Yarn Packs for the Mystery Afghan

Yarn packs for our upcoming Midday Mandala Mystery Afghan are now available in my Deramores Shop.  

See the post below for details on pattern and Crochet-a-Long.

There are 5 options under the Mystery Afghan link,  two colorways with Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and three colorways with Scheepjes Colour Crafter.


Option #1:  Turquoise Pack with Stone Washed XL contains 46 skeins for an approximately 66″ round afghan as follows:

18 skeins Moonstone 841

6 skeins Turquoise 864

1 skeins Lemon Quartz 852

1 skein Canada Jade 846

6 skeins Blue Apatite 845

7 skeins Boulder Opal 844

2 skeins Larimar 868

5 skeins Brown Agate 862


Option #2 – Sunrise Pack in Stone Washed XL, 46 skeins for an approximately 66″ round afghan as follows:

18 skeins Obsidian 869

6 skeins Coral 856

1 skein Beryl 873

1 skein Morganite 874

6 skeins Carnelian 863

7 skeins Rhodocrosite 875

2 skeins Tourmaline 876

5 skeins Deep Amethyst 851


Option #3 – Turquoise Colorway in Scheepjes Colour Crafter,  16 skeins for a 48″ round afghan with a little yarn left over to do a couple of inches of border.

5 skeins Barnevald 1005

2 skeins Eelde 1422

1 skein Delfzijl 1822

1 skein Charleroi 2016

2 skeins Dordrecht 1062

2 skeins Veenendaal 1064

1 skein Urk 1034

2 skeins Haarlem 1054


Option #4  – Sunrise Colorway in Scheepjes Colour Crafter,  16 skeins for a 48″ round afghan with a little yarn left over to do a couple of inches of border.

5 skeins Deventer 1425

2 skeins Gent 2002

1 skein Brussel 2004

1 skein The Hague 1256

2 skeins Maastricht 1246

2 skeins Breda 1029

1 skein Meppel 1061

2 skeins Roermond 1123


Option #5 – Rich Autumn Colorway in Scheepjes Colour Crafter,  13 skeins for a 48″ round afghan in a little different color arrangement than the others above but with no extra yarn.

5 skeins Dordrecht 1062

1 skein Utrecht 1009

1 skein Roermond 1123

1 skein Burum 1709

1 skein Breda 1029

1 skein Meppel 1061

1 skein Deventer 1425

1 skein Ameland 1725

1 skein Veendam 1004

Mystery Afghan 2017

Mystery Afghan 2017 is almost ready!  Placeholder mini-clue for Midday Mandala is available for download on Ravelry.  Download now using Coupon Code and you will receive weekly updates beginning September 27, 2017.  Pattern will remain in your Ravelry library at absolutely no charge.  After completion of the CAL, about November 15, 2017, pattern will become a paid pattern for new purchases.

So what is this all about?  As many of you know, this is my Seventh Annual Mystery Afghan Project!  My Mystery Afghans are presented with no photos and the final look is a mystery!  I like to keep you guessing but here are a few hints.  This year’s design is called Midday Mandala and is a round afghan of approximately 66” diameter using specified yarn.  Fabric is dense with few holes, style is contemporary with clean lines – no flowers!  Stitches are basic with a fair amount of post stitches.  Piece is worked in one piece for a portion of the time and also involves slip-stitching together various-shaped motifs.   Pattern will be free with Coupon Code on Ravelry for the duration of the Crochet-A-Long (CAL)  and will be saved in your Ravelry library.  After the CAL the pattern will become a paid pattern, but will remain in your Ravelry library for those who downloaded it while it was free with Coupon Code.  Weekly Clues will be provided as Ravelry Updates.  Coupon Code for this year’s Mysteryghan is mghan17.   Please do not share the Coupon Code on social media, but direct people to this website.  Thank you for purchasing yarn for your project through the links on this website.  Yarn Packs will be available any day in my Deramores shop, link to the right side of the page.  Use #MiddayMandala and/or #JulieYeagerMysteryGhan to tag photos. First Clue September 27, 2017!

