Sunday, July 16, 2017

CAL Section 5: A Zig and A Zag Afghan

A Zig and A Zag Afghan CAL

Section 5: Pebbles crochet stitch

Can you believe that we're already on week 5?  I hope you have enjoyed the crochet stitches so far!  This week, we're going to add some texture to our afghans by using a simple combination of treble and single crochets. 

A Zig and A Zag Afghan by Crafting Friends Designs
Pebbles 
If you are just joining us, you can find the beginning of this CAL HERE:  http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-zig-and-zag-afghan-crochet-long.html

Stitches/Abbreviations:
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
WS - Wrong Side
RS - Right Side

Continue with White
Rows 30-31: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc) 
Note: If working in the row order given, you can carry the white up the side here instead of fastening off)

With Color (Turqua)
Note: When working the tr's in this section, be sure to push them to the Right Side of the Afghan so that all the texture is on the same side

Row 32: (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, tr in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, tr in next st,* repeat from *to* across to end st, sc in end st (34 tr, 171 sc)

Row 33: (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, sc in next 3 sts, *tr in next st, sc in next st, tr in next st, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end st, sc in end st (67 tr, 138 sc)

Row 34: (WS) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, *tr in next st, sc in next 3 sts, tr in next st, sc in next st,* repeat from *to* across to last 4 sts, tr in next st, sc in end 3 sts (67 tr, 138 sc)

Row 35: (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, tr in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, tr in next st,* repeat from *to* across to end 2 sts, sc in end 2 sts (34 tr, 171 sc)

Rows 36-39: Repeat rows 32-35

Fasten off Turqua

With White
Rows 40-41: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)

And that's all there is to that!  It's a great way to add some simple texture to any project and it's fun to just run your hands over the bumps.  Be sure to add your projects to the pattern listing on Ravelry.
A Zig and A Zag Afghan

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