6th Inning (UK terms)

Around-the-Bases CAL – 6th Inning (UK Terms)

©ChiChi Allen 2015

Week 6.

Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 6 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 5 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.



  • st = stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • htr = half treble crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sp = space

6th Inning – Back Post Stitches

Week 6This week, everyone is starting with multiples of 4:

Examples: 72, 80, 84, 92, 96, 104, 108, 116, 120, 128, 132, 140, 144, 152, 156, 164, 168, etc. per side

6th inning consists of 3 rows (Rows 24 – 26) and will add a total of 6 stitches per side.

back post stitches – I used to find back post stitches a little hard on my hands but my wonderful Dutch testers taught me that they are much easier if you work from the reverse side as front post stitches.  So, you flip your afghan over and make front post stitches facing the wrong (back) side of the afghan.  (But please note that the pattern below is from facing the front)

My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:

  • Row 24: Violet
  • Row 25: Fuchsia
  • Row 26: Moors

Row 24 (will add 2 st per side):

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

Watch your tension on Rows 25 and 26, not to make them too tight.  If your tension tends to be tight, you may want to go up a hook size or two. However, if your tension is okay, stay with the same size hook.  At the end of Rows 25 and 26 (and throughout the CAL), your afghan should lay relatively flat without being pulled in or rippling.

Row 25 (will add 2 st per side):

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

Row 26 (will add 2 st per side):

  1. (dc, ch 2, dc) in the corner,
  2. back post dc (bpdc) 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 6 = 6

Examples: 78, 86, 90, 98, 102, 110, 114, 122, 126, 134, 138, 146, 150, 158, 162, 170, 174. etc. per side

This is a good week to block your ATB CAL, if you haven’t done so recently.  Check out this great tutorial on how to wet block byTamara Kelly of Moogly.  You can also google “steam block”.

Next week, we will make 3 x 1 cable stitches.Week 7 sneak peekEnjoy!

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  (You can also remove images or change the text size!)

American Terms 6th Inning

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 of It’s All in a Nutshell.

Please note that the pattern has only been tested using the American terms.  If there is a discrepancy between any of the other versions, please refer to the American terms.


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