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Anniversary Mandala Wk 5

This concludes the instructions for the Anniversary Mandala Blanket. Please post photos on Ravelry and Facebook – I’d love to see what you come up with!

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Anniversary Mandala Blanket by Julie Yeager

Week 5

Enlargement for worsted/aran weight will result in approximately 56” (142 cm)  circle diameter.  This version has not been tested in the Super Bulky Weight so I am not sure how much yarn it will require.

Special Stitch

PC:  5-dc Popcorn st – 5 dc in designated st or sp, remove hook, insert hook from front to back in first dc, grab working yarn and pull through, ch 1 to tighten (ch does not count as a st)

Round 37:  Working around Round 36, join Color A with sc in any ch-1 sp after a dc in Round 35, (ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp after a dc in Round 35) 79 times, ch 4, sl st to first sc. (80 sc, 80 ch-4 sp)

Round 38: Sl st in ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp) 79 times, ch 1,  sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (320 dc, 80 ch-1 sp)

Round 39: Join Color B with sc in 2nd of 4 dc, ch 2, sc in next st, (sk dc and ch sp, FPdc around sc in Round 37, sk dc, sc in 2nd dc of 4, ch 2, sc in next st) 79 times, sk dc and ch sp, FPdc around sc in Round 37, sl st to first sc. (80 FPdc, 160 sc, 80 ch-2 sp)

Round 40: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1,(sc, ch 1, sc) in same sp,[ch 1, sc in FPdc, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-2 sp] 79 times, ch 1, sc in FPdc, ch 1, sl st to first sc, fasten off.  (240 sc, 240 ch-1 sp)

Round 41: (All stitches in this round are only worked in the ch-1 spaces.) Join Color C with sl st in any ch-1 sp before a single sc, (BCL2, ch 2) in same sp,(CL2, ch 2) in next ch-1 sp, {sk next ch-1 sp, [(CL2, ch 2) in next ch-1 sp] twice} 79 times, sl st to BCL2. (160 CL2, 160 ch-2 sp)

Round 42: (All st in this round are only worked in the ch-2 sp) Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc),  (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp) 39 times, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (360 dc)

Round 43: Join Color D with sc in any single dc, (ch 3, sc) in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st]  89 times, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, sl st to first sc. (270 sc, 90 ch-3 sp)

Round 44:  Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, [sk 3 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp] 89 times, sk 3 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (360 dc, 90 ch-1 sp)  44”

Round 45:  Join Color A with dc in any “sp” between 4-dc groups, (ch 2, dc, ch 1) in same “sp”,  [(V-st, ch 1) in next “sp”] 89 times, sl st to top of first dc. (90 V-st, 90 ch-1 sp)

Round 46:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, [dc in ch-1 sp in Round 44 (working around and enclosing the st of Rd 45), 3 sc in ch-2 sp] 89 times, dc in ch-1 sp in Rd 44, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (270 sc, 90 dc)

Round 47: Join Color E with sl st in first sc of any 3 sc, ch 2, dc in same st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, CL2 in next st) 179 times, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (180 CL2, 180 ch-1 sp)

Round 48: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk CL2) 180 times, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (180 sc, 180 ch-2 sp)

Round 49: Join Color C with standing dc in any ch-2 sp, dc in same sp, (ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp) 179 times, ch 1, sl st to first dc. (360 dc, 180 ch-1 sp)

Round 50: Sl st in next dc and in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, (PC in next ch-1 sp, 3 sc in next ch-1 sp) 89 times, PC in next ch-1 sp, sl st to first sc. (90 PC, 270 sc)

Round 51:  Sl st in next st, [ch 4, sk 3 st, sl st in next st (the 2nd of 3 sc)] 89 times, ch 4, sk 3 st, sl st to first sl st. (90 sl st, 90 ch-4 sp)

Round 52:  Sl st in ch-4 sp, [5 sc in ch-4 sp] 90 times, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (450 sc)

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Anniversary Mandala Wk 4

Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager

So happy to see all the exciting photos of your mandalas popping up on FB, Ravelry, and Instagram. I love to see your progress! This week completes the first four weeks, and finishes the one cake of Anniversary Cakes if that is what you are using. If you are using a thinner yarn or just wish to expand with more of the super-bulky, I have about fourteen more rounds to come in Week 5 to give you an idea of the final size.

