Garden State Afghan CAL – Week 4

Hope everyone is enjoying the pattern and CAL.    As always, if you need help, please contact me via comments here,  or email,  but if I am not around at the moment, I encourage you to interact with fellow CALers on my Ravelry Board or my Facebook CAL group.  We also love to see photos of work in progress!  Another suggestion for help would be the wonderful tutorial photos and VIDEO put together by Iris van Meer on her blog.  The video is in Dutch only but for those who need a visual it may be helpful no matter your language.  Thanks, Iris!  And just a reminder that Yarn Packs in the Suggested Scheepjes Stone Washed XL are still available at Deramores.

For week 4 we just have the one motif, the 12″ Happy Flower, that you will work 4 times in different colorways.  The pattern is posted here and can be printed with the Print Friendly button.  You can also download the pattern for free to store in your Ravelry library with coupon code #JULIEYEAGERGARDEN (expires June 30, 2016) at the Ravelry pattern page.  Please make a Ravelry project page and share your photos there.  Please do not share the code anywhere on the internet, but encourage people to come here to see the code.  If anyone sees the code shared online please let me know.

As always, thanks to my wonderful testers and to Iris van Meer for her Dutch translation.  Thanks also to Eunbi in Colorado Springs for her Korean translation .

Happy Flower, 12″ Square

Make 4.

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

TR5Tog – Treble Crochet 5 Stitches Together – Treble crochet to the last step over 5 designated stitches; yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook.  One rounded petal made.

Beg TRC (Beginning Treble Crochet Cluster): Ch 4 (counts as tr), (tr until last step leaving one loop on hook) two times, yo and pull through all three loops on hook

TRC (Treble Crochet Cluster): (Tr until last step leaving one loop on hook) three times, yo and pull through all four loops on hook

Join new color with BPSC:  Loop yarn on hook and insert from back to front to back around post of designated stitch.  Yo and draw through, bring up even with last stitch completed.  You have 2 loops on hook.  Yo and draw through.  You have joined the yarn with a BPSC.

Instructions:

Round 1:  With C (D, E, A),   ch 4, sl st to first ch to form ring.  Ch 1, 10 sc in ring. Do not join until end of Round 5.  Place marker (PM)  to keep track of end of round.(10 sc)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.   PM.  (20 sc)

Round 3:  (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) x 10.  PM.  (30 sc)

Round 4:  (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) x 10.  PM.  (40 sc)

Round 5:  (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st) x 8.  Sl st in next st, fasten off.  Invisible join recommended. (48 sc)

Round 6:  Join D (E, A, B) with bpsc around post of any st.  Bpsc in each st around, sl st to BLO of first st.  (48 st)

Round 7:  (All st worked in BLO.)  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st) x 11, dc in next 3 st.  Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (60 st)

Round 8:  Working this Round in FLO of Round 6, TR5Tog over the last st of Round 6 and the following 4 st.  (Ch 5, TR5Tog over last st used and the following 4 st) x 11.  (Last tr of the round will be worked in same st as the first tr of the round.) Ch 5, sl st to top of beg petal.  Fasten off. (12 petals, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 9:   Note:  All stitches will be worked in Round 7, working around and enclosing the ch-5 sp of Round 8.  It will be helpful to mark each 5th stitch in Round 7 after you join your new color.  Join A (B, C, E) with sl st to any st in Round 7 centered between the petals of Round 8, working around and enclosing the ch-5  sp.  (BTRC, ch 6, TRC) in same st.  [Sk 4 st,  (TRC, ch 6, TRC) in next st] x 11.  Sl st to top of BTRC.  Fasten off.  (24 TRC, 12 ch-6 sp)

Round 10:  Join MC with sc in any ch-6 sp, 2 sc in same sp.  (Fpsc around top of each of next 2 TRC, 5 sc in next ch-6 sp) x 11, fpsc around top of each of next 2 TRC, 2 sc in same sp as beg sc,  sl st to first sc.  (84 st)

Round 11:  Ch 4 (counts as tr),(tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in same st as join.   *Tr in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 8 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next st,** (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next st for corner.*  Repeat * to * twice and * to ** once.  Sl st to top of beg ch-4.  (100 st)

Round 12:  Sl st in next st and in ch-1 sp.  (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp.  *Sk 1 st, dc in next 23 st,** (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp for corner.*  Repeat * to * twice and * to ** once.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. (112 st)

Round 13:  Sl st in next st and in ch-1 sp.  (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp.  *Dc in next 27 st,** (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)  in ch-1 sp for corner.*  Repeat * to * twice and * to ** once.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. (128 st)

Round 14:  Sl st in next st and in ch-1 sp. (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp..  *Dc in next 31 st,** (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 sp for corner.*  Repeat * to * twice and * to ** once.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.(144 st – 35 dc, 1 ch per side)

 

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