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8th Inning

Around-the-Bases CAL – 8th Inning

©ChiChi Allen 2015

Week 8


Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 8 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 7 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.


Pattern written in American crochet terms by a right-handed crocheter

Abbreviations:

  • st = stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • slst = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • sp = space

8th Inning – Chained Fences

Week 8 close up

We are continuing with {multiples of 4 plus 2} stitches per side for the 8th Inning.

Examples: 94, 102, 106, 114, 118, 126, 130, 138, 142, 150, 154, 162, 166, 174, 178, 186, 190, per side

In American baseball, we usually take a 7th inning stretch at the top of the 7th inning.  You stretch out, go get a drink, and sing a little “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” song.  (Here in Texas, we also often sing “Deep in Heart of Texas”.  Yeah, it’s a Texas thaaang.)

For our crochet along (CAL), you may or may not have had a time for stretching during the 7th inning.  So here is an opportunity for a break.  This is a “catch-up” week – stitches are fairly simple and should work up pretty fast. There will be 4 rows that will add 7 stitches per side. Hopefully this will allow for people to catch up and/or take care of unfinished businesses such as weaving in the ends!


Tip – The CAL is designed so with the right tension and stitch count, it should lay relatively flat each week with @ 90 degree angle corners (if you are making a square or a rectangle).  Your block should also not look “turned” or “twisted”.  But if yours does look a bit turned, you may want to work this entire inning from the back side of the afghan (so flip your afghan over and make all the stitches from the back).  This will not affect the overall look of your afghan and may prevent from future turning and twisting.  (Please remember you do NOT need to do this if your block is looking alright.)


My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:

  • Row 33: Light Purple
  • Row 34: Light Purple
  • Row 35: Light Purple
  • Row 36: Light Purple

Row 33 (will add 1 st per side):

  1. (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner,
  2. skip the first (hidden) st,
  3. sc in each st,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all 4 sides,
  5. sl st to the first (standing) st                         [added 1 st per side]

Row 34 (will add 2 st per side):

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. ** ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc in next st **
  3. Repeat ** to ** the end of the side, ch 1,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for the remaining 3 sides,
  5. sl st to the first st                        [added 2 st per side]

Row 35 (will add 2 st per side):

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. ** ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc in the next 1-ch sp **
  3. Repeat ** to ** the end of the side, ch 1,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for the remaining 3 sides,
  5. sl st to the first st                        [added 2 st per side]

Row 36 (will add 2 st per side):

  1. (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner,
  2. sc in the first (hidden) st,
  3. 2 sc in each 1-ch sp,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all 4 sides,
  5. sl st to the first st                        [added 2 st per side]

Total # of stitches added for Week 8 = 7

Examples: 101, 109, 113, 121, 125, 133, 137, 145, 149, 157, 161, 169, 173, 181, 185, 193, 197, etc. per side

We are half way done!!!


Little home work for y’all…

I *officially* recommend that you count your stitches after each inning (I hate counting so I don’t awlays follow my own advice…)  The stitch count will be very important next week, so please count your stitches after this inning.  Please remember for the purpose of the CAL, we count the corner stitches but not corner chains (read more here).  We will break into two teams again next week, and this may NOT be the same team as the one you were in for the 5th inning.

Everyone should be ending this week’s inning with either {multiples of 6 + 1} OR {multiples of 6 – 1}.

As at the end of each inning, your afghan should be laying relatively flat without curling, bulging, or flaring.


Next week, we will add Asian Fans.

Week 9 Sneak Peek_edited-1Enjoy!


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!)

UK Terms – courtesy of Lynnette Wilkie – 8th Inning (UK 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 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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