I love to see active participation and sharing of results and successes along the way.  Crochet-A-Long on my Ravelry board and my Facebook CAL group, called “Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny.”  Share photos in your crochet groups, on Facebook and Instagram, and help spread the word about my designs.  All my available designs can be found in my Ravelry Store.  To get to know my patterns, for CAL participants only, here are two more Coupon Codes to use in my Ravelry Store to receive $3.00 off the price of any $4.99 pattern, with no limit, use Coupon Code 3/4,  and to take $3.00 off the price of any 7.99 pattern, use Coupon Code 3/7  at http://www.ravelry.com/stores/julie-yeager-designs.   These coupons expire December 31, 2017.  My patterns are also available in my Etsy shop and on Loveknitting.com.   Thank you to my wonderful testers!

MATERIALS:
Yarn:  Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, 47 skeins, about 3600 yards

  • Main Color (MC): Moonstone, 20 skeins, about 1600 yards, 18 skeins, about 1450 yards
  • Color A: Turquoise, 5 skeins, about 380 yards, 6 skeins, about 450 yards
  • Color B: Lemon Quartz, 1 skein, about 45 80 yards
  • Color C: Canada Jade, 1 skein, about 55 yards
  • Color D: Blue Apatite, 6 skeins, about 460 yards
  • Color E: Boulder Opal, 7 skeins, about 570 yards
  • Color F: Larimar, 2 skeins, about 150 yards
  • Color G: Brown Agate, 5 skeins, about 380 yards 

Hook:  U.S. Size I9 (5.5 mm)

  • I used a Main Color and seven Contrasting Colors. I chose three shades of  blue/green (Turquoise, Blue Apatite, Larimar) and three shades of beige/brown (Moonstone, Boulder Opal, Brown Agate,) for the majority of the design, with small amounts of two colors for a little “POP” – Lemon Quartz and Canada Jade.  If you want to use fewer colors, use F for B and E for C.  I think as long as you use Main Color where called for it will flow nicely.
  • Scheepjes StoneWashed XL is a heavy worsted/aran weight yarn with a smooth hand and great stitch definition. Thank you for purchasing yarn through the links here on my website.
  • 9/5 Edited to add about color choices:  Some people asked what I meant by “Pops” of color for Color B and C and if they should be contrasting colors. I just meant the pops were a small amount of a seventh and eighth color but that most of the afghan is in the other six colors. I still think all 8 colors should coordinate nicely. If you like them all together in the skein it will be fine. Line up your colors like this to see if they look good: A, MC, B, MC, C, MC, D, MC, A, E, MC, F, MC, E, MC, D, MC, A, G, MC, E, MC. Recommend G and E two shades of the same color.  Recommend A and E not be similar. Recommend A and G not be similar.

Edited to add:  Yarn Packs coming soon.  There will be 5 yarn pack choices available in my Deramores Shop.  “Turquoise” Colorway in Scheepjes Stone Washed XL which is like my sample, “Turquoise” Colorway in Scheepjes Colour Crafter, “Sunrise” Colorway in Stone Washed XL and Colour Crafter, and “Rich Autumn” in Colour Crafter.

Copyright 2017 Julie Yeager Designs.

Granny $0.99 Sale!

Stock up sale! Until September 5, 2017, all 40 granny square designs in my Ravelry Store are on sale for only $0.99 each! Use Coupon Code 99. Share photos of your finished work! http://www.ravelry.com/bundles/afghan-squares-255

September Morning CAL Week 6

September Morning CAL

By Julie Yeager

Week Six

This week we finish the Concentric Squares and add the border rounds, and add the final border.

The pattern will be offered here on the blog at no charge and will remain posted free for at least a year.  Please print out with the print-friendly button if you wish to save the pattern. (Click heading and the page will open up with only this post.  You will see the print-friendly button at the end.)  The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store at new low price of $4.99 if you wish to purchase and keep in your Ravelry library.

If you would like to order the prepared yarn packs for the design, they are still available in my Deramores store.  Delivery to the U.S. is about a week to 10 days.

Pattern is written in U.S. terms.

–  Ch-3 and ch-4 at beginning of round/row will count as dc/tr throughout.

–  Magic Ring, invisible joins, air crochet, and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

– All rounds/rows will be worked on the right side (RS) except for two border rounds which are indicated as wrong side (WS.)

