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9th Inning

Around-the-Bases CAL – 9th Inning

Week 9 cover©ChiChi Allen 2015


Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 9 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 8 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

9th Inning – Asian FansWeek 9

In baseball, there are usually a few innings when the game moves rather slowly and you can get up and stretch out, go get a drink and a hotdog, upload your pictures on Facebook, etc.  I hope the 8th inning was such an inning that allowed you to do some of that and catch up. (Speaking of Facebook, if you haven’t shared your ATB afghan lately, please go and visit our CAL – Crochet A Long group!  We love seeing everyone’s beautiful progress.)

But hold on tight this week – the 9th inning is going to be an inning that requires your full attention that will take us to extra innings!

For the 9th inning, we will again break into 2 groups.  Although I still recommend counting your stitches, this group should actually be the same group as you were in in the 5th inning.

Team A will start with {multiples of 6 + 1} stitches and will have 5 rows and add 14 stitches.

Examples of {multiples of 6 +1}: 109, 121, 133, 145, 157, 169, 181, 193, etc. per side

Team B will start with {multiples of 6 – 1} stitches and will work on 6 rows and add 16 stitches per side.

Examples of {multiples of 6 – 1}: 101, 113, 125, 137, 149, 161, 173, 185, 197, etc. per side

So, the difference between the 2 teams in this inning is that Team A will simply “warm up the bench (aka skip)” on Row 37 and start with Row 38.


Note on Stitch Count – It is hard to count the number of stitches per row this week (and I’ve taken out the per set stitch count for sets of fans as it was confusing) – keep a note of what your “multiplier” is at the beginning.  For example, if your stitch count is 121, which is {20 x 6 +1}, your “multiplier” is 20.  If your stitch count is 179, which is {30 x 6 – 1}, your “multiplier” is 30.


Odd number rows – On odd numbered rows this week, you will be skipping some stitches and only working in the stitches indicated in the directions.  Watch your tension so your stitches are not too tight, especially on the dc’s that cross over.

If needed, add ch 1 before and after the corner (dc, ch 3, dc).

If you would like to see how these stitches are made, please check out Esther’s video tutorial at It’s All in a Nutshell.


Note on Size – Somewhere between the last inning and this 9th inning is about the half way size of the complete ATB afghan.  So for example, if you started with a 10-inch square and is now 25 inches wide, it means you’ve added 15 inches so far and can expect to add about 15 inches more when you are done with all 16 innings, with a final size of about 40 inches (10 + 15 + 15).

If you are happy with the current size and want to stop now, this is also a good inning to end as we are adding edging this week.


Colors:  You can use as many or few colors as you would like throughout this CAL.  For this inning, 2 rows make up a set of Asian fans; Row  37 (only if you are in Team B) and Row 38 make a set, Rows 39 and 40 make a set, and Rows 41 and 42 make a set.

My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:

  • Row 37: Fuschia
  • Row 38: Fuschia
  • Row 39: Light Pink
  • Row 40: Light Pink
  • Row 41: Pink
  • Row 42: Pink

Team A – SKIP Row 37 if you have {multiples of 6 + 1},

Team B ONLY – ONLY if you have {multiples of 6 – 1}

Row 37 (will add 2 st per side):

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

Team A – Start here

Row 38:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. sc in the first (hidden) st,
  3. **skip 2 st’s
  4. 5 dc in the next st (5-dc fan),
  5. skip 2 st’s,
  6. sc in next**,
  7. Repeat ** to ** to the end of the row,
  8. Repeat 1 through 7 for the remaining 3 sides,
  9. sl st to the first st

[You should have exactly the same number of 5-dc fan as your “multiplier” ]


Row 39 – on this row, you are only working on the stitches indicated:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner, skip the first 2 st,
  2. dc in the first dc of the 5-dc fan, ch 1, crossing over in front of the dc just made, dc in the first st you skipped (cross st made),
  3. ch 1, sc in the center (3rd dc) of the 5-dc fan,
  4. ** ch 1, dc in the first dc of the next 5-dc fan, ch 1, crossing over in front of the dc just made, dc in the last dc of the previous 5-dc fan,
  5. ch 1, sc in the center (3rd dc) of the 5-dc fan, **
  6. Repeat 4 & 5,
  7. After you put a sc in the last 5-dc fan of the row, ch 1, dc in the last dc of the row (corner dc), ch 1, cross over and make a dc in the last dc of the 5-dc fan from the previous row,
  8. Repeat 1 through 7 for the remaining 3 sides,
  9. sl st to the first st

Row 40:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. sc in the first (hidden) st,
  3. **5 dc in the 1-ch space of the cross st,
  4. sc in the sc that was made on top of the 5-dc fan 2 rows below**,
  5. Repeat ** to ** to the end of the row (last sc will be made in the corner dc of the previous row),
  6. Repeat 1 through 5 for the remaining 3 sides,
  7. sl st to the first st

[You should have 1 more 5-dc fan than your “multiplier”]


Row 41 – on this row, you are only working on the stitches indicated:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner, skip the first 2 st,
  2. dc in the first dc of the 5-dc fan, ch 1, crossing over in front of the dc just made, dc in the first st you skipped (cross st made),
  3. ch 1, sc in the center (3rd dc) of the 5-dc fan,
  4. ** ch 1, dc in the first dc of the next 5-dc fan, ch 1, crossing over in front of the dc just made, dc in the last dc of the previous 5-dc fan,
  5. ch 1, sc in the center (3rd dc) of the 5-dc fan, **
  6. Repeat 4 & 5,
  7. After you put a sc in the last 5-dc fan of the row, ch 1, dc in the last dc of the row (corner dc), ch 1, cross over and make a dc in the last dc of the 5-dc fan from the previous row,
  8. Repeat 1 through 7 for the remaining 3 sides,
  9. sl st to the first st

Row 42:

  1. (dc, ch 3, dc) in the corner,
  2. sc in the first (hidden) st,
  3. **5 dc in the 1-ch space of the cross st,
  4. sc in the sc that was made on top of the 5-dc fan 2 rows below**,
  5. Repeat ** to ** to the end of the row (last sc will be made in the corner dc of the previous row),
  6. Repeat 1 through 5 for the remaining 3 sides,
  7. sl st to the first st

[You should have 2 more 5-dc fan than your “multiplier”]


Total # of stitches added for Week 9:

  • Team A = 14
  • Team B =16

Examples: 117, 123, 129, 135, 141, 147, 153, 159, 165, 171, 177, 183, 189, 195, 201, 207, 213, etc. per side

(It’s hard to count stitches this week, so don’t get too stressed out.  The most important part is that you have the correct number of “multipliers” as indicated above.)


Enjoy!

Week 10 sneak peek


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 – 9th 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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2 comments on “9th Inning

  1. chichibun
    October 4, 2015

    Thank you Chichi! This looks like a fun innings to do…

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  2. Pingback: Around the Bases Update | Simply Summer Street

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