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Whimsical Autumn Afghan… Mystery Crochet Along!  Week 1

Whimsical Autumn Afghan… Mystery Crochet Along! Week 1

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Are you ready to start a fun, Fall afghan? This is week 1 of the 10 week Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery CAL!!! Join me over the next 10 weeks to make this whimsical project! Finish just in time for Thanksgiving.

You can find all of the details for materials and CAL info by clicking here! Or they will all be listed permanently in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page!! If you are ready… Let’s get started on Week 1…

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This week you will make 5 of the first style of Granny Squares… There will be a total of 4 different square styles in different color combinations… Each week I will list the color sequence to follow and how many, plus the written instructions! I hope you enjoy this Fall Project as we make it together!!


Yarn Colors ~

A – Claret B – Gold(or Sunflower) C – Ocean D – Deep Purple(or Deep Violet) *You can you your own color combinations if you like!

Stitches ~

St – Stitch Sp – Space Sl St – Slip Stitch Ch – Chain Sc – Single Crochet Dc – Double Crochet

Gauge ~

3″x 3″ = 9 dc x 5 rows of Double Crochet – I recommend doing a gauge swatch to help assure your afghan turns out approximately the same size as designed .

Size ~

9″ x 9″ each square – Finished Afghan approx. 48″ x 66″

Make 5 Squares in the following color sequences:

1: A & B 2: B & C 3: C & D 4: D & A 5: A & C

Instructions ~

*Odd rounds are the right side, even rounds are the wrong side

Color 1

Round 1: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 2, join with sl st to the top of beginning ch. = 4-ch 2 sp & 4-3dc groups

Round 2: Turn, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), (2dc, ch 2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 4-ch1 sp & 8-3dc groups Finish Off

Color 2

Round 3: Turn, join new color with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 8-ch1 sp & 12-3dc groups

Round 4: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 12-ch1 sp & 16 3dc groups Finish Off

Color 1

Round 5: Turn, join new color yarn in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp *, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch 2sp, 16-ch1 sp & 20-3dc groups

Round 6: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 20-ch1 sp & 24-3dc groups Finish Off

Color 2

Round 7: Turn, join yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in each st, sc in each ch 1 sp & 3 sc in each ch 2 sp, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 104 sc Finish off

That’s it!! You now have Square style 1 complete! Make 4 more in the color sequences.

You will want to block your squares in to shape.. I did mine as they were finished using the steam method on blocking squares…

My first 5 squares blocking!
Love using blocking boards for granny squares!

Meet me back here next week for Week 2, Square Style 2!!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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