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Wonder Crochet Blanket 2016 CAL – Rows 1-6

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Rows 1-6

Rows 1-6 kicks off the beginning of the Wonder Crochet Blanket 2016 CAL. Before you start please read the Introduction Post.

 

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Level: Easy

Yarn Red Heart Soft, worsted weight #4, 100% Acrylic, 5oz/141g/256 yds/234m, (I used approximately 100 yds of Wine and Off White )

Hook and Notions – Hook: I (5.50mm), scissors, and blunt yarn needle

Measurement

Estimated Finished Size: (depending on your yarn choice and gauge) 52 inches wide and 60 inches long plus edging

Gauge

N/A

Abbreviations

Ch/chs = chain/chains
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Bb = back bump
Tr = treble crochet
Sk = skip

Special Stitches

Back Bump Tutorial 
Shell ~ in indicated st work (2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc) : shell made.

Notes
For a clean foundation chain, crochet into the “back bumps” or horizontal bar of the chain
Chain 3 at beginning of rows counts as 1st dc
If you are in need of assistance check out this tutorial courtesy of my friend & fellow blogger Joanita Theron owner of Creative Crochet Workshop
Stitch Multiple: chain a multiple of 6 + 4 sts for the starting chain

 

Instructions

Chain 166
Row 1 (Right Side): (I used Off White) dc in 3rd bb from hook (skip 2 ch count as 1 dc) and in 1 dc in each bb across. Turn [165]

Row 2: Chain 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip 1 stitch, dc in next stitch, * chain 1, skip 1, dc in next stitch, * Repeat from * across. Turn [83 dc and 82 ch1sp]

Rows 3: (I used Wine) Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), tr in the dc beneath the chain 1 space (the one you skipped in R1) * dc in next dc, tr in next skip dc of row 1, * Repeat from * across; ending with 1 dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn [165]

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Row 4: (I used Off White) Chain 1, sc in first stitch, * sc in the next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, shell in next stitch; skip next 2 stitches, ** Repeat across to the last 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 2 stitches; Repeat from * across. Turn [27 shells, 30 sc]

Row 5: (I used Wine) Chain 3 (counts as first dc), work 3 dc in first sc; * skip the next 2 dc and next tr, sc in the next tr; work 5 dc in next sc; ** Repeat from * across, ending last Repeat with work 3 dc in the sc; dc in the last sc. Turn [26 shells, 8dc, 27 sc]

Row 6: (I used Off White) Chain 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in each sc and dc across. Turn [165]

Happy Hookin!

XO, Mistie

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51 thoughts on “Wonder Crochet Blanket 2016 CAL – Rows 1-6

  1. I am in the England what yarn is used is it the same as our DK if so is it a 4mm hook or is it Aran yarn and a 5.5mm hook

    1. Good Morning Barbara,

      The Aran yarn is equivalent to #4 worsted weight yarn that we used.You will need a 5.5mm hook. I hope this helps.

      Have a lovely day!
      Mistie

      1. I cannot get much Aran so I am going to try it with DK on a smaller hook and see what I get

  2. I am confused about when to change colors

    1. Hi Linda,
      It’s really up to you on when you change colors. I changes colors on rows 3-6. Hope that helps.

      Have a lovely day,
      Mistie

  3. I have some questions that I didn’t answers to on the introduction page for this CAL. Could you let mek now if you could answer the below? Thank you.
    What is the overall size of the finished blanket?
    How many rows total will there be?
    Will they always be given in 6 row increments?

    1. Hi Jackie,
      Estimated Finished Size: (depending on your yarn choice and gauge) 52 inches wide and 60 inches long plus edging. Yes, each post will include 6 rows. I hope that helps.

      Have a great day,
      Mistie

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  5. Hi I’ve just joined the CAL I just want to know at which row you changed color to wine

    1. Hi,
      I changed the color to wine on row 3.

      Have a lovely day,
      Mistie

  6. I am using a siz 5.5mm hook and a size 4 yarn but my finished width is 41″ after 2 rows!!! What am I doing wrong?

    1. Hi Jacqueline,

      I don’t think you are doing anything wrong. It could be that you crochet tightly.

      Have a great evening,
      Mistie

      1. Not working tight, I bought a UK Size 4 yarn and just been told I should have have bought a Size 6!!! So mine will be smaller, unless you can tell me the pattern repeat and I will adjust my width. Thank you

  7. Hi Mistie
    Will you be writing the entire pattern yourself or have you invited other designers to join you on this journey? Just wondering if all the sections will be free and will remain free throughout the year.

    1. Hi Amy,
      Several designers and I have teamed up to bring our fans this CAL. All sections will remain free on each of our blogs.

      Thanks,
      Mistie

      1. thank you for your quick response, Mistie. I do have one follow up question. Will the ‘sections’ of 6 rows be interchangeable. Example… If I am completely stumped by rows 61-66 and simply cannot proceed, can I replace rows 60-66 with rows 7-12? Or if I want my blanket to be 6 feet or 72 inches instead of 60 inches, could I repeat a few of my favourite sections at the end to increase the length? I know for square motifs, more could always be added, or a swapped out for another. Thanks again. Looking forward to starting this weekend. Solid colour for me, it’s going to be a wedding gift, so I want something neutral.