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WEEK 4

Special stitch:

N-V stitch – narrow V- stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) in st or sp

Round 29:  Join Color C with sc in first dc of any group, sc in next st, sk sc, (NV-st in next ch-1 sp, sk sc, sc in next 2 dc, sk sc) 59 times, NV-st in next ch-1 st, sk sc, sl st to first sc. (60 NV-st, 120 sc)

Round 30: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, ( 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sc) 59 times, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st to first sc.(240 sc)

Round 31:  Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in next st) 79 times, ch 3, sk 2 st, sl st to first sl st, fasten off. (80 sc, 80 ch-3 sp)

Round 32: Join Color D with standing dc in any ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 2) in same sp, (2 dc, ch 2 in next ch-3 sp) 79 times, sl st to top of first dc. (160 dc, 80 ch-2 sp)

Round 33: Sl st in next dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 79 times, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (240 dc, 80 ch-1 sp)

Round 34: Sl st in next 2 st and in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 4, sk 3 st, sc in next sp) 79 times, ch 4, sk 3 st, sl st to first sc. (80 sc, 80 ch-4 sp)

Round 35: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1 [(sc, dc, ch 1, dc, sc) in ch-3 sp] 80 times, sl st to first sc. (160 sc, 160 dc, 80 ch-1 sp)

Round 36: Slip stitch in BLO in each st, join to first sl st. (400 st)

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Buffalo Plaid Square

Buffalo Plaid Square by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials
Yarn: A: Bright Blue B: Aqua C: Cream , I used Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed. (Choose a dark color for A, a light color for C, and a mixture of the two for B. For example, a classic buffalo plaid of A. Black, B. Maroon, and C. Red)


Hook: I (5.5 mm) crochet hook, recommend 1 size larger than usual for your yarn.


Size: 12” Square, Final Round Stitch Count 41 st per side.


Pattern uses U.S. crochet terms. Ch-3 counts as dc.


Abbreviations: beg – beginning ch – chain dc – double crochet sc –
single crochet sk – skip sl – slip st – stitch sp – space tr – treble crochet

Instructions:
In Round 2 and all subsequent rounds, corners are worked in two stitches with (2 dc, tr) in one stitch and (tr, 2 dc) in the next st. “Magic Ring”, standing stitches and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1, 12 dc in ring, sl st to first dc. (12 dc)


Round 2: Ch 3, (dc, tr) in same st, [(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (8 tr, 20 dc)


Rounds 3 – 10 are worked in a double-crochet tapestry technique. Color changes are made by pulling new color through on the last yarn-over of the old color, and crocheting over the strand of color not in use. For Rounds 3 and 4 I will write out the directions in full.


Round 3: Join C with sl st in 6th st of any corner, ch 3, dc in next 2 st, changing to B with last yarn-over. (Working over the strand of Color C, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, tr in same st as last 2 dc, tr in next st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color C, 2 dc in same st as tr, dc
in next st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over) three times. Working over the strand of Color C, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, tr in same
st as last 2 dc, tr in next st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color C, 2 dc in same st as tr, dc in next st. Do not change colors, sl st to top of beg ch-3 with B. (44 st, 11 per side)’


Round 4: With B, ch 3, dc in next 2 st, changing to A with last yarn-over. [Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color A, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, changing to A with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over] three times. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to B with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color A, (2 dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, changing to A with last yarn-over. Working over the strand of Color B, dc in next 3 st, changing to Color C with last yarn-over.
Using Color C, sl st to top of first ch-3. (60 st, 15 per side)


Continue changing colors with last yarn-over and working over color not in use. Color changes in corners vary by stitch count – use photo to confirm.


