Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL… Week 1

Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL… Week 1

Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL…  Week 1


Crochet with Me... 2107 CAL Week 1

Week 1… Mystery Afghan!!

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Are you ready to get started??  This week we will complete the first 18 rounds of our mystery afghan… This afghan will be an average size throw and will be a rectangle when finished…  Make sure read all the tips and instructions so your afghan turns out to be a treasure you love!

Week 1 Measurement ~ 18″ x 18″

Stitches used in Week 1 ~ 

St ~ Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sp ~ Space       Sl St ~ Slip Stitch    Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet

Special Stitches ~

Cluster ~ Yo, insert hook in designated st, pull up loop, yo,pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up look, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through last 4 loops.

Beg Cluster ~ Ch 2, yo, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through last 3 loop.

Dec Dc – Yo, insert in indicated st, pull up loop, draw yarn through 2 loop, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo and draw through last 3 loops

Gauge ~ 

11 hdc x 8 rows = 4″ x 4″  Please make sure to make your gauge swatch to make sure your tension is close to mine… If it is not correct, try different size hooks to obtain the correct gauge.

Tips ~

When working on chain sections, make sure you chain semi loosely and consistently so your project doesn’t pull.

This weeks project may be a tiny bit cupped or wavy, this will be fixed by blocking.

You will working in the round and turning for almost every round

A round starting with ch 3 will count as a dc unless otherwise noted

A round starting with ch 2 will count as a hdc unless otherwise noted

Even number rounds will be the Right Side, Odd number rounds will be the Wrong Side

Materials ~

Please see last weeks material list… Click Here if needed!


Instructions ~

Starting with Color A

Ch 3, join with sl st to form a ring

Round 1:  Ch 1, 6 sc in center of ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 6 sc

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each of the next 5 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 12 dc

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in any st

Round 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, sk st, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 18 dc & 6 ch1 sps

Round 4:  Turn,  sl sts in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch, *dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 30 dc & 6 ch 2 sps

Round 5:  Turn, 2 sl sts in ch 2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, *dc in next st, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 dc & 6 ch1 sps

Round 6:  Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, ch 2, *dc in next 8 sts, ch 2*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 dc & 6 ch2 sps

Round 7:  Turn, 2 sl sts in the ch2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, dec dc over the next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, *dc in next 3 sts, dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =42 dc & 6 ch3 sps

Round 8:  Turn, 3 sl sts in ch3 sp, sl st in next st, ch 2(does not count as st), dc in next 4 sts, dec dc over the next 2 sts, ch 6, *dec dc over the next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 6*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of 1st dc. = 30 dc & 6 ch6 sps

Round 9:  Ch 3, turn, ch 11 more, *dc in next 5 sts, ch 11*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in last 4 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 30 dc & 6 ch11 sps

Round 10:  Ch 2, turn, dc in next 2 st, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 15, *dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next st, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 15*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join to top of dc. = 17 dc, 1 hdc & 6 ch 15 sps

Round 11:  Do Not Turn, make beg cluster, ch 18, *cluster, ch 18*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beg cluster. = 6 clusters & 6 ch18 sps

Change to Color C and join in any cluster st

Round 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each of the next 18 chs(not around the ch), *sc in next cluster, sc in each of the next 18 chs*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st in 1st sc. = 114sc

Round 13:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next 18 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 18 sts*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 120 hdc

Chane to Color D – join with sl st in any st

Round 14:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 10, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 130 hdc

Change to Color E – Join with sl st in any st

Round 15:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 11, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 140 hdc

Change to Color F – Join with sl st in any st

Round 16:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 12, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 150 hdc

Change to Color A – Join with sl st in any st

Round 17:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 13, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 160 hdc

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in any st

Round 18:  Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, (2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc) in next st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 6 st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 60 sc, 48 hdc, 48 dc, 16 trc and 4 ch1 sps.


Congratulations… You are done with Week 1!!!!  Weave in all your ends for this week so it doesn’t get overwhelming at the end….

I hope you love this first week and keep with it!!!

Each week will be posted in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page… Make sure to share in your favorite groups so everyone gets excited!!

Thank you for sharing the next 12 weeks with me and you will love the results when its finished!!

Don’t forget we have a fabulous Red Heart giveaway at the end of the CAL… You must finish your afghan in the designated time… More details to follow!!

$50 prize pack August 2016

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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