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15th Inning

Around-the-Bases CAL – 15th Inning

Week 15 cover

©ChiChi Allen 2015

Let’s go claim victory!


Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the week 15 of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 14 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

15th Inning – V Stitch

Week 15

If you followed the pattern for the 14th inning, you will be starting the 15th inning either with a {multiples of 6 + 1} or {multiples of 6 – 1} number of stitches per side.

We are again staying with the same team as in the previous three innings.

  • Team A is starting the 15th Inning with a {multiples of 6 + 1} number of stitches per side.

Examples: 157, 169, 181, 193, 205, 217, 229, 241, 253, etc. per side

Team A will work on 4 rows and add a total of 8 stitches this week.

  • Team B will start the inning with {multiples of 6 – 1} stitches per side.

Examples: 161, 173, 185, 197, 209, 221, 233, 245, etc. per side

Team B will work on 3 rows and add a total of 7 stitches this week.


If you have added rows after the 14th inning, you are adding rows at your own risk and this will require some planning and fudging. If you are starting the 15th inning with {multiples of 6 + 1} or {multiples of 6 – 1}, just follow Team A or Team B.

If you are starting the 15th inning with {multiples of 3}, follow Team A but skip Row 63. You will work on 3 rows and add 6 stitches this week.


V stitch – (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in one stitch – count 1 V stitch as 3 stitches



The first 2 rows are different for Team A and Team B.

Please choose the appropriate instructions for Rows 63 & 64.  


Team A ONLY

Row 63 (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 64 (will add 2 st per side)

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. skip the first (hidden) st,
  3. ** (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the next stitch (1 V stitch made), skip 2 st, **
  4. Repeat 3 until the end of the row (there should be 1 st left at the end),
  5. Repeat 1 through 4 for all sides
  6. sl st to the first st          [added 2 st per side]

Team B ONLY

Row 63 – SKIP

Row 64 (will add 3 st per side)

  1. (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the corner,
  2. skip the first (hidden) st,
  3. ** (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the next stitch (1 V stitch made), skip 2 st, **
  4. Repeat 3 until the end of the row,
  5. (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the last st of the row,
  6. Repeat 1 through 5 for all sides
  7. sl st to the first st          [added 3 st per side]


Row 65 – on this row, you will only be working in the chain-1 space (will add 0 st per side)

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. ** (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the ch-1 space (1 V stitch made), **
  3. Repeat 2 until the end of the row,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all sides
  5. sl st to the first st          [added 0 st per side]

Row 66 – on this row, you will only be working in the chain-1 space (will add 4 st per side) (the ch 2 in underlined bold indicate the corner chains)

  1. (hdc, ch 1, hdc, ch 2, hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the corner,
  2. ** (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the ch-1 space (1 V stitch made), **
  3. Repeat 2 until the end of the row,
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all sides
  5. sl st to the first st          [added 4 st per side]

Total # of stitches added for Week 15

  • Team A = 8          Examples: 165, 177, 189, 201, 213, 225, 237, 249, 261 etc. per side
  • Team B = 7          Examples: 168, 180, 192, 204, 216, 228, 240, 252, etc. per side

Adding Extra Rows

Just as at the end of the 14th inning, you can also add extra rows at the end of the 15th inning. The 16th inning will add edging to the afghan, so if you want to add more rows, this will be your last chance.

Just as I warned you in the 14th inning, I only recommend adding extra rows if you consider yourself an experienced hooker. Please remember that this has not been tested and you will be adding stitches at your own risk. Remember some stitches in this CAL rippled the afghan a little (for example, block stitch from the 3rd inning) while others pulled it in (for example, star stitch from the 4th inning) – you may need to repeat a few innings in a row in order for your afghan to stay flat with appropriate angles.

You will also need to adjust your stitch count. Stitch counts needed were noted at the beginning of each inning. Generally speaking, you can adjust your stitch count by adding or skipping stitches in the corners. Just as you prepared your starting center block, adjust your stitch counts before repeating your desired innings.  (Tips on increasing stitches)

Here are the stitch counts for each of the previous innings:

  • 1st Inning – Shell Pillars – {multiples of 6 – 2}
  • 2nd Inning – Popcorns – {multiples of 6 + 2}
  • 3rd Inning – Block Stitch – {multiples of 3 + 2}
  • 4th Inning – Star Stitch – {multiples of 3 + 2}
  • 5th Inning – Cross Hatch
  • 6th Inning – Back Post Stitch – {multiples of 4}
  • 7th Inning – 3 x 1 Cable Stitch – {multiples of 4 + 2}
  • 8th Inning – Chained Fences – {multiples of 4 + 2}
  • 9th Inning – Asian Fans
    • Team A – {multiples of 6 + 1}
    • Team B – {multiples of 6 – 1}
  • 10th Inning – Grannies – {multiples of 3}
  • 11th Inning – Moss Stitch – {multiples of 3} that is an even number
  • 12th Inning – Ballpark Fences
    • Team A – {multiples of 4 – 1}
    • Team B – {multiples of 4 + 1}
  • 13th Inning – Home Runs
    • Team A – {multiples of 6 – 2}
    • Team B – {multiples of 6 + 2}
  • 14th Inning – Spike Stitch
    • Team A – {multiples of 6 + 1}
    • Team B – {multiples of 6 – 1}

 The 16th inning will require a {multiples of 3} number of stitches per side.


Next week, we will go around our final bases!

16th Inning Sneak peek

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 – 15th 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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