Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 3


Week 3 of our Crochet Along is simple and fun!!

This week we are using the traditional Granny Square Stitch with a slight twist to the pattern…  We will be continuing to turn the circle, that became a square, then started to take shape as a rectangle… Become more rectangular!!!  I hope you have had fun to this point!!  If you are just joining in… This afghan pattern is so simple you will be able to catch up in no time!!

For past weeks instructions… You can head to the top of the page and click on Crochet with Me… Or…Click Here!!

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Don’t forget… You will have a chance to win a fabulous yarn package giveaway from Red Heart Yarns at the end of the CAL if you finish this project in at the end of the time period given… I will be posting details on all the rules in just a couple more weeks…

$50 prize pack August 2016

This is similar to what will be in the prize package!!


Remember to mark the right side with a marker if you haven’t already… This will be important in upcoming weeks!!  Now… Let’s get started with Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 3!!

With the wrong side facing, join Color E to any corner ch1 sp.

27.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the same sp, {sk st, 3 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 23 more times, sk last st, (3dc, ch1, 3 dc ) in next ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat *to* 24 times. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =108 3dc shells

Turn, join Color F to the top Right corner ch1 sp above dc section of round 26.This will be adding height to your rectangle.

28.  Ch4, 2 trc in same sp, * sk 3 sts, 3 trc in the sp (between next two groupings of 3dc shells)*, repeat *to* 25 more times, (3trc, ch1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 25 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, rep *to* 26 times, (3 trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 26 times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. =56 3trc shell & 56 3dc shells

Turn, join Color A to any corner

29.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch1, 3dc) in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 26 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 26 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, Join to top of beginning ch 3. =116 3dc shells

Turn, Join Color B in top right corner ch 1 sp above the 3trc shell section of round 28.

30.  Ch 4, 2 trc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3trc in next sp*, repeat *to* 27 more times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 27 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 28 times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 28  times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 60 3trc shells & 60 3dc shells.

Turn, join Color C in any corner

31.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 29 times,}, repeat {to} 2 more times. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 124 3dc shells

Turn, join Color D to top right corner ch 1 sp above 3trc shells.

32.  Ch 4, 2 trc in same sp*sk 3 sts, 3trc in next sp*, repeat *to* 29 more times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 29 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 30 times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 30  times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 64 3trc shells & 64 3dc shells.

That’s it… Yay, you have completed week 3!!!  Weave in your ends and you will be ready for week 4!

**In the last stages of the CAL, for those of you who don’t like the openness of the center, I will provide a fun option to make it solid!!!**

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Rainbow Burst… Reversible Crochet Granny Square!!

Rainbow Burst… Reversible Crochet Granny Square!!

The Rainbow Burst Crochet Granny Square gives you two fun looks in one great square!!

This fun to make square can be made using 2 or more colors and is perfect for stash busting!! Included in this Free Crochet Pattern are directions for this colorful square to be made into an 8″, 10″ or 12″ square.

 

Rainbow Burst SquarePictured above is the front of a 12″ Rainbow Burst Square

 

If you love this bright, textural look,,, you will be amazed at the picture below!!  Yes,,, They are the same square! The front of the Rainbow Burst Square looks like a burst… The back ~ A floral motif,, pretty amazing!

 

Rainbow Burst Back

If you love this pattern… Add it to your Ravelry Favorites!!  Click Here!!

Rainbow Burst Granny Square:

Materials ~

Yarn:  Approx 100-175 yards total Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Pictured above is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Aqua,Eggplant, Mustard, Magenta and Kelly Green

Hook: H

Stitches ~ 

St – Stitch     Sk – Skip     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Tips ~

You will be changing colors every row after row 2.

You will be using the Magic Circle technique to start each square.  If you need a tutorial Click Here for a great video tutorial from my friend Moogly!

When working the Fpdc, Sc sequences, be very careful not to miss any stitches.  This can be tricky until you get the hang of it.

Instructions ~

Begin with a Magic Circle.

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc 8 into the center of the circle. Join with Sl St and tighten your circle. = 8 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out), Dc in same St, Dc in next St, Ch 1, *2 Dc in next St, Dc in next St, Ch 1*. Repeat * * 2 more times.  Join with Sl St to beginning. =12 Dc, 4 Ch 1

Change Colors beginning now every row.

