Moroccan Lattice Afghan CAL starts today, although many have gotten a head start! LindaLucas24 is already finished! But it’s not a race, it’s an easy and addictive pattern and it’s quite fun to see your motifs pile up! Great portable project, too! I’ve extended the 30% off sale price throughout the CAL, good until May 31, 2017 with Coupon Code MLA30.
For those of you who can’t get enough of afghan squares (guilty!), I am excited to announce that two of my designs will be included in an afghan block CAL called “Nuts about Squares,” coordinated by Esther of It’s All in a Nutshell. Esther is a designer and blogger who makes wonderful step-by-step videos. You have probably seen her work with Sophie’s Universe and the latest Scheepjes Hygge Shawl CAL.
Check out Esther’s blog for all the details: It’s All in a Nutshell.
Starts March 31 and there are 3 lovely yarn packs put together for it, please purchase through Esther’s Blog.
Can’t wait to see the videos, especially for my blocks hehe.
Our next CAL will be a new design called Moroccan Lattice Afghan, a repetitive design suitable for intermediate crocheters or adventurous beginners. Moroccan Lattice will be a paid pattern on Ravelry. Size in Stonewashed XL is about 44″ x 60″.
To achieve this look, you will need:
Scheepjes Stone Washed XL, (Aran weight; 70% cotton, 30% acrylic; 82 yds / 75 m per 50g skein) : Moonstone 841 – 8 skeins, Blue Agate 845 – 4 skeins, Boulder Opal 844 – 4 skeins, Yellow Jasper 849 – 3 skeins, Garnet 850 – 3 skeins, Coral 856 – 3 skeins, and Brown Agate 862 – 3 skeins
You can get Scheepjes Stone Washed XL at Deramores (free shipping with $50.00 purchase, and a 15% off coupon if you sign up for emails on the website),
Wool Warehouse, and Paradise Fibers. I have ordered from all 3 and recommend all. I get a commission if you order from Deramores or Wool Warehouse, which are both UK based. Paradise Fibers is US based.
Pattern is available on Ravelry, with 30% discount good until March 1, 2017, Coupon Code is MLA30. Will also be available soon on Etsy and Loveknitting. Come Crochet-A-Long on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group, Crochet A-Long with JulieAnny. (Type JulieAnny into the Facebook search box to join the group.)
For this look, I mounted the afghan onto a 36″ x 48″ canvas that I picked up at the craft store. I folded the afghan around the edges and stapled it to the wooden frame. I love it!
(For those asking, I used a stapler like this and 1/2″ staples.)
How is everyone doing with our current CAL, Memories? Here are a few pretty finished versions, by Isabella106 and DakotaStamper. I love how everyone puts their special touch on the patterns.
Here are a couple of standouts from our last CAL, Spiral Hexaround, by marjos and crankyangel:
Here’s a version I did in Stone Washed XL with a single crochet edging:
I’m very excited about the next CAL – March-May, it is an original design and I’m trying to get yarn packs arranged. The pattern will be a paid pattern with a pre-CAL discount. Coming soon!
June-July – Free CAL to one of my old patterns. Maybe we’ll do a vote! Hexaghan or September Morning?
August-October – MYSTERYGHAN 2017 – Free up until the start of the CAL, like we did last year.
I also have a few more afghan patterns in the works – not sure of timeline!
For Moogly Fans:
Thanks for all the positive response to Fantastic!, and I love seeing all the finished blocks. As some of you may know, I have been designing afghan blocks for many years and sell my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, and Loveknitting. I also offer several afghan blocks for free here on the blog (see Tab above.) Thanks to those who post and put in a good word for me on Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, and who make a Ravelry project page. Good luck as you finish your CAL.
Here are a few Coupon Codes to use in my Ravelry Store: Banner Ad Code: Good indefinitely – use JULIE20 or JULIE 20 to get 20% off entire purchase in my Ravelry Store.
Take $3.00 off the price of any afghan block pattern with code tryJulie300 good until 12/31/17, one use per customer.
Fantastic! Afghan Block half price til end of 2017 with Coupon Code Moogly2017.
“Fantastic!” is a free pattern here on the blog and is also available as a paid pattern on Ravelry for those who wish to store it in their Rav library. ( Check out all my afghan and afghan square patterns in my Ravelry Store.)
Pattern in print friendly version here. See Round by Round photos and charts to follow.
Fantastic! Afghan Square by Julie Yeager Designs
Do not post this pattern on the internet. Share the link to this blog.
For a paid version of this pattern that you can store in your Ravelry library, go to my Ravelry Store and purchase the PDF version.
Pattern is in American crochet terms.
Materials: Aran or Worsted Weight Yarn
A: Sapphire; B: Lime; C: Fern; D: Aqua
A: Dusty Green; B: Pink; C: Antique Rose; D: Silver Blue
Hook size: J (6 mm) Gauge: 12” square, 4” diameter after 3 rounds
Stitch Marker: 1, optional
BLO – back loop only dc – double crochet FPdc – front post double crochet PM – place marker sk – skip sl – slip ch- chain st – stitch sp – space beg – beginning
Ch-3 at the beg of a round counts as a dc.
FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times
FPsc – Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through two loops
“Between the Stitches” – Not technically a space, since it is not formed by a chain – just place your hook between the two designated stitches, not “into” the loops of either stitch.
V-St – V- Stitch – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st
PM (Place Marker) – Mark this stitch one time. (Paper clip or piece of yarn will do the trick.)
