Crochet-Along (Week 6)

Week Six already? This crochet- along is flying by! Only one more week and we will take a break on squares for a week and start working on borders for the squares we have done so we aren’t left with all of that for the end. If you are new to the crochet-along, all previous weeks can be found here. This week we will be working with our Color 2, which is Natural for our example blanket, but as we have said before, you can use whichever color you would like. Enjoy!

SQUARE 19

Ch 26 loosely

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

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *insert hook in sc below next sc and pull up a loop even with hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook Long sc made, sc in next sc; rep from *to end, turn – 25 sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, work Long sc in sc below first sc, *sc in next sc, Long sc in sc below next sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until square measures 7” fasten off

SQUARE 20

Ch 32 loosely

Row 1: Sc in 8th ch from hook, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 4, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from *to last 3 ch, ch 2, hdc in last ch to from last loop, turn – 9 loops

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first loop, *4 dc in next loop, sc in next loop; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, sc in first dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, *ch 4 sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to last sc, ch 2, hdc in last sc to form last loop, turn – 9 loops

Repeat Rows 2-3 until square measures 7” fasten off.

SQUARE 21

Ch 28 loosely

Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5 th ch from hook – V-st made, *skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn – 8 V-sts

Row 2: Ch 3, work V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Repeat the last row until square measures 7” fasten off.

 

*** April 11th, 2017 ***

*There was an error on Square 19. The amount to chain was incorrect and the long sc had a duplicate instruction. Thank you all for having patience with me regarding this. I am not here 5 days a week, some times there will be a delay in response. Thank you so much for participating in our very first CAL. There will be some bumps and there is a learning curve to this, Thank you for helping us along the way!!

 

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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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  • For square 19, I chained 26 loosely. This allowed me to get the 25 sts for row 1 and the correct width for the square.

    • I just read the directions for 19, it does sound like we would end up with 23 stitches instead of 25, the way that it is written.

      • I apologize for the delay in getting back to everyone, as I am not here 5 days a week. There was a typo in the pattern, with the Chain amount and with a repeat in the long sc, it is now corrected. Yes this square is very dense, very very dense. I was hoping that switching hook size would have made it less dense but it still has the same density but exceeded the gauge. We have to keep within the proper gauge so that assembly will be easy.

        • Thank you for addressing our questions, much appreciated. I don’t think mine will look like your photo, but I am going to get it done and move on, thanks again.

  • I believe there is an error in the first square pattern in describing how to perform long single crochet. “yo and draw through both loops on hook” should only be stated once.

  • Now I am wondering if square 19 might be correct to chain 24, and then the error should be 23 sc instead of 25 sc. I wonder that because even when I go down to a size G hook, the square is oversized with 25 sc. Think I will try again, this time assume Ch 24 is correct. And hope that 23 sc is not wrong. For me, the square might be sized better anyway, maybe it is just me.

    • Maybe I had better skip this square for now, and wait for a correction, going to go onto the next one instead. Not good at winging it, lol!

  • I had to go back and chain 24 and go with the 23 stitches which made my square perfect,with 25 my square was too big.

    • I don’t understand Line 3, it says *insert hook in sc below next sc and pull up a loop even with hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook – Once I draw through both loops on the hook once, there are not two more to draw through? Are there? So I have been doing it once, but my square does not look like the photo, so I am taking another break from it, not my favorite week. Gauges are challenging this week on the other squares, for me, but at least I knew I was doing those two correctly. Been fun till now, and will be again I am sure.

      • I apologize for the delay in getting back to everyone, as I am not here 5 days a week. There was a typo in the pattern, with the Chain amount and with a repeat in the long sc, it is now corrected. Yes this square is very dense, very very dense. I was hoping that switching hook size would have made it less dense but it still has the same density but exceeded the gauge. We have to keep within the proper gauge so that assembly will be easy.

  • Carol, I am having the same issue with the draw thru 2 loops twice line. There are not two loops left after you take off the first two. I finally went ahead and made mine with just taking off the first two loops and ignoring the 2nd set of loops. Mine does not look like the picture, but it is pretty as it is.

    Kendra, is there a place we can contact you to get clarification on these issues? We seem to have to help each other with no help from the author — I for one would appreciate your assistance. Thank you, Judi in Phoenix

    • Thank you Judy, I guess they made a typo when they repeated that last part of the instructions. But I do wish I could have mine look like their sample, mine is nothing like it, and I stopped after a few inches. Wondering now if they posted the wrong photo. Wish they would check on us now and then.

    • I apologize for the delay in getting back to everyone, as I am not here 5 days a week. There was a typo in the pattern, with the Chain amount and with a repeat in the long sc, it is now corrected. Yes this square is very dense, very very dense. I was hoping that switching hook size would have made it less dense but it still has the same density but exceeded the gauge. We have to keep within the proper gauge so that assembly will be easy.

  • Paulette, mine is coming out very dense too. The sample shows straight rows with some space between, I would like to have that look. Hope they check these comments soon and provide answers, leaving this square unfinished in the meantime.

  • I apologize for the delay in getting back to everyone, as I am not here 5 days a week. There was a typo in the pattern, with the Chain amount and with a repeat in the long sc, it is now corrected. Yes this square is very dense, very very dense. I was hoping that switching hook size would have made it less dense but it still has the same density but exceeded the gauge. We have to keep within the proper gauge so that assembly will be easy.

    • Next week we are going to begin the edging on the completed squares 🙂 This week are the squares that are shown. We only mentioned that so if anyone was in a panic that they were behind they knew they had a “recovery week” to catch up.

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