  8. What will this look like? I need to know so I’ll have the correct yarn. We live way out in the country

    1. Hi Nancy,

      At this point you can see my six rows. The next six rows & image will be posted on the 21st. Hope this helps.

      Have a lovely evening,
      Mistie

  9. dc in 3rd bb from hook (sk 2 ch count as 1 dc) and in 1 dc in each bb across; turn [165]
    Are we skipping 2 chains or skipping 1 and chaining 2?

    1. Hi Melanie,
      You are skipping 2 chains. The two chains that you skipped will count as one double crochet. Hope this helps.

      Have a lovely day,
      Mistie

      1. I am lost on this issue also. When I skip 2 and continue with dc I end up with a whole for the skip. Am I over thinking this?

        1. Hi,

          Just to be clear which row are you working on?

          Thanks,
          Admin

  10. There appears to be two forum groups on Ravelry for us. One of them is called: “Colourful CAL’s/KAL’s & Projects Group” and the other is called “Crochet With Us!

    I’d really appreciate it if you’d let me know which is the “official” and/or correct group.

    Thanks.

    Mitzi

    1. Hi Mitzi,
      You can join Crochet With Us! and American Crochet.

      Have a great day!
      Mistie

  11. Looks !ike a great project for me…Think I’ll start it now…

  12. How many colors are you going to use for the whole afghan.
    Only two?
    Total amount yards needed.
    I would like to use yarn from my stash.
    and need a ball park est.

    1. Hi Dee,

      I am using two colors to make my blanket. It’s really up to you on how many colors are used. You will need roughly 2900 yds. I hope this helps you out. 🙂

      Have a lovely day,
      Mistie

  13. Hi this sounds like a lovely project …im in Australia do i use 8ply and 5.0 hook 12 balls !!!.thank you ..i am new to this but willing to give it a go …excited

    1. Hi Helen,
      I recommend using a 10 ply and a 5.5mm hook. Hope this helps.

      Looking forward to seeing your blanket!

      Have a lovely evening,
      Mistie

  14. This is my very first CAL…I am so excited!

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  16. Love this idea! I’m going to use scraps to make mine. Looking forward to our year together!

    1. Good morning Elizabeth,

      Thanks for joining the CAL. I look forward to seeing your work and crocheting together this year. 🙂

      Have a fantastic day,
      Mistie

  17. I can’t tell from the picture but does the row of shells bubble out? Mine is bubbling put quite a bit.

    1. Good morning Christina,

      Thanks for writing. My shells bubble out some as well. If they are bubbling a lot then it could be your tension.

      Have a lovely day,
      Mistie

  18. Error in Part I – referencing skipped space in R1 should be R2 (found by Kathy K)

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m really not sure what you are referring to. R1 doesn’t mention a skipped space – you are working in the Back Bump all the way across. Let me know if you have any more questions.

      Thanks,
      Admin

      1. Rows 3: (I used Wine) ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), tr in dc beneath the ch1sp (the one you skipped in R1) * dc in next dc, tr in next sk dc of r1, * across; 1 dc in the top of the turning ch. turn [165]

        I noticed this too, I think she means Row 3 directions. The R1 and the r1 should be R2

  19. I was wondering if it’s possible to start with a double crochet chainless foundation of 165 instead of chaining 166 and double crocheting into the back bumps. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Yes, that is fine. Look forward to seeing your progress.

      Have a great evening,

      Mistie

  20. I have a question on row 4. I changed colors through the last 2 loops of the previous row, then I turn and chained 1. I have 165 stitches on row 3. Do I start the first sc in the last dc of row 3? Counting forward, that might give me 3 stitches at the end instead of two. Should my end of row be shell, skip 2, sc, sc?

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Yes, sc in the first st (double crochet). Let me know if you have anymore questions. 🙂

      Have a lovely day,
      Mistie

  21. I love it. Look forward to many more!

  22. I am going to try this in a one solid color. I was given two Pound of Love in Bubble Gum. So far its looking pretty good. Is anyone else using only one color?

  23. […] Part 1: Foundation chain through Row 6, available here on American Crochet. […]

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  25. I’ve completed the row of shells and they are puffing out. Am I doing something wrong or is this part of the texture of the blanket?

    1. Hi Cathy,
      It’s okay if the shells puff out some. 🙂

      Have a lovely evening!
      Mistie

  26. I was pretty much up to date on mine & then I lost the plot, so I undid the whole lot and started again, so before it happens again, I’m using a different colour on each row, is it necessary to turn when indicated.

    1. Hi Lucy,

      Yes, you should turn when indicated…there are some rows that state “do not turn”. Let me know if you need more help.

      Have a great day!
      Mistie

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