How To Crochet Graphghans for Beginners

100 thoughts on “How To Crochet Graphghans for Beginners

  • crazy question, but when changing colors wouldn't it be ok to switch color, leave a small tail of the old color and snip the yarn off then continue with your new color as oppose to adding all the bobbins?

  • Just wondering. Is the reason you say to always pull the yarn forward when switching colors to avoid a gap in between the two colors? The reason I ask is because the solution to the gap is what I'm looking for. Thank you so much for your tutorials. You have answered questions that I did not even no I had.

  • hi, I am extremely new to graphghan. I have a question crochet graphghan is sc all the way through and crochet c2c is the 3dc stich is that right. So the crochet graphghan will turn out smaller than the c2c.

  • So what about if you have to switch between two colors for an extended period of time…would I just crochet over the yarn I'm not using in order to get where I need it to be

  • Question, should we not knot when changing colors and pulling the one color forward and working in the tail into work on new color? It will be not able to unravel, it will be safe? This is new to me and I ALWAYS knot my new color in. Thanks

  • You are my favorite!!! LOVE YOU at 29:47! "Do not even argue with me". Love it. Keep the tutorials coming! You have taught me how to crochet this summer – and I have completed 10 afghans since June 1st. 2 years ago I learned how to quilt via youtube and I made 12 quilts between May-Dec 2015. My family was shocked. This Christmas they are all getting afghans and I am currently working on a Temple University Graphghan for my husband. I will be sure to send you a video of him opening up his present on Christmas. Thanks for all your hard work. We the viewers can tell how much work you put into your videos and we appreciate them! Love you!

  • I am making a graph blanket and my question is when you change colors you just crochet over the tails is this going to lock it securely so when you wash it it won't fall apart this is a lot of work to do and than have it come apart.

  • How do you carry different color yarn when you are making a circular project like hats? Do you have to carry the yarn all around the circumference of the hat till you get back to the design with a different color?

  • I’m about to start a tapestry crochet pattern, which at first I thought “too easy” and now I’m like “hum hang on, I’ve never done that before..” and this video is just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing all those tips. That particular pattern is in DC so I’ll do a little swatch and follow your colour change chapter to see how it looks using tall stitches.

  • This is just an excellent tutorial. I am wondering if this technique (bobbins, etc) can also be used with C2C. One of the projects I am currently working on has several color changes and it would be helpful if I can use this technique

  • I love your tutorials but I'm legally blind and the bobbins is just too much for me. I think I'd rather carry the yarn when possible or cut and see in the ends there has to be a better way. I'm gonna do a self portrait in b/w with Ruby red lips🤗🤗

  • Haha “don’t even argue with me” that’s funny. You said “I don’t know why I said that”? Well I think I know. To be funny. That’s how I took it. I’m sure you heard this many times but you are a wonderful teacher. I just started crocheting again and found you tube and of course found you. It’s a wonderful thing!!!!

  • I can't tell you how much I enjoy and appreciate your tutorials! You are so informative and easy to follow! Thank you for helping those of us youtube-taught crocheters how to love this craft – even if we can't really read patterns yet!

  • I have given myself a challenge to crochet a Christmas tree wall hanging because I really don't have the floor space for an actual tree. Seeing your tutorial about graphgans means I can plot it out better. I plan to hang it on my front door because it is rarely used as a means to enter my home. Thanks

  • Thank you for the video. I am about to start my 1st graphghan. Thank goodness I have loads of experience reading cross stitch patterns.

  • Thank you for all the valuable teaching and tips. I wondered if you could please help, if doing a very large Graphghan using letters is it a good idea to make multiple small graphghans with each letter on it then attach to make up the whole word or would you advise simply chaining all the way across, adding in the other colour as I go along? I am planning for the project to be 8ft x 4ft? Thanking you in advance.

  • This is great Mickey thank you so much you have explained so well didn't think I would get the bobbin thing but then all of a sudden it clicked thank you have opened a whole new world to me in my crochet I am making a blanket for my first grand child from a request by my daughter I didn't want yo say I couldn't do it because I didn't know how after watching this I have full confidence I can make it … thank you thank you you are the best

  • Its not negotiable, don't argue with me! So funny. Liked and subscribed. Thank you for teaching me yet another crochet technique.

