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13th Inning

Around-the-Bases CAL – 13th Inning

Week 13 Cover©ChiChi Allen 2015

Now that all of our eyes are on the ballpark fences, we are anxiously waiting for those home runs!  But just like every good win in baseball, great hits do not come without some perseverance.  This week, we will diligently work on a basic stitch but we will see many home runs going across the fences made from the 12th Inning!


Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 13 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 12 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

My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:  

  • Row 54:  Turquoise
  • Row 55:  Turquoise
  • Row 56:  White
  • Row 57:  Turquoise
  • Row 58:  Turquoise

13th Inning – Home Runs

Week 13We are starting the 13th inning with the same team as in the 12th inning.

  • Team A is starting the 13th Inning with a {multiples of 6 – 2} number of stitches per side.

Examples: 142, 154, 166, 178, 190, 202, 214, 226, 238, etc. per side

  • Team B will start the inning with {multiples of 6 + 2} stitches per side.

Examples: 146, 158, 170, 182, 194, 206, 218, 230, etc. per side

Only Row 56 is different for the 2 teams – so please be extra careful when proceeding to Row 56.

Both teams will add 9 stitches per side over 5 rows (Rows 54 – 58).


Special Stitch:

5-dc Popcorn – Make 5 dc’s in the same stitch. Carefully remove your hook, insert it into the first dc of the 5 dc’s, pick up the loop you dropped, and pull it through all the way. Ch 1.


Tips:

Tension – I sound like a broken record but watch your tension when making single crochet (sc) stitches.

Corners – Afghans worked in rounds like the ATB sometimes “turn” in the corners and look a bit wonky.  If this is the case for you, try working the Rows 54 & 55 and 57 & 58 from the wrong side of the afghan.  In other words, flip your afghan over when making sc’s this week.


Row 54 (will add 2 st per side)

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

Row 55 (will add 2 st per side)

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


Please choose the appropriate instructions for Row 56.  

This is the only row that is different between the 2 teams this inning.


Team A ONLY

Row 56 (will add 1 st per side)

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. skip the first (hidden) st,
  3. hdc in the next 6 st,
  4. ** make a 5-dc popcorn in next st, (notice the popcorns are made with dc’s while the rest of the row is worked in hdc’s)
  5. hdc in next 5 st **,
  6. Repeat ** to ** until there are 6 st left in a row,
  7. hdc in the last 6 st of the row,
  8. Repeat 1 through 7 for the remaining 3 sides,
  9. sl st to the first st          [added 1 st per side]

Team B ONLY 

Row 56 (will add 1 st per side)

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. skip the first (hidden) st,
  3. hdc in the next 5 st,
  4. ** make a 5-dc popcorn in next st, (notice the popcorns are made with dc’s while the rest of the row is worked in hdc’s)
  5. hdc in next 5 st **,
  6. Repeat ** to ** until there are 5 st left in a row,
  7. hdc in the last 5 st of the row,
  8. Repeat 1 through 7 for the remaining 3 sides,
  9. sl st to the first st          [added 1 st per side]


Row 57 (will add 2 st per side)

  1. (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner,
  2. sc in each st, (don’t forget to put a sc on top of a popcorn, plus there should be 5 sc’s in between popcorns)
  3. Repeat 1 and 2 for all sides
  4. sl st to the first st          [added 2 st per side]

Row 58 (will add 2 st per side)

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

Total # of stitches added for Week 13 = 9

  • Team A           Examples: 151, 163, 175, 187, 199, 211, 223, 235, 247, etc. per side
  • Team B           Examples: 155, 167, 179, 191, 203, 215, 227, 239, etc. per side

Next week, we will put spikes to the ground and also have a chance to add your favorite stitches.
Enjoy!


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!)

U.K. Terms – courtesy of Lynnette Wilkie – 13th 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 (www.keitopalette.wordpress.com). 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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5 comments on “13th Inning

  1. Pingback: Around the Bases CAL week 13 | It's all in a Nutshell

  2. pennsy56
    November 1, 2015

    I want to thank you for all the work you have been putting into creating this CAL. I am truly enjoying every part of it, while improving my crocheting skills. Sincere thanks!

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    • ChiChi
      November 1, 2015

      Thank you for your kind words! So glad to hear you are having a good time.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Marianne
    November 1, 2015

    I have a question about the stitches, If team B starts with 230 stitches and adds 9 stitches, would’nt that be a total of 239 stitches instead of 237 ?

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    • ChiChi
      November 1, 2015

      Thank you for catching that! You are correct and I corrected it!

      Like

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