Round 5: With Color C, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With C, dc in same as last st, dc in next 2 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st] three times. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With C, dc in same as
last st, dc in next 2 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. Do not change colors, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (76st, 19 per side)

Round 6: With B, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. With B, tr in same st as last dc, tr in next st. With A, 2 dc in same st as last tr, dc in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st] three times. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 2 st. With B, tr in
same st as last dc, tr in next st. With A, 2 dc in same st as last tr, dc in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Using Color C, sl st to top of first ch-3. (92 st, 23 per side)


Round 7: With Color C, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, (2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st] three times. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, (2dc, tr) in next st, (tr, 2dc) in next st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. Do not change colors, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (108 st, 27 per side)


Round 8: With B, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With B, dc in same st as last sts. With B, dc in next 2 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st] three times. With A, dc in next 3 st.
With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, (dc, tr) in same st as last dc, (tr, dc) in next st. With B, dc in same st as last sts. With B, dc in next 2 st. With A, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With A, dc in next 3 st, changing to C with last yarn-over. Using Color C, sl st to top of first ch-3. Fasten off Color A. (124 st, 31 per side)


Round 9: With Color C, ch 3, dc in next 2 st. [With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. With C, tr in same st as last dc, tr in next st. With B, 2 dc in same st as last st, dc in next st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in
next 3 st] three times. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. With C, tr in same st as last dc, tr in next st. With B, 2 dc in same st as last st, dc in next st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st. With C, dc in next 3 st. With B, dc in next 3 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off Color
A and Color B. (140 st, 35 per side)


Round 10: Join Color A with sl st in 1st tr of any corner, ch 3 (dc, tr) in same st, [(tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 33 st, (2 dc, tr) in next st] three times, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 33 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off or continue if needed for size. (39 st per side)


Round 11: Add a round of single crochet with (2 sc, 2 sc) in corners. (41 st per side).

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Anniversary CAL Wk 3

Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager

Glad to see you all enjoying the pattern so far. At this point I am planning for 5 weeks of instructions. The first 4 weeks will complete one skein of the Caron Anniversary Cakes yarn; the fifth week will expand on the pattern for those using a thinner yarn and I’m not certain yet on how much yarn it uses.

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WEEK 3

Note: At this point the giant skein was collapsing so I balled up the yarn according to color.  I had 2 balls each of the 5 colors (but still used the two similar oranges as one color.)  From here on out I used two sections of each color.  So Rounds 23 – 26 use two sections of Color A, etc.

Round 23: Join Color A with sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in same sp, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in next ch-5 sp] 47 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (192 dc, 96 ch-1 sp)

Round 23: Join Color A with sl st in any ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in same sp, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in next ch-4 sp] 47 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (192 dc, 96 ch-1 sp)

Round 24: Sl st in next st and in ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in same sp, [ch 1, sk 2 st, (CL2, ch 2, CL2) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sc in ch-1 sp] 47 times, ch 1, sk 2 st, (CL2, ch 2, CL2) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (96 CL2, 48 sc, 48 ch-2 sp, 96 ch-1 sp)

Round 25: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [3 sc in ch-2 sp, (sc in ch 1 sp) twice] 47 times, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in ch 1 sp, sl st to first sc. (240 sc)

Round 26: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next st) 59 times, ch 3, sk 3 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 sc, 60 ch-3 sp)

Round 27: Join Color B in any ch-3 sp with sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same sp, [ch 1, 4 dc in next sp] 59 times, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (240 dc, 60 ch-1 sp)

Round 28: Ch 1, sc in same st, [dc in next 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sc in next st] 59 times, dc in next 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sl st to first st, fasten off. (120 dc, 120 sc, 60 ch-1 sp) 

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