  • Thank you for this Mikey. I am trying to work on a new Wildlife Afghan project with a graphghan in the middle and was confused. This is very helpful.

  • I’m creating my first graphghan for a wedding present. After two frogs, I realized I was clueless. This was the first video I looked at for education…Thank you for your relaxing approach. I feel much more confident that this will be completed within the next 4 weeks. Your are a great teacher!

  • Holy cow. About to embark on my first graphgan, and I must admit I was a little intimidated. I thought I understood it but still was uneasy. Mikey, after watching this tutorial I can't wait to start it. Thank you so much you are a fantastic teacher you're just so natural I love you. Again thank yoy, you are truly an inspiration

  • Thank you sooo much. I thought this would be impossible, but luckily you made it very easy to understand. Really inspires me to keep making my blankets with my art on it as a design.

  • I just started doing graghgans and came across your tutorial doing research. Thank you for this. I think this was very informative and easy to follow. Some things I already was doing, but I found a couple of tips that were extremely helpful. Thanks again

  • Amazing tutorial! One question though, if I can make a graph out of the online site like stitchboard.com, which graph will be better, the one with more squares or the one with lesser squares? I want to make a crochet portrait.

  • I purchased a graphgan pattern, but their instructions were not detailed enough. I didn't go too far with my graphgan because it wasn't turning out as I thought it should. I was making bobbins, but only because my instinct told me to do that, however, I was carrying my yarn thru to the next color since it was a small area, but a lot more stitches than just one or 2. Therefore, it was just too thick, which was going to make the whole project ripply. I want to thank you for your instructions AND tips. I still have to finish watching your tutorial, then probably watch it a couple more times before I rip out one more time what I have done so far! Thanks again, you are amazing!

  • Is there a simple answer i.e. after you do your stitches you carry your yarn to the front or is it the back of the work?

  • Thank you! The verbal explanation on the bobbins completely lost me – but once you got into actually showing the technique in action, it was crystal clear. Many thanks; the yarn switching was the one thing keeping me away from these types of patterns.

  • This is my first C2C with graph. I have tore out 4 times and now feeling great. BUT silly question. When you start the decrease Row, does it start as soon as your turn your work and start the row? Or do you do it when you finish the row. I hope I'm not too confusing. thanks so much

  • If you REALLY wanted clean lines couldn't you cut off every row and only go one direction rather than back and forth? It would be hell weaving in the ends but you'd end up with one clean side and one raggedy side

  • Hi mikey. I'm from India and a beginner. Lover all your videos. Would like to crochet a logo onto a mens beanie but don't know how to go about it…. could you please make a video on the same.. thank you.

  • Can you do this kind of work in a double? And would you have to double the stitch with a graph? I made an elephant head, and the picture came out thin and long. What can I do? Help me -lease🙏🌹

  • Is a worded graphghan and a picture graphghan the same concept? I feel like 3 rows into a word it should start looking like something but mine just looks like a mess. Like a T with a stitch count of 6 in a row should be stacked ontop of eachother for 3 rows but none of my rows are stacking right to form a T.

  • Awesome! I didnt have a clue how to do this. You explained it so well, I caught on right away! Thank you!!!

  • Awesome video! Thank you for making this look a tad bit less intimidating than I originally thought! You rock Mikey!

  • Excellent tutorial. I had never done a graphgan before, but after seeing this, I was able to do a quite extensive one right away. Thank you Mikey!!!

  • When writing out your Pattern, how do you choose which Stich to use; SC, HDC, DC etc.?? I'm at 11:11 minutes into your Tutorial.. Very Informative.. Thank-you..

  • Your video is amazing you explain things so well and it's so professional. I'm so excited to try a graph now. I'm a beginner so it may take a while to get right but I understand it now… Thank you 🙂

  • This is a great video thank you so much! I have never done this before in my life and my work looks professional thanks to this video

  • Minute 32 or so when he is doing color changes… doesn't it bother anyone else that they're not knotted? Lol It's worrying me! Don't they come undone in the wash?😨😰

  • Help. Do you read the first row graphgan when starting color from right to left and when you turn for next row do you read it left to right. I’m so confused. Please help

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