets are in a row 1 is one color one is the other so
now we’re going to continue with whites to chain up one skip one but because we
have a straggler here i would totally keep that straggler down on top and bury
it as you go there for you don’t need to worry about sewing it later so chain one
skip one single crochet in the next so in the white section there was a
total of four single crochets so this is the third so chain one skip one and then
single crochet into the next but do not finish that that’s the last of that
block so what I would do this straggler that even bearing i would totally cut
that out right now get that out of your face and before you continue so you do
not forget take this strand and just move it forward out of your way and now
let’s grab the next color which will be gold once again so it’s another bobbin
because and we’re going to loop it like we did before so loop it and pull it
through and finish that white one off and now move to the gold so the very
next stitch is going to be the gold and then chain one skip one and single
crochet in the next in this one in this block there’s a total of six of them six
single crochets so chain one skip one continuing to bury that one straggler
see only time you really need to worry about it except for when you’re
switching off all your blocks when you do a make massive color change so just
continuing to go so i have one two three four and Counting the single crochets to
make it easier for myself this is five chain one and then finally
you’re going to skip one and go in this is a six but do not finish it so move it
forward just get the bobbin out of the way move
the yarn store and forward and we’re moving to gray this time so great is
right directly in the middle so here’s another bobbin so put that yarn on and
finish that one and now let’s do the middle so the next stitch is a gray
side-by-side their single crochets and then chain up one and then skip one and
you want a total of seven single crochets doing that to chain up one skip
one single crochet in the next ok so chain one skip one and I’m looking
for the number-7 so this is one of those things where you need to prepare your
bobbins ahead of time as well as looking at that diagram in order to make sense
for yourself ok so i got 12345 chain one I want a total of seven this is the great that’s right in the
middle chain 1 and this I believe is number seven so before I do it I just want to count
so 123456 and really the counting that is massive right now is only because
you’re getting started so now that I have my seventh in there I don’t want to
finish it move the bobbin forward out of the way just like you see and we’re
bringing back gold once again so this is another bobbin that I’m bringing on a
loop it it gets easier so if you’re at this time
like oh my god I’m not gonna be able to do that you can do it you just gotta
prepare this chain is the hardest part so we’re going to finish that one now
with the gold and in this one here there’s 6 so chain one skip one single
crochet in the next I’m hiding that as I go chain one skip one OK and keep going
like that so that you have a total of six of these single crochets so I got
one two three four this is the fifth and chain one skip one
and this is the six so i’m going to move that out of the way so i have another
bobbin out of the way I’m going to shift that forward and now we’re going to
bring on white ok so I’m going to just loop it bring it
on just like that and i want to start out
white now white there’s only four in a row so we go into the next stitch ok the two single crochets are side by side
chain one skip one and single crochet in the next time barring the white as they
go into chain one skip one the whites are not very big blocks chain 1 and this
will be my fourth and the fourth that means it’s done so i don’t want to
finish out so I’m just going to move it forward okay and I’m bringing up my final color
which is the gold so bring on my last bobbin looping it on moving to the next
stitch that’s available to you it’s important you take your time with
this so I’m not trying to speed through this tutorial today so chain up one skip
one single crochet in the next this I tell you my friends that starting chain
is the hardest and if anything that you’re going to give up on will be in
the starting chain there’s a total of six of single crochets right in the end
but the advantage to this one now is that because you’re on the end and you
have to turn around you’re not going to have to finish that bobbin off in order
to restart so that’s kind of a cool thing ok so there’s gonna be total six to 12
345 chain one and look at that some skip one in the very final is the final like
so and that’s the sixth 1 so this is row number one of your entire project and
i’m just going to stretch everything backhoe in real time so let me just put
it all back out here all of these here should be in the front section as you
went and they are ok so they’re all in the front and so when I go to turn my
work here i have to be very careful I don’t want to get all these bobbins that
I’ve got off here all to be twisted up so what I have to do is I have to be
very strategic on the way that I turn this project so one way I’ll turn this
way and then want to go to the other one I’ll go back the other way to prevent
these from forever twirling so let’s move up to row number two and this is where
we’re going to show you how to do the color-changing in order to do each block
and now gets easier so going up to row number 2 let me show you the diagram
first and then we’re going to continue so as we move up to row number two so
the row number two we’re going to start off with two single crochets in a row
then we’re going to jump over this single crochet so we’re going to
basically be filling in these chain one space as you go so rows number two and
three do you see how they look different from each other so in one that we have to put
two single crochets and wrote to shift over and any other it just starts off
immediately just the other way so just be conscious of that and that just makes
a lot of sense and you’re going to notice that the same concept so when you
put two in a row here you’ll notice that it’s two in a row on each one of these
