Sunday, June 18, 2017

CAL Section One: A Zig and A Zag Afghan

A Zig and A Zag CAL Section One

Welcome to the "A Zig and A Zag" Afghan CAL and thanks for joining me!  This week (June 19-24, 2017) we will be working on the first section of our afghan.  This section is 7 rows and we use the "Zig Zag" crochet stitch.  

If you're just seeing this post and want to join, you can find the details & schedule on the first post found HEREhttp://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-zig-and-zag-afghan-crochet-long.html

(c) 2017 Copyright by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs



Notes:

  1. Beginning ch 2 does not count as a hdc
  2. Photos showing stitch placement are referenced as P1, P2, P3 etc.
  3. When changing colors, do so in the last step of the last stitch of the row before the color change
  4. This afghan is set up as a stitch sampler style and sections can be worked in any order to create your own personal style.  If switching up the sections, be sure to start the color sections as noted for Right Side and Wrong sides for best results.  This means you may need to add an extra row of hdc in order to keep the colorwork on the correct side.



Stitches/Abbreviations:
st(s) - stitch(es),    ch - chain,     YO - yarn over,  sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet,  tr - treble crochet,  dtr - double treble crochet, RS - right side, WS - wrong side   





Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may help http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/hdc-chainless-foundation.html



Double Treble (dtr): YO 3x, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook)4x



3-dtr Cluster (uses 1 st): *YO 3x, insert hook in indicated st, YO and pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook)3x* repeat from *to* 2x (see P1), YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook
P1. 3-dtr Cluster

Double 3-dtr Cluster(uses 6 sts): *[YO 3x, insert hook in same st as last st made, YO and pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook)3x], repeat from [to] 2 x, (4 loops on hook), YO 3x, skip next 5 sts, insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook)3x (5 loops on hook), repeat from [to] 2x (see P2), YO and pull through all 7 loops on hook (see P3)


P2. double 3-dtr Cluster

P3. double 3-dtr Cluster complete




Foundation Section
With White (Main Color)
Row 1: (RS) HDC Foundation chain 205 (72" length) or in multiples of 6+7 to desired length

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)

Section 1 - Zig Zag
Continue with White
Rows 3-4: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc), Fasten off White

With Color (Perfect Pink)
     Row 5: (RS) Ch 5 (counts as dtr so you will skip the very first st), turn, skip next 2 sts, work 3-dtr Cluster in next st (see P1), ch 4, *work double 3-dtr Cluster (see P2 & P3), ch 4,* repeat from *to* across to last 3 sts, work 3-dtr Cluster in same st as last st made, skip next 2 sts, dtr in end st, Fasten off Perfect Pink

With White
     Row 6: (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc in first dtr, 5 sc around next ch-4, *sc in next double 3-dtr Cluster, 5 sc around next ch-4,* repeat from *to* across to last 2 sts, skip next 3-dtr Cluster, sc in end dtr (205 sc)

     Row 7:Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)



Enjoy working this section throughout the week and I'll see you back here next Monday!

If you prefer to work this at your own pace, you can purchase the ad free pdf for a small fee on Ravelry HERE
Be sure to add your projects to the listing on Ravelry and add it to your favorites!  I can't wait to see all the colors you choose to use for this afghan. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-zig-and-a-zag-afghan-cal

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Section 2: Available 6/25



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