Abbreviations:

Beg – beginning          Ch – chain       Dc – double crochet                Hdc – half-double crochet  RS – right side                        Sc – single crochet                  Sl – slip           Sp – space       St – stitch     Tr – treble stitch WS – wrong side

Week 6

Concentric Square Part 2 Color Chart

(Note:  DK afghan has 3 of each motif; aran weight has 2 each.  May Morning has 3 identical motifs.)

Rnds 15-18 Border Rnds 1-2 Border Rnd 3 Final Border Rnd 1 Final Border Rnd 2
Everyday Rainbow 1 G A C C D
Everyday Rainbow 2 A B C C D
Everyday Rainbow 3 B E C C D
Purple Passion 1 and Sept Morn 1 C A B B A
Purple Passion 2 and Sept Morn 2 F A B B A
 

Rnds

15-18

Border Rnds 1-2 Border Rnd 3 Final Border Rnd 1 Final Border Rnd 2
MayMorn  1 D E B B D
MayMorn  2 D E B B D
MayMorn  3 D E B B D

 

Round 15:  Join C (F) with sl st to any corner, ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each ch 1 sp around. Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (176 dc.)  

Round 16:  Ch 3, (dc, tr) in same st as join,[(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 42 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 42 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.   (192 st.)  

Round 17:  Sl st to first corner tr, ch 3, (dc, tr) in same st , [(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 46 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 46 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.   (208 st.)  

Round 18:  Sl st to first corner tr, ch 3, (dc, tr) in same st , [(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 50 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 50 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off. (224 st.)

Block Border  

Use the same border pattern for all six (nine) motifs, using colors per chart.

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

Border Round 1: (RS) Join Color A with sc in 2nd tr of any corner, sc in same st, (sc in next 55 st, 3 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 55 st, sc in same st as beg sc, sl to beg sc.  Ch 1.  Turn work.  (232 st)

Border Round 2:  (WS) (Sc, tr, sc) in same st as join, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) 28 times, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st,] three times, (tr in next st, sc in next st) 28 times, tr in next st, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off. (240 st)

Border Round 3: (WS)  Join Color B with sc in any corner tr, (tr, sc) in same st,  [(tr in next st, sc in next st) 29 times, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st,] three times, (tr in next st, sc in next st)  29 times, tr in next st, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off. Turn work. (248 st)

Join

Lay out blocks and join in desired arrangement.   I slip stitched through the back loops using Border Round 3 color.  You could single crochet or slip stitch through the back or front loops or whipstitch the blocks together.

Final Border

Round 1: Join Color C with sl st in any st.  Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next st and in each st around, with (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) at the corners.  If you come to a “dip” between squares you can use a dc or a dc2tog instead of an hdc to even out.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2, fasten off.

Round 2: Join Color G with sl st in any st.  Ch 4, tr in each st around, with 5 tr in each corner sp.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  Fasten off.

May Morning Only

Clouds

Using Color A, make 4 medium circles (Rounds 1 – 6) and 6 small circles (Rounds 1 – 3.)  Sew to afghan as pictured, with 2 medium and 3 small circles per cloud.

Round 1:  Ch 4 , join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 11 dc into ring, sl st to third ch of beg ch-3.  (12 dc.)

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc into same st as join, (2 dc into next st) 11 times. Sl st to third ch of beg ch-3.   (24 dc)

Round 3:  Beg bobble, (sc in next st, bobble in next st) 11 times, sc in last st, sl st to top of first bobble.  (12 bobbles and 12 sc.)

Round 4:  Ch 3, dc into top of same bobble, (2 dc into sc, 2 dc into top of bobble) 11 times, 2 dc into last sc, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (48 st.)

Round 5:  Ch 3, dc into same st as join, (dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in next 3 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (60 st.)

Round 6:  Ch 3, dc into same st as join, (dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in next 4 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (72 st.)

 

Flower Stems and Leaves

Using Color D, make 3 and sew to design as pictured.  Twist the stem once or several times as desired.

Picot:  Ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1

Row 1: Ch 60. Working in back loops only of chain, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 11 st, (ch 2, sl st in next 19 st) twice, ch 2, sc in next 9 st, ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  Sl st in front loops only next 7 st, sk 2 st, [(4 dc, 2 tr, picot, 2 tr, 4 dc) in ch-2 sp, sk 2 st, sl st in next 15 st, sk 2 st] twice, (4 dc, 2 tr, picot, 2 tr, 4 dc) in ch-2 sp, sk 2 st, sl st in next 10 st, fasten off, leaving long tail for joining.  The leaves are all on the same side of the stem, but you can twist the stem while applying it to the design.