blocks as you go across so let’s just carefully turn our project ok and i want
to make sure you get everything and you’re going to notice that all of the
strands so if you have any loose ends at this point that are hanging out this is
the time to get rid of them so this is the time you want to cut them out so
they’re out of your face and these are the ones that you were bearing as you
want to cross okay so get those out of the way so you
don’t get confused so let’s begin so all of the strands are now going to
be coming out of the back of the project at this point so it’s coming out away
from you that’s where exactly want you so if you turn this around in any of one
of these colors are coming out of this front space you know that it’s wrong so
let’s begin and we’re going to move up and we’re
going to begin with the first one here so remember what I said it was like two
single crochets in a row and so we chain up one and there’s a single crochet in the first
one and in the first chain one space there’s going to be a single crochet and
then we started as usual so chain one skip the next single crochet and go
right into a space and chain one skip the next single crochet go right to the
chain one space is so this is called the linen stitch or the moss stitch and it’s
very quick and easy so once we keep going all the way across like that just
very quick and simple so what we’re going to do now is that we are now
heading to the next color change so skipping one just like that and we want
to make sure that we get into the last chain one space and we go into the final
time of the gold and we pull through and we do not finish like we did before
we’re going to take that yarn now and move forward out of your way on the
forward side so you should be looking at it and now you’re going to pull the next
color that is on the back and you’re going to pull it up towards you and
you’re going to finish that stitch so now you’re ready with the white so going
into the first single crochet with the new color going into the first chain one
space with the new color and then chain one skip one single crochet and go to the next chain one space just
like that so chain one skip one go right into the next chain one space and we’re
already done with the white so you’re going to go into the final white of this
particular row so it’s just single crochet into the final weight but do not
finish it and I want you to grab that yarn that you had okay so grab the yarn that you’re
working with in my case that ball is unwinding itself so it’s making kind of
difficult and i want to be able to pull it forward and out of the way so i’m
going to get the gold which is next chain up one going into the next single
crochet which is the gold go into the next chain one space ok which is right there and then single
crochet start chaining one chain one skip two single crochet and go right
into the chain one space and you’re going to continue to do that now with
the gold are you getting the gist of that you’re just filling in these chain one
spaces the secret is not to get all hung up on
these bobbins it gets a little confusing and for myself because I’m working on a
filming desk and not right where i was when i was doing this sample I’m finding
myself in a confined space so I really kind of want to make these balls stretch
out and just kind of have them separated from each other it makes it a lot easier
so I just keep doing that until I run out so I single crochet into the final
chain one space i’m going to single crochet into the final single move it
forward move the ball forward out of the way and now i’m going to pick up the
gray so single crochet so I want to finish that one single crochet into the
first one going into the first chain one space and then continues to chain one
skip one single crochet in the next chain one space so the trick is to really watch these
chain one spaces as you go and really you can start speeding up once you start
to get this under your belt so going to last chain one space of that same color
and then single crochet into the final and then what are you going to do you’re
going to move the ball forward so let’s move that ball forward to move that ball
forward and then just pull through with the gold just like that and now you’re
ready for the gold single crochet in the next one single crochet in the chain one
space with the gold chain one skip one and go into the next chain one space
staying organized is the only way to do tartan or any kind of graphgan work and
any kind of tension that comes with the yarn it can be really big deal ok so going into the next chain one
space and then finally into the final single crochet in this particular row
again move that yarn forward out of the way and grab the new yarn that’s coming
from the backside this is a white this time pull it up through going to into
the single crochet going into the next chain one space and then chain one skip
one and go to the next chain one white is not very long so you don’t need big
bobbins for that and finally going into the last 1 for white before you finish it
change it and go back to the gold pulled the gold up and then just single crochet
single crochet in the next chain one space chain 1 and keep going all the way
to the end just like that so just go into the next chain one space chain 1
chain one space chain 1 and chain one space and then the final is a single
crochet so that completes off row number 2 check that off on your list so all of
the colors that you had should now all be coming back out of the front side of
this project and when you go to turn this these will all be on the reverse
side so that you can pull them forward in order to change that’s a review going up row
number three and then I’m just going to then take you onto other tips for this
particular pattern so I’ve already turned my project and now rule number
three so every other rows this way and every other row was the other way I just
showed you so it’s going to chain up one and single crochet into the first one
and then immediately chain one ok and you go right for the first chain
one space that you see so you’re doing everything just like you had been before
