Falling in Love with Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… A Book Review!

Falling in Love with Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… A Book Review!

Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… by Edie Eckman

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I love collecting crochet books… Flipping through the pages, letting my mind wander!  A few years ago, I purchased Edie’s first Around the Corner Crochet Boarders… It has been a staple in my project and go to book for a very long time… So when I was asked to review Edie’s new book -Every Which Way Crochet Boarders… I jumped on the chance.

Edie is an icon in the crochet world and has been designing and publishing her patterns for a very long time. Her new book is so amazing, I have fallen in love!!

Not only do you get excellent quality, color photos, the instructions are wonderful and .. Each pattern has a graph for those of you who love them!! Boarders are what make the project. Imagine an afghan with nothing around it… then, imagine it with a beautiful border!  The key is, finding one you can make that works with your project.  Edie makes that simple by giving you the stitch multiples for each pattern… All you have to do is pick the one that works!

You may wonder which one is my favorite…There are way to many to choose from! She has written 139 new border patterns for this new book…

But, Guess What????  She has been kind enough to let me share a special pattern from the book right here on my site… I chose one that is so fitting for the time of year… It is a Shamrock border!!!!

Saint Patricks Day shamrock leaf symbol isolated on white vector illustration

Just scroll to the bottom of the page for the special free pattern from the book!!


Now for one more fun thing… Not just the opportunity to have a pattern from the book… But, There is a give away too!!  One person will win a lovely copy of Edie’s new book ~ Every Which Way Crochet  borders!! This give away is now thru February 28th, 2017… The winner will be announced on March 1st.  Sorry, but this giveaway is for US residents only… For those of you who are elsewhere, please enjoy the free pattern..

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Good Luck!!


If you would like to purchase this lovely crochet book… It is available on Amazon…

If you would like to purchase Edie’s other boarder book…

And don’t miss out on the other sites that are on Edie’s Blog Tour… Click here for the list!!


Now… Here is the super cute Shamrock Boarder from Edie’s book ~ Every Which Way Crochet Boarders…

EveryWhichWay-Slideshow5  Base Round, each side: 11 + 5 + corners

Begin in  corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st. *make Shamrock, skip 5 sts, sc in next st,{(ch 1, picot-3) two times, ch 1, sk 4 sts, sc in next st, make shamrock, skip 5 sts, sc in next st} to corner st, placing last sc in corner st, picot-3, sc in same corner st; repeat from * around. omitting last sc, join with  sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

*Stitches & Notes

Picot-3: Ch 3, sl st in third chain from hook

Shamrock: (Ch 1, picot-3) two times, ch 7, sl st in sixth ch from hook to form center ring, turn; (ch 5, sc in ring) three times, turn;(sc, 9 dc, sc) in each of the next 3 ch-5 spaces, sc in center ring, ch 1, picot-3, sl st in ch-space between picots opposite picot-3, picot-3, ch 1

Excerpted from Every Which Way Crochet Borders (c) Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak.

** Thank you Edie for allowing us to have this cute pattern!!

I was given this book by the publisher to review as compensation.


Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Amazing Grace Lucky Green Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Lucky Green Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Lucky Green Shawl


Amazing Grace Lucky Green Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern

If you love this free crochet pattern, Save it on Ravelry!!  Click Here….


The Amazing Grace Lucky Green Shawl is the 21st pattern in the Amazing Grace Series… These patterns are dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness!  To read more on my story about this series, click on the Amazing Grace Tab at the top of the page…

I fell in love with this green, self striping yarn by Premier Yarns…  I had so much fun working with it and creating this triangular shawl… I hope you love it too!! This is Sweet Roll  in Mint Swirl.


Materials –

Yarn:      3 Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Mint Swirl (245 yards each) or 735 yards of any worsted weight yarn.