Copyright 2012, 2017 Julie Yeager Designs 

Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my pattern – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

September Morning CAL – Week 5

September Morning CAL

By Julie Yeager

Week Five

If you would like to order the prepared yarn packs for the design, they are still available in my Deramores store.  Delivery to the U.S. is about a week to 10 days.

This week we begin the Concentric Squares.

Pattern is written in U.S.terms.

–  Ch-3 and ch-4 at beginning of round/row will count as dc/tr throughout.

–  Magic Ring, invisible joins, air crochet, and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

–  All rounds/rows will be worked on the right side (RS) except for two border rounds which are indicated as wrong side (WS.)

Abbreviations:

Beg – beginning          Ch – chain       Dc – double crochet                Hdc – half-double crochet  RS – right side                        Sc – single crochet                  Sl – slip           Sp – space       St – stitch     Tr – treble stitch WS – wrong side

Week 5

Concentric Square Part 1 Color Chart

(Note:  DK afghan has 3 of each motif; aran weight has 2 each.  May Morning has 3 motifs, all are identical this week.)

Rnds 1 -4 Rnd 5 and Rnd 13 Rnd 6 and Rnd 14 Rnd 7-12
Everyday Rainbow 1 D B E C
Everyday Rainbow 2 A C F E
Everyday Rainbow 3 H D A G
Purple Passion 1 and Sept Morn 1 F D B E
Purple Passion 2 and Sept Morn 2 D C B A
Rnds 1-4 Rnd 5 and Rnd 13 Rnd 6 and Rnd 14 Rnds 7-12
MayMorn  1,2,3 G B F H

 

Motif 3:   Concentric Square

Round 1:  With F (D), ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. (Alternatively, begin with Magic Circle.)  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (28 st, 7 per side)

Round 3:  Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 5 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 5 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (44 st, 11 per side)

Round 4:  Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 9 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 9 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (60 st, 15 per side)

Round 5:  Join D(C) with sc in corner sp (between the tr,) ch 1, sc in same sp,[(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc next st) 7 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, ( sc, ch 1, sc) in corner sp (between the tr)] three times, (ch 1, sk 1 st, sc next st) 7 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Round 6: Join B (B) with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), hdc in same sp, (ch 1, hdc in skipped st in round 4, working around and enclosing the ch-1 of Round 5) 8 times, ch 1, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in corner ch-1 sp] three times, (ch 1, hdc in skipped st in round 4, working around and enclosing the ch-1 of Round 5) 8 times, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

Round 7: Join E(A) with sl st to any corner, ch 3 (counts as dc),  2 dc in next ch-1 sp and each ch-1 sp around, with 2 dc in corner spaces. Dc in same sp as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (80 dc.)

Round 8:  Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 18 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 18 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (96 st, 24 per side)

Round 9: Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 22 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 22 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (112 st, 28 per side)

Round 10: Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 26 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 26 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (128 st, 32 per side)

Round 11: Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 30 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 30 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (144 st, 36 per side)

Round 12: Ch 4, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in next 34 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st)] x 3, dc in next 34 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4. Fasten off. (160 st, 40 per side)

Round 13: Join D(C) with sc in corner sp (between the tr,) ch 1, sc in same sp,[(ch 1, sk 2 st, sc next st), (ch 1, sk 1 st, sc next st) 18 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, ( sc, ch 1, sc) in corner sp (between the tr)] three times, (ch 1, sk 2 st, sc next st),(ch 1, sk 1 st, sc next st) 18 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Round 14:  Join B (B) with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), hdc in same sp, [ch 1, sk sc, hdc in 2nd skipped st in round 12, working around and enclosing the ch-1 of Round 13, (ch 1, sk sc, hdc in next skipped st in Round 12 in same manner) 19 times, ch 1, sk sc,* (hdc, ch1, hdc) in corner ch-1 sp] four times, ending last repeat at *, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

To be continued…

Copyright 2012, 2017 Julie Yeager Designs 

Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my pattern – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

September Morning CAL Week 4

 

photo credit:  running yogini (Tracy)

 

September Morning CAL

By Julie Yeager

Week Four

This week we square up the Sun Squares and add the border rounds.

