12th Inning

Around-the-Bases CAL – 12th Inning

Week 12©ChiChi Allen 2015

Did you know that there is no regulation on how big the outfield needs to be in American baseball?  So the baseball diamond is always the same size (according to my human google husband, it is 90 ft / 24.43 m between bases) but the space outside of the diamond to the fences, where home-runs are counted, can vary from field to field.

We started with a different size diamond (or rectangle or circle or octagon, etc) for our ATB game, and it is really fun to see how big everyone’s ATB CAL is getting.  This past week someone posted on the CAL – Crochet A Long FB group that hers covered a king size bed after the 11th inning – wow!  That makes me want to make an ATB bedspread. Please keep on sharing photos on FB and also on Around-the-Bases CAL group on Ravelry!  I don’t do Instagram or Tweet but you can share your photos there using @ATBCAL as well!

Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 12 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 11 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.

My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:  

  • Row 51: Fuchsia
  • Row 52: Fuchsia
  • Row 53: Fuchsia

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


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

12th Inning – Ballpark Fences

Week 12_edited

Are we ready to divide up into 2 teams again? Both teams will work on 3 rows (Rows 51-53) this inning, but the corner stitches are slightly different for the 2 teams.

  • Team A is starting the 12th Inning with a {multiples of 4 – 1} number of stitches per side.

Examples: 135, 147, 159, 171, 183, 195, 207, 219, 231, etc. per side

  • Team B will start the inning with {multiples of 4 + 1} stitches per side.

Examples: 141, 153, 165, 177, 189, 201, 213, 225, etc. per side

Team A will add 7 stitches and Team B will add 5 stitches this week.

Get to know your team now as you will stay with your team for the next few innings.

Row 51-A (will add 3 st per side) – ONLY if you are starting with {multiples of 4 – 1} per side

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

Row 51-B (will add 1 st per side) – ONLY if you are starting with {multiples of 4 + 1} per side

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

Row 52 (will add 2 st per side):

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

Row 53 (will add 2 st per side):

  1. (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in the corner (notice there are 1 sc in one side and 2 sc’s in the other),
  2. skip the first st,
  3. sc in the next 2 st (2nd and 3rd dc from the corner),
  4. ** 3 sc in the ch sp, sc in the middle of the two dc’s **
  5. Repeat ** to ** until the end of the row, sc in the last dc of the row,
  6. Repeat 1 through 4 for the remaining 3 sides,
  7. sl st to the first st          [added 2 st per side]

Total # of stitches added for Week 12:

  • Team A = 7               Examples: 142, 154, 166, 178, 190, 202, 214, 226, 238, etc. per side
  • Team B = 5               Examples: 146, 158, 170, 182, 194, 206, 218, 230, etc. per side

Next week, we will hit the balls over the fences!Week 13 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!)

U.K. Terms – courtesy of Lynnette Wilkie – 12th 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.

Pattern Use: Please enjoy projects you make with this pattern in any way you wish. Please also feel free to share the link to this pattern by linking it back to this blog ( However, please do not copy, reproduce, or distribute any part or the whole of the pattern including the pictures (other than by a link) without my consent.

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