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3rd Inning (UK terms)

Around-the-Bases CAL – 3rd Inning

©ChiChi Allen 2015

Center block credit: Tropical Delight published in Herrschener’s More Blue Ribbon Afghans.  Pattern is available at Mellie Blossom.

Week 3


This post is written using UK crochet terms (courtesy of Lynnette Wilkie). For the post in American crochet terms, please click here.  

Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 3 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 2 innings/weeks can be found:

PDF print button as well as links to the video tutorial, American term pattern, and Dutch translation can be found at the bottom of this page.


Pattern written in UK crochet terms

Abbreviations:

  • st = stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • htr = half treble crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • sp = space

3rd Inning – Block Stitches for Around-the-BLOCK

You will start Week 3 with {multiples of 3 + 2} stitches.

  • Examples: 32, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128, etc. per side

3rd inning consists of 3 sets of 2 rows (Rows 10 & 11, 12 & 13, 14 & 15) plus one row (Row 16) of double crochet. These 7 rows will add a total of 21 stitches per side to your block.


Colors – As always, you can complete the CAL with just one colour. But if you are using different colours, there are a few ways to mix colours in this week’s pattern. The above sample used different colour stitches for the block stitches made of trs (Rows 11, 13, and 15) and just one colour for the accent stitches made of dcs (Rows 10, 12, and 14).

My Tropical Garden Sample Colors (pictured at the top of the page):

  • Row 10: Fuchsia
  • Row 11: Light Turquoise
  • Row 12: Fuchsia
  • Row 13: Violet
  • Row 14: Fuchsia
  • Row 15: Olive
  • Row 16: Canary

Alternate Color Idea – As you see below, the stitches are also super cute when you use just one colour for the block stitches and different colours for the accent stitches.

Week 3 White


Special Note on Stitch Count – I normally recommend everyone to count each side and each row but this week’s stitch count has confused some people, including myself.  I had an error on the original stitch count released on August 23 but this has since been corrected.  So at this point, if the stitch count does not make sense to you, my recommendation is just follow the pattern.  At the end, you should have added a total of 21 stitches during this inning.



(Rows 10 and 11 combined add 6 st per side)

Row 10:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. **ch 2, skip 2 st, dc in next**,
  3. Repeat ** to **, ch 2 at the end of the row,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all 4 sides,
  5. sl st to the first (standing) st.

Row 11- on this row, you will only be working on the chain spaces:

  1. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in the corner,
  2. 3 tr in each ch sp,
  3. Repeat 1 & 2 for all 4 sides,
  4. sl st to the first (standing) st.


(Rows 12 and 13 combined add 6 st per side)

Row 12:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. **ch 2, skip 3 tr from the previous row, dc in the space between the groups of 3 tr **,
  3. Repeat ** to **, ch 2 at the end of the row,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all 4 sides,
  5. sl st to the first (standing) st.

Row 13 – on this row, you will only be working on the chain spaces:

  1. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in the corner,
  2. 3 tr in each ch sp,
  3. Repeat 1 & 2 for all 4 sides,
  4. sl st to the first (standing) st.


Rows 14 & 15 are repeats of rows 12 & 13 (and combined add 6 st per side)

Row 14:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. **ch 2, skip 3 tr from the previous row, dc in the space between the groups of 3 tr **,
  3. Repeat ** to **, ch 2 at the end of the row,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all 4 sides,
  5. sl st to the first (standing) st.

Row 15 – on this row, you will only be working on the chain spaces:

  1. (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in the corner,
  2. 3 tr in each ch sp,
  3. Repeat 1 & 2 for all 4 sides,
  4. sl st to the first (standing) st.


Row 16 (will add 2 st per side):

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. dc in each st,
  3. Repeat 1 & 2 for all 4 sides,
  4. sl st to the first (standing) st.                       [added 2 st per side]

Total # of stitches added for Week 3 = 21

Examples: 53, 59, 65, 71, 77, 83, 89, 95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125, 131, 137, 143, 149, etc. per side


Support Groups:

CAL – Crochet A Long‘s ATB CAL event page on Facebook – Very active group where you can find all sorts of inspirations and support!  Share your photos with the group.  Ask questions.  Be tempted by other members’ gorgeous work and numerous CALs that are introduced each week.

Around-the-Bases CAL group on Ravelry – Share your project photos and questions & answers. It is not as frequently moderated as the FB CAL – Crochet A Long group but themed discussions make it easy to navigate in this friendly group.


Looking for a PDF version to print?  Click on Print & PDF powered by printfriendly.com  (You can also remove images or change the text size!)

American Terms – 3rd Inning (American terms)

Dutch Translation – For Dutch translation of the PDF pattern, please visit Esther at It’s All in a Nutshell.

Video – Watch the video tutorial, by visiting Esther at It’s All in a Nutshell.


Next week, we will make some stars!!

Week 4 Sneak PeekEnjoy!


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