The pattern will be offered here on the blog at no charge and will remain posted free for at least a year.  Please print out with the print-friendly button if you wish to save the pattern.  The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store at new low price of $4.99 if you wish to purchase and keep in your Ravelry library.

If you would like to order the prepared yarn packs for the design, they are still available in my Deramores store.  Delivery to the U.S. is about a week to 10 days.

Pattern is written in U.S. terms.

–  Ch-3 and ch-4 at beginning of round/row will count as dc/tr throughout.

–  Magic Ring, invisible joins, air crochet, and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

– All rounds/rows will be worked on the right side (RS) except for two border rounds which are indicated as wrong side (WS.)

Abbreviations:

Beg – beginning          Ch – chain       Dc – double crochet                Hdc – half-double crochet  RS – right side                        Sc – single crochet                  Sl – slip           Sp – space       St – stitch     Tr – treble stitch WS – wrong side

Week 4

Sun Square Part 2 Color Chart

(Note:  DK afghan has 3 of each motif; aran weight has 2 each.  May Morning has 3 motifs, 2 are identical.)

Rnds 21-24 Border Rnds 1-2 Border Rnd 3
Everyday Rainbow 1 H A C
Everyday Rainbow 2 D B C
Everyday Rainbow 3 F E C
Purple Passion 1 and Sept Morn 1 C A B
Purple Passion 2 and Sept Morn 2 B A B
 

Rnds

21-24

Border Rnds 1-2 Border Rnd 3
MayMorn  1 C E B
MayMorn  2 C E B
MayMorn  3 C E B

 

Round 21:  Ch 4,(tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same st as join, [tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st] three times. Tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4. (172 st)

Round 22:  Sl st in next st and in corner sp. (I do this because I like to start in the corner. Crocheter’s choice.)  Ch 4,( tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same sp, [tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 16 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st] three times. Tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 16 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4. (188 st)

Round 23:  Sl st in next st and in corner sp, Ch 4,( tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same sp,[tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 20 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st] three times. Tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 20 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4. ( 204 st)

Round 24:  Ch 3, dc in next st, [(2dc, 2tr, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in next 50 st] three times, (2dc, 2 tr, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in next 48 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (224 st)

Block Border

Use the same border pattern for all six (nine) motifs, using colors per chart.

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

Border Round 1: (RS) Join Color A with sc in 2nd tr of any corner, sc in same st, (sc in next 55 st, 3 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 55 st, sc in same st as beg sc, sl to beg sc.  Ch 1.  Turn work.  (232 st)

Border Round 2:  (WS) (Sc, tr, sc) in same st as join, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) 28 times, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st,] three times, (tr in next st, sc in next st) 28 times, tr in next st, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off. (240 st)

Border Round 3: (WS)  Join Color B with sc in any corner tr, (tr, sc) in same st,  [(tr in next st, sc in next st) 29 times, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st,] three times, (tr in next st, sc in next st)  29 times, tr in next st, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off. Turn work. (248 st)

Copyright 2012, 2017 Julie Yeager Designs 

Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my pattern – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

September Morning Afghan CAL Week 3

September Morning CAL – Week Three

By Julie Yeager

This week we begin the Sun Squares. This is the most difficult of the motifs because of the spike stitches but with careful counting and stitch markers in Round 12, it becomes easier.

The pattern will be offered here on the blog at no charge over the next four weeks and will remain posted free for at least a year.  Please print out with the print-friendly button if you wish to save the pattern.  The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store at new low price of $4.99 if you wish to purchase and keep in your Ravelry library.

If you would like to order the prepared yarn packs for the design, they are still available in my Deramores store.  Delivery to the U.S. is about a week to 10 days.

Pattern is written in U.S. terms.

–  Ch-3 and ch-4 at beginning of round/row will count as dc/tr throughout.

–  Magic Ring, invisible joins, air crochet, and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

– Need 1 or more stitch markers this week.

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning           blo – back loop only    ch – chain        dc – double crochet    flo – front loop only    DK – double knitting yarn    rnd(s) – round(s)        sc – single crochet       sk – skip          sl – slip            spike dc – spike double crochet   st – stitch         yo – yarn over

Special Stitches

Long DC or Spike DC (spike dc) : Yarn over, insert your hook in the row indicated, and work a double crochet as usual bringing stitch up to same height as current row.

