Garden State Afghan CAL – Week 7

 

Hope everyone is enjoying the pattern and CAL.   Please post photos on Facebook and Ravelry – love to see what you come up with!  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.   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 atDeramores.

For week 7 we have four 4″ motifs – Easy Sun, Mini Mum, Mini Daisy, and Simple Circle Flower 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 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 and Dutch language video.  Thanks also to Eunbi in Colorado Springs for her Korean translation .

Week 7 –  Easy Sun, Mini-Mum, Mini Daisy, and Simple Circle Flower

Make 4 of each motif in designated colorways.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Ch – chain       sl – slip            st – stitch         dc – double crochet    beg – beginning          sc – single crochet            sk – skip           sp – space       hdc – half double crochet       BCL3 (Beginning Cluster of 3 dc)        CL3 (Cluster of 3 dc)          MC – Main Color        FPsc – front post single crochet          FLO – front loop only  BLO – back loop only

BCL3 (Beginning Cluster of 3 dc): Ch 2, (dc in same st until last step leaving one loop on hook) twice, yo and pull through all three loops on hook

CL3 (Cluster of 3 dc): (Dc in same st until last step leaving one loop on hook) x 3, yo and pull through all four 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

Easy Sun 4” Motif

 

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

Fasten off. (12 dc)

Round 2:  Join D (E, A, B) with sc in any st.  2 sc in next st and in each st around, ending with sc in same st as beg sc.  Sl st to first sc of round.  Fasten off.  (24 sc)

 

 Round 3:  Join C (D, E, A) with sc in any st.  (Ch 4, sk 1 st, sc in next st) x 11, ch 4, sk 1 st, sl st to first sc of round.  Fasten off. (12 sc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 4:  All stitches are placed behind the Round 3 loops in the unused stitches of Round 2.  Join MC with sl st in any st.  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), dc in same st.  [(Hdc, sc) in next st, ch 1, (sc, hdc) in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st for corner] x 4, omitting last 2 st.   Sl st to top 3rd ch of beg ch-4.  (32 st)

Round 5:  Ch 3, hdc in each st around, including chains, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) for corners.  (48 st)

Mini-Mum 4” Motif

Round 1:  With E (A, B, C,), ch 4, sl st to first 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 same st as join.  2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (24 dc)

Round 3:  All stitches worked around front posts of Round 1.  Join A (B, C, D) with sl st around front post of any st in Round 1.  BCL3 around same front post, (sk 1 st, sl st and BCL3 around front post of next st) x 5, sl st to first sl st of round.  Fasten off. (6 BCL3)

Round 4:  All stitches worked around front posts of Round 2.  Join A (B, C, D) with sl st around front post of 2nd dc of any 2 dc group in Round 2.  BCL3 around same front post, (sk 1 st, sl st and BCL3 around front post of next st) x 11, sl st to first sl st of round.  Fasten off. (12 BCL3)

Round 5:  Join MC with sl st in any st in Round 2.  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1), dc in same st.  (Hdc in next st, sc in next 3 st, Hdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st for corner) x 4, omitting last 3 st, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.  (32 st)

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

 

Mini Daisy 4” Motif

Round 1:  With C (D, E, A), ch 4, sl st to first st to form ring.  Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st to first sc.  Fasten off. (8 sc)

Round 2:  Join D (E, A, B) with sl st in any st.  BCL3 in same st, (ch 3, CL3 in next st) x 7.  Ch 3, sl st to top of BCL3.  Fasten off. (8 CL3, 8 ch-3 sp.)

Round 3:  Join MC with sc in any ch-3 sp.  (FPsc around tip of CL3, 2 sc in ch-3 sp) x 8, omitting last sc.  Sl st in first st of round.  (24 st)

Round 4:  Ch 2 (counts as hdc), [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next st for corner, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st] x 4, omitting last hdc.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.  (32 st)

Round 5:  Ch 2, hdc in each st around, with (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) for corners.  Fasten off. (48 st)

 

Simple Circle Flower 4” Motif

Round 1:  With B (C, D, E), ch 5, sl st to first st to form ring.  Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st to first sc.  (12 sc)

Round 2:  Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join and in each st around.  Sl st to beg sc.  Fasten off (24 st)

 

Round 3:  Work all st in FLO of Round 2.  Join D (E, A, B) with sc to FLO of any st of Round 2.  Ch 1, sc in same st.  (Sc, ch 1, sc) in each st around.  Sl st to first sc.  Fasten off, invisible join recommended.

Round 4:  Work all st in BLO of Round 2.  Join MC with sl st to BLO of any st of Round 2.  Ch 2 (counts as hdc), [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next st for corner, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st] x 4, omitting last hdc.  Sl st to top of beg ch-2.  (32 st)

Round 5:  Ch 3, hdc in each st around, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) for corners.  Fasten off. (48 st)

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Garden State Afghan CAL – Week 7

  1. Thank you for your Garden state afghan cal. It is wonderful afghan.

    Excuse me.
    Easy Sun 4″ Motif- Round 5: Ch 3, dc in each st around, including chains, with (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc) for corners. (48 st)

    “dc” is not, and “hdc” is right?

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