September Morning Afghan CAL Week 3

September Morning CAL – Week Three

By Julie Yeager

This week we begin the Sun Squares. This is the most difficult of the motifs because of the spike stitches but with careful counting and stitch markers in Round 12, it becomes easier.

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Pattern is written in U.S. terms.

–  Ch-3 and ch-4 at beginning of round/row will count as dc/tr throughout.

–  Magic Ring, invisible joins, air crochet, and other matters of technique are “crocheter’s choice.”

– Need 1 or more stitch markers this week.

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning           blo – back loop only    ch – chain        dc – double crochet    flo – front loop only    DK – double knitting yarn    rnd(s) – round(s)        sc – single crochet       sk – skip          sl – slip            spike dc – spike double crochet   st – stitch         yo – yarn over

Special Stitches

Long DC or Spike DC (spike dc) : Yarn over, insert your hook in the row indicated, and work a double crochet as usual bringing stitch up to same height as current row.

Sun Square Part 1 Color Chart

(Note:  DK afghan has 3 of each motif; aran weight has 2 each.  May Morning has 3 motifs, 2 are identical.)

Rnds 1, 5, 8, 11-12 Rnds 2-4, 6-7, 9-10 Rnds 13-14 Rnds 15-20
Everyday Rainbow 1 B A D H
Everyday Rainbow 2 C H F D
Everyday Rainbow 3 E D C F
Purple Passion 1 and Sept Morn 1 D B A C
Purple Passion 2 and Sept Morn 2 F A D B
 

Rnds 1,5,8

Rnds 2-4,

6-7,9-10

Rnds 11-12 Rnds 13-14 Rnds 15-20
May Morn  1 F G B E C
May Morn  2 F G G E C
May Morn  3 F G B E C

 

Motif 2:  Sun

Note:  At the beginning the motif might cup a little. It will flatten out on subsequent rounds. Color changes in text below are for Sept Morn and Purple Passion colorway.  For others, refer to chart.

Round 1:  With D (F), ch 3, join with sl st.  Ch 1, sc 10 in ring, sl to first sc. Fasten off or hold yarn to back. (10 sc)

Round 2:  Join B (A) with sc in any sc.  Sc in same st.  2 sc in each of the next 9 st.  Sl st to first sc. (20 sc)

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st as join.  (Dc in next st, sc in next st) nine times.  Dc in next st, sl st to first sc.  (20 st)

Round 4:  Ch 1, (dc in sc, sc in dc) ten times, sl st to first dc, fasten off or hold to back. (20 st)

Round 5:  Join D (F) with sc in any st.  Sc in same st.  2 sc in each of the next 19 st.  Sl st to first sc. Fasten off or hold to back. (40 sc)

Round 6:  Join B (A) with sc in any st. (Dc in next st, sc in next st) 19 times.  Dc in next st, sl st to first sc.  (40 st)

Round 7:  Ch 1, (dc in sc, sc in dc) 20 times, sl st to first dc, fasten off or hold to back. (40 st)

Round 8:  Join D (F) with sc in any st.  Sc in same st.  2 sc in each of the next 39 st.  Sl st to first sc. Fasten off or hold to back. (80 sc)

Round 9:  Join B (A) with sc in any st. (Dc in next st, sc in next st) 39 times.  Dc in next st, sl st to first sc.  (80 st)

Round 10:  Ch 1, (dc in sc, sc in dc) 40 times, sl st to first dc, fasten off. (80 st)

Round 11:  Join D (F), with sl st in any st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st as join, (dc in the next 19 st , 2 dc in next st) three times, dc in next 19 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (84 st)

Round 12:  Ch 3, dc in same st as join, (dc in the next 6 st, 2 dc in the next st) 11 times, dc in the next 6 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  Mark the back loop of the first dc after an increase. (96 st)

Round 13(* Note:  To keep you on track, the fourth spike dc of each set is being made into the same st in Round 11 that the Round 12 increase stitch was made. If desired, mark every 8th st.)

Working in front loops only, join A (D) with sc in marked stitch. (Leave marker.) Sc in next 4 st, [spike dc into next st in round 11, spike dc into next st in round 10, ch 4, spike dc into same st in round 10 as last spike dc, spike dc into next st in round 11 (See Note*), sc in (front loops only!) next 5 st in round 12] ten times, spike dc into next st in round 11, spike dc into next st in round 10, ch 4, spike dc into same st in round 10 as last spike dc, spike dc into next st in round 11.  Join with sl st to first sc. (156 stitches – 12 sets of 5 sc, 2 spike dc, 4 ch, 2 spike dc)

Round 14:  Ch 1. Working through both loops, sc in same st and in next 4 st, [skip 2 st, (6 dc, ch 3, sl into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 6 dc) into ch-4 loop, sk 2 st, sc in next 5 st] 10 times, skip 2 st, (6 dc, ch 3, sl into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 6 dc) into ch-4 loop, sk 2 st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  (144 dc, 60 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 15:  (All stitches are worked into Round 12, behind the petals of Rounds 13-14.) With C (B), join with sl st to back loop of marked st of Rd 12. (Remove marker.) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in blo of next 3 st, 2 dc in blo of next st, [sk next st, 2 dc in both loops of center st behind petal in Rd 12, sk next st,  2 dc in blo of next st, dc in blo of next 3 st, 2 dc blo of next st] 10 times, sk next st, 2 dc in center st behind petal in Rd 12, sk next st.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3. (108 dc)

Round 16:  Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st) 10 times, dc in next 8 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (120 dc)

Round 17:  Ch 3, dc in each dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (120 dc)

Round 18:  Ch 3, dc in same st BUT as you form this second dc pick up top loop of center point of petal below as follows:  YO, place hook in top loop of center of petal, place hook into the st on Rd 17 and work rest of dc as usual.  (Dc in next 9 st, 2 dc in next st picking up petal with second dc) 11 times, dc in next 9 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (132 dc)

Round 19:  Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in next 10 st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in next 10 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  (144 dc)

Round 20:  Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc in next 11 st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times, dc in next 11 st, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Do not fasten off. (156 dc)

 

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