Do not turn

hi
i am befuddled by this phrase
do not turn
how do you crochet without turning
any help would be appreciated
sylvia

You would be working in the round instead of in rows. Does the next instruction say to ‘join’ and how and where?

Or maybe you are getting ready to work a border so you will start crocheting around the edges?

What are you making?

hi
i am making a huge afghan for a friend
almost finished
just lazy i wondering if you can crochet back
the afghan is so heavy and bulky that it is hard to turn
sylvia

If you don’t turn and crocheting in rows, most probably you have to crochet backwards.

ok how do you crochet backwards
i spent an hour trying to figure this out
i have a very small brain
sylvia

A link to the pattern would help everyone trying to help you.

There is a crochet stitch, called reverse single crochet. It’s a little awkward to work, but it would fill the bill for not having to turn the work. However it might not work in the pattern you are currently using.

You can find videos on youtube that show you how to accomplish the stitch.

Reverse single crochet is great for a border, and it’s one of my favorites, but I’m not so sure about how it would work as a row to be worked into.

Seeing the pattern that is causing trouble here would definitely be helpful.

MGM

There really isn’t a pattern here to help with, if I’m following the posts correctly. sylvia is just looking for a way to make the blanket without having to turn it around at the end of a row

hi
i am making a huge afghan for a friend
almost finished
just lazy i wondering if you can crochet back
[B]the afghan is so heavy and bulky that it is hard to turn[/B]
sylvia

~emphasis is mine

If the reverse single crochet can’t easily be worked in, then the simple answer for sylvia is, “you’re just gonna have to keep at it.”

sorry

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There really isn’t a pattern here to help with, if I’m following the posts correctly. sylvia is just looking for a way to make the blanket without having to turn it around at the end of a row

~emphasis is mine

If the reverse single crochet can’t easily be worked in, then the simple answer for sylvia is, “you’re just gonna have to keep at it.”

sorry[/QUOTE]
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To crochet without turning you must continue working with the same side facing you. That means one of three possibilities:

  1. You are working in the round to make a doily or another similar pattern that just continues round about a center with ever increasing stitches per round to keep if flat (or less increases to let it curve into a bowl shape like a beanie hat. This can be round, square, pentagonal, hexagon, heptagonal or more sided.
  2. You are working in the round on a tube shape like a sleeve, leg, or a cup cozy.
  3. You could be working alternating rows from left to right either by using a reverse crochet stitch (which I find difficult to perform) or you could be using your left hand to crochet from left to right.

I think it is far easier to turn at least part of your work. One need not turn the entire Afghan but just enough to let you work the working row be turned. When the length is long enough the cast on row is far enough away from the working row to let you twist the blanket in the middle. Then the next turn you untwist the middle rows.

There are patterns for circular blankets or afghans, but you would still need to move the entire afghan (like turning a Lazy-Susan) to work all around the edge in each round.

:think:
Actually, a bowl large enough to hold most of afghan placed on a Lazy-Susan could help in turning you work, but I’m not sure that is an answer that you were looking for. [/COLOR]

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hi everyone
i finished the aghan which weighed a tone
and never do one like it again
again another request for a large afghan
this time i am makeing panels about 15 stitches wide
and 64" inches long and i will crochet the panels together
and then only have to go around one time
actually a lot of fun wild colors
trying different stitches
i hope that the friend i am making it for likes it
if not i will donate it
sylvia:woohoo:

I’m actually stuck on this phrase too. The exact phrase is “end colour and do not turn” I am working on a blanket, so there are no rounds. I’m confused, how can you not turn the work?

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Can anyone help me?
Gaynor.

It looks like you work one row and cut the yarn. The next row is done by joining new yarn at the beginning of the row always with RS facing you. Mosaic crochet I have done works like this. I figured out that I shouldn’t actually cut the yarn at the end until I’d crocheted to the last few stitches of the next row in the different color. If I made a mistake and several dc were worked as sc for example I might run out of yarn when I ripped back to fix it. I also worked over ends to not have that awful fringe to deal with.

The only example of rows worked like this that I can think of is mosaic crochet. All the videos I found are really long but if you want to check here’s a link.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mosaic+crochet&t=canonical&atb=v175-1&iax=videos&ia=videos

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Welcome to Knitting Help.

Are you making a temperature blanket?:wink:

Temperature blanket link:

I agree with @GrumpyGramma when she says to start the next row at the beginning of the previous row.

Also the spelling of colour and the patterns phrase of “join in first st of last row, ch1, dc in next 3 sts…” suggest it is Brittish or UK terms (meaning DC is the same as a US single crochet st)

Please feel free to create a new topic if you have other questions. Please let us know how your project works out.

I wish you good health and carefree crocheting.

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Thank you. That worked perfectly. :blush:

Yes. It is a temperature blanket and British. I found out by accident a while ago that our treble stitch is a double in America, I take no pattern for granted as a result lol. Thank you for helping me.

I was aware of the difference in UK and US terminology, your dc is our sc, etc. and just remember which one I’m reading. Is it true that there is no sc in patterns using UK terminology? One way I’ve been told to check for UK patterns is that they won’t have any sc. If someone can enlighten me I’d appreciate it.

I look for the Turning chain length, British spellings, no SC and no HDC.

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Thank you!