Hook:  K

And for this weekend.. Premier Yarns Sweet Roll will be on sale at JoAnns Stores and joann.com for the price of 3 balls for $10 from February 19 to February 25. This is a significant discount from the regular retail price of $4.99.  You can make this shawl for just $10!!!! What a bargain…

Click Here for the SALE!!    SweetRoll-PyramidCropped

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitches –

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

Picot St

3dc shell – 3 dc’s in one st or sp

Size – 

58″ wide x 29″ top to point

Instructions –

Ch 3, join to make a ring.

Row 1. Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), dc, ch1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1- all in center of ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 6 dc & 3 ch1 sps

Row 2.  Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. = 10 dc & 3 ch1 sps

Row 3.  Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, (2dc,ch1,2dc) in bottom ch1 sp, ch 1 , 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, 2 dc in each of the last 2 sts. =22 dc

Row 4.  Ch 1, turn, (sc,ch1,sc) in 1st st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts + ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st + ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st+ch1, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, *(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)* in bottom ch1 sp, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk ch1 + 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk ch1 + st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk ch1+ 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in last st. =12 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 5.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 6 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in last 6 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 12 3dc shells

Row 6.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 16 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 7.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 8 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 8 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 16 3dc shells

Row 8.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 5 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 5 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 20 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 9.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 10 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 10 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 20 3dc shells

Row 10.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 7 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 7 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 24 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 11.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 12 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 12 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 24 3dc shells

Row 12.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to*  more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 28 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 13.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 14 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 14 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 28 3dc shells

Row 14.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 11 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 11 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 32 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 15.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 16 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 16 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 32 3dc shells

Row 16.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 13 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 13 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 36 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 17.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 18 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 18 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 36 3dc shells

Row 18.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 15 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 15 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 40 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 19.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 20 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 20 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 40 3dc shells

Row 20.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 17 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 17 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 44 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 21.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 22 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 22 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 44 3dc shells

Row 22.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 19 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 19 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 48 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 23.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 24 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 24 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 24 3dc shells

Row 24.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 21 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 21 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 52 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 25.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 26 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 26 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 52 3dc shells

Row 26.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 23 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 23 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 56 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 27.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 28 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 28 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 56 3dc shells

Row 28.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 25 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 25 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 60 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 29.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 30 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 30 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 60 3dc shells

Row 30.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 27 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 27 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 64 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 31.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 32 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 32 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 64 3dc shells

Row 32.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 29 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 29 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 68 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 33.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 34 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 34 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 68 3dc shells

Row 34.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 31 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 31 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 72 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 35.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 36 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 36 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 72 3dc shells

Row 36.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 33 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 33 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 76 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 37.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 38 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 38 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 76 3dc shells

Row 38.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 35 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 35 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 80 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 39.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 40 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 40 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 80 3dc shells

Row 40.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 37 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 37 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 84 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 41.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 42 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 42 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 84 3dc shells

Row 42.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc,ch1,sc)in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 39 more times, ^(sc,ch1,sc), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc)^ in bottom ch2 sp, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 39 more times, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sc in last st. = 88 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 43.  Ch 3, turn, 3dc shell in next 44 ch1 sps, ch 2, 3dc shell in next 44 ch1 sps, dc in last st. = 2dc & 88 3dc shells

Row 44. Ch1, turn, sc in 1st st, ch 3, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 65 more times, sk st, (ch 3,sc, ch 3, sc,ch 3) in next ch2 sp, sc in next st, repeat *to* 66 times, ch 3, sc in last st. = 137 ch3 sps

Row 45.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sc in next ch3 sp*, repeat *to* around, ch 3, sc in last sc. =138 ch3 sps

Row 46.  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, (sc, picot st, sc) in each ch3 sps around, sc in last sc. = 138 (sc,picot st,sc)

Finish off & Block into shape.

Congratulations!!  You now have an Amazing Grace Lucky Green Shaw!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

ElenaAmazing Grace Lucky Green Shawl... Free Pattern


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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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