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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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Week 2 CAL

Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager, Week 2

Glad to see you all enjoying Anniversary Mandala. As we have seen, the pattern looks good whether you cut the striping yarn or not!

This week continues with some interesting and easy rounds. Here is a version I did in Scheepjes Stone Washed XL.

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WEEK 2:

Round 15: Join Color A with sc in any ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp) 47 times, ch 3, sl st to first sc. (48 sc, 48 ch-3 sp)

Round 16: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp) 47 times, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.  (144 dc, 48 ch-1 sp)

Round 17: Join Color B with sc in 2nd of 3 dc, ch 2, sc in same st, (FPdc around sc in Round 15, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 2nd of 3 dc) 47 times, FPdc around sc in Round 15, sl st to first sc. (48 FPdc, 96 sc, 48 ch-2 sp)

Round 18: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 2, sc in FPdc, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp) 48 times, omitting last sc,  sl st to first sc, fasten off.  (96 sc, 96 ch-2 sp)

Round 19: Join Color C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (BCL2, ch 2) in same sp, [(CL2, ch 2) in next ch-2 sp] 95 times, sl st to BCL2, fasten off. (96 CL2, 96 ch-2 sp)

Round 20: Join Color D with sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp, (2 dc in next ch-2 sp) 95 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (192 dc)

Round 21: Sl st in next dc and in sp between dc “pairs.” Ch 1, sc in same “sp,” [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next “sp” between dc pairs, sc in next “sp” between dc pairs] 48 times, omitting last sc, sl st to first sc. (144 sc, 48 ch-3 sp)

Round 22:  Sl st in next sc and in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp) 47 times, ch 5, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 sc, 48 ch-5 sp)

Round 22:  Sl st in next sc and in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-3 sp) 47 times, ch 4, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 sc, 48 ch-4 sp)

CAL Week One

Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager

Welcome to Week One of our Anniversary Mandala CAL. Come Crochet Along and create your own unique mandala blanket in time for gift-giving. Instructions will be published here on the blog over the next three weeks (Oct 29, Nov 5, and Nov 12.) One gigantic skein of Caron Anniversary Cakes will result in a 50″ round blanket, just the right size for snuggling on the couch. Purchase yarn through my links and I will get a small commission, thanks! Michaels is having a 20% off sale through the end of the month, and also a buy one, get one at 50% sale this week.

I also worked the pattern in an aran weight yarn, Scheepjes Riverwashed XL, and it measures about 36″ across. I am working on an expansion for the blanket, details soon.

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Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager

Materials  

Yarn: Caron Anniversary Cakes (100% Acrylic, 35.3 oz/1000 g, 1061 yds/970 m), Yarn Weight #6 (Super Bulky) :  1 skein Peach Part-ay  

Hook: L (8.0 mm)  crochet hook

Size: 50” (127 cm) diameter circle in super bulky weight;  36” (92 cm) in aran weight

Gauge: 10 ¼” (26 cm) after 6 rounds in super bulky weight; 8 ¼” (21 cm) in aran weight

Pattern uses U.S. crochet terms. 

Color A:  Magenta Color B: Burgundy Color C: Peach Color D: Orange

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Ch – chain sl – slip st – stitch hdc – half-double crochet sc – single crochet sp – space dc – double crochet FPsc – front post single crochet

BCL2 – beginning cluster (2-dc cluster)(can substitute ch-2 with standing dc) – Ch 2, yo, insert hook in designated sp, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through 2 loops) twice

CL2 – Cluster (2-dc cluster) – (yo, insert hook in designated sp, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops) x 2, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook

BCL3 – beginning cluster (3-dc cluster)(can substitute ch-2 with standing dc – Ch 2, (yo, insert hook in designated sp, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops) x 2, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook

CL3 – Cluster (3-dc cluster) – (yo, insert hook in designated sp, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops) x 3, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook

Join with sc: (Standing stitch) With slip knot on hook, insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through, (two loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops

Join with dc: (Standing stitch) – Also can be used for BCL stitches – With slip knot on hook, yarn over (being careful to keep this yo in place), insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through (three loops on hook,) (yarn over, pull through two loops) twice

V-stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st or sp

NOTE:  I designed this mandala for one cake of Caron Anniversary Cakes yarn.  I chose to cut the yarn after each color change, but I designed it to have very little waste.  If you choose not to cut the yarn it will look a little different but have the same general look.  For Round 1, I  began with the start of a new color. Starting with Round 23, the skein was beginning to collapse so I balled up the remaining yarn and used two sections of each color in sequence.  In this colorway, the two orange colors are so similar I used them as one color.  If you use a different colorway keep in mind that I did not cut the yarn between color 4 and 5 (the two very similar oranges.)