Sun Square Part 1 Color Chart

(Note:  DK afghan has 3 of each motif; aran weight has 2 each.  May Morning has 3 motifs, 2 are identical.)

Rnds 1, 5, 8, 11-12 Rnds 2-4, 6-7, 9-10 Rnds 13-14 Rnds 15-20
Everyday Rainbow 1 B A D H
Everyday Rainbow 2 C H F D
Everyday Rainbow 3 E D C F
Purple Passion 1 and Sept Morn 1 D B A C
Purple Passion 2 and Sept Morn 2 F A D B
 

Rnds 1,5,8

Rnds 2-4,

6-7,9-10

Rnds 11-12 Rnds 13-14 Rnds 15-20
May Morn  1 F G B E C
May Morn  2 F G G E C
May Morn  3 F G B E C

 

Motif 2:  Sun

Note:  At the beginning the motif might cup a little. It will flatten out on subsequent rounds. Color changes in text below are for Sept Morn and Purple Passion colorway.  For others, refer to chart.

Round 1:  With D (F), ch 3, join with sl st.  Ch 1, sc 10 in ring, sl to first sc. Fasten off or hold yarn to back. (10 sc)

Round 2:  Join B (A) with sc in any sc.  Sc in same st.  2 sc in each of the next 9 st.  Sl st to first sc. (20 sc)

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st as join.  (Dc in next st, sc in next st) nine times.  Dc in next st, sl st to first sc.  (20 st)

Round 4:  Ch 1, (dc in sc, sc in dc) ten times, sl st to first dc, fasten off or hold to back. (20 st)

Round 5:  Join D (F) with sc in any st.  Sc in same st.  2 sc in each of the next 19 st.  Sl st to first sc. Fasten off or hold to back. (40 sc)

Round 6:  Join B (A) with sc in any st. (Dc in next st, sc in next st) 19 times.  Dc in next st, sl st to first sc.  (40 st)

Round 7:  Ch 1, (dc in sc, sc in dc) 20 times, sl st to first dc, fasten off or hold to back. (40 st)

Round 8:  Join D (F) with sc in any st.  Sc in same st.  2 sc in each of the next 39 st.  Sl st to first sc. Fasten off or hold to back. (80 sc)

Round 9:  Join B (A) with sc in any st. (Dc in next st, sc in next st) 39 times.  Dc in next st, sl st to first sc.  (80 st)

Round 10:  Ch 1, (dc in sc, sc in dc) 40 times, sl st to first dc, fasten off. (80 st)

Round 11:  Join D (F), with sl st in any st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as join, (dc in the next 19 st , 2 dc in next st) three times, dc in next 19 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (84 st)

Round 12:  Ch 3, dc in same st as join, (dc in the next 6 st, 2 dc in the next st) 11 times, dc in the next 6 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  Mark the back loop of the first dc after an increase. (96 st)

Round 13(* Note:  To keep you on track, the fourth spike dc of each set is being made into the same st in Round 11 that the Round 12 increase stitch was made. If desired, mark every 8th st.)

Working in front loops only, join A (D) with sc in marked stitch. (Leave marker.) Sc in next 4 st, [spike dc into next st in round 11, spike dc into next st in round 10, ch 4, spike dc into same st in round 10 as last spike dc, spike dc into next st in round 11 (See Note*), sc in (front loops only!) next 5 st in round 12] ten times, spike dc into next st in round 11, spike dc into next st in round 10, ch 4, spike dc into same st in round 10 as last spike dc, spike dc into next st in round 11.  Join with sl st to first sc. (156 stitches – 12 sets of 5 sc, 2 spike dc, 4 ch, 2 spike dc)

Round 14:  Ch 1. Working through both loops, sc in same st and in next 4 st, [skip 2 st, (6 dc, ch 3, sl into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 6 dc) into ch-4 loop, sk 2 st, sc in next 5 st] 10 times, skip 2 st, (6 dc, ch 3, sl into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 6 dc) into ch-4 loop, sk 2 st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  (144 dc, 60 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 15:  (All stitches are worked into Round 12, behind the petals of Rounds 13-14.) With C (B), join with sl st to back loop of marked st of Rd 12. (Remove marker.) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in blo of next 3 st, 2 dc in blo of next st, [sk next st, 2 dc in both loops of center st behind petal in Rd 12, sk next st,  2 dc in blo of next st, dc in blo of next 3 st, 2 dc blo of next st] 10 times, sk next st, 2 dc in center st behind petal in Rd 12, sk next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. (108 dc)

