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.
My Tropical Garden Sample Colors:
Examples: 142, 154, 166, 178, 190, 202, 214, 226, 238, etc. 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).
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.
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)
Row 55 (will add 2 st per side)
Team A ONLY
Row 56 (will add 1 st per side)
Team B ONLY
Row 56 (will add 1 st per side)
Row 57 (will add 2 st per side)
Row 58 (will add 2 st per side)
Total # of stitches added for Week 13 = 9
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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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.
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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