Tip: *Working with the cake yarn, the round will end with a little left of the color you are using.  I either cut the yarn or worked a slip stitch in the back loops for 10 or 20 stitches to hide, then started with the new color.  Of course, you can ignore color changes (where I indicate “fasten off”)  and just keep working for a very similar look.

WEEK 1

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


Round 2:  BCL2 in first st, ch 2, [(CL2, ch 2) in next st] eleven times, sl st to top of BCL2.  (12 CL2, 12 ch-2 sp)


Round 3:  Sl st in ch-2 sp,  BCL3, ch 3 in same sp, [(CL3, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp] eleven times, sl st to top of BCL3.  (12 CL3, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 4:  Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc)  in same sp, [(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp] eleven times, sl st to first sc.  (48 sc, 12 ch-2 sp) 


Round 5: Sl st in next st and in ch-2 sp, (BCL3, ch 2, CL3, ch 2) in same sp, [(CL3, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp] eleven times, sl st to top of BCL3.  (24 CL3, 24 ch-2 sp)


Round 6:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same sp, (V-stitch in next ch-2 sp) 23 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5, fasten off and switch to next color OR keep going by slip stitching to the next start point. (48 dc, 24 ch-2 sp)

Round 7: Join Color B with sc in a “sp” between V-groups.  (Not technically a space since it is not a chain space) [Ch 3, sc in next “sp” between V-groups] 23 times, ch 3, sl st to first sc. (24 sc, 24 ch-3 sp)

Round 8: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, (4 dc in next ch-3 sp) 23 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (96 dc) 

Round 9: Sl st to third dc of 4-dc group, BCL2 in same st, ch 2, [sk 1 st, (CL2, ch 2) in next st] 47 times, sl st to first BCL2, fasten off. (48 CL2, 48 ch-2 sp)

Round 10: Join Color C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (BCL3, ch 3) in same sp, [(CL3, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp] 47 times, sl st to first st. (48 CL3, 48 ch-3 sp)

Round 11: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 47 times, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (96 sc, 48 ch-2 sp)

Round 12: Join Color D with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (BCL2, ch 2, CL2, ch 2) in same sp, [(CL2, ch 2, CL2, ch 2) in next ch-2 sp] 47 times, sl st to top of BCL2. (96 CL2, 96 ch-2 sp)

Round 12: Join Color D with sl st in any ch-2 sp, (BCL2, ch 2, CL2, ch 1) in same sp, [(CL2, ch 2, CL2, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp] 47 times, sl st to top of BCL2. (96 CL2, 48 ch-2 sp, 48 ch-1 sp)

Round 13: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same sp, (hdc in next ch-2 sp, 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp) 47 times, hdc in next ch-2 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (144 hdc)

Round 13: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same sp, (hdc in next ch-1 sp, 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp) 47 times, hdc in next ch-1 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (144 hdc)

Round 14: Note:  The FPsc is always around the single hdc and the (sc, ch 2, sc) is always between the two hdc in one ch-2 sp.  Ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in “sp” between 2 hdc, sk hdc, FPsc in next hdc] 48 times, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (96 sc, 48 FPsc, 48 ch-2 sp)

Copyright 2020 Julie Yeager Designs

Coming Soon – CAL

Just a few more days to wait until the first installment of Anniversary Mandala – coming soon on October 22 right here on the blog. Come Crochet Along and create your own unique mandala blanket in time for gift-giving. One gigantic skein of Caron Anniversary Cakes will result in a 50″ round blanket, just the right size for snuggling on the couch. Purchase yarn through the links on my blog and I will get a small commission, thanks! Michaels is having a 20% off sale through the end of the month, and also a buy one, get one at 50% sale this week.

I also worked the pattern in an aran weight yarn, Scheepjes Riverwashed XL, and it measures about 36″ across. I am working on an expansion for the blanket, details soon.

