The Moogly Crochet Alphabet has been a big hit, and I’ve loved seeing some of the fun things people have done with it – from birthday banners to yarn bombs to theater sets! However, one of the letters was a little trickier than the others – and wouldn’t you know, it’s the very first one. So here’s a quick video demonstration of how to crochet the letter A!
How To Crochet the Letter A
Written Instructions for the Letter A
Row 1: Ch 30, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, then sc in the next 12 ch. Sc2tog over next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in remaining 13 ch. Turn. (27 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sts. Sc2tog over next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in remaining 12 sts. Turn. (25 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 sts. Sc2tog over next 3 sts, skipping the center st. Sc in the next 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. Ch 4, turn. (16 sc, 4 ch) (Note – this ch 4 starts the horizontal “cross bar” of the A.)
Row 4: Sc in the back hump of the 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch. Sc2tog, working into the same st as the last sc of Row 3 and the next unworked st (sts #5 and 6 of that side of the A.). Turn. (4 sts)
Row 5: Do not ch. Sc in the next 4 sts (the sc2tog and the 3 sc from for 4). Turn. (4 sts)
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next 3 sts. Sc2tog, working into the last st of the last sc2tog and the next unworked st (sts #6 and 7 of that side of the A). Sc in the remaining 4 unworked sts from Row 2, working back down to the bottom of that side of the A. (11 sts total) Break yarn and finish off. Use one of the ends to sew the loose end of the crossbar to the other side.
I hope that seeing the video and instructions together has cleared up the confusion! Let me know if there are any other letters in particular that give you trouble. And keep sharing your pictures – I love seeing Moogly patterns out in the world!
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