Monday, June 26, 2017

CAL Section Two: A Zig and A Zag Afghan

Welcome to week 2 of the "A Zig and A Zag" Afghan CAL.  I hope you had fun learning and working the Zig Zag stitch from section. If you're just finding this CAL and would like to join, you can find all the details HERE in the very first post: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-zig-and-zag-afghan-crochet-long.html


This week, we're going to work one of my favorite stitches to work.  I learned this as the "Brick Stitch" when I was young though I've seen it called by other names.  Because of the slant of this stitch, it makes a fun ziggy zaggy design when working multiple colors. 
This is also the stitch used for C2C afghans so you may have already worked this stitch but we are going to work it in straight rows for this design.  

Are you ready to have some fun with more color?  Grab your hook and yarn and let's get stitching!!!

Stitches/Abbreviations
     sk - skip
     st(s) - stitch(es)
     ch - chain
     sc - single crochet
     hdc - half double crochet
     dc - double crochet
     Brick Stitch (Br St) - (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st
     RS - Right Side of work     

Continue with White
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)

Row 9: (RS) Ch 1, turn, Br St in very first st (see P4), sk next 2 sts, *Br St in next st, sk next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end st, sc in end st (68 Br St)
P4

With Color (Shocking Pink)
Rows 10-11: Ch 1, turn, Br St in very first st (see P5), *Br St around ch of  next Br St below (see P6), * repeat from *to* across to end Br St, sc around ch of end Br St (68 Br St)  Fasten off Shocking Pink
P5

P6


With White
Row 12: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same st (see P7), *sc around ch of next Br St, 2 dc in sc of same Br St (see P8),* repeat from *to* across to end Br St, sc around ch of end Br St (137 dc, 68 sc)

P7

P8


Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)

That's it!  You've made it through week 2 of our CAL.  Be sure to add your project to the Ravelry listing so we can see everyone's work and colors you've chosen.  It's always fun to see the variety!


If you prefer to work at your own pace, the full pdf is available for purchase here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-zig-and-a-zag-afghan-cal






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