©ChiChi Allen 2015
Center block credit: Tropical Delight published in Herrschener’s More Blue Ribbon Afghans. Pattern is available at Mellie Blossom.
Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 7 of the 16-week CAL. The patterns for the first 6 innings/weeks can be found:
PDF print button as well as links to the video tutorial, UK term pattern, and Dutch translation can be found at the bottom of this page.
Examples: 78, 86, 90, 98, 102, 110, 114, 122, 126, 134, 138, 146, 150, 158, 162, 170, 174. etc. per side
We will make 3 sets of 2 rows (total of 6 rows, Rows 27 – 32) and add a total of 16 stitches per side.
Watch your tension on single stitch (sc) rows (Rows 27, 29, and 31).
3 x 1 Cable Stitches – The cable stitches are made by skipping the first st, making dc’s in the next 3 st’s, and then reaching over and making a long dc in the first skipped st. The 4th stitch, the one that you go back and make in the first st you skipped, should be made in front of the 3 dc’s and be as long as the width of the 3 dc’s.
Colors – Two rows make up a set so the single stitch (sc) row and the proceeding cable stitch row look best when worked in a same color. However, as with the rest of the afghan, you can enjoy as many or few colors as you would like.
My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:
Row 27 (will add 2 st per side):
Row 28 (will add 4 st per side):
Row 29 (will add 4 st per side):
Row 30 (will add 2 st per side):
Row 31 (will add 2 st per side):
Row 32 (will add 2 st per side):
Total # of stitches added for Week 7 = 16
Examples: 94, 102, 106, 114, 118, 126, 130, 138, 142, 150, 154, 162, 166, 174, 178, 186, 190, etc. per side
We are almost half way done! (click on the photo to enlarge)
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.
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UK Terms – courtesy of Lynnette Wilkie – 7th Inning (UK Terms)
Dutch Translation – For Dutch translation of the PDF pattern, please visit Esther at 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.