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Week 9

cal 2014 (9)

Supplies

  • Cotton 8 yarn, colour 651 from kit 1 or colour 716 from kit 2
  • crochet hook 3 mm
  • a pair of scissors
  • darning needle

Stitches used (US terms)

  • Double crochet
  • Chain
  • Slip stitch
  • Front post double crochet

Tips

  • Read through the pattern at least once before you start.
  • Feel free to use any colour (but leave colour 726 from kit 1 and 717 from kit 2; these are the colours that you have 4 balls of).
  • The aim of this CAL is to let out your creative side, so choose any colours you like! You can even combine multiple colours in one square.
  • Use the invisible join method to finish your square, as described in the Tips & Tricks PDF. This ensures that all sides of your square are exactly the same, which will make crocheting them together at the end a lot easier.
  • Sew in the ends right after you finish your square.
  • To get the best result, block your squares. You can find more info on how to do this in the Tips & Tricks PDF.
  • If you want to print the pattern, please only print page 5 & 6. This is a special page, designed to use the least amount of ink and of course paper.
  • Have fun! :)

Finished blocked square measures around 7 inches/18 cms.

Pattern - make 6 in total

Start with a magic ring. See the Tips & Tricks PDF for a guide on how to make a magic ring.

  1. Ch3, 2dc, *ch2, 3dc*, repeat ** 2 times, ch2, join with ss to top ch of beg ch3.
  2. Ch3, fpdc, dc, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *dc, fpdc, dc, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, join with ss to top ch of beg ch3.
  3. Ss to next stitch, ch3, fpdc, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, fpdc, join with ss to top ch of beg ch3.
  4. Ss to next stitch, ch3, fpdc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, fpdc, dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, fpdc, dc, fpdc, join with ss to top of beg ch3.
  5. Ch3, dc, fpdc, dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, fpdc, 2dc, fpdc, 2dc, fpdc, dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, fpdc, 2dc, fpdc, join with ss to top of beg ch3.
  6. Ch3, 2dc, fpdc, 2dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 2dc, fpdc, 3dc, fpdc, 3dc, fpdc, 2dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 2dc, fpdc, 3dc, fpdc, join with ss to top of beg ch3.
  7. Ch3, dc, fpdc, 5dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 5dc, fpdc, 2dc, fpdc, 2dc, fpdc, 5dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 5dc, fpdc, 2dc, fpdc, join with ss to top of beg ch3.
  8. Ch3, fpdc, 8dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 8dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, 8dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 8dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, join with ss to top of beg ch3.
  9. Ss to next stitch, ch3, 10dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 11dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, 11dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1, sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 11dc, fpdc, dc, fpdc, join with ss to top of beg ch3.
  10. Ch3, 12dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp, *ch1 sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 14dc, fpdc, 14dc, dc in ch1 sp, dc, ch1, sk1, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch2 sp*, repeat ** 2 times, ch1 sk1, dc, dc in ch1 sp, 14dc, fpdc, dc, join with invisible join as described in Tips & Tricks PDF. Fasten off and sew in the ends.

Front post double crochet

Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back around the post of the double crochet of the row below. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

Colour variations - optional

Kit 1 - start with colour 529 for 1 round, switch to colour 651 for 8 rounds, switch to colour 529 for 1 round.
Kit 2 - start with colour 671 for 1 round, switch to colour 716 for 8 rounds, switch to colour 671 for 1 round.
Fasten off after each round using the invisible join. More info on this and on how to join a new colour is in the Tips & Tricks PDF.

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