Afghan Stitch Special Techniques
Draw through last vertical loop and the loop behind it.
Working the final loop of the first half of the
Insert the hook under the last vertical loop and the loop behind
it(arrow points to these 2 loops), YO, and pull through a
I find this gives the edge a more finished look, makes it as thick
as the rest of the fabric,
and provides 2 loops to work an edge into.
Bind Off at Beginning of Row
Pull a loop through the 2nd vertical loop and the
loop on the hook.
Pull a loop through the next vertical loop
and the loop on the hook. Work across. (This is really just slip
stitch bind off)
Bind Off at End of Row
With a separate length of yarn pull a loop
through the last vertical loop
of the short row. (See arrow) Continue with bind off in normal
Extending Second Half of the Row
At the end of the second half of the row continue
the (new foundation) chain the needed number of new chains.
YO, pull up loop in 2nd chain from hook and across,
pull up loop in 1st vertical loop of main fabric (see arrow) and
Work second half of row in normal manner.
Extending First half of the Row
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At the end of the first half of the row, add the
needed number of new loops by using a cast-on.
Each loop will be formed by giving the supply yarn a full twist to
and then placing the loop just formed over the hook.
Second half of the row is worked in the normal manner.
Single pointed arrow points to the previous extension of row
using the cast-on.
The cast-on is similar in appearance to the usual starting
Double pointed arrow point to the last cast-on. It has been left
loosely done to show the twist to the right.
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