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NEXT CAL – Anniversary Mandala

Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager

Next CAL on the Facebook Group and Ravelry Board – I am calling it Anniversary Mandala for my wedding anniversary this month! This is an easy mandala using one full cake of Caron Anniversary Cakes yarn – I used colorway Peach Part-ay. The yarn is a Super Bulky Weight and it has 1061/1000g in one huge squishy skein. I had fun working with this yarn and it worked up quickly using an L (8.00 mm) hook. It is 50″ across so a nice size for a lap blanket. If you use a thinner yarn it will be smaller. You can get the yarn at Michaels; there is a 20% coupon through the end of October. I get a small commission if you purchase through this or any links on my blog.

The pattern will be free here on the blog starting October 22, 2020. I will release the instructions over 4 weeks. If you wish to purchase the full pattern on Ravelry or Etsy it will be available for sale.

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Heavy Turtleneck Cowl

New free pattern alert! I was attracted to the beautiful colors in Lion Brand’s new Two of Wands Hue + Me yarn and had to try it. It is a bulky weight yarn and I used my three skeins and an L hook to make two warm and stylish cowls. The first version is a little more long and narrow and drapes below the collar. The second version folds over and fits just around the neck. Use Print-Friendly button if you would like to print pattern. Purchase yarn from my affiliate links and I will receive a commission. You will need three skeins for two cowls. Lion Brand or Knitpicks/WeCrochet. Post photos on Ravelry and social media – I would love to see! #turtleneckcowl #crochetalongwithjulieanny

Heavy Turtleneck Cowl Two Ways 

by Julie Yeager

Materials  

Yarn:  Lion Brand Two of Wands Hue + Me (Bulky Weight, #5 – 4.4 oz/125 g, 137 yd/125 m):  A) 1 skein Terra ,  B) 1 skein Agave, C) 1 skein Fatigues

Hook: L (8.0 mm)crochet hook

Size:  Version 1: 10” x 30”  Version 2: 12” x 26”

Stitch pattern requires a starting chain with a multiple of 3.

Pattern uses U.S. crochet terms. 

Version 1

Row 1: With Color A, ch 27, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, [sk 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch]  7 times, sk 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first sc, [sk 2 st, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc] 7 times, sk 2 st, sc in top of ch-2, turn.

Repeat Row 2  for a total of 33 rows, changing to Color B with last yarnover. With B, repeat Row 2 for 14 more rows.

Join last row to Row 1 with slip stitch.

Version 2

Row 1: With Color C, ch 30, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, [sk 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch]  8 times, sk 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first sc, [sk 2 st, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc]  8 times, sk 2 st, sc in top of ch-2, turn.

Repeat Row 2  for a total of 27 rows, changing to Color B with last yarnover. With B, repeat Row 2 for 15 more rows.

Join last row to Row 1 with slip stitch.

Copyright 2020 Julie Yeager Designs

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Serenity Now Afghan Block

I am honored this week to be featured in the Moogly Block CAL 2020. My contribution is a fun floral block with a little bit of everything – popcorn stitch, post stitches, crocodile stitch, clusters, and more post stitches! I thought we could all use a little serenity now, and I thought the round mandala rhythms would be soothing. I hope you enjoy combining your colors as you put your own spin on my design.

Thank you to Tamara for featuring my work this week, and thank you to Yarnspirations for providing me with the beautiful Red Heart With Love yarn.

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Serenity Now Afghan Block

By Julie Yeager

12” Afghan Block

U.S.Crochet Terms 

Materials: Red Heart with Love (100% Acrylic, #4, 7 oz/198 g; 370 yds/338 m)

Color A: Aran (40 g) B: Dusty Purple (10 g) C: Cameo (20 g) D: Lettuce (20 g)

Crochet Hook size J (6.0 mm)

Special Stitches and abbreviations

Beg – beginning  BLO – back loop only  Ch – chain dc – double crochet FLO – front loop only hdc – half double crochet  sc – single crochet  sk – skip   sl – slip   sp – space   tr – treble crochet 

BCl – beginning double crochet cluster: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc until last step leaving one loop on hook) twice, yo and pull through all three loops on hook

BegPC – beginning popcorn, see Popcorn below.  Substitute ch-3 for first dc.

