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16th (Final!) Inning

Around-the-Bases CAL – 16th Inning

Center block credit: Tropical Delight published in Herrschener’s More Blue Ribbon Afghans.  Pattern is available at Mellie Blossom.

ATB Final Sample

©ChiChi Allen 2015

It is with a mixed feeling of excitement and sadness that I present to you the final inning of Around-the-Bases CAL.  For thousands of you who joined this CAL – thank you!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  When I first started playing with this design at the beginning of the year, I had no idea this will lead to such a great adventure.

My special thanks go to my wonderful and international group of testers – Laurene, Isabelle, Lynnette, Margaret, Emily, Winnie, Ann, Betty, and Esther.  You know this would not have been possible without your hours of frogging but also support through laughter and friendship.

Thank you!



Please read through all the instructions before starting. This is the final week of the 16-week CAL.  The patterns for the first 15 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 67:  Fuchsia
  • Row 68:  Fuchsia
  • Row 69:  Violet
  • Row 70:  Violet

16th Inning – Fireworks

16th Inning

It’s been a fun game but there is no tie game in baseball, so it is time to claim our victory with fireworks! – I know the name is a bit of a stretch but play with me 🙂

For the last time, we are continuing with our Team A and Team B. You should be able to follow the same team you’ve been in for the past few innings. There is really no reason to actually count stitches for this inning. If you are a super cautious type, just make sure you have the equal number of V stitches per side (if you are making a square).

  • Team A is starting the 16th Inning with a {multiples of 6 + 3} number of stitches per side. In other words, you should have an odd number of V stitches per row.

Examples: 165, 177, 189, 201, 213, 225, 237, 249, 261 etc. per side

  • Team B will start the inning with {multiples of 6} stitches per side. This means you should have an even number of V stitches per row.

Examples: 168, 180, 192, 204, 216, 228, 240, 252, etc. per side


V stitch – count 1 V stitch as 3 stitches

Row 67 –  (hdc, ch 1, hdc) for in one stitch

Row 69 –  (dc, ch 1, dc) for in one stitch


The first 3 rows are different for Team A and Team B.

Please choose the appropriate instructions for Rows 67, 68, 69.  


Team A ONLY

Row 67 – on this row, you will only be working in the chain-1 space of the previous row’s V stitches

  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

Row 68

  1. 6 dc in the corner,
  2. 7 dc in the next ch-1 space,
  3. ** sc in the next ch-1 space, 7 dc in the next ch-1 space (one 7-dc cluster made) **
  4. Repeat 3 until the end of the row,
  5. Repeat 1 though 4 for all sides
  6. sl st to the first st

Row 69 – watch your tension on this row – don’t make it too tight

  1. sc in the 3rd dc of the corner 6-dc cluster,
  2. ch 1,
  3. (dc, ch 1, dc) in between the corner 6-dc cluster and first 7-dc cluster from the previous row,
  4. ** ch 1,
  5. sc in the 4th dc (middle) of the 7-dc cluster from the previous row,
  6. ch 1,
  7. (dc, ch 1, dc) in the sc from the previous row, **
  8. Repeat ** 4 through 7 *** until the end of the row,
  9. ch 1,
  10. (dc, ch 1, dc) in between the last 7-dc cluster and the corner 6-dc cluster,
  11. ch 1,
  12. Repeat 1 through 11 for all sides
  13. sl st to the first st

Team B ONLY

Row 67

  1. (hdc, ch 3, hdc) in the corner,
  2. 16th inning Team Bstarting with the space immediately before the first V stitch from the last row (but after the corner hdc that may look like a V stitch) (see pictured right), ** (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in space between two V stitches from the previous row (one V stitch made), **
  3. Repeat ** to ** until the end of the row, (last V stitch should fall between the last V stitch and the corner hdc from the previous round)
  4. Repeat 1 through 3 for all sides
  5. sl st to the first st

You should have an odd number of V stitches per side

Row 68

  1. 9 dc in the corner,
  2. 7 dc in the next ch-1 space,
  3. ** sc in the next ch-1 space, 7 dc in the next ch-1 space (one 7-dc cluster made) **
  4. Repeat 3 until the end of the row,
  5. Repeat 1 though 4 for all sides
  6. sl st to the first st

Row 69 – watch your tension on this row – don’t make it too tight

  1. sc in the 5th dc of the corner 9-dc cluster,
  2. ch 1,
  3. (dc, ch 1, dc) in between the corner 9-dc cluster and first 7-dc cluster from the previous row,
  4. ** ch 1,
  5. sc in the 4th dc (middle) of the 7-dc cluster from the previous row,
  6. ch 1,
  7. (dc, ch 1, dc) in the sc from the previous row, **
  8. Repeat ** 4 through 7 *** until the end of the row,
  9. ch 1,
  10. (dc, ch 1, dc) in between the last 7-dc cluster and the corner 9-dc cluster,
  11. ch 1,
  12. Repeat 1 through 11 for all sides
  13. sl st to the first st


On our last row, we come back as a team, and both Teams A and B will literally go AROUND THE ENTIRE BASE!

Row 70

  1. 7 dc in ch-1 space of the V-stitch,
  2. sc in the sc from the previous row,
  3. Repeat 1 & 2 all the way around your afghan,
  4. sl st to the first st

GAME OVER! LET’S GO CELEBRATE THE WIN!



What’s Next

  • Enjoy weaving in those ends, if you haven’t done it along the way (hehehe!)
  • Block if needed

The pattern will stay here for free as long as WordPress keeps my blog for free.  There is no rush in saving or printing the pattern – as a matter of fact you may want to wait for a few weeks in case there are some corrections or tips added.

 

 


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 – 16th 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 “16th (Final!) Inning

  1. Pingback: 16th (Final!) Inning (UK Terms) | keitopalette

  2. Marthie Muller
    November 22, 2015

    Thank you very much for this beautiful cal!

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  3. It's all in a Nutshell
    November 22, 2015

    Thank you for a lovely project and I must say, the “Delft blauw” ATB is absolutaly fabulous!!

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  4. Betty Parker
    November 22, 2015

    Thank you so much for the CAL. I am looking forward to another. Maybe?

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  5. Angela Puccinelli
    November 22, 2015

    I am looking to order yarn to make the blue version but unable to figure out how many colours I need to order.

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