Garden State Afghan CAL – Week 5

This week’s patterns are a little late; my apologies.  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 5 we have the 8″ motif, Pretty Posy, and the 4″ motif, Simple Loops, and you will work each 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 6/30/2016) 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 .

Pretty Posy 8″ Square

Special Stitches

V – Group – (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in same sp or st

Dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 stitches together – (Dc in next st to last step) x 2, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Dc3tog – Double Crochet 3 stitches together – (Dc in next st to last step) x 3, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Fpsc – Front post single crochet- Insert hook from front to back to front around post of next st, yo and pull to height of current row, yo and pull through 2 loops. 

Ch- chain        sl – slip           st – stitch        hdc – half double crochet                beg – beginning         sp – space   sk – skip          MC – Main Color       sc – single crochet     tr – treble crochet                 FLO – front loop only                    dc – double crochet

Make 4 in 4 Colorways.

(The petals have a jaunty tilt.)

Round 1:  With A (B, C, D), ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 11 hdc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-2. Fasten off. (12 hdc)

Round 2:  Join B(C, D, E) with sl st in any sp between stitches, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same sp, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp.  [Sk 2 st, (V-group in sp between next st)] x 5.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.

Fasten off.  (6 V-groups)

Round 3:  Join D (E, A, B) with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp.  (Sk 2 st, 3 hdc in sp between groups, sk 2 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp) x 5, sk 2 st, 3 hdc in sp between groups.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.  (36 hdc)

Round 4:  Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 st, ch 3.  (Dc3tog, ch 3) x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (12 dc3tog, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 5:  Join MC with sc in any ch-3 sp.  *Fpsc around top of next st, sc in next ch-3 sp.  Tr in FLO of 2nd hdc of 2-hdc group in Round 2 below.  Sc in same sp as last sc. * Repeat * to * 11 times, omitting last sc.  Sl st to beg sc.  (48 st)

Round 6:    Ch 2, hdc in next st, (dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st for corner, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st, hdc in next 2 st) x 4, omitting last 2 hdc.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.  (64 st)

Round 7, 8:  Ch 3, dc in each st around, with (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) for corners.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off at end of Round 8.  (80, 96 st) 

Simple Loops 4″ Square

Make 4 in 4 colorways. 

Ch – chain           sl – slip                 st – stitch            dc – double crochet        FLO – front loop only     ch – chain            sk – skip        fpsc – front post single crochet                 sc – single crochet           BLO – back loop only      dc – double crochet                MC – Main Color              hdc – half double crochet            beg – beginning

 

Round 1:  With A (B, C, E), ch 4, sl st to first st to form ring.  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to FLO of 3rd ch of beg ch-3.   (12 dc)

Round 2:   Ch 4 (counts as sc and ch-3), (sk st, sc in FLO next st, ch 3) x 5, sk st. Do not join.  (6 sc, 6 ch-3 sp)

Round 3:   (5 sc in ch-3 sp, fpsc around post of sc) x 5, 5 sc in ch-3 sp, fpsc around beg ch of Round 2, sl st to first sc of Round 3, fasten off.   (36 sc)

Round 4:  All st worked in BLO of Round 1.  Join D (E, A, B) with sl st in BLO of any st.  Ch 3, dc in same st.  2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (24 dc)

Round 5:  Join MC in any st with sc.  Sc in next st, (Hdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st for corner, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 st) x 4, omitting last 2 sc.  Sl st to beg st.  (32 st)

Round 6:  Ch 2, hdc in each st around, with (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in center st of each corner.  Fasten off. (48 st)

 

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