BPsc – back post single crochet – insert hook from back to front around post of designated stitch; yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

BPdc – back post double crochet – Yarn over,  insert hook from back to front around post of designated stitch; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice 

Cl – double crochet cluster – (dc until last step leaving one loop on hook) three times, yo and pull through all four loops on hook 

FPsc – front post single crochet – insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, bring up even with last stitch completed, yo, pull through 2 loops (1 loop on hook) 

Join with sc – (Standing stitch) With slip knot on hook, insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through, (two loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops

PC – Popcorn –  5 dc in one 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 1 does not count as a stitch.

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

Notes:  Ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc.  “Omitting last stitches” means that those stitches were already completed at the beginning of the Round.

Instructions: 

Round 1: With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in BLO in same st as join, (dc in FLO in next st, dc in BLO in same st) eleven times, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (24 dc)

Round 3: Join Color B with sl st in any st, Beg PC in same st, (2 dc in next st, PC in next st) eleven times, 2 dc in next st, sl st to top of Beg PC, fasten off. (24 dc, 12 PC)

Round 4: (When working into PC, work into the loops of the ch that closes the PC.) Join Color A with sl st in FLO of any PC, ch 3, dc in BLO in same st as join, [dc in FLO in next st, dc in BLO in next st, (dc in FLO next st, dc in BLO in same st)] eleven times, dc in FLO in next st, dc in BLO in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, sc in next 3 st] twelve times, omitting last 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 6:  Join Color C with sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, (4 dc, picot, 5 dc) in same sp, [sk 5 sc, (5 dc, picot, 5 dc) in ch-3 sp] eleven times, sk 5 sc, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (120 dc, 12 picot)

Round 7: Ch 1, skip first dc, (BPsc in next 4 st, ch 1, sk picot, BPsc in next 4 st, sk last dc of this petal and first dc of next petal) twelve times, sl st to first BPsc, fasten off.  (96 BPsc,  12 ch-1 sp)

Round 8: Join Color A with sc in any ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, [(tr, ch 2, tr)  in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) twice, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] four times, omitting last 2 st, sl st to first st. (13 st, 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp per side)   

Round 9: (All stitches in this round are worked into the chain spaces.) Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp for corner, 2 dc in next sp, 2 hdc in next sp, (2 sc in next sp, sc in next sp) twice,  (sc in next sp, 2 sc in next sp) twice, 2 hdc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp] four times, omitting last 4 st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (24 st plus ch-1 sp per side)

Round 10: Sl st in next 3 st,  (BCl, ch 3, Cl) in same st (the 2nd of 2-dc), sk 2 st,{ [(Cl, ch 3) twice, Cl] in ch-1 corner sp, sk 2 st, (Cl, ch 3, Cl) in next dc, sk 2 st.  Tr in next st, picking up point of picot from Round 6, tr in next 6 st.  Tr in next st, picking up picot, tr in next 5 st.  Tr in next st, picking up picot. Sk 2 st, (Cl, ch 3, Cl) in next st, sk 2 st} four times, omitting last 2 Cl, sl st to top of first Cl. (7 Cl, 14 tr, 4 ch-3 sp per side)

Round 11: Ch 1, FPsc in same Cl, [3 sc in ch-3 sp, (FPsc in next Cl) twice, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, FPsc in next Cl, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, (FPsc in next Cl) twice, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, FPsc in next Cl, FPsc in next 14 st, FPsc in next Cl] four times, omitting last Cl, sl st to first FPsc, fasten off. (33 st per side)

Round 12: Working behind Round 11 into the stitches of Round 10, join Color D with sl st to first tr of any side, ch 3, dc in next 13 st.  [Returning to the stitches of Round 11, ch 1, sk 1 st (the FPsc around Cl), BPdc in next 3 st, ch 2, sk 2 st, BPdc in next 3 st, ch 2 for corner, sk next st, BPdc in next 3 st, ch 2, sk 2 st, BPdc in next 3 st, ch 1, sk next st, dc next 14 st of  Round 10] four times, omitting last 14 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (26 dc, 3 ch-2 sp, 2 ch-1 sp per side) 

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 13 st, [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp for corner, sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 st, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 14 st] four times, omitting last 14 st, sl st to first sc.  (35 st per side)  
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 23 st, 3 sc in next st for corner, sc in next 34 st) four times, omitting last 24 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (37 st per side)

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