Round 16:  Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st) 10 times, dc in next 8 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (120 dc)

Round 17:  Ch 3, dc in each dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (120 dc)

Round 18:  Ch 3, dc in same st BUT as you form this second dc pick up top loop of center point of petal below as follows:  YO, place hook in top loop of center of petal, place hook into the st on Rd 17 and work rest of dc as usual.  (Dc in next 9 st, 2 dc in next st picking up petal with second dc) 11 times, dc in next 9 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (132 dc)

Round 19:  Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in next 10 st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in next 10 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (144 dc)

Round 20:  Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in next 11 st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in next 11 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Do not fasten off. (156 dc)

 

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September Morning CAL – Week 2

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September Morning CAL

By Julie Yeager

Week Two

If you would like to order the prepared yarn packs for the design, they are still available in my Deramores store.  Delivery to the U.S. is about a week to 10 days.  The Ravelry version of the complete pattern is available at new low price of $4.99 in my Ravelry Store.  I am making small changes to the wording and will update the pattern at the end of the CAL, but the current pattern is perfectly fine and has 100 finished examples on Rav.

This week we square up the Bobble Ring circles, and add three rounds of textured border.

Pattern is written in U.S. terms.

–  Ch-3 and ch-4 at beginning of round/row will count as dc/tr throughout.

–  Magic Ring, invisible joins, air crochet, and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

–  All rounds/rows will be worked on the right side (RS) except for two border rounds which are indicated as wrong side (WS.)

Abbreviations:

Beg – beginning          Ch – chain       Dc – double crochet                Hdc – half-double crochet  RS – right side                        Sc – single crochet                  Sl – slip           Sp – space                             St – stitch                 Tr – treble stitch           WS – wrong side

Week 2

Bobble Rings Square Part 2 Color Chart

(Note:  DK afghan has 3 of each motif; aran weight has 2 each.  May Morning has 3 motifs, 2 are identical.)

Rnds 15-18 Border Rnds 1-2 Border Rnd 3
Everyday Rainbow 1 E A C
Everyday Rainbow 2 A B C
Everyday Rainbow 3 B E C
Purple Passion 1 and Sept Morn 1 E A B
Purple Passion 2 and Sept Morn 2 D A B
 

Rnds

15 – 18

Border Rnds 1-2 Border Round 3
MayMorn  1 B E B
MayMorn  2 B E B
MayMorn  3 B E B

 

Rounds 15 – 18 continue in the color used in Round 14.  For border round colors, changes in text below are for Sept Morn and Purple Passion colorway.  For others, refer to chart.

Round 15:  Ch 4,(tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same st as join, [tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st] three times. Tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4. (172 st)

Round 16:  Sl st in next st and in corner sp. Ch 4,( tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same sp, [tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 16 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st] three times. Tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 16 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4. (188 st)

Round  17:  Sl st in next st and in corner sp, Ch 4,( tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same sp,[tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 20 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st] three times. Tr in next 4 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 20 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 4 st. Sl st to top of beg ch-4. ( 204 st)

Round 18:  Ch 3, dc in next st, [(2dc, 2tr, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in next 50 st] three times, (2dc, 2 tr, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in next 48 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (224 st)

Block Border

Use the same border pattern for all six (nine) motifs, using colors per chart.

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

Border Round 1: (RS) Join Color A with sc in 2nd tr of any corner, sc in same st, (sc in next 55 st, 3 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 55 st, sc in same st as beg sc, sl to beg sc.  Ch 1.  Turn work.  (232 st)

Border Round 2:  (WS) (Sc, tr, sc) in same st as join, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) 28 times, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st,] three times, (tr in next st, sc in next st) 28 times, tr in next st, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off. (240 st)

Border Round 3: (WS)  Join Color B with sc in any corner tr, (tr, sc) in same st,  [(tr in next st, sc in next st) 29 times, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st,] three times, (tr in next st, sc in next st)  29 times, tr in next st, sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off. Turn work. (248 st)

 

Copyright 2012, 2017 Julie Yeager Designs

 

Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my pattern – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.