is just starting and stopping is slightly different because it’s a different row
and you’re going to go all the way until you can see that you’re running out of
the gold so I’m not really counting i’m just kinda matching what’s already there
so I’m going to go into the final gold here pull through do not finish it put
it forward I’m not going to grab the new white pull
it through to finish and then go into the first white and then starts a chain
up one and go to the first chain one space available to you chain 1 go to the next chain one space
chain 1 and then final single crochet ok pull it forward grab the new gold so you
can just see the colors just sitting there waiting for you ok and then single crochet in the first
one chain one then go into the chain one space i’m just watching for any tangles
that come up this happens when the balls are too close together so you gotta
watch that that is my biggest tip for this whole thing I could just do this
video with showing you life is perfect but the reality is life is not perfect mhm so I want you to pay attention that
because you can end up with this and it’s not fun if you do that so you got
to really keep these balls i have no way to close together here off camera so the
reality is i would probably put one up here one here and kind of keep it out of
the way in that manner so continue to go along just like i’m showing you here are
just following exactly what I’m just showing you here and it makes a lot of
sense at that time so just use that diagram to be able to follow along and
when I come back I’m going to show you how to do something different so at this
point whenever you finish a row all of these colors will be on the front side
of the project so if they’re coming to the backside and you were just
finishing up over here now if I’m right-handed it’s if there is if there’s any on the
back you know that it’s going to be incorrect and it will be very noticeable
than when you go to do this project so make sure they’re all in the front side
when you get this done the other thing that you’re going to
notice is that you just want to follow the diagram in order to get these blocks
so what happens when you finish the entire block all of these have to be
fastened off and then we restart again and we use the next set of color so in
this case it will be white and black and white gold white black and white so then
we change up the colors that way so all of these do not carry over in order to
go to the next section so they all have to be finished off but what about this
black stripe well the black strip is actually quite
easy to do and let’s show you how to do that next so you’re going to take your bobbin and
you’re going to have a black and I would be inclined also to use a full yarn ball
to do it because it’s just easier instead of making all these little
buttons all over the place but what you want to do is that you want to leave all
of these into position when you go to do a black stripe so do not fast enough
anything and what I want to do is that I want you to turn your project around and
let me show you how to do that so pulling up a loop so you don’t drop that
last one I want you to turn your project just like that ok so all your colors will be on the
backside here and we’re not even going to worry about any of those at this time
so I’m going to create a slipknot to begin and it just as extra security for
me and all i’m just going to do right where that big loop was is that I’m just
going to start right in that particular spot and i’m just going to match exactly
what I’ve already see going on in the project so let me just join it with a
slip stitch like that chain one in single crochet in the first one now if
you remember if you look at it carefully is that we always put two single
crochets side-by-side in between these blocks of colors the black is going to
be no different so we’re going to just carry on the park
project as it’s showing and then chain one and going into the next chain one
space just like that and so you just want to match exactly what you’re kind
of doing as if you were working with the other colors but you’re not and so
you’re basically putting in a line black here so the next one is a black
here this is the color change so in between so there’s two singles in a row ok and then this one happens to be
another single because of the where we are in the pattern and I continue to go
across all the way with the black in the same manner and just keep on going like
that ok so I’ll meet you at the end of this row
So I’m coming up all the way to the other side and i’m just going to carry on in
the pattern but using black without changing any colors at all and i’m just
going to go all the way across so the black only appears in one line and then
it’s gone again and it’s really quite simple idea to be able to follow so we
have to fasten off and use a darning needle to hide in the last loose ends
that you have so my case I was pretty close to this bobbin that’s not a plan
thing that just happens to be so you really do want to plan your bobbins
ahead which is going to bring me to my next point coming up in the future so
once you get to the end you just want to just trim your yarn and then use a
darning needle to hide in the loose ends and i’ll show you how to do that as well
later on and this tutorial so I’m just going to leave that and what I’m going
to do now is that I’m going to not reverse my work but i’m just going to go
back like a typewriter and begin again now using these colors in order to match
up everything that you see so all I’m just going to do and i’m going to use a
darning needle for that as well is that I’m just going to start up with the gold ok and we use the black as the
foundation as far as the row and chained up one and single crochet into the first
black one there and we carry on is and using the black so chain one and just
look at the pattern and you can see exactly what’s going on in this pattern ok so just carrying on and you’re going
to see now the black will do a peek-a-boo color coming out so as you
work your way across the I’m not even counting on just looking for what is
making sense in this whole thing so there is the one this is the last 12 .
