Monday, 28 September 2015

2015 CWU & AC Mystery Blanket CAL Rows 7-12




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Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


After Row 6, you should have a total of 286 hdc and 4 x ch2 spaces (82 hdc along each long side, 61 hdc along each short side)


Row 7:


Special Stitch: Crossed Double Crochet (CDC): dc in the next stitch, then cross over the front of the dc you just worked, back to the 2nd st you skipped and work another dc in that stitch, creating a crossed dc.


Join new colour in any ch2 corner sp, ch3 (counts as 1 dc); (dc, ch2, 2dc) in the same corner space, ch1.


*sk next 2 hdc, CDC in next st; ch1*; rep from * to * to last st before next corner; sk last st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into corner ch2 space.  Ch1.**


Repeat from * to ** 3 times more; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Do not fasten off.  (94 CDC 16 dc & 4 x ch2 spaces)  Total stitches = (310)


Row 8:  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in next st, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner ch2 sp; hdc in next 2 sts;


*hdc in ch1 sp; hdc in top of each dc of the CDC previously worked; repeat from * to end, remembering to work (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in the corner ch2 spaces.  sl st to top of beg ch2; fasten off.  (318 hdc & 4 ch2 spaces)


Change colour.


Row 9:  


Special Stitch;  Star Stitch:  1dc, insert hook in top half of the side (post) of the dc you just worked and pull a loop through; insert hook in lower half of dc you just worked, pull a loop through; insert hook into space at the base of the dc you just worked, pull a loop through, insert hook into next stitch from previous row, pull a loop through, insert hook into next stitch from previous row, pull a loop through – you should now have 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all six loops. Work one chain to “close” the star. To work next and following stars in the row, insert hook into the chain you used to “close” the star (sometimes called the “eye” of the star), pull up a loop, insert hook into the star behind the last “spoke”, pull a loop through, insert hook into base of that same spoke, pull up a loop, insert hook through next stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook through next stitch, pull up a loop. You should, again have 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, again working a chain to “close” the star.


Attach new colour in corner ch2 space, then working across the first *short* side, *(Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner ch2 space.  Sk 1 hdc.


dc in top of next st; work star stitch (see Special Stitches) to last st before corner (33 stars), dc in same st as end of last star stitch; sk 1 hdc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner space.


Turn to work down the 1st long side.


Sk 1 hdc.  dc in top of next st; star stitch to last st before corner (44 stars), dc in same st as end of last star stitch; sk 1 hdc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner space.


Repeat these instructions for the other two sides of the blanket - 33 stars on the short side, 44 stars on the longer side.


sl st to top of beg ch3.  Do not fasten off.   (154 stars, 12 dc, 4 x ch2 spaces)


Row 10:  Ch2, hdc in next st (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner ch2 space; hdc in next 3 sts.


Skip to the “eye” of the star stitch (where you made the ch1 to close the stitch), work 2 hdc into the “eye” of the star, and in every “eye” to the end of this side.  Hdc in the top of the dc which completed the star stitches in the previous rows, hdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner ch2 space.


Turn to work down the longer side.


Hdc in next 3 sts, skip to “eye” of the next star stitch, 2 hdc in each “eye” of each star, to the end of this side, working hdc into the top of the dc which completed the star stitches from the prev row, hdc in next 2 sts, (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) into corner space.


Repeat instructions for the other two sides of this row, sl st to beg ch2, fasten off.  (348 hdc and 4 x ch2 spaces)


Change colour.


Row 11:  


Special Stitch:  Extended Mesh Stitch (EMS):  yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull yarn through (3 loops on hook), sk next st, yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull yarn through (5 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through remaining 4 loops. NOTE: each new EMS stitch is started in the *same space* in which the last EMS was completed.


Attach yarn to any ch2 corner space.  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), (hdc, ch2, 2hdc) into corner space; ch1, sk next st, *EMS in next st, ch1*; repeat from * to * to next corner;  (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner ch2 space; **ch1, sk next st; (EMS in next, ch1) to next corner space; (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) in corner ch2 sp; repeat from ** once; ch1, sk next st; (EMS in next, ch1) to beg ch2, sl st to top of beg ch2.   (170 EMS; 174 ch 1 spaces, 8 hdc, 4 x ch2 spaces - total stitch count = 360)


Row 12:  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in next st, *(2hdc, ch2, 2hdc) into corner ch2 space; hdc in each top of EMS from prev row, and also in each ch1 space to next corner space; rep from * twice; (2hc, ch2, 2 hdc) in corner ch2 space; hdc in each top of EMS from prev row, and also in each ch1 space to beg ch2; sl st to beg ch2.  Fasten off.  (372 hdc & 4 x ch2 spaces).


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