Crochet-Along (Week 4)

We are one month in and we hope you are enjoying this CAL as much as we are! You can find all of the previous CAL posts here if you are just joining. Be sure to be sharing your pics on social media using #marymaximcal, we would love to see them!

For the 4 squares this week we will be using Color 2, which for us is Starlette Mid Green.

SQUARE 11



Ch 12, join with sl st to form ring. We will be working in the round for this square.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 3 dc in ring, work CL in ring as follows: [Yoh, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 6 times (7 loops on hook), yo and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 – Cluster made, ch 1,  *work 4 dc in ring, work CL in ring ; rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st and in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next CL, ch 1, *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next CL, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st and in next dc, [CL in next dc,dc in next dc] twice, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, [CL in next dc, dc in next dc] twice, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st and in each of next 2 dc, [dc in next CL, dc in next dc] twice, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, [dc in next CL, dc in next dc] twice, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (44 dc total)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st and in each of next 2 dc, [CL in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, [CL in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, *dc in each dc and each CL across to next ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each of first 15 dc, 3 sc in next dc, *sc in each of next 17 dc, 3 sc in next dc; rep from * twice more, sc in each of last 2 dc, join with sl st in first sc. (80 sc)

SQUARE 12

Ch 5, join with sl st to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, work 15 dc in ring, sl st in top of beg ch-3. (16 dc)

Row 2: Ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Row 3: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp – Shell made, ch 1, hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from *around, sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Row 4: Sl st ion next dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 2, [hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] 4 times, * work Shell in ch-2 sp of next Shell, ch 2, [hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] 4 times; rep from *around , sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Row 5: Sl st in next dc and in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, [2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, *work Shell in next Shell, [2 dc in next ch-2 sp] 5 times; rep from *around, sl st in top of beg ch-3. (56 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, *dc in each dc across to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, dc in each dc across, sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 3 dc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp, 5 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *twice more, sc in each dc across, sl st in top of beg ch-3. (92 sc total)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, *[sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in each of next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * twice more [sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in each of last 4 sc, sl st in first sc. (112 sc)

SQUARE 13 

Ch 26 loosely.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, [skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, ch 2, skip 3 ch, dc in each of next 4 ch] twice, ch 3 turn.

Row 2: Dc in each of next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc, ch 2 skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in top of beg ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until square measures 7”.

SQUARE 14

Ch 26 loosely.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: Sc in first sc, *tr in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end ch 1, turn. (25 sts)

Row 3: Sc in each st to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until square measures 7” ending after Row 3.

 

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Kendra Sagash

Kendra has been crocheting for over 20 years. She became obsessed and enthused with crochet when she realized it was a great way to interact with people. She enjoys sharing her love of crafts with her two beautiful daughters. Kendra also paints in her free time.

Kendra joined Mary Maxim in 2013. She is the crochet instructor at the Mary Maxim retail store in Port Huron. She assists customers with our pattern support team and is the Social Media Assistant.

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  • Thoroughly enjoying this CAL. Got caught up this weekend and am loving the construction of some of these squares. I have never seen a CL done this way, or the 5 stitches in the corners, or the diamond shape in the middle of square 11. Just ingenuous designs…love it! I’m learning so much. This stitch sampler CAL is quick, fun, and educational. I can’t wait for week 5. Thank you so much for doing this!!!

    Question, if making more of individual squares to make the blanket larger, how many more squares should I estimate that I’ll need? I would like it to fit at least on a full size bed. Thanks.

  • All done, looking forward to next week. Enjoyed working in the round, on a couple of this week’s squares and earlier ones. Looked at all of my 14 squares, and have to say, still not happy with the looks of # 3, (and I made that one a couple of times so the one I kept is the better one), and I have decided to replace that one. I found a couple of patterns for afghans with 7 inch squares, so I am substituting one of theirs. But I am pleased with the other 13. Just got back into crocheting after 20-odd years, this has been a great refresher and a way to learn new things.

  • I have started really looking forwards to Fridays, thanks to you. I have learned several new stitches from this activity. You time and knowledge are deeply appreciated. And thank you to everyone that has joined this blog. Your comments are priceless.

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