through pull that yarn forward grab your next one which happens to be white grabbing it up and then I carry on to
the next one is a single crochet that chain one going into the next chain one
space and I keep doing that same concept going all the way now but using bringing
back the colors and it’s great weight not to have to hide in all your loose
work so that one is in the wrong stitch that one has to go right into this last
one here it’s the last time you see it bring it forward out of the way bring
the new one which is another gold bring it forward and then begin again so see at the end of this row will cover
something else so i just finished another row I brought back my colors and
on the other side you can see that i carried up the colors as you can see
they’re so right now i want to show you something else and i want to show you
what i would do so for example let’s say that we got our block all the way done
at this point what are we going to do you can either
get yourself all tangled up in knots but i like to simplify so what I’d like to
do it let’s just turn your work and i’m going to show you what i’m going to do
so for example say that are ready now to finish this particular block off and i
want to change so that we can go to the next layer of that we see here so what I’d like to do for this one here
is that I like to just starting up as normal so this case is single crochet in
the first one and in the first chain one space and then carry on so i’m going to
do that and i’m going to get to the end of that so myself by the time you end up through here and
this is just more myself I end up getting tangled in this yard a little
bit so what I’d like to do is that I like to relieve myself of the tangle
right away and I like to just so I’m just going to stop this one here and I
like to trim this yarn out now ok I don’t wait until the end and I let
it fall in the forward and then I grab the next one and I finish it and I
start the next one again and becauseI know I’m going to be finishing up with
this yarn I’m just going to just get rid of the yarn as they go across instead of
waiting to the end and it just feels like a sense of accomplishment so I’m
going to pull that one forward I’m going to trim it first so now let’s
cut in the forward and bring up the gold you get what I’m saying so it just makes it easier and it gives
yourself a bit of relief to untangle yourself if you are tangling up and it’s
a lot easier to be able to manage that way as well so I’m going to show you how
I’m going to weave in my ends at this at the next point of this and then
i’m going to show you how to restart again when you’re going for another
block of stitchwork support forward sir that’s not that’s going in there looking
at my pattern not actually the diagram but just looking at the stitchwork and I
can see exactly what’s going on i’m going to pull that one out trim it so
it’s out and then pull up the gray so I’ll meet you at the end of this row and I’m
going to show you how to weave in these ends it just makes it a lot easier and
then i’m going to show you how to restart to doing another block that’s a
different color ok so now i’m going to show you how to
be able to finish off so say we just finished a whole block section like this
and now we’re ready to move on you’ll see that the color is different above
that means that this color is completely done with everything so we need to
finish this all off so what we have to do is we have to take
a darning needle and just hide in our loose sounds so at this time I’m just
going to pull this one here and just pull it like a loop and i’m going to
place that onto darning needle doesn’t take a long time to do this it’s just a
matter of hiding it and sliding into position you could use a darning needle
to weave in and out but i would highly recommend it only takes a moment and
just sliding it in underneath the stitches and when you go to do the next
row is going to get stuck into position anyway so you just go once across and if
you want to if you’re really kind of not sure you can go twice but i would just
go one so for me and then you can just safely trim your work so you’re just
going to move your way all the way down just getting rid of all these tales and
then what you have to do is have to reset yourself for the next
block of colors that are going to be right over top of these items so just
sliding right underneath the stitches itself and once it’s lit in see I’m not really
playing any attention to it and then I just trim so I’m going to just hide in
all these once and then I’ll show you what to do next ok so I’m bringing back this example so
for example say I want to now redo the color so that every other
so you have two sections like this gold and white and gold and white and
cetera so now I’m going to bring back gold so now i need the bobbins enough to
do this section all over once again so you have to have your bobbins already
ready for you and then you can just restart again so it’s just a matter of
just fastening on okay right into the end and just follow the pattern as you
normally would ok so it’s just a matter of resetting it
all and again we’ve in your loose ends so that it’s not a very noticeable as
well single crochet in the first one ok and
in the next one here just happens to be as i’m following the pattern and just
continuing to go and bury in those loose tales once again so that your how to
deal with it again but it’s a lot easier to deal with that now that it was to do
it on the chain when we first started so once you get past that chain it’s a lot