All work is done on the Right Side (RS) except for Round 12 which is done on the Wrong Side(WS.)
Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl 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 B with sl st in any dc, ch 3, FPdc around same dc below, (dc in next st, FPdc around same st) x 11, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (12 dc, 12 FPdc)
Round 3: Join C with sl st in any FPdc, ch 3, FPdc around FPdc below, (dc in next 2 st, FPdc around FPdc below) x 11, dc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (24 dc, 12 FPdc)
Round 4A: Join D with sl “between” any 2 dc. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same “sp.” [Sk 3 st, V-St “between” next 2 dc] x 11. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5. Fasten off. (24 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)
Round 4B: Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any V-St. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 3, ch 4, sk V-St) x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off. (12 FPdc, 12 ch-4 sp)
Round 5A: Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 4B, join A with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 4A. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 4B.) [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 4A]] x 11. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (48 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)
Round 5B: Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 4B, ch 5, sk 5 st) x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off. (12 FPdc, 12 ch-5 sp)
Round 6A: Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 5B, join B with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 5A. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 5B.) [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 5A] x 11. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)
Round 6B: Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 5B, ch 7, sk 7 st) x 12, sl st to first FPdc. Do not fasten off. (12 FPdc, 12 ch-7 sp)
Round 7: FPsl (slip st) around post of FPdc below, ch 3. Working around and enclosing stitches of Round 6B, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 6A, FPdc around FPdc in Round 6B] x 12, omitting last FPdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not fasten off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp, 12 FPdc)
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in next 3 dc, (sc in ch-2 sp (PM once), sc in next 3 st, FPsc around FPdc, sc in next 3 st) x 12, omitting last 3 st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (96 st)
Round 9: For better definition, work ALL stitches in back loop only (BLO) in just this round. With D, join with sc in BLO of marked st. Sc in next 8 st, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 17 st) x 4, omitting last 9 st. (In other words, instead of sc in next 17 st that last time, you will sc in last 8 st.) Sl st to first sc of round. Do not fasten off. (104 st)
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same and next 2 st, (hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 2 st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st) x 4, omitting last 3 st. (In other words, instead of “sc in next 5 st” that last time, you will sc in last 2 st.) Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (120 st)
Round 11: Join A with sc in 3rd tr of any corner, sc in same st. (Sc in next 29 st, 3 sc in next st) x 4, omitting last 2 st. Sl st to beg st. Fasten off. (128 st)
Round 12 (WS): Turn work. Join B with sc in any corner st, (tr, sc) in same st, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) x 15, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (136 st)
Round 13 (RS): Turn work. With A, sc in each st, with 3 sc in corners. Fasten off. (144 st, 36 st per side)
Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs
Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at email@example.com.
Jenny is working on a chart for this block – if anyone would like to test the chart I will post it – but it has not been tested yet. The chart is complex and is in several parts. Here are charts for first 8 rounds:
NOT TESTED YET Rounds 1 – 4A
Round 4B – NOT TESTED YET
Round 5A and 5B – NOT TESTED YET
Round 6A and 6B – NOT TESTED YET
Rounds 7 and 8 – NOT TESTED YET
Hop on the trip down ”Memories” lane as we Crochet Along in January/February 2017. Pattern is free on Ravelry with Coupon Code MEM2017 for the next 7 days – good until end of day 1/8/17.
Crochet along – share photos and progress – on my Ravelry board and on my Facebook CAL group, “Crochet Along with JulieAnny.”
Pattern as shown measures 51” x 63” or 130 cm x 160 cm and requires:
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice (Yarn Weight 4; 156 m per 100 g skein)
Red, 1 skein
Burgundy, 1 skein
White, 2 skeins
Linen, 3 skeins
Charcoal Grey, 5 skeins
Hook size I (5.5 mm)
but you can choose your own size/scheme. This is a denser circle to square granny (less holey) and will remind you of why the classics do not go out of style – memorize the pattern in 5 minutes and “Relax and Crochet.”
Who is in? What colors/yarn are you planning? Please post progress photos and make a project page on Ravelry.
Use hashtags #memoriescrochet #memoriesafghan
I am very humbled and appreciative of the support of so many throughout the year. I am thankful to those who purchase and stitch my patterns and love to see all the finished photos. Happy Holidays from me to all of you and if you’ve had your eye on a pattern – now is the time with a 50% off NEW YEAR’S FLASH SALE in my Ravelry Store on all single patterns from now until January 6, 2017. No Coupon Code required. Here’s to another year of creativity in 2017! http://www.ravelry.com/stores/julie-yeager-designs
Seamless Ponytail Hat
My version fo the viral messy bun/ponytail hat, with
1) seamless construction to show your gradient yarn to best effect,
2) a fast and beautifully easy stitch pattern,
3) instructions and measurements to accommodate any yarn weight and any gauge, and
4) with child, teen and adult sizing options.
Purchase this pattern for $5.00 and receive a coupon code for $10.00 off patterns in my Ravelry store, expires 12/31/2017.
Chunky Ripple Cowl Plus
Fun and relaxing ripple pattern worked into a 6” scarf, 10” cowl, 10” super scarf, or 36” throw.
Purchase for $5.00 and receive coupon code for $10.00 off future purchases in my Ravelry store, good until 12/31/2017.
Samples made with about 1 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes in Mountain Range and in Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes in Midnight and a K (6.5 mm hook.)
Pattern support on my Ravelry board and Facebook CAL page, Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny. Pattern here:http://www.ravelry.com/patt…/library/chunky-ripple-cowl-plus