Row 3:  Join your new color in any Dc preceding a Ch 1 from previous row.  Ch 1,*Fpdc around St, Sc in the top of the same St, Fpdc around next St, Sc in next St, Fpdc around Same St as your Sc, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to top of Fpdc. = 12 Fpdc, 8 Sc  and 4 Ch1

Row 4:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1, * 2 Fpdc around the Same St, Sc in next St, 2 Fpdc  around next St, Sc in next st, 2 Fpdc around next st, Ch 1*, Repeat 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 24 Fpdc, 8 Sc and 4 Ch 1 Sp.

Row 5:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1, *Fpdc around nexts 2 sts,  2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1 *, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 24 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 Ch 1 Sp.

Row 6:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1, *2Fpdc around St, Fpdc around next St, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next St, 2 Fpdc around next St, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 32 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 ch1.

Row 7:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1, * Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, 2 Fpdc around next St, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, 2 Fpdc around next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1*, Repeat 3 more times. =40 Fpdc, 16 Sc and 4 Ch 1.

Row 8:  Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row. Ch 1 *Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, Sc in same St as last Fpdc, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in Same St as last Fpdc, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1*, Repeat * * 3 more times. = 40 Fpdc, 24 Sc and 4 Ch 1

Row 9:   Join new color in top of any Fpdc preceding a Ch 1 Sp from the previous row.  Ch 1*Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, 2Sc in next St, Fpdc in next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Ch 1 *  Repeat * * 3 More times. Join with Sl St to beginning.  = 40 Fpdc, 32 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 10:   Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1 *Sc in Same St, Fpdc around 1st 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in next 2 Sts, Fpdc around next 2 Sts, Sc in Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1. Join with Sl St to beginning.   = 40 Fpdc, 40 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 11:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 20 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 20 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 88 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

For 10″ Block:

Row 12:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 22 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 22 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 96 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 13:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 24 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 24 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 104 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

For 12″ Block:

Row 14:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 26 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 26 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 112 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Row 15:  Join in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and through out),* Dc in next 28 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat ** 2 more times, Dc in last 28 Sts, Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. = 120 Dc * 4 Ch 1 Sp

Congratulations!!!  You have finished your Rainbow Burst Square!!  Make as many as you like and join them with your favorite method to make an afghan… Stay tuned for my Rainbow Burst Afghan!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Monday Makings and Pattern Reviews….

What a fun last week!!!  I released my latest Free Crochet Pattern… Winter’s Twist Headband,,, The Crochet-A-Long is going fantastic,,, lots of great projects shared on Facebook last Friday on Show and Tell!!!  My Sunburst Granny is now all most done… Squares are completed and joined,,, Now just for the edging!!  And, I made 3 more hats for our upcoming charity drive at ELK Studio From The Heart…  Wow… Now that’s alot of crochet!!

So here are some pictures and then… Reviews of the hats I made… Just in case you would like to make them too!!

First here is my Winter’s Twist HeadbandClick Here for the link to the Free Pattern!

Winters Twist Headband Free Pattern

Next,,, Week 5 Crochet-A-Long… Click the tab “Crochet-A-Long at the top of the page to get going on this great afghan!!

week 5

 

And here is how my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket is coming along… All that’s left is the edging… I hope to finish that up by tonight!!

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Now on the the reviews…

The first  hat is from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs… This is Kathy’s Country Appeal Hat… This is a Free Pattern!  As usual, this pattern is easy to read and can be made in one evening…  Kathy is quite the hat designer and as you know,,, I have made several of her wonderful patterns… This hat is one of my favorites!!  The texture she designed makes this very cozy and comfortable to wear!  It is worked from the bottom up to assure a great fit!!  So if you would like to make this Country Appeal Hat, Click Here

 

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Country Appeal Hat

The Second Hat I made is the Surface Braid Hat by The Laughing Willow…  To make this hat, Click Here for the Free Pattern… I have wanted to make this style of hat for a while and just found this pattern recently!!  It is a great technique to get the fun effect on the right side of the hat… This technique makes the hat very stretchy and plush!!!  I actually ended up making two… I need to send off at least 4 hats to the charity… so now I am ready… I have these 3 hats and one from last weeks review.

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Flat Braid Hat

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I hope you had a great Crochet Week!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

 

 

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