easier to work with just like that so as you get your final
one here you go right into there and then you pull it forward and then
grabbed up your new bobbin in this case it will be white and then redo that
going all the way and then continuing and basically it’s really that easy so in the next part of this tutorial I’m
going to show you how to do the line that goes straight up to you notice that
in the pattern let’s look at that let’s look on how to
do that so in the diagram we have it here and there is a line that goes
straight up and so you’ll see that here on the pattern let me show you that here
and you’ll see that it’s just applied with the slip stitch going all the way
straight up and it is right in the model sample as well so this is how you do
that vertical line without having to worry about changing colors and you can
see that it’s there it’s just a thin line that goes up so I did change the
color slightly in this I made mine great in the middle instead of black so in
this case i want to use gray then to go along I want to turn the project sideways and
I want to be able to slip stitch across and I want to choose the middle of the
block to right down here and I just want to slip stitch just
pulling it through ok so the thing about this is that if you do slip stitching a
lot of people end up going way too tight so you got to make sure you take your
time in this so you’re just going to go right around and just let it just glide
ok and you just want to slip ok so not a single crochet but just
slipping and you keep just moving up ok so I’m going right over top of the
middle section and I keep wanting to single crochet if you want to single
crochet that’s your business I’m you’re the artist you can do what’s right for
you you have a little bit of a thicker line but if you do a slip stitch it just
gets easier and you’re going to follow this project all the way through it
there’s vertical just staying in the exact same spot of moving your way
up so as they hit the black here I’m going to still stay in the middle and
the trick is not to have so much tension because these afghans like to stretch
and slip stitching tends to be kind of really tight so you just want to just
take your time moving up and you want to pay attention to where you are in the
block because you don’t want to be all of a sudden just jumping over and then
suddenly you’re just have a a wobbly line going up your project so you just
want to slip stitch your way all the way and then when you finally get to the
other side you’re just going to fasten off and then
weave in your final so there is the final there and i would probably just do
one last time just to lock that in and therefore you’ll have a straight line
going up in your project like that really quite simple right so then you’re
just going to fasten off and then you’ll be done with that so the final thing with this particular
scarf is that there is fringe so let me cover on how to do fringe and of course
you want to do your lines up in the middle one sections right here in order to
make it work and of course if you want to add any more that’s completely up to
you if you want a different colors maybe a strip of white that’s up to you so your the artist you decide so let’s set cover on how to do fringe so let’s cover
on how to do fringe on this particular example of the scarf there is four
strands per fringe they’re 20 inches long and once I
measure out one I just lie down and then I just just match it and right over top of each
other so what I want to do is now that they’re right over top of each other I’m going to fold the whole strand into
half just like this and I’m going to create a loop just like this and I’m
going to use that loop so I’m going to come into an edge and you can see where
it is in the pattern as well is that you can just go use your crochet hook go
right into an edge pull through like that and you now have that loop and
using your fingers just feed the rest of the yarn through so I lost one of my
strands as they did that so let me just try again so it does happen life is that way so it’s an easy with
thing to do just keep paying attention everything so fold it in half and I’m
not too worried about the length until I do the final touches and get them all
done and then I do a final trim across the device so there is my loop again and
that i’m just going to feed all the rest of the yarn through the loop and that’ll
lock it into position that’s easy as it goes so what you could do is that here in the white you could do white strands that are hanging down and then in the gray
you could do gray that are hanging down and this provides a really quite a
beautiful look and at the end you can see that these are not balanced with
each other so as i get all of it done not just this is that I would just
measure and then I was just match them and then get rid of all the
inconsistencies so that my fringe is all consistent so this is how you would
complete a tartan afghan project or tartan scarf it’s just a matter of
having patience it’s a matter of just using your skills for the graphgan work
in order to make this happen it looks really amazing once you get
these done and people when you get these done give a ton of likes on Instagram
and Facebook and all of that jazz because people that understand crochet
know that this is not an overnight process and know that a lot of love and
attention when it to it so until next time I’m Mikey on behalf of the Crochet Crowd as well as yarnspirations.com have a great afternoon we’ll